Data Quality Analyst Lead

Purpose of Job

We are currently seeking talented Data Quality Analyst Lead for our San Antonio, TX facility.

Manages and analyzes information using a variety of techniques and tools in alignment with USAA's Enterprise Information Standards. This role may be responsible for one or more information management function noted below:
Metadata includes defining and documenting data ensuring the information is understood. This may include working with project teams or support teams to define, redefine, or continue maintenance of the metadata.
Data Quality includes defining data quality rules ensuring data is measured and trusted. This may include working with project teams to define data quality requirements as well as ensuring ongoing assessments of data quality.
Information Lifecycle Management includes archiving and purging of data to meet the needs of the business while reducing corporate risk.
Data Security and Privacy includes managing the security of data access as well as privacy of data sharing in compliance with external regulations and internal policies. This may include working with other departments to ensure compliance to GBLA, FCRA, PCI DSS, etc.
Master Data and Reference Data includes managing key corporate data to ensure the organization can manage its operations with accurate and consistent information.

Job Requirements

Leverages expert data management knowledge to support in one or many of the information management functions. Tasks may include any of the items noted below:


Identify and implement process improvements Lead discussions with cross-functional teams on complex problems Oversee alignment of best practices and tools based on business needs.

Metadata and Data Quality Support

metadata repository maintenance, access requests, and proper metadata association Review, validate, and record metadata and data quality information.

Development of definitions, data quality rules, thresholds, and standard metrics of quality for data elements that support critical business processes.

Development of controls to mitigate data quality risks including data quality plan development, monitoring data quality results, reports and dashboards for high risk issues.

Define and oversee high risk data quality corrective action plans.

Oversee data quality compliance assessment process.

Information Lifecycle Management

Oversee archiving and purging activities of data

Develop archiving and purging strategies and processes

Oversee ILM compliance assessment process identifying items that may be a risk to the corporation.

Data Security and Privacy

Manage Data Access security as needed

Support Privacy initiatives through analysis of sensitive data

Ensure sensitive data is accessed and shared in accordance to policies and processes.

Master and Reference Data

Develop Master and Reference Data processes and procedures to align with Enterprise Policies and Standards

Create and maintain reference data in accordance to processes and procedures.

Ensure quality and maintenance of master data.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Business or Science discipline (4 years work experience in data management, data quality or business application function or related experience can be substituted in lieu of a degree in addition to the minimum years of work experience required OR A Master's Degree in a Business or Science discipline or a related discipline OR A PhD in a Business or Science discipline or a related discipline
  • 8 or more years of experience in one or more information management functions below and any relevant tools: Metadata, Data Quality including metrics, dashboards, advance knowledge of frequency and duplicate analysis, cross dataset dependencies, orphan `child data' rows, redundancy analysis, etc., Information Lifecycle Management including archiving, purging, content and document management, Master and Reference Data, Data Security & Privacy OR Master's Degree in a Business or Science discipline or a related discipline PLUS 6 or more years of experience in a data management/quality analytic function OR Master's Degree and PhD in a Business or Science discipline or a related discipline PLUS 5 or more years experience in a data management/quality analytic function.

*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level.*

When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.


  • Prior experience performing in any of the following functions: Data Ownership, Data Governance, Data Analyst.
  • Ability to assess, analyze and lead remediation efforts regarding data quality process gaps.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience collaborating with key resources and stakeholders, influencing decisions and managing work to achieve strategic goals.
  • Master Data Management knowledge a plus.
  • Experience with IBM’s InfoSphere platform.
  • Prior experience working for or supporting a Human Resources function

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.

USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

For Internal Candidates:

Must complete 12 months in current position (from date of hire or date of placement), or must have manager’s approval prior to posting.

Last day for internal candidates to apply to the opening is 10/17/18 by 11:59 pm CST time.