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Data Governance Senior Associate

Bain Capital

Bain Capital

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024


Established in 1984, Bain Capital is one of the world's leading private investment firms with approximately $160 billion in assets under management. Today, our teams strive to create value through private equity, public equity, fixed income, credit, venture capital and real estate investments across multiple sectors, industries, and geographies. Our competitive advantage is grounded in a diligence-intensive, value-added investment approach that enables the firm to deliver industry-leading returns for its investors. Headquartered in Boston, Bain Capital has offices in Chicago, Dublin, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Lisbon, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Melbourne, Mumbai, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, and Tokyo.


Bain Capital Credit & Special Situations are independently managed affiliates of Bain Capital, with a collective $55 billion in assets under management. We invest across the full spectrum of credit strategies, including leveraged loans, high-yield bonds, distressed debt, direct lending, structured products, non-performing loans, and equities. Through our numerous funds, we have the ability to invest in every level of a company’s capital structure from secured debt to equity, and we can also provide capital to growing companies with unique financing needs.

Our investment process is characterized by detailed business and financial analysis and a culture of vigorous debate. We combine a consulting-based approach to industry, competitor, and business analysis with an in-depth examination of a target company’s financial performance and capital structure. Our goal is to select the best industries, the best companies, and the best relative value among the many securities each company offers. Bain Capital Credit has a world-class team of investment professionals with extensive experience analyzing and managing high-yield investments.


We are looking for a skilled and experienced Data Engineer to join the technology team, focusing on data governance and data quality initiatives. The firm sees data as a valuable strategic asset and data management capabilities as key differentiator for sustained business success. The successful candidate will partner with the Data Management function and be responsible for implementing tools, frameworks & data quality checks to improve the reliability, discoverability, efficiency, and quality of data across the organization.

This role is for someone who is passionate about data and understands the discipline and commitment required to improve and sustain data quality across a complex business domain. It is a great opportunity to work with the latest cloud technologies and data management frameworks.

Your mandate will entail the creation, implementation, and vigilant oversight of data governance frameworks – that include data catalogs, data lineage, and data quality as the core pillars. You will be responsible for onboarding of data products and firm’s data assets to the data governance platform, and then maintaining and keeping them up to speed. You will work with the data team and application engineers to identify and implement source system checks & process improvements where needed.


  • Development, implementation, and maintenance of enterprise-wide data governance technologies, with a focus on improving data quality, data lineage and data discoverability.
  • Implement data-related standards, policies, procedures, and architectures in alignment with Central Data Governance team’s strategic objectives.
  • Implement technology tools and frameworks for tracking data quality, using key data quality metrics defined by Central Data Governance team in conjunction with data domain owners.
  • Design and implement data quality (DQ) rules to be integrated into DQ framework.
  • Creation of checks in source systems and data pipelines to ensure data quality and clean data flow.
  • Implement technology solutions to define and track key performance indicators for data quality, data governance processes, and tools to report on them in an automated manner.
  • Provide necessary tooling and systems support to the data team as they perform data governance activities
  • Work with various data team and various application teams as needed to evaluate, redesign, and reimplement data and process flows as needed.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a data engineer or in a similar role (SQL, Python, etc.)
  • Experience working in cloud environments (AWS, Azure, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of data governance principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of a Data Catalog, Data Lineage, and Data Quality frameworks
  • Prior experience with Data governance tools such as Atlan, Collibra, Alation, Manta, etc. is highly desired.
  • Strong analytical and technical problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Takes ownership and pride in end-to-end delivery of projects and initiatives.
  • Comfort with a data-intensive and high transaction volume environment
  • Deadline-driven mindset


  • Prior experience in Finance and Asset management domain is a plus.
  • Prior experience with Snowflake and DBT is a plus
  • Hands-on experience building and optimizing ‘big data’ pipelines, architectures, and data sets is a plus
  • Hands-on experience with AWS and familiarity with services such as S3, RDS, Redshift, Athena, EC2, Lambda, and Glue is a plus.