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Posting Date:  15-Oct-2021

Singapore, SG

Company:  United Overseas Bank Limited

About UOB

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices.

Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values — Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.

About the Department

The Data Management Office and Big Data Analytics function answers the demand for quality and credible data across the Group.


Data Management Office

We govern the use of data across the Group and provide guidance for data management and usage. This optimises the value of data to enable smarter, faster and more accurate decision-making as well as improve operational efficiency. Above all, we ensure adherence to all data governance standards as determined by regulators.


Big Data Analytics

We are a centralised analytics function that supports Group-wide business units and their analytical needs. We aim to establish ourselves as an analytics centre of excellence and drive analytics adoption and the utilisation of new big data technology across the Group. Our key areas of service range from business intelligence, strategic analytics to data science.

Job Responsibilities

The role is a key member of the Enterprise Data Governance Team which supports the Head of Enterprise Data Governance and Quality in defining and operationalising the long-term vision, strategy and objectives for data governance across the Group that are in line with the Bank`s business strategy and objectives. Your main responsibilities are to:


  • Actively support the UOB Group-wide Data Governance strategy and the adoption of the data governance framework and policy, incorporating best practices and industry standards across different jurisdictions where the Bank operates.


  • Actively contribute to the development and continuous evolution of the data governance processes and best practices in line with the Bank’s strategies and objectives, along with evolving industry practices


  • Support the development, maintenance and improvement of data governance processes and controls across the end to end data lifecycle by incorporating industry best practices on data governance, data quality and data protection


  • Participate in Bank-wide initiatives to promote responsible sharing of data across business functions, between subsidiaries and entities as well as with external parties.


  • Participate in Bank-wide initiatives to embed data governance and data protection practices into existing enterprise-wide policies and processes.


  • Participate in the development of data standards incorporating industry best practices across Reference data, Master data and Metadata.


  • Promote education and develop training, awareness and adoption program of Data Governance disciplines and objectives across the Group.


  • Serve as a liaison between business units and technology to ensure data governance requirements are well understood and considered as part of operational prioritization and planning


  • Be an agent of change and inculcate data governance culture and discipline across the Bank’s business and technical processes

Job Requirements

  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Computing or related disciplines with at least 5 years of working experience in the banking industry, or consulting industry with strong exposure to Financial Services

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Data Governance discipline, especially on financial industry best practices and across the regulatory landscape

  • Good understanding of data protection, data privacy and related disciplines, such as knowledge of personal data related regulations and laws

  • Good understanding of data management and related disciplines, such as data architecture, data quality and metadata

  • Experience of working with Big Data platforms and ETL tools is an advantage

  • Good project management and facilitation skills, with the ability to manage different stakeholders across the Bank and to navigate through conflicts with ease

  • Demonstrated ability as team player and running initiatives independently

  • Good written / oral communication skills with strong interpersonal skills

Be a part of UOB Family

UOB is an equal opportunity employer. UOB does not discriminate on the basis of a candidate's age, race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or other non-merit factors. All employment decisions at UOB are based on business needs, job requirements and qualifications. If you require any assistance or accommodations to be made for the recruitment process, please inform us when you submit your online application.

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