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Lead Data Governance Engineer

Building the possibilities.


As a Lead Data Governance Engineer, you’ll be a leader, creative contributor, and mentor to the DraftKings Data Governance program. You will help lead the strategy and implementation used to enable our Data Governance and Compliance programs. This job includes working with our Compliance, IT, Engineering, Product Management, Project Management and Subject Matter Experts across the organisation.  You’ll work to define requirements and business processes as well as implement controls to manage and protect our data making sure we meet global privacy requirements.  Come join us and make an impact!

What you’ll do as a Lead Data Governance Engineer:

  • Collaborate and serve as technical lead to design, develop and support scripts, APIs, and other solutions to facilitate integration across tools and data sources

  • Build solutions to serve compliance customers’ requests

  • Assist in the integration of Data Governance controls in existing business and technical processes

  • Conduct ongoing review of Data Governance artifacts for necessary controls and technical information

  • Lead and support enterprise metadata identification and cataloging efforts

  • Provide technical subject matter expert knowledge and consulting on data usage, data quality, and data management techniques

  • Assist in integration of Data Governance controls in existing business and technical processes

  • Continually improve the integrity of governance and data through the delivery of validated, accurate sources

  • Support data catalog, data lineage, data privacy requirements and other Data Governance efforts

  • Be flexible and able to rapidly adapt

  • Work with data stewards, subject matter experts, and IT to ensure ongoing refine of controls and other technical aspects of the governance framework

  • Work with Compliance to ensure regulatory requirements are adhered to and embedded in data processes. This includes, but not limited to, PII/PGI/CCPA/GDPR/PCI 

What skills you'll use:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS, Data Engineering or a related field 

  • 5+ years of professional experience in software development, data engineering, or a related role

  • A passion for Data Governance combined with strong knowledge of Data Governance principles and best practices 

  • Familiarity with software development life cycle (SDLC) and change management

  • Experience with data security, as well as CCPA and GDPR privacy laws and regulations

  • Development experience using languages such as Python and work in AWS

  • Relational database experience including schema design and SQL.

  • Experience with data catalogs, business glossaries, data governance and metadata management

  • Ability to understand data interdependencies in connection with business requirements

  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams


Who are we a good fit for? 

We love working with talented people but more than that, we seek out compassionate co-workers with a collaborative spirit. Our work moves quickly and we’re great at coming together to find creative solutions to some of tech’s most interesting problems. If that sounds good to you, join us. 

We are DraftKings.

We’re inspired by our shared passion for developing creative solutions to complex challenges and empowering the people around us to do their best work. We are industry leaders in the digital entertainment and technology space propelled by constant curiosity and diverse perspectives.

Our teams are fueled by innovation. We are looking ahead, building what’s next, and continuously reinventing the industry. We’re a publicly traded (NASDAQ: DKNG) technology company headquartered in Boston, with teams around the world and an expanding global presence.

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We strive to create a place where all feel safe, empowered, engaged, championed, and inspired. DraftKings is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender identity, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability.

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