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Data Quality Lead Analyst

MFS Investment Management

MFS Investment Management

IT, Data Science, Quality Assurance
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters – to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.


The Data Quality Lead Analyst is responsible for ensuring that the quality of enterprise data is continuously improved by identifying and driving data quality enhancement initiatives. The Data Quality Lead Analyst is responsible for development and implementation of processes to improve and maintain the quality of enterprise data.


Data Quality & Continuous Improvement

  • Maintain and enhance MFS' Data Quality Strategy to align with evolving industry and technology trends.
  • Work with defined Data Governance Organization members (Business Data Trustees, Business Data Stewards, Operational Data Stewards and Technical Data Stewards) to understand issues with data quality, help to define preventative actions and define acceptable thresholds of data quality.
  • Assess and implement data quality tools to align with organizational needs including data profiling and migration from legacy tools.
  • Utilize metrics to identify data quality issues/gaps across the enterprise and work with business units to create solutions to improve data quality across the organization.
  • Implement process and technology solutions to measure enterprise data coverage and quality. Establish rating scale for quality of domain data from source systems.
  • Lead MFS' approach to enterprise standards for data patch management process
  • Conduct information sessions to drive awareness of data quality and to train appropriate personnel on data quality processes, guidelines and technologies.
  • Data Solutions Management (DSM)

    Define and implement processes for MFS' enterprise standards to identify root causes and preventative solutions for data quality issues

    Establish Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for DSM processes

    Audit root cause dispositions and train stakeholders to ensure alignment with goals of process

  • Monitor adherence to all Data Quality processes and guidelines and report exceptions

Data Quality Metrics Reporting

  • Report enterprise data quality metrics at regular intervals and escalate to appropriate stakeholders if thresholds are exceeded.
  • Monitor and publish DSM process metrics and escalate if SLAs are violated.
  • Monitor and publish trends in root causes of data quality issues.
  • Monitor and publish trends related to data patches.
  • Enhance metrics reporting as organizational needs change

Coordinate with Enterprise Architecture and Application Development:

  • Assess the impact of changes to the DQ strategy and collaborate with technology and architecture teams to adjust roadmaps as needed
  • Maintain and enhance data quality monitoring guidelines for both data at rest and data in motion
  • Establish enterprise standards for data profiling and other data quality guidelines
  • Monitor trends in data movement failures and work with GIT to decrease issues over time

Assume additional responsibilities as requested.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 5-6+ years experience with the Investment Industry or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of data quality management principles
  • Data quality business process improvement experience
  • Deep knowledge of data quality analysis and data profiling tools and techniques
  • Wide knowledge of data management, business intelligence, and information technology
  • Must have process design experience, leadership and coaching skills
  • Must have strong communication skills and be comfortable with speaking to individuals at all levels within the organization
  • Must have excellent problem solving skills
  • Experience writing queries using SQL



At MFS, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply - you might be just the right candidate for this role or others.

What we offer:

  • Generous time-off provided: including "Responsible time off" for many roles, paid company holidays when the US Stock Exchange is closed, plus paid volunteer time
  • Family Focus: Up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, adoption assistance, generous caregiver leave
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with company contributions
  • Wellness Programs: Robust wellness webinars, employee assistance program, gym reimbursement through our medical plans, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan, Defined Contribution plan- 15% of base salary invested into the Plan, competitive total compensation programs

MFS is a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting.

If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email talent_acquisition@mfs.com for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Please see the Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal document and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision, linked for your reference.