Job summary

Cape Town, South Africa, Africa
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Job type:
Full time

Metadata Specialist – AA/EE (Cape Town)(Ref 117)

About this job



Our client is a well known and highly successful Financial Services company that provides a variety of personal loans and insurances to a wide range of customers.

The Metadata Specialist is an operational role within the Data Governance Office.  As a subject matter expert of the data in a domain, you will be responsible for collecting data element metadata in a consistent and methodical manner in accordance with data governance standards as well as being responsible for data initiatives and projects within the scope of the Metadata domain.

Benefits include: Medical Aid; Pension; Annual Incentives; Maternity Leave; on-site Gym, Parking, Restaurant and Clinic.

Qualifications and Experience

Relevant B.Degree or Information Management qualification.

3 – 5 years’ experience in Master and Reference Data Management.



Work closely with Data Stewards in the identification and documentation of business and technical metadata.
Support the on-boarding of business units into the Data Stewardship Program.
Create and maintain metadata repository to include: business glossary, business rules, data catalogue and data lineage.
Contribute to the development and maintenance of metadata strategy and standards.
Facilitate consistent adoption of metadata standards across the enterprise, demonstrating the value added by adoption.
Work in conjunction with stakeholders to develop technical solutions to systematize the capture and maintenance of metadata.
Maintain high level of knowledge and expertise related to metadata to ensure metadata quality and integrity.
Support metadata distribution and usage across the enterprise.
Support data quality and standardization activities.
“In line with our transformation plan, suitably qualified African Black (AB) candidates who meet the criteria for the role will be given preference”.

Job keywords/tags:  Relevant B.Degree or Information Management
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