Data Associate
Standard & Poor's - New York, NY

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Standard & Poor's, a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill Financial, is the world's foremost provider of credit ratings. With offices in 23 countries, S&P is an important part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for 150 years in providing investors with information and independent benchmarks for their investment and financial decisions. A global leader in credit ratings and credit risk analysis, S&P provides objective and independent opinions on credit risk. S&P's public ratings are disseminated broadly and free of charge to recipients all over the world on our website.

Standard & Poor’s is seeking a Data Associate to be responsible for managing and administrating reference and issuance data domains across the enterprise, while ensuring high levels of data quality, integrity, availability, accuracy, completeness, consistency and privacy. This individual will be responsible for standardizing data naming, establishing consistent data definitions, monitoring and auditing data quality. The Master Data Steward focuses on business benefits, fosters the goal of data re-use, upholds governance and regulatory agreements, and articulates the strategic significance of reference data to the organization.

Responsible for defining requirements, analyzing business needs, and validating the solutions with the stakeholders

Be the "Gate Keeper" in maintaining consistency, uniformity and accuracy of all systems master data

Identify and manage the escalation and resolution of data quality issues in a cost-effective and timely fashion.

Administer all necessary Create/Read/Update/Delete requests to appropriate reference data, insuring accuracy and completion of information

Ensure that all data management standards reflect existing data governance policy

Participate in formal project teams and activities concerning Master Data

Coordinate flow of information between all departments for responsible master data elements

Determine and track the root cause(s) for all change requests

Execute necessary maintenance for all master data integrity clean-up projects

Respond to and provide appropriate information for all master data related questions and inquiries

Investigate all known issues related to systems master data

Ensure all Enterprise Master Data Forms are accurate and up to date

Support the conflict resolution process through providing data oriented metrics and details

Assist in the identification, definition and population of the correct and required data

Works independently on regular duties under general supervision, referring questionable cases to supervisor or others

Interact with technical teams to stay involved and abreast of emerging technologies

Ensure appropriate stakeholders are involved in new initiatives to obtain needed information, maintaining the highest level of data quality throughout the organization

Contribute to establishment (and transformation as needed) standards for data quality, usage, and definitions through tooling and scorecards

Participate in project data migration activities through identification of data sources and targets

Work with the Product development project teams to ensure data requirements are met

Assist in the development process for projects to ensure customer needs are met

Ensure Global data requests are completed accurately and thoroughly

Examines data quality, applications, and functions and recommends changes to enhance processes

Provide training within the Reference Data and other departments and teams regarding master data processes

Work independently to achieve departmental goals and objectives


Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, IT or related field

7+ years of work experience; 3 to 5 years data management experience

4+ years in single data domain ( reference, structured finance)

2+ years in an additional data domain

Working knowledge of CUSIP, ISINs, CINS or other market identifiers

Working knowledge of GoldenSource is highly desirable

Intermediate skill in database knowledge (SQL queries)

Oracle back-end experience and understanding of metadata structure

Excellent communication and organizational skills

Advanced Microsoft Access and Excel skills

Advanced multi-tasking skills and time management skills

Strong technical knowledge and understanding of reference data elements, processes, and organizational support models is preferred

Ability to work in an international team including working with offshore and outsource team

Experience with data profiling as it relates to system usability, quality, and current usage

Possess excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate and effectively engage with individuals at all levels of the organization

Good analytical skills and demonstrated ability to effectively troubleshoot and provide solutions

Proven ability to manage priorities and timelines

Provide project estimates and work-breakdown schedules

Responsive, able to work under pressure in crisis with a strong sense of urgency

Responsible, conscientious, organized, self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision

Must be detail oriented and possess strong problem-solving skills and ability to analyze for potential future issues

The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) is a Fortune500 corporation with over 20,000 global employees and over 10,000 U.S. employees. Around the world, McGraw-Hill provides people with the information and insights they need to adapt and grow in changing times. Our business spans the fields of financial services, education, and business information with leading brand names such as Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, Platts, and J.D. Power & Associates. By working together with our customers and partners, these brands are laying the foundation for a smarter, better world.

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