Data Governance Director

Job Summary

We are Progress – we offer the best products to develop, deploy, and manage high-impact business applications. We are bold, forward-thinking innovators who build solutions that work and care about our customers. We invent and reinvent every day, work together as one, value and respect each other, and cheer our wins. 
We are looking for a knowledgeable and motivated Data Governance Director to join the Data and Analytics Team in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The Data and Analytics organization is an exciting blend of data, business, and technology. Through the use of industry-leading technologies, the Data and Analytics team at Progress designs and develops enterprise-wide reporting, visualizations and analytic solutions.

Our mission is to turn raw data into actionable insight and enable our stakeholders to make smarter, data-driven decisions. A key ingredient to our success is an efficient and effective Data Governance program to ensure that our data is complete, accurate, relevant, and understandable, while managing the various security and compliance risks.

About the role:

  • Lead the corporate-wide Data Governance Program at Progress, including serving as the Program Manager and SME on the Data Governance Council and being the designated program owner of its strategic roadmap
  • Drive the creation of the Data Governance Strategic Roadmap of annual and longer-term initiatives in collaboration with various stakeholder groups including the Data & Analytics organization and the Data Governance Council
  • Facilitate roadmap approval and commitment by the Data Governance Council
  • Lead and execute on relevant Data Governance initiatives in collaboration with the respective teams
  • Create and own the corporate Data Governance Policy
  • Implement and own a metadata management solution, including data lineage, data catalog, data quality and observability functionalities
  • Facilitate brainstorming sessions, working groups and trainings to inform Data Governance initiatives and educate Data citizens
  • Build, implement and own a performance KPI framework to track effectiveness and efficiency of the Data Governance Program and efforts
  • Report program status to D&A Director, CIO, and D&A Steering Committee

About you:

  • Bachelor`s degree in a business or quantitative field
  • Solid experience in a data management role
  • Deep understanding of Data Governance areas - security and compliance, data modeling, data architecture, master data management, data quality, and proven track record of leading initiatives in those fields
  • Familiar with the metadata management ecosystem and proficient in at least one tool
  • Proficient in translating business needs into functional design models and project plans
  • Proficient in leading cross-team collaborative initiatives with strategic business impact
  • Experience with handling data from various source systems including Oracle Financial Cloud, Salesforce, Eloqua, Jira, Google Analytics
  • Experience with influencing and collaborating with senior leadership
  • Able to drive multiple projects concurrently and manage conflicting priorities
  • Able to get around our data environment using SQL and/or Tableau
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Stellar communication skills in English
  • Analytical, creative, and innovative approach to identify problems and drive solutions

Here’s what we offer:


  • Generous remuneration package
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan Enrollment

 Vacation, Family, and Health

  • 30 days paid annual vacation
  • An extra day off for your birthday
  • 2 additional days off for volunteering
  • Premium healthcare and dental care coverage
  • Additional pension insurance
  • Well-equipped gym on-site with CrossFit equipment and a climbing wall
  • Co-funded Multisport card
  • Daycare Center for your little ones onsite
  • Flexible working hours

But most importantly, great company culture with wonderful colleagues to learn from and collaborate with!



We Make Progress

Progress is an inclusive workplace where opportunities to succeed are available to everyone. As a multicultural company serving a global community, we encourage a wide range of points of view and celebrate our diverse backgrounds. Our unique combination of perspectives inspires innovation, connects us to our customers and positively affects our communities. It is only by working together and learning from each other that we make Progress. Join us!

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