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Cummins Inc. Senior Technical Metadata Analyst in Columbus, Indiana

Senior Technical Metadata Analyst


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We are looking for a talented Senior Technical Metadata Analyst to join our team specializing in Data Quality for our Corporate/CBS Segment that works remote from your home office.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Leads, develops, and implements project(s) of varying complexity and size in assigned functional area. Partners with business stakeholders to ensure a successful project completion and organizational improved capability to data quality standards.

  • Leads the quality and integrity of the data within the assigned functional area.

  • Serves as an expert on data quality tools.

  • Conducts data profiling for data.

  • Develops Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure data quality.

  • Creates and executes action plans to resolve data quality issues.

  • Maintains existing rules and develops new rules to support a robust data quality process.

  • Escalates issues and critical conflicts in a timely fashion.

  • Identifies and mitigates data quality risks.

  • Reports data quality risks and KPI measurement statistics to data governance council.

  • Manages metadata and data standards to ensure adherence, working closely with IT.

  • Coordinates activities of data stewards located within the business, working closely with the business process owner.

  • Supports business data analysis and proposal creation as a member of a data governance council.

  • Guides the business to prepare data.

  • Leads initial data exploration steps (binning, pivoting, summarizing and finding correlations, for example).

  • Catalogues business attributes to enable data discovery.

  • Coaches business to establish and enforce guidelines for data collection, integration and processes.

  • Leads data and systems analysis as required to support data governance processes. Understands data governance roles and processes, and ensures that they are followed.

  • Prepares and presents communications to leaders and stakeholders.


In this role, you will need the following to be successful:


  • Data Literacy - Expresses data in context, including data sources and constructs, analytical methods and applied techniques; describes the use-case application and resulting value.

  • Data Profiling - Assesses data issues and cleansing requirements to perform data extraction, mapping, collection, and testing; establishes good, quality data.

  • Data Governance - Assures definition, ownership, metadata management, and security for Cummins data.

  • Data Communication and Visualization - Constructs a tale of the business problem, root cause, solution options, and opportunities through illustrating data visually, including reports and dashboards.

  • Data Analytics - Discovers, interprets and communicates qualitative and quantitative data; determines conclusions relying on knowledge of business or functional frameworks; simultaneously applies statistics, data validity, data visualization, and problem solving approaches to effectively extract meaningful patterns and business insights; presents conclusions and outcomes that enable data driven business decisions.

  • Data Quality - Identifies, understands and corrects flaws in data that supports effective information governance across operational business processes and decision making.

  • Data Mining - Extracts insights from data by identifying relationships and patterns through use of a suite of data exploration and data visualization techniques to understand the underlying structure of the data and enable sound conclusions upon model building.

  • Data Modeling - Creates, writes and tests data models, test scripts and build scripts using industry standards and tools, version control, and build and test automation to meet business, technical, security, governance and compliance requirements.

  • Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

  • Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

  • Interpersonal savvy - Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.

  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

  • Manages ambiguity - Operating effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear.

  • Balances stakeholders - Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

  • College, university, or equivalent degree in statistics, information systems or related field required.

  • This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.


3-5 years of recent professional work experience

This role would be responsible for leading the functional and technical process design work for technical metadata, data lineage, data product portal (internal eCommerce platform)

  • Knowledge of Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog (EDC), Axon or similar technology is required.

  • Conducts scanning for the data sources (Application, data lake, and EDW) leveraging Informatica EDC and/or similar technologies.

  • Upgrade Informatica tools (EDC and Axon products). Coordinated both internal (architecture, security, operations) and external vendor resources to complete on time.

  • Knowledge of application integration with SSO.

  • Coordinate with the Data Lake team on their ingestion process to ensure we are capturing metadata as needed.

  • Provide training for the Enterprise Data Catalog product on a monthly and ad-hoc basis.

  • As an IT owner & Analyst (Install, work on break-fix, POC) for EDC and Axon products. Coordinate any requirements related to patching, downtime, upgrades, etc.

  • Work with different groups in Cummins to enrich the Data Catalog with current and accurate metadata.

  • Develops Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure coverage of metadata and lineage.

  • Conduct demos, share tool capabilities, understand business requirements and align with tool capability, perform gap analysis, provide technical expertise, alternate (long and short-term) solutions.

  • Able to build reports preferably BI based on the data from application/data lake sources.

  • Work with domain leader and functional stakeholders to finalize and deliver roadmap.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

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At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Corporate Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Mar 22, 2023, 11:30:34 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Corporate

Req ID: 230001TJ