Sr. Data Steward, Annuity Data Governance

Date: Sep 6, 2023

Primary Location: Hartford, CT, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: US All Regions; Work from Home


Work Arrangement:

Remote : Work at home employee residing outside of a commutable distance to an office location.


Relocation assistance:  is not available for this opportunity.


Requisition #: 72282


The Role at a Glance

We are excited to bring on a Senior Data Steward to support the Annuity Solutions Data Governance Team in a work from home environment. 


Background Details
As the Senior Data Steward, you will provide subject matter expertise and direction on complex projects and initiatives while partnering closely with product owners, project managers and the larger Annuity product release team. You will serve as a mentor to the Data Governance team and provide guidance and direction on all data governance activities including the management of data definitions, master tables and data elements while achieving favorable data governance metrics. You will also serve as a point of contact for data governance activities including the communication of Data Governance Council decisions. If this sounds like a role for you, please read on!

What you'll be doing

  • You will provide subject matter expertise to team members and internal/external stakeholders on complex assignments and projects for the Annuity Solutions team. You will provide direction on complex assignments, projects and initiatives to build and enhance the capability of the team. 
  • You will be the liaison between business leads, subject matter experts and IT project leads to implement and maintain a high-quality Data Governance program. You will lead the community of data users and analysts, managing meetings and agendas, facilitating workshops and providing communication of issues. You will collaborate regularly with data owners and data custodians to identify and resolve complex data governance issues in a timely and collaborative manner.
  • You will improve the quality and reliability of enterprise data through discovery and process improvement. You will manage, design and develop data definition, production, usage, classification and compliance rules across the enterprise. You will also facilitate resolutions of data definition, production and usage across multiple business units.
  • You will design and maintain data governance scorecards to support Annuity Solutions discussions and decision making while supporting Data Governance Council discussions and decision making. Additionally you will identify, initiate and develop processes/projects to implement the Data Governance vision and framework while remaining aligned with overall business objectives.
  • You will maintain knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends, assessing the impact, and collaborating with senior leadership to incorporate new trends/developments into current and future solutions. You will direct and enhance organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management. You will also identify and direct the implementation of process improvements and automation that significantly improve quality across the team, department and/or business unit.

What we’re looking for

Must-have experience (Required):

  • Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5 – 7+ Years of experience that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities of this position.
  • Confident, comfortable communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills with demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of management through clear, informed and logical discussions/presentations.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret both internal and external documents such as general media/publications, professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations, policies, proposals and standard operating procedures.   
  • Ability to analyze complex information and to evaluate the implications of a course of action or solution.
  • Strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. management, peers and colleagues) and the proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches.
  • Strong project management leadership skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).  


Nice-to have Experience (Preferred):  

  • Annuity or Life insurance experience/knowledge is strongly desired.
  • SQL programming knowledge and practice.
  • Working knowledge of Tableau desktop and/or other BI platforms. 
  • Ability to identify, recommend and lead processes improvement efforts.


What’s it like to work here?

At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future.


What’s in it for YOU:

  • A clearly defined career framework to help you successfully manage your career

  • Leadership development and virtual training opportunities

  • PTO/parental leave

  • Competitive 401K and employee benefits

  • Free financial counseling, health coaching and employee assistance program

  • Tuition assistance program

  • A leadership team that prioritizes your health and well-being; offering a remote work environment and flexible work hybrid situations

  • Effective productivity/technology tools and training


Pay Range:  


Actual base pay could vary based on non-discriminatory factors including but not limited to work experience, education, location, licensure requirements, proficiency and qualifications required for the role. The base pay is just one component of Lincoln’s total rewards package for employees.  In addition, the role may be eligible for the Annual Incentive Program, which is discretionary and based on the performance of the company, business unit and individual.  Other rewards may include long-term incentives, sales incentives and Lincoln’s standard benefits package.


About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help people take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, approximately 16 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, and guard against long-term care expenses.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $290 billion in end-of-period account balances net of reinsurance as of March 31, 2023. 


Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and ranks among Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies. Dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion, we are included on transparency benchmarking tools such as the Corporate Equality Index, the Disability Equality Index and the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. Committed to providing our employees with flexible work arrangements, we were named to FlexJobs’ list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2022. With a long and rich legacy of acting ethically, telling the truth and speaking up for what is right, Lincoln was recognized as one of Ethisphere’s 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies®. We create opportunities for early career talent through our intern development program, which ranks among WayUp and Yello’s annual list of Top 100 Internship Programs.


Lincoln is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 


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Additional Information

This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy.  An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.


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