FirstMile Ventures
FirstMile Ventures

Senior Enterprise Data Steward



Arlington, VA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Pax8 is the leading value-added cloud-based SaaS distributor, simplifying the cloud journey for our partners by integrating technology, business intelligence and proactive service to deliver an unparalleled experience. Serving thousands of partners through the indirect sales channel, our mission is to be the world’s favorite place to buy cloud products. We are a fast-growing, dynamic and high-energy startup organization, allowing you to make a meaningful impact on the business. Culture is important to us, and at Pax8, it’s business, and it IS personal. We are passionate, creative and humorously offbeat. We work hard, keep it fun, and expect the best.
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No matter who you are, Pax8 is a place you can call home. We know there’s no such thing as a “perfect" candidate, so we don’t look for the right "fit" – instead, we look for the add. We encourage you to apply for a role at Pax8 even if you don’t meet 100% of the bullet points. We believe in cultivating an environment with a diversity of perspectives, in hopes that we can all thrive in an inclusive environment.

We are only as great as our people. And we have great people all over the world. No matter where you live and work, you’re a part of the Pax8 team. This means embracing hybrid- and remote-work whenever possible.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced individual to join our Data Management Office as an Enterprise Data Steward. Reporting directly to the CVP of Data Optimization, the Enterprise Data Steward plays a critical role in overseeing the management, governance, and optimization of our organization's data assets across multiple data domains. They collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure data integrity, compliance, and alignment with business objectives.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work with business stakeholders and SMEs to ensure the assigned data domains are defined and documented in the business glossary according to standards and best practices
  • Work with key stakeholders to capture business rules for data and translating them to data quality rules, developing data quality scorecards and dashboards
  • Profile data to find gaps compared to stakeholder expectations pertaining to completeness, accuracy, and consistency
  • Lead data governance communities of cross functional teams for the assigned data domain(s) to align and prioritize initiatives with business objectives and improve data quality for data driven decision making
  • Perform data profiling, data cataloging, and metadata management
  • Work closely with business stakeholders and data owners to define data policies, data classification, and access controls
  • Conduct data lineage analysis, ensuring transparency and traceability of data throughout its lifecycle
  • Implement data governance strategies, policies, and frameworks across data domains
  • Establish and maintain comprehensive data catalogs, data lineage, and metadata repositories for assigned data domains
  • Serve as the primary point of contact and advocate for assigned data domains
  • Communicate data governance policies, guidelines, and best practices to business units and data stakeholders
  • Collaborate with data stakeholders to establish data ownership, assign data custodianship, and define data access controls.
  • Provide training, guidance, and support to business users on data governance principles and practices
  • Prepare and present data governance reports, metrics, and insights
  • Conduct data quality assessments and data quality monitoring

Ideal Skills, Experience, and Competencies:

  • At least five (5) years of experience in data management, data governance, or data stewardship roles, preferably in a complex organizational environment
  • Proficient in SQL and have foundational understanding of database technologies with the ability to analyze and profile data
  • Familiarity with data privacy regulations (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA) and their impact on data management practices
  • Strong understanding of data management principles, data governance frameworks, and data quality concepts
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal/team effectiveness – Ability to communicate to various levels of management and employees succinctly and accurately
  • Global experience preferred
  • Demonstrate understanding of core business capabilities and the ability to quickly learn new industries
  • Possess excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders
  • Detail-oriented, analytical, and adept at problem-solving to address data-related issues and coordinate the implementation of data improvement initiatives.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and emerging best practices in data management, governance, quality, and stewardship
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex data landscapes, identify data risks, and define mitigation strategies
  • Excellent documentation and organizational skills to maintain data governance artifacts and support audits and compliance requirements.

Required Education & Certifications:

  • B.A./B.S. in related field or equivalent work experience
  • Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) and/or other certifications in data governance, data management, or similar preferred


  • Qualified candidates can expect a salary beginning at $93,000 or more depending on experience

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*Note: Compensation is benchmarked on local Denver Metro area market rates. Qualified candidates in other locations can expect a salary package that may be adjusted based off applicable cost of wages in their respective location.
At Pax8 we believe that your Total Rewards should include a benefits package that shows how much we value our greatest assets. All FTE Pax8 people enjoy the following benefits:
  • Non-Commissioned Bonus Plans or Variable Commission
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible, Open Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time Off
  • Extended Leave for Life events
  • RTD Eco Pass (For local Colorado Employees)
  • Career Development Programs
  • Stock Option Eligibility
  • Employee-led Resource Groups

Pax8 is an EEOC Employer.