Executive Director, Corporate Data Governance

What You’ll Do

The Executive Director, Corporate Data Governance provides critical support to the Chief Risk Officer to implement, maintain, and lead data governance initiatives at OCC. Responsibilities include creating and maintaining policies, as well as standard operating procedures for data licensing, data creation, data confidentiality, data availability, data quality, data lineage and data integrity processes to support OCC’s core clearing, settlement, risk and operations at scale. The individual will also provide training and support to all data governance stakeholders, and involve close collaboration with the broader Corporate Risk Management team and other key OCC stakeholders in Financial Risk Management, Business Operations, Technology, IT Security, Corporate Functions, etc. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.

  • Develop and maintain the Data Governance framework, policies, and procedures

  • Develop and maintain, subject to Management Committee and Board approval, key risk indicators for data handling

  • Develop and deliver data governance education and awareness program to train OCC personnel on data governance responsibilities

  • Ensure Process Owners maintain active monitoring of data quality and integrity

  • Conduct independent quality assurance assessments on the execution and performance of the data governance framework and report observations, conclusions, and recommendations for improvement to the Data Governance Working Group

  • Institute, manage, and maintain technical and business metadata glossaries

  • Serve as Chair of the Data Governance Working Group 

  • Facilitate and oversee Process Owners are submitting data that is reliable, complete and conforms to data standards

  • Participate in routine and on demand regulatory review sessions including the annual SEC Reg SCI Technology Controls Program exam.

  • Lead remediation efforts related to findings and observations in areas of responsibility; ensure remediation efforts addresses root cause, improves OCC’s residual risk, and is completed in a timely manner

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a coach and mentor to other team members, challenging them to stretch their skillset to the next level

  •  Manages team of 5-8 staff


The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

  • Extensive enterprise experience and executive presence navigating a complex data environment, be proficient at finding, combining, and cleansing/transforming data from different data sources, and can understand data without formal data structure and metadata

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and who can foster and maintain a collaborative and productive work environment

  • Robust understanding of risk management and how data governance can strengthen risk management

  • Knowledge of regulatory rules and regulations related to the SEC/CFTC

  • Knowledge of the financial services industry, including the financial, market, liquidity and operational risks of broker-dealers, futures commission merchants, commercial banks, pension funds, and financial market utilities

  • Proficient in designing and producing quality reports and presentations with a focus on attention to details

  • Possess the professional gravitas to interact and collaborate with all levels of the organization and across a multitude of departments

  • Proficient and effective in managing multiple tasks/projects and deadlines simultaneously, as well as the ability to adapt to shifting priorities

  • Extensive experience supporting department efforts in internal audits or regulatory exams, including responses and remediation action plans

  • Expert knowledge of data quality metrics and board level reporting is required

  • Creative thinker who can articulate ideas clearly

  • Excellent organization skills – must be detail oriented

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Proven ability to lead distributed teams and drive transformative change

  • Demonstrated leadership skills to include interacting and collaborating with people at all levels of an organization and across multiple functional areas

Technical Skills:

  • Expert knowledge of regulatory frameworks such as DAMA, GDPR, COBIT, NIST, PFMI, Reg SCI, CCA, Dodd Frank and SEC guidelines required

  • Ability to understand common coding languages such as Python and work with developers to implement & verify controls based on SEC guidelines

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in Data and Information Governance in highly regulated industries

  • Experience with implementation of large EDM and governance platforms like IBM ISEE

  • Bachelor and/or Masters degree in computer science or related fields

Certificates or Licenses:

  • DAMA certification preferred

Who We Are

The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is the largest equity derivatives organization in the world.  We provide central counterparty clearing and settlement services for equity options, futures, options on futures, and securities lending transactions.  We serve approximately 105 clearing members and 19 exchanges including CBOE, Nasdaq, and NYSE.

What We Offer

A highly collaborative and supportive environment developed to encourage work-life balance and employee wellness. Some of these components include:

  • A hybrid work environment with up to 2 days per week of remote work
  • Tuition Reimbursement to support your continued education
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
  • Technology stipend allowing you to use the device of your choice to connect to our network while working remotely
  • Generous PTO and parental leave
  • Competitive health benefits including medical, dental and vision
  • 401k contribution matching program

Step 1
When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.  

Step 2
You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3
If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location. 

For more information about OCC, please click here.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply About OCC
  • REQ-3108
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Jan. 10, 2023

How to Apply

Step 1 - When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.

Step 2 - You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3 - If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Numerous studies have shown that people from groups that are traditionally under-represented in financial services apply to jobs only if they believe they meet 100% of the requirements. We want to break down this mindset to further diversify our workforce.

We encourage you to review our open positions and apply if you think your experience may be a match, even if you do not meet all of the qualifications. Your perspective may be an element we need to continue building innovative solutions to support the markets and market participants we serve.

OCC is a globally recognized entity that clears a multitude of diverse and sophisticated products. We want to reflect this in the diversity of our workforce.

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