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Principal Data Quality Engineer (Remote)

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Job ID R042314 Date posted Nov. 20, 2023 Category Data Management & Analytics Employment Type Full Time

Who We Are

Join a team that puts its People First! Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for eight consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit

What We Do

What You’ll Do:

  • Advise and assist with assigned activities of the Data Governance Office (DGO), such as issue intake/triage, governance tooling/platform configuration, stakeholder consultation and communication, editing policy, Data Steward and Data Owner engagement, implementation of Data Quality and Governance processes, definition of standards, business terminology definitions, research and analysis of DG-related topics.

  • Assist with implementing an enterprise-wide Data Quality (DQ) strategy by working with business and technology partners to ensure alignment and dedication to objectives.

  • Perform data analysis of identified data issues and recommend strategic and tactical remediations. 

  • Assist with the advisement and assurance that all data assets are secured in accordance with First American and Data Management practices.

  • Engagement with the Data Operations and Data Engineering teams, et al. to establish and assure all processes, guidelines and procedures are followed on issues related to data security, data classification, compliance, audits, risk assessments & data quality issues.

  • Collaborate with other Data Governance members and other Data Management team members, such as Business Analysts, Technical Leads, Data Engineers, Product Owners, Project Managers, and other technical or functional specialists.

  • Perform technical and analytical efforts related to a Data Quality Framework, which includes data quality assessment / profiling, data quality monitoring, issue resolution, architectural considerations, design and implementation of KPIs/metrics/scorecards.

  • Data quality monitoring and analysis through the translation of business requirements into functional solutions

  • Evaluation of enterprise data from multiple standpoints, including timeliness, completeness, accuracy, integrity, conformance to standards, and security

  • Documentation of relevant information, e.g., technical specifications / diagrams / etc.

  • Advocate for best practices in Data Governance, Data Quality, & Data Management

  • Participate in scrums and coordination with the Scrum Master

  • Lead, coach and develop team members less knowledgeable.

  • Collaborate both inter-departmentally and across Business Units to develop, document, and implement ongoing opportunities for Data Quality Program advancement.

  • Lead with courage in support of change initiatives that impact organization and work with business units to educate and foster Data Quality and Data Literacy across the organization.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Data Quality Assurance – responsibilities related to data quality assurance testing, proactive monitoring solutions, data quality issue investigation and process, across multiple data domains.

  • Data Governance advocacy through advancement of data management best practices and concepts, fostering a culture of interaction and cooperation to support First American's strategic initiatives.

  • Ownership of data-quality issues from intake through resolution

  • Prior experience with conceptualizing, leading & implementing automated testing, monitoring & scripting processes for Data Quality.

  • Experience with data visualization and the ability to tell a story with data.

  • Prior experience working closely with the business at all levels.

  • Highly analytical mindset and the drive to understand the data from both a business and technical perspectives.

  • Change management experience.

  • Ability to prioritize competing deliverables.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working with Python, R or Java code a plus.

  • Advanced problem-solving skills.

  • Clear understanding of advanced analytical models.


  • Bachelor’s in Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Information Systems, or related work experience


  • 5 + years SQL required with the expertise to write complex queries, Snowflake helpful.

  • 5 years of Data Quality experience

  • 2+ years creating monitoring tools, automated validation processes, etc.

Pay Range: $71,500 - $148,500

This hiring range is a reasonable estimate of the base pay range for this position at the time of posting.  Pay is based on a number of factors which may include job-related knowledge, skills, experience, business requirements and geographic location.


What We Offer

By choice, we don’t simply accept individuality – we embrace it, we support it, and we thrive on it! Our People First Culture celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion not simply because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s the key to our success. We are proud to foster an authentic and inclusive workplace For All. You are free and encouraged to bring your entire, unique self to work. First American is an equal opportunity employer in every sense of the term.

Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

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