Airbnb is a brand built on fostering trust between our hosts, guests, and the company itself. We do this in part by ensuring we are responsibly handling data to meet the expectations of our customers and society at large through our Data Governance program. Airbnb is looking to bring on a seasoned leader to run this program.
Our new Director of Data Governance will develop our Data Governance strategy & roadmap and lead the relevant work streams spanning our online and offline data ecosystems. At the highest level, this person will be responsible for developing a holistic systems architecture composed of technology, roles, processes, and data to achieve our objectives in this space. This is an influence-based leadership role, having no direct reports, but guiding the work of teams across the Technology org.
Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st-century company.
Drive decision-making across Legal, Privacy, Finance, Business, and Engineering teams on how to adhere to data governance objectives while maximizing the value of the affected data and the productivity of our workforce
Develop data policies for data access, data compliance, data retention, and data lifecycle management
Educate data stewards and consumers on how to adopt data policies
Define and drive adoption & utilization of our data classification taxonomy for Data Compliance, Data Privacy, Data Hygiene, and Data Quality use cases
Develop and guide the implementation of automated rules associated with each data classification
Drive offline data architecture decisions to support evolving requirements
Operationalize data governance processes in partnership with data stewards across the company
Partner with our Data Platform & InfoSec teams to develop next generation data governance tools and workflows
Partner with IT teams on Data Governance considerations for third-party applications
Develop strategy for managing third-party data ingested into our data ecosystem
Develop our Master Data Management strategy, ensuring quality of critical data elements & identifying opportunities to increase business value through data
Conduct periodic reviews of data ecosystem to ensure data policy is being appropriately applied
BS, MS or Ph.D. in STEM or Data-related field, or equivalent work experience
10+ years’ experience designing, deploying, and managing Data Governance programs
Ability to operate in a fast-moving environment supporting a rapidly growing business
Consistently made culture choices that positively impact all of engineering
Demonstrated project management skills
The starting base pay for this role is between $250,000 and $315,000. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: education, experience, and skills. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, benefits, and Employee Travel Credits.