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Data Steward, Model Based Systems Engineering

Company: W.L. Gore & Associates
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

About the Role: We are looking for a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Data Steward to join the MPD Business Process and Data (BPD) team, and, to drive data supporting the MBSE program and product lifecycle management throughout MPD.

Associates in a MBSE Data Steward/Analyst role work closely with New Product Development (NPD), Manufacturing, and Supply Chain stakeholders as well as the MPD Process and Data Leader and Domain Data Champions managing divisional or enterprise business processes and the data created or transformed during process development and sustainment. The Data Steward is responsible for ensuring that the business process and data requirements are met through the use of Data Governance, Modelling and Design, and Performance Monitoring and Improvement efforts. The Data Steward ensures the consistent use of business and data terminology, and that data management practices align with industry standard best practices and Gore's Enterprise Data Governance.

The Data Steward works with divisional stakeholders, IT Business Analysts, and the Enterprise Data Team to define the data requirements needed to support the MBSE business processes, and to ensure the quality and trustworthiness of the data. As part of the BPD team, the Data Steward works with IT to define how business processes flow through multiple IT platforms to support the unique data and information needs of MPD globally. The Data Steward is responsible for remediating any data quality issues that are identified and helping to identify solutions to prevent recurrence of the problem.

This position will be located at US West facility (Flagstaff or Phoenix, Arizona) or US East facility (Newark, Delaware or Elkton, Maryland), with the possibility of a hybrid remote work arrangement, depending upon the responsibilities of the role and business needs.


Data Management:

  • Identify and guide the development and sustainment of detailed data process documentation for divisional execution of and alignment to MPD Product Lifecycle Management
  • Partner with the business to define the data quality requirements/metrics; develop and implement a data control plan and apply data processes to improve data quality, data controls, monitors; conduct business & data metrics analysis and conduct root cause analysis for identified data quality issues; manage corrective actions and preventative actions for data escalations
  • Collaborate with data governance facilitators to implement and maintain data governance processes, including risk assessment and analysis, escalation processes and continuous improvement
  • Provide situational leadership and/or mentorship for associates involved in daily data maintenance for business engagement, for data processes, and continuous improvement efforts
  • Provide data/application subject matter expertise for system upgrades, new capability pursuits and resolution of more complex problems/issues

    Business Process Support:
    • Define data management models to meet business process options and business needs/outcomes within the context of MPD's MBSE program
    • Partner with appropriate MPD New Product Development (NPD), Manufacturing, and Supply Chain SMEs to translate business/functional strategies and business processes into data process requirements aligning with functional vision and strategy; serve as a divisional advocate for data change impacts
    • Partner with Team Leader, Business Process Analysts, and other Data Stewards to implement/document data management plan to meet a harmonized set of end-to-end business processes and systems solutions while leading the development and sustainment of more detailed data process/management documentation for divisional execution of and alignment to the enterprise data processes
    • Collaborate with team and other Data Stewards to define business process KPI's to serve as indicators of process health. Build data sustainment model to include reviewing/monitoring business process health metrics and identify areas of concern or opportunities for improvement related to the Enterprise level set of harmonized business processes and systems solutions
    • Assist in developing and implementing training programs; lead the effort to train and guide teammates on how to properly perform the process and manage/maintain data integrity (Support learning organization)

      Required Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree (Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, Supply Chain, or similar) OR minimum 5 years demonstrated experience with new product development data or with digitally-enabled systems engineering processes
      • Recent demonstrated experience managing and analyzing data to support new product development metrics while integrating with or supporting tools/platforms and technology processes including integration with other related systems
      • Prior experience executing data governance processes to make decisions, identify risks, and drive issues to resolution while aligning to Enterprise (corporate) and MPD (divisional) goals & objectives
      • Demonstrated experience developing technical documentation for training and support procedures
      • Demonstrated ability in requirements gathering, mapping data across business processes/workflows and aligning to system capabilities
      • Demonstrated ability and aptitude to think analytically, problem solve and perform detail-oriented work
      • Demonstrated ability to drive projects to business decisions, influence broadly, work through ambiguity, understand varied audiences, and craft appropriate oral and written communication
      • Demonstrated ability to be self-driven and effectively prioritize and execute tasks with appropriate sense of urgency, to meet timelines
      • Ability to travel 10% of the time

        Desired Qualifications:
        • Prior experience in PLM, ERP, SAP, MES, ALM, Salesforce and/or Collibra applications
        • Prior experience with MBSE data modeling
        • Prior experience with business process or process improvement mapping, with knowledge of business process classification frameworks, theories, principles, and practices using Visio or ARIS

          Hybrid Working Arrangements are permitted for Associates in the continental United States (US) and Canada, with appropriate approval and compliance with Gore's hybrid working policies, from the country in which they are employed.

          What We Offer: Our success is based on the capability and creativity of our Associates, and we are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive total rewards program that supports your everyday and helps you build your tomorrow.

          We provide benefits that offer choice and flexibility and promote overall well-being. And in keeping with our belief that every Associate should share in the collective success of the enterprise; we provide a distinctive Associate Stock Ownership Plan in each country as well as potential opportunities for "profit-sharing". Learn more at

          We believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workplace. With diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences, we uncover new possibilities and make a greater impact in the world. We are proud of Associates for building on our rich history of innovation, upholding our values and supporting an inclusive work environment where we treat each other and our external partners with fairness, dignity and respect.

          Gore is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applications irrespective of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, status as a qualified individual with a disability, genetic information, pregnancy status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran, gender identity and expression, and any other characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations.

          Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. Gore will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, e.g., arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.

          Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

          Our Talent Acquisition Team welcomes your questions at

Keywords: W.L. Gore & Associates, Phoenix , Data Steward, Model Based Systems Engineering, Other , Phoenix, Arizona

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