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Data Governance and Master Data Management Specialist - Full time - Remote

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Date: Jan 9, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: LifeLabs


LifeLabs is the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada, serving the healthcare needs of Canadians for over 50 years. Our team members are truly centred around our customers, and we know that behind every lab requisition, sample being tested, or investment in technology is an individual and their family counting on us.


At LifeLabs, the passion and commitment of over 6,000 diverse and innovative team members unites and motivates us to ensure our customers receive high quality tests and results that they can trust.  Agile, customer-centred, caring and teamwork: we live these values every day in what we do to support our customers and healthcare providers, driving forward our vision of empowering a healthier you.

Make a difference – join the LifeLabs team today!


Reports To: Director, Data Management Purpose of the Role:The Data Governance and Master Data Management Specialist will be involved in implementing Data Governance (DG), Data Quality (DQ) and Master Data Management (MDM) solutions as part of our digital data governance program.  They will also support the continued enforcement of the governance program  to areas including data ingestion, data quality and data lifecycle management. The position works with various data systems and provide technical expertise on MDM development and integrations. He/She will also drive value from the mastered data by identifying data challenges and recommending solutions to gain the most from the available data.  The candidate will also be responsible for the data quality monitoring and alerting to inform stakeholders and the data council of changes.The person in this role will build cross-functional relationships with Internal and External Stakeholders to gain support; to implement practices across the organization as defined in the data governance and data management strategies .


Core Accountabilities:

  • Work with SMEs and partners to design, implement, roll-out, audit, and improve DG, DQ, and MDM solutions that leverage the MDM Solution platform for enterprise benefit. Work closely with  team to understand the end-to-end solution architecture of MDM solutions including hands-on data model definition and refinement, data quality rules and  monitoring , , data stewardship activiites and system interaction.
  • Participate in all phases of the data product starting from the detailed analysis to system correction and finally, correction or enrichment of data domains.
  • Responsible to develop new means of DQ control structures to ensure the accuracy and quality of data to support data analytics and other processes.  Analyze any non-compliance to data governance objectives and ensure corrective action is taken. Participate in user acceptance testing of releases and database integration.
  • Lead various initiatives within the Data Management regarding new or modified data definition, standards and master data governance. Interact with DG committee, developers,  IT data management, product managers and other business teams to translate requirements into smart solution designs and provide expert consulting around the MDM platform.
  • Develop, implement and maintain DG oversight and DQ performance KPI to successfully measure DG objectives. Make recommendations to the Manager regarding action towards continuous improvement of processes within the quality of all data. Deliver status updates via a DQ dashboard
  • Develop material and execute training and/or communication to all internal/external data users regarding master data governance, DQ control processes, requirements or updates. Represent the team on projects and initiatives as deemed necessary to ensure that DG guidelines are respected. Provide technical MDM expertise to other systems consuming master data


Minimum Hiring Requirements:

  • Level of Education:  Degree in health sciences, health informatics, data science, computer science, or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in a comparable role on MDM & related projects with strong focus on data
  • Hands-on experience in enterprise DQ, MDM, or DG tools/solutions, preferable at least 2 end-to-end MDM implementation with any MDM solution (e.g., AtaccamaOne, Reltio, Informatica).
  • Experience with Azure cloud services (iPaas/Azure Analytical services/PowerBI)
  • Strong understanding of various data types and associated lifecycles (e.g. master data, reference data, transactional data, etc.)
  • Understanding of relational databases and skill in SQL queries/scripting
  • Experience dealing with data quality issues, understanding of issues types and data governance policies
  • Proven and self-motivated performer who can manage multiple and evolving business priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent written/verbal communication, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in critical thinking and problem solving and strong analytical abilities
  • Experience in Healthcare is an asset
  • Knowledge of Azure Purview and AtaccamaOne MDM, Data Governace and Data Quality solution is an asset
  • Strong understanding on enterprise-level Data Integration and Standardization practices and recommendations



At LifeLabs, we strive to create an inclusive and equitable workplace where our team members and the communities we serve feel accepted, valued, and respected.

In accordance with LifeLabs’ Accessibility Policy, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, accommodations are available by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. For a confidential inquiry or to request an accommodation, please contact your recruiter or email careers@lifelabs.com.


LifeLabs is committed to providing a safe environment for our employees, customers, and the communities we serve. We have been a leader throughout the COVID-19 pandemic regarding health and safety measures and have always put our employees and customers at the center of every decision that we make. As an organization in the health care sector, we believe the COVID vaccination adds a layer of protection that complements the extensive and necessary health and safety protocols that we have taken to date. With this in mind, we currently require all LifeLabs employees, contractors, students and volunteers to be fully vaccinated.

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