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Associate Director, Data Lake Harmonization

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Associate Director, Data Lake Harmonization

Requisition #: 49596

Practice Area: Business Support Services

Location: New York, NY; McLean, VA

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today’s most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It’s also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it’s no wonder we’re consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you’re as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Director, Data Operations – Enterprise Data Lake to join our Digital Nexus technology organization.


  • Participate in defining strategy and execute on application of data lake harmonization by providing connectivity between on-prem or cloud data stores and business intelligence tools
  • Oversee the implementation of the appropriate governance structure to prescribe data handling, protection, and user provisioning controls; move data between zone-based containers to include raw, harmonized, enriched, curated, analytic, and training zones
  • Transform data to make it fit for a purpose and protected; accountable for delivering data to spec for the Data Solutions team
  • Administer operational activities related to data management such as metadata capture, data quality, data security, data lineage, data inventory; integrate data and metadata with enterprise tools
  • Provide leadership and direction to team and peers on relevant processes and implementations
  • Develop and implement operational processes that align with the overall information handling and protection strategy, including planning, execution and monitoring responsibilities


  • Minimum of eight years of experience in enabling big data platforms, database architectural strategies, models for applications, metadata tables, data transformation
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university
  • Strong experience with (in order of importance) Cloudera, Azure, AWS, GCP and the enterprise tools they interact with (e.g. Salesforce, Informatica)
  • Experience with API development, as well as with programming and developing scripts or leveraging tools to extract, transform, and load data in big data platforms; experience working on relational database management systems
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, collaboration, analytical and presentation skills to lead an environment driven by customer service and team work, able to set goals and participate in strategic initiatives for a team; foster the development of high performance teams and interface with all levels of the organization with the ability to participate in development of resource plans and structures and influence organizational priorities
  • U.S. Citizenship required

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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