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Principal Architect - Data Governance


Data Architect


Galesburg, Michigan, United States

Eaton Corporate is hiring a Principal Architect - Data Governance. No relocation is offered for this position. All candidates must currently reside within 50 miles of the following Eaton locations to be considered; Beachwood OH, Galesburg MI, Raleigh NC, Moon Township, Houston TX, Menomonee Falls WI. 10% travel is required for this position.

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Data Governance, the Principal Architect of Data Governance at Eaton plays a critical role in shaping and implementing our enterprise-wide data governance strategy. Collaborating with multiple stakeholders across Cybersecurity, IT audit, AI Governance, Legal, and Enterprise Architecture, they will ensure that our data assets are managed effectively, securely, and in compliance with industry standards and regulations. The individual acts as the technical compass for data governance initiatives. They align technologists within IT, Eaton sectors and functional organizations across a unified vision, ensuring that data becomes a strategic asset rather than a liability. By collaborating with cross-functional teams, this architect aligns data initiatives with business goals, driving innovation, efficiency, and competitive advantage.

What you’ll do:

• Data governance policies must include a clear reference architecture for our business processes, systems, and critical data flows. It’s about orchestrating complexity. At the scale of Eaton’s vast volumes of data from diverse sources and sectors, without proper governance, chaos ensues. The architect brings order by designing robust frameworks, standards, and processes. They simplify the intricate web of data relationships, making it accessible and actionable.

• Data breaches, privacy violations, and regulatory fines are real threats. This role will act as the organization’s guardian of compliance. They establish controls, partner, define and implement mature access management, and ensure adherence to legal requirements (GDPR, CCPA, etc.). Their work shields the organization from reputational damage and financial losses.

• The architect champions data quality. Clean, accurate data fuels informed decision-making. By defining validation rules, data lineage, and stewardship processes, they build trust in the data ecosystem. Trustworthy data drives better business outcomes.

• Data maturity is a strategic imperative here at Eaton. Mature organizations leverage data for predictive analytics, AI, and innovation. The Senior Data Governance Architect elevates the organization’s maturity by fostering a data-aware culture, breaking silos, and promoting collaboration. Whether it’s AI, IoT, or cloud adoption, success hinges on data readiness. This architect ensures that data pipelines flow seamlessly, enabling agility and responsiveness. They empower the organization to embrace the digital future.

• Lastly, collaboration is a key priority for this role. The architect engages with stakeholders across functions—IT, legal, cybersecurity, and more. They bridge gaps, align priorities, and create a shared vision. Their diplomacy ensures that data governance isn’t an isolated effort but a collective mission.


Basic (Required) Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited

• Minimum 7 years of experience in data governance, data quality, data architecture, and/or data analytics.

• Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.

• No relocation is offered for this position. All candidates must currently reside within 50 miles of the following Eaton locations to be considered; Beachwood OH, Galesburg MI, Raleigh NC, Moon Township, Houston TX, Menomonee Falls WI.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree from an accredited institution

• Certifications in data governance, data quality or master data management.

• 10+ years of experience in data governance, data quality, data architecture, and/or data analytics.

• Experience leading global organizations through technology assessments, governance policy and the designing reference architecture across the full lifecycle of data.

• Experience in working with data-related regulations and compliance standards such as GDPR, HIPAA, or CCPA

• Strong understanding of data architecture, databases, and storage solutions.

• Expertise in data modeling, data retention and archival, data observability, quality, and cataloging.

• Strong understanding of data strategy frameworks, data maturity, and industry standard approaches.

• Knowledge of cutting-edge data technologies across access management, security, compliance, privacy, and AI.

Eaton Leaderships Attributes:

• Think and Act Strategically, Build Organizational Capability, Get Results and Enable a Digital Mindset across Eaton.

• Is passionate, accountable, efficient, ethical, transparent, and focused on continuous learning.

• We foster an environment of engagement and inclusion for all employees and act with advocacy, empathy, and accountability.

At Eaton, we strive to provide compensation and benefits that attract, engage, and retain the best talent. This includes competitive pay and a variety of benefit programs for eligible employees. The expected annual salary range for this role is $136500.03 - $200200.04 a year. This role is also eligible for a variable incentive program. Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

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