Principal Data Governance Analyst

Feb 02, 2023
Manhattan, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.

A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar New York is on the lookout for a talented Data Governance Analyst who possess a passion for data and games. The successful candidate will possess superb organizational skills and have the ability to communicate data to technical and non-technical teams at all levels. This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar’s unique game development studio in the heart of Manhattan.


  • The Rockstar Analytics team provide insights and actionable results to a wide variety of stakeholders across the organization in support of their decision making.
  • We partner with multiple departments across the company to design and implement data and pipelines.
  • We collaborate as a global team to develop cutting-edge data pipelines, data products, data models, reports, analyses, and machine learning applications.


  • Partner with members of Development, Game, Social Club, Publishing and Live Ops teams to execute data governance best practices at Rockstar.
  • Take a major role in the adoption of an enterprise-wide data governance technology platform, with a focus on improvement of data quality/accessibility and the protection of sensitive data through modifications to organization behavior policies and standards, principles, governance metrics, processes, related tools and data architecture.
  • Partner with Data Engineering to develop and continually assess work processes to identify opportunities to automate, minimize error, and maximize productivity, as well as develop tools to monitor for compliance to standards.
  • Develop strategies to enable teams to efficiently input and analyze data received from internal and external sources to ensure accurate and validated data is available for decision making.
  • Partner with Data Architecture to set strategy for feeds and data sharing with internal and external teams. Ensure information on what data/reports is available is easily available to stakeholders.
  • Partner with Business Analysts on the development of a taxonomy across the Game team and establishes strategies around metadata management and data quality.
  • Help build and execute a strategy for knowledge manager. Drive constant improvements in data quality, governance and knowledge discoverability via a non-invasive strategy.
  • Own processes around several data tools and programs, including Tableau, data quality, Alation (Data Management), and data governance.
  • Stay informed about new technologies and trends in the data space.


  • 5+ years of work experience in data strategy, governance, and acquisition.
  • 3+ years data modeling and architecture experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding of GDPR, CCPA, VCDPA and other customer protection and privacy policies applicable in the e-commerce industries.
  • Passion for driving business value through the use of high-quality data and advocacy for the value of data as an asset.


  • Excellent project management and presentation skills, and able to quickly generate a breadth of documentation from training materials to C-suite presentations.
  • Exceptional ability to communicate at all levels, including technical ones.
  • Experience in an agile fast-paced video game or technology environment.
  • Experience with Big Data Technologies, on-prem and in the cloud such as Tableau, Hadoop, Snowflake, Databricks, Spark, and Hive.
  • Experience in development and implementation of a Data governance strategy for managing high quality structured, semi structured and unstructured data (images, videos) across on-prem as well as public cloud deployments.
  • Demonstrated thought leadership with data governance, quality, stewardship, ontologies, taxonomies, etc.


Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Working experience with Alation.
  • MBA or other related graduate-level degree is desired.
  • Proven experience in establishing a successful non-invasive data governance strategy.
  • Experience working in the Game industry.



Please apply with a resume and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or race.

The pay range for this position in New York City at the start of employment is expected to be between the range below* per year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.


*NYC Pay Range
$144,600$192,800 USD
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