People Matter

Business Analyst III - Data Governance, Metadata Management



IT, Data Science
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023

At F5, we strive to bring a better digital world to life. Our teams empower organizations across the globe to create, secure, and run applications that enhance how we experience our evolving digital world. We are passionate about cybersecurity, from protecting consumers from fraud to enabling companies to focus on innovation.

Everything we do centers around people. That means we obsess over how to make the lives of our customers, and their customers, better. And it means we prioritize a diverse F5 community where each individual can thrive.

Come join a fantastic team and capture essential requirements in our efforts to drive the maturity of these critical disciplines! You will work across the enterprise to enable and support strategic digital transformation initiatives through Data Governance (DG) and Metadata Management (MM) solutions. You should have knowledge of Data Governance and Metadata Management, a high degree of business acumen, professional maturity, and poise. Good problem solving and critical thinking skills are required.

Join our team and make a significant impact by leveraging your extensive business analysis expertise to drive strategic initiatives, optimize our data governance and metadata management practices, and lead digital transformation efforts. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with business and technology partners to elicit, analyze, translate, and document requirements and define measurable success criteria.

  • Partner with multiple stakeholders across business units and IT teams to define the optimal delivery approach.

  • Utilize your strong communication and stakeholder management skills to elicit, analyze, and document comprehensive business requirements for data governance and metadata management.

  • Translate desired business functionality into documented application requirements.

  • Collaborate with business units and IT (Information Technology) teams on solution strategies related to data governance and metadata management.

  • Drive to the heart of business problems to ensure the development of practical solutions, documentation and process improvements that consider all teams, initiatives, and long-term strategy.

  • Provide thought leadership on priorities, dependencies, and risks.

  • Identify areas of process improvement and assist in driving internal change.

  • Facilitate training for new processes.

  • Support the development of a metadata management and data governance framework and policies, processes, standards, and roles.

  • Collaborate with data stewards and development teams to develop and maintain policies, guidelines, standards, and procedures.

  • Assist with the development and implementation of data quality standards, data protection standards, and adoption requirements across the enterprise.

  • Improve data capture processes to enhance data quality and decision-making.

  • Ensure data ownership, quality, and privacy in collaboration with business units and various stakeholders within the Enterprise.

  • Champion organizational behavior changes as it relates to the use of data and realize the vision of data managed as an asset.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful:

  • Knowledge of Data Governance and Metadata Management.

  • Understanding of operational processes, data, systems landscape

  • Ability to understand desired business functionality and translate into documented application requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of business analysis best practices including documentation requirements for large bodies of work

  • Intellectual curiosity and the ability to question thought partners across functional areas

  • Ability to communicate information clearly and concisely with program leadership, subject matter experts and key stakeholders.

  • Ability and willingness to recognize work that needs to be completed, to seek out additional assignments or tasks, and to help others.

  • Strong analytical skills, business intuition, and organizational ability.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to operate effectively in a cross functional and complex matrixed work environment.

  • Adaptable, open to change and able to work in ambiguous situations and respond to new information or unexpected circumstances.

  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.

  • Professional working knowledge with data management in the technology industry.

  • Excellent meeting facilitation skills, must be able to drive groups to decisions

  • Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively

  • Proven ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, within a team

  • Expert written and verbal communication skills


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Information Systems, or a related field.

  • 5+ years of experience as a business analyst or equivalent.

  • Prior experience or exposure to data governance and metadata management

  • Strong problem-solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work independently and collaboratively.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Duties are performed in Seattle in a normal office environment while sitting at a desk or computer table. Duties require the ability to utilize a computer, communicate over the telephone, and read printed material.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

It is the policy of F5 to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, sensory, physical, or mental disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

The Job Description is intended to be a general representation of the responsibilities and requirements of the job. However, the description may not be all-inclusive, and responsibilities and requirements are subject to change.

The annual U.S. base pay range for this position is: $103,672.00 - $155,508.00

F5 maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience, geographic locations, and market conditions, as well as to reflect F5’s differing products, industries, and lines of business. The pay range referenced is as of the time of the job posting and is subject to change.

You may also be offered incentive compensation, bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits. More details about F5’s benefits can be found at the following link: F5 reserves the right to change or terminate any benefit plan without notice.

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