Skip to content

Data Quality Specialist

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

Grow your career with an outstanding company that puts our client’s interests at the center of all we do. Get started now!

Data is a critical driver of this approach, and a cornerstone for how NM engages with its customers. We are seeking a Data Quality Specialist to drive improvements in our client data domain. This role will be accountable for identifying and partnering to implement data quality controls, processes, and metrics through partnership with the Data Governance organization.

  • Becomes a subject matter expert on the client data domain understanding where data is built, where it flows in the organization, how it is used, and where improvements need to be made.

  • Ensures quality of client data domain in key systems, both authoring and enterprise integration points, through the development and documentation of processes, controls, metrics, and dashboards

  • Assists in data management, governance, and data quality of client data with multiple stakeholders including the Data Governance organization, data asset owners, business owners, and others to ensure client data integrity across the systems that create and use the data

  • Analyze reported issues independently and / or collaboratively with data/asset owners to determine root cause and plan to solve

  • Disposition issues in a timely manner established by management team

  • For issues requiring other teams' attention, identify and assign to the appropriate teams

  • Supervise, monitor and report the status and progress of issue resolution, to make sure they are resolved in a timely manner established by management team

  • For chronic and systematic data quality issues, contribute to long-term solutions and continuous improvement

  • Create and send communications to partners related to data issues, application releases, and other major announcements

  • Aids in resolving data quality problems through error detection and correction, process control and improvement, or process design strategies collaborating with domain specialists (SMEs), asset owners, and data stewards.

  • Analyze and interpret data or information (e.g., clinical, operational, Quality) to ensure they meet standards, are compliant and / or are accurate and complete related to Technical Specifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in information science, data management, computer science or related field preferred

  • Passion and experience working in the data space

  • Experience working with relational databases including writing queries, understanding data models, and being able to profile the data to gain understanding of the data and its quality

  • Good communication skills to summarize information, issues, and recommendations with customers, team members, external data providers, and leadership

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Good personal computer and business solutions software skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with a Data Quality software packages

  • Experience working with Data Catalog and Discovery software packages



  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off

  • Highly competitive compensation that include base salary plus bonus

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program

This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Required Certifications:

Grow your career with a best-in-class company that puts our client’s interests at the center of all we do. Get started now! 

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.