Data Quality Specialist

  • Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia
  • Permanent
  • Permanent, fulltime position
  • Collaborative hybrid working conditions
  • Salary from $134,411, plus superannuation

We care for the people of NSW, building confidence and trust so our communities can thrive. We make the complex simple, so our schemes deliver better outcomes for people and communities. Whether a person is severely injured in the workplace or on our roads, icare supports their long-term care needs to improve quality of life, including helping people return to work. 

We insure over 329,000 NSW businesses and 202 NSW Government agencies. We protect around 90 per cent of public and private sector workers in NSW – that's approximately 3.2 million people. icare is a trusted risk advisor to the NSW Government, protecting over $266.6 billion of the state's most iconic assets, including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The opportunity:

Data Quality Specialist – responsible for creating and monitoring data quality controls, identifying data quality issues, as well as supporting the development and management of metadata management, data lineage and data quality tools

As the Data Quality Specialist, you will report to Data Management Manager and be responsible for:

  • Manage and review list of Critical Data Quality rules including providing guidance to data owners on how to embed those into business function.
  • Run the Data Quality forum, including preparing supporting documents as required.
  • Establish and review business processes and standards for data quality management and compliance.
  • Provide guidelines for structuring business metadata (e.g. business definitions, security/access levels, data quality rules) and technical metadata (e.g. technical/physical data elements, data lineage), where required.
  • Approve changes to metadata and manage new demand for metadata.
  • Review and approve business definitions and data lineage developed by domains.
  • Create and update enterprise Data Quality dashboard.
  • Participate in data quality issue root cause analysis and assist in designing action plans for remediating gaps.
  • Develop, implement and manage an enterprise-wide data dictionary.
  • Support implementation and management of metadata management, data lineage and data quality tools.
  • Aggregate domain data dictionaries into enterprise data dictionary.
  • Develop data lineage and metadata ingestion for prioritised data assets.
  • Manage approval process into DG forum for business definitions.

Your story so far:

  • Experience working within Data Governance programs.
  • Very strong familiarity with metadata issues, processes, and practices.
  • Experience in system mapping/ source to target data mapping.
  • Experience defining, implementing, and managing business glossaries and data dictionaries.
  • Strong project co-ordination experience.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and persuasion skills.
  • Strong skills in data management technology including metadata management, data lineage and data quality tools.
  • Experience maintaining metadata management tools, including developing data lineage and managing technical/ business metadata.
  • Experience building and maintaining Data Quality reports

What we offer:

We know our strength comes from the diversity of our people and so we want people with different experiences and backgrounds to apply. We recognise the importance of balance and flexibility and understand that it’s not a one size fits all approach.

icare provides career opportunities and great employee benefits, including:  

  • Flexible working arrangements to help you balance work and life
  • A corporate wellbeing program with subsidised gym membership, free flu vaccinations and health check programs
  • Comprehensive learning and development support 
  • Our People Awards - On-the-spot Recognition, Quarterly Values Awards & Our People Annual Awards
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • icare day – access to an extra day’s leave
  • 17.5 annual leave loading

If you think you’re the right person for this role, send us your resume. Don’t delay as we’re assessing applications as they are received.

icare recognise the value of diverse perspectives and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are. If there are any accessibility adjustments you need to help you be able to apply for this role, please contact us at:

Please note that you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia, New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport or have unrestricted working rights to apply for this role.

  • icare is the brand of Insurance & Care NSW
  • For more information about icare visit our website
  • icare operates a direct sourcing model so no agency introductions will be accepted
  • We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant
  • A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles.

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