Job Title
Subject Matter Expert
Houston, TX
Job Description
A subject matter expert must have industry-specific experience and the ability relate the technical and business aspects of data. The SME will bridge the chasm between the business and the information management professionals by comfortably and effectively communicating with all levels of the business and technical communities. Candidates will possess a unique combination of leadership, communication skills, technical knowledge, and industry expertise. The SME role requires strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, conceptual, and verbal and written communications skills in addition to high-level teamwork.

The ideal candidate will possess experience in a specific energy sector and a deep understanding of the business. Also critical is a thorough knowledge of all types of technical data, including structured data, unstructured data, physical data, and physical records. They should understand various types of data models, taxonomies, and hierarchies. This is a client-facing role. The ability to work with appropriate clients to create a business case for IM and drive value for the client is expected.

Skills & Responsibilities:
  • Be a key liaison for the project team between the business and IM/IT
  • Be a primary author for some subsets of the deliverables
  • Develop strategic information management plans
  • Work with the project team to ensure the project brings value to the business
  • Provide content and relevancy to any and all aspects of IM projects
  • Act as a mentor and source of information related to business terms, technical terms, and data relationships for the whole team
  • Act as a sounding board and trusted ally to the project lead
  • Review any and all documents for content and tone

Key Requirements:
  • Intimate knowledge and experience with asset life-cycle, sector/domain specific data types, and business operations
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of technical data, preferably across more than one subject domain
  • Knowledge and understanding of technical structured data, unstructured data, and physical data and records
  • Knowledge of various types of data models, taxonomies, and hierarchies
  • Experience with MDM, ECM, information quality management, information governance, and stewardship projects
  • Knowledge of industry standards, such as PPDM and Energistics
  • Understand energy (sector-specific) business practices
  • Experience with information middle-ware, ETL tools and technologies, and data and transformation formats
  • Knowledge of various business applications and business systems
  • Knowledge of data sources, such as regulatory and public sources, data vendors, etc.
  • Understand data producers and data consumers
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills

Project Communication:
  • Demonstrate leadership of multidiscipline, high-performance work teams/groups and the ability to understand, and clearly relate to other members of the organization, client company, and team members
  • Lead dynamically and energize multidiscipline work teams to learn and apply new skills/techniques to respond to business needs
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and thrive in a cross-functional environment
  • Maintain close working relationships with top management of related business units, corporate executives, and personnel on specific projects
  • Regular contact with professional associations to keep informed of existing and evolving industry standards and technologies is encouraged

Education & Expertise:
  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering, business or related field is required
  • A graduate level degree in related field is desirable
  • Must have minimum of 10 years of experience in related field or positions