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Senior Data Associate – Ratings Data Steward


S&P Global Ratings, a subsidiary of S&P Global, formerly McGraw-Hill Financial, is the world's foremost provider of credit ratings. With offices in 23 countries, S&P is an important part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for 150 years in providing investors with information and independent benchmarks for their investment and financial decisions.


Standard & Poor’s is seeking a Senior Data Associate to be responsible for managing and administrating ratings and scores data domains across the enterprise, while ensuring high levels of data quality, integrity, availability, accuracy, completeness, consistency and privacy. This individual will be responsible for standardizing data naming, establishing consistent data definitions, monitoring and auditing data quality. The Master DataSteward focuses on business benefits, fosters the goal of data re-use, upholds governance and regulatory agreements, and articulates the strategic significance of reference data to the organization.



  • Responsible for defining requirements, analyzing business needs, and validating the solutions with the stakeholders.
  • Be the "Gate Keeper" in maintaining consistency, uniformity and accuracy of all systems master data

  • Identify and manage the escalation and resolution of data quality issues in a cost-effective and timely fashion.

  • Ensure that all data management standards reflect existing data governance policy

  • Participate in formal project teams and activities concerning Master Data

  • Coordinate flow of information between all departments for responsible master data elements.

  • Respond to and provide appropriate information for all master data related questions and inquiries.

  • Determine and track the root cause(s) for all change requests

  • Support the conflict resolution process through providing data oriented metrics and details

  • Assist in the identification, definition and population of the correct and required data

  • Work independently on regular duties under general supervision, referring questionable cases to supervisor or others.

  • Interact with technical teams to stay involved and abreast of emerging technologies
  • Ensure appropriate stakeholders are involved in new initiatives to obtain needed information, maintaining the highest level of data quality throughout the organization
  • Contribute to establishment (and transformation as needed) standards for data quality, usage, and definitions through tooling and scorecards
  • Participate in project data migration activities through identification of data sources and targets
  • Work with the Product development project teams to ensure data requirements are met
  • Assist in the development process for projects to ensure customer needs are met
  • Examines data quality, applications, and functions and recommends changes to enhance processes
  • Provide training within the Ratings Content team and other departments and teams regarding master data processes.
  • Interpersonal effectiveness and communication skills required to work with a diverse, globally dispersed organization, often facilitating contentious or difficult dialogue with mutually successful outcomes.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, IT or related field
  • 7+  years of work experience; 3 to 5 years data management experience
  • 4+  years in single data domain ( ratings, reference, fixed Income)
  • Working knowledge of CUSIP, ISINs, CINS or other market identifiers

  • Intermediate skill in database knowledge (SQL queries)
  • Oracle back-end experience and understanding of metadata structure
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Access and Excel skills
  • Advanced multi-tasking skills and time management skills
  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of reference data elements, processes, and organizational support models is preferred
  • Ability to work in an international team including working with offshore and outsource team 
  • Experience with data profiling as it relates to system usability, quality, and current usage
  • Good analytical skills and demonstrated ability to effectively troubleshoot and provide solutions
  • Proven ability to manage priorities and timelines
  • Provide project estimates and work-breakdown schedules
  • Responsive, able to work under pressure in crisis with a strong sense of urgency
  • Responsible, conscientious, organized, self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision

About S&P Global Ratings

S&P Global Ratings is the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.


S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.For more information, visit

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