Senior Manager, Data Governance

  • Bayan Lepas, Malaysia
  • Full-time
  • Business Function: Data Governance
  • Work Location: Bayan Lepas PN1--LOC_WDT_MY0703
  • Job Type (exemption status): Exempt position - Please see related compensation & benefits details below

Company Description

At Western Digital, our vision is to power global innovation and push the boundaries of technology to make what you thought was once impossible, possible.

At our core, Western Digital is a company of problem solvers. People achieve extraordinary things given the right technology. For decades, we’ve been doing just that. Our technology helped people put a man on the moon.

We are a key partner to some of the largest and highest growth organizations in the world. From energizing the most competitive gaming platforms, to enabling systems to make cities safer and cars smarter and more connected, to powering the data centers behind many of the world’s biggest companies and public cloud, Western Digital is fueling a brighter, smarter future.

Binge-watch any shows, use social media or shop online lately? You’ll find Western Digital supporting the storage infrastructure behind many of these platforms. And, that flash memory card that captures and preserves your most precious moments? That’s us, too.

We offer an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices and platforms for business and consumers alike. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk® and WD® brands.

Today’s exceptional challenges require your unique skills. It’s You & Western Digital. Together, we’re the next BIG thing in data.

Job Description

Global Operations Strategy Organization is to discover the future, set strategies, and help define new standards of excellence to enable WD Global Operations to deliver sustainable competitive advantage. Digital Innovation being one of the pillars of the vision is to drive innovation and game-changer strategy, process, practice, and methodology to accelerate the Global Operations growth and excellence. Digital Innovation Dept is seeking a Senior Manager in the Data Governance


This position will be focusing on driving and managing enterprise data strategy and governance. The ideal candidate with strategic experience will research, data model, and integrate data architectures to align with business strategy and values. This includes but not limited to:

  1. Identify distinct use cases that impact the organization considering revenue, cost, and risk.
  2. Quantify value
  3. Improve data capabilities
  4. Develop a scalable delivery model



  • Interact with business partners and lead discussions to understand the critical to success data needs and provide guidance both technical and best practice processes.
  • Research and understand the business operation data insights, requirements, and their usage model and roadmap.
  • Architecting Data Structures, Solutions & Security and Data control structures within an optimum environment to ensure the accuracy and quality of data through all upstream and downstream data channels.
  • Coordinate the resolution of data integrity gaps by working with the business owners, data source, and IT.
  • Provide thought leadership and participate in projects that involve any of the upstream or downstream data flows and processes.
  • Engage and lead strategic projects with multi-functional internal and external teams.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering. 
  • Proficiency in AWS Redshift/MPP, AWS RDS & cloud computing.
  • Proficiency in data governance, architecture, warehousing, integration, and modeling.
  • Experience with common developer languages like SQL, Python, Java etc.
  • 6+ years of experience in work related to data governance, architecture, management, development, and technology.
  • Proficiency in AWS Services and Platform. AWS Certified Developer or AWS Certified DevOps Engineer will be an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in Agile Project Management. Agile Certified is an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in ETL development work, big data architecture and design.

Additional Information

Western Digital is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees and will not discriminate based on their race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster.

Western Digital thrives on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around us. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect and contribution.

Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with disabilities and ensuring all candidates can successfully navigate our careers website and our hiring process. Please contact us at [email protected] to advise us of your accommodation request. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.