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Pearson Data Management Analyst in Durham, North Carolina

Data Management Analyst - ( 2011775 )


We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Pearson has also embarked on a cultural change to operate more closely as One Pearson, meaning tighter business & technology integration across multiple business units. These initiatives combined with market forces highlight the need for improved Data Management and Advanced Analytics to remain the industry leader.

The Data Management Analyst will join the Master Data Management department to contribute to Pearson’s data transformation. You will be responsible for the functional management of the customer and product dimension at Pearson, onboarding legacy customer and product data into the MDM solution, harmonization of business rules and processes, remediation of data issues, and the establishment of policies and processes in conjunction with the business stewards at Pearson.

As a Data Management Analyst, you will work closely with the Business Data Stewards and IT teams profiling data sources, identifying quality metrics, guiding root cause analysis, and leading continuous improvement at Pearson.


  • Ongoing subject matter expert of enterprise data for different business domains such as customer, product, etc.

  • Collaborate with business subject matter experts and data stewards to define data standards, definitions, checklists, guidelines, etc.

  • Harmonize data business rules and processes across the enterprise in support of standardized customer and product information

  • Define and provide ongoing enhancement of the data quality attributes, data quality dimensions, data quality metrics and data quality scoring and reporting

  • Assure data and business rule standards are documented via SOPs and adhered across the organization

  • Identify and remediate data issues through leading improvement teams striving to standardize business rules across the organization

  • Lead in the establishment of data stewardship processes and tools as it relates to enterprise data management and data standardization

  • Ability to prioritize data quality issues with accountability for remediation in a timely manner

  • Provide data analysis resulting in improvement recommendations

  • Provide training promoting best practices, enable standard practices, and communicate value to the business

  • Document the return on investment of data quality activities

  • Coordinate requirements with key stakeholders on data archival needs.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



  • Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or similar discipline

  • 3-5 years of experience with data stewardship, data quality, and data analysis

  • 3-5 years experience defining and implementing data quality scorecards with business outcome impacts

  • Must have experience working in Medium to Large scale data quality/ data governance environments.

  • Proven ability to document business requirements related to data function and rules

  • Experience with Informatica products (Example: Axon, EDC, IDQ, Address doctor etc)

  • Demonstrated ability to translate and transform business requirement rules into workflows in IDQ

  • Must be able to create scripts as needed to schedule and run tasks

  • Ability to document data flows and processes

  • Experienced in using the data quality tools (Example: Informatica Data Quality, IBM InfoSphere QualityStage, Trillium, Atacama, etc.)

  • Strong experience in executing the Data Profiling for a large volume of data and review the results to come up with the Data Quality rules to manage the data

  • Working experience with any Relational Database and the ability to write stored procedures and functions

  • Excellent at creating stored procedures, functions, packages, database triggers, and other database objects using SQL

  • Experience writing complex queries using advanced SQL concepts

  • Experience in operating a data incident management process as a service

  • Proven written skills in the documentation of data requirements, SOPS, and Service Agreements

  • Experience with data root cause analysis and cross-functional resolution of data issues

  • Continuous process improvement, measurement, and change adoption experience in data management

  • Experience in MDM Match and merge concepts, Informatica Address doctor, and IDQ match algorithms.

Professional Skills

  • Willingness to take responsibility and action to resolve cross-functional issues across organizational boundaries

  • Strong problem solving and analytic skills

  • Capability to translates concepts and requirements into results on budget and timeline

  • Proactive, results-oriented

  • Capability to prioritize in a complex environment

  • Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts, findings & recommendations to Senior Leadership, Line Management & Peers

  • Ability to organize work into actionable plans, projects, and committed time frames. Manage the effort, communicate status and mitigate risks & issues

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Understanding of business outcomes and align efforts to the highest value for Pearson

Desirable Skills

  • Experience in the Media Industry

  • Agile methodology background

  • Experience with Jira

  • Experience in organizing and leading projects as it relates to data practices

Personal Style & Behavior

  • Respect for Our values: Brave, Imaginative, Decent & Accountable

  • Organized, Proactive, Adaptive, resilient enabler of change

  • Collaborative with peers and colleagues to drive involvement and engagement

  • Comfortable operating in a changing and ambiguous environment

  • International and cultural sensitivity and awareness

  • Inclusive and positive in a broad scope team


Primary Location : US-NC-Durham

Work Locations :

US-NC-Durham-5425 Page Churchill

5425 Page Road


Job : Technology

Organization : Technology & Operations

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Feb 2, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2011775