Data Governance Expert (Perm or Freelance)

Roles & Responsibilities

Our client has transformed into a Scaled Agile way of working. Following this transformation, several tribes and Centers of Excellence (CoE) have been created, among which the Data Governance CoE. The CoE belongs to the data office (lead by the CDO).
Within this tribe, the Enterprise Data Model (EDM) squad is responsible to support, promote and govern the EDM practice throughout the organization, and to assure quality and correct usage of the EDM by and for our prioritized use cases (= Design of API’s and Kafka topics).
Within this EDM squad, our client is looking for a Data Modeler to ensure functional support on the creation of the EDM in line with guidelines, and the design of API’s and Kafka messages.

• You will work closely with local stakeholders (IT architects and dev engineers) to understand the business logics with respect to data within their initiatives
• You will support these stakeholders throughout the organization to design and document their conceptual / logical data models in line with the central EDM guidelines and tooling setup, on a daily basis
• You will support tribe architects and squads in making their data models and API’s in line with EDM and GDPR expectations
• Your main modelling tool will be SAP PowerDesigner
• You will support monitoring the progress and quality of the data modelling practice and its usage
• You promote the culture of data modelling and data governance throughout the organization (importance of tooling, modelling practice, modelling guidelines… to both business and IT profiles)
• When needed, you onboard new data modellers across the organization
• You will develop and maintain data model guidelines for squads within the organization
• You will facilitate workshops to develop and document data models on a use case basis (e.g. customer journeys, problem statements…), in collaboration with local squads Education
• Bachelor/Master ‘s degree in IT or Business engineering or equivalent by professional experience


• Knowledge of English.
• Knowledge of Dutch OR French to interact with stakeholders.


• At least 3 years of relevant experience

Technical Experience:

Mandatory :

• Good understanding of / experience with top-down and bottom-up data modelling (conceptual, logical and physical models, canonical data models, subject areas) with several languages (UML, ERD…)
• A solid understanding of the functionalities of SAP PowerDesigner
• Experience with API design
• Experience with Data Architecture
• Experience with software development & database design
• Good understanding of the different aspects of data governance (metadata management, data quality, data lineage and traceability, GDPR, BCBS239, data dictionaries etc.)
• Understanding of working with industry models (e.g. ISO20022)
• Understanding of the data management functionalities and tooling landscape is a plus
• The ability to train people, develop modelling guidelines and management supportive deliverables

• Experience within or banking Industry

Business Experience

Mandatory :

• Knowledge of Agile Methodology and Project Management.
Soft skills
• Quick self-starter, pro-active attitude
• Business mindset
• Good Communication and Influencing skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Motivated, proactive, organized and precise, pragmatic
• Team player
• Good analytical and problem solving skills
• Address the right contributors at the right time, inside and outside the team.
• Team Spirit, always ready to share, train or provide support to others.
• Ability to turn advanced and complicated technical topics and industry language into easy-to-understand information.
• Quality driven and cost avoidance minded
• Autonomy, commitment and perseverance
• Ability to work in a dynamic and multi-cultural environment

About Dynafin Consulting

DynaFin Consulting is a human sized, flexible consulting company delivering services in the Financial Services Industry.

Our company consists of more than 120 committed consultants with offering strong expertise in the different domains : Invest – Payments – Credits – Insurance. In these domains we support our clients in :

  • Operational Excellence
  • Regulatory Compliancy
  • Software and Solution selection & Implementation

In 11 years we have become a reference in the Belgian Financial Services landscape, starting from a specialization in securities services and acquiring knowledge in other domains, offering a one-stop-shop solution to our clients with a full range of services from strategical to operational.

In July 2017 we have joined the Alan Allman Associates ecosystem, becoming the 19th member of the ecosystem, each having its own range of expertise on major topics such as risk management, digital transformation, data and business intelligence, organizations and process management, change management, architecture and infrastructure …