Senior Data Quality Specialist

Job ID : 7521
Category : Finance
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Waterloo, Canada
Posting Range : $66,300 - $122,100

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Definity is the parent company to some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative property and casualty insurers. We can’t do that without our people, so we embrace and encourage a culture that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

We offer a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Bring your true self and be a part of our journey. It’s better here.

What can you expect in this role?

Definity’s Enterprise Data Office (EDO) is dedicated to facilitating the governance and standardization of Definity’s data and driving initiatives to operationalize and embed Data Governance and Management capabilities across the organization.   

Reporting to the Manager, Data Governance Product Management, this role will contribute to the strategy & roadmap of the data quality program at Definity.  This includes developing plans to promote Definity's data quality capabilities, working with business partners to identify & prioritize data quality challenges, and determine appropriate remediation solutions.  This role will work hand in hand with other groups within the EDO - such as Tooling and Strategy - to help define the EDO's data quality capability and embed data quality practices within the organization.

  • Facilitate cross-functional forums and working groups to implement data quality initiatives, including documenting requirements, technical rule writing, and supporting processes and reporting.
  • Contribution and delivery of the strategic direction & road mapping of Definity's Data Quality capability.                                                        
  • Develop communication, resources, and training materials for the organization for the Data Quality capability.                                                        
  • Develop Data Quality scorecards and metrics for the organization.                                      
  • Work with cross-functional stakeholders - including IT representatives, business leaders and analytics and data management community - to understand data quality challenges and identify solutions for remediation.                                                    
  • Technical and subject area mentorship and support for colleagues.                        

What do you bring to this role?

  • University degree required, Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, MIS, Computer Science, or other Technology field preferred                                                        
  • 3-5 years of experience in Data Governance, Data Quality or Data Analysis (insurance/financial services industry preferred). 
  • Experience capturing and documenting complex business and functional requirements; Knowledge and understanding of data governance challenges and best practices for data quality.
  • Experience developing and executing a data quality strategy for an enterprise program.
  • Exposure to Data Governance or Data Quality tools (such as Collibra, IBM IIS, Informatica, etc.) and working knowledge of Big Data, Data Lakes.  Exposure to the Insurance technology ecosystem is a nice to have; Experience with data profiling or defining data quality rules is an asset. 
  • 1-2 years of SQL, BPMN and REST API experience is preferred                                        
  • Strategic thinking. Mentorship for junior team members. Communicate with business & technology partners up to Director level. Ability to identify problems/opportunities, analyze root cause, and present recommendations; Experience working with multiple teams to drive alignment and results; strong stakeholder management skills, attention to detail, sense of urgency, and commitment to deadlines                                                         

 Salary Range is $66,300 - $122,100.                                               

Interested in this role, but don't meet every requirement? We encourage you to apply! We know from experience that a candidate doesn't need 100% of the qualifications listed to bring incredible value to our team. We're actively seeking diverse backgrounds and perspectives to help us make insurance better. At Definity, inclusion, diversity, and equity aren't just "nice to have" — they're essential to our success.

What's in it for you?

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

Actual salary for the role may vary depending on work location of the successful candidate and other factors including but not limited to, skills, education, experience, working conditions and the local labour market.  In addition to base pay, eligible employees may participate in various incentive plans which are paid out at the discretion of the company and subject to individual and company performance.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it.
It's better here — but don't take our word for it. Definity was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada for women, for youth, and for inclusion.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting [email protected].

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This role requires successful clearance of background checks (including criminal checks and leadership references).


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