Data Engineer

Data Engineer

Job Title: Data Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Canberra
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2020-03-18
Reference: V-37237
Contact Name: Mohammed Samsam
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 19, 2020 10:32

Job Description

The Role:

One of Federal Government client’s is looking to fill a role for a Data Engineer to work on developing and applying scalable data science workflows. The role will involve creating data pipelines and processing techniques that work in both super computer and in cloud computing environments. There will be opportunities to work with internal and external stakeholders, including collaborations on exciting projects around the world. You will be supported in maintaining, improving and fostering collaboration on open source software including the Open Data Cube project.

This is a great chance to work in an inclusive team and to interact with peers from around the world in working on open data and open source software to make Earth observation data easier to access and in doing so, helping our client to make the world a little better.

In this role you will:

  • Create and maintain operational data processing pipelines
  • Work with others to continue to develop and maintain the Open Data Cube
  • Explore new ways of processing data that save time and deliver improved outcomes
  • Work together with a diverse team of people to develop maintainable and well documented code
  • Work with cloud engineers to help build and run cloud native solutions
  • Provide technical advice to software engineers, data scientists and executive stakeholders via Slack, Github, email and formal documentation
  • Join program-wide coordination ceremonies such as daily stand ups, three week sprints and program increment planning
  • Engage with the open source community
  • Experience using distributed computing tools like Dask
Skills and Experience Required:
Essential criteria
  • Extensive experience with Python and/or similar programming languages
  • Extensive experience with source control management and related processes
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of AWS and infrastructure as code
  • Degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of Linux system administration and relevant scripting languages
Desirable Criteria
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems and experience working with large volumes of raster data
  • Experience working with Postgresql and PostGIS
  • Experience using Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with Flask Python framework or equivalent
Location and Contract Term:

Canberra based. Initial contract until 30 June 2021.

Security Requirements

Must be an Australian Citizen. No security clearance is required for this role.

How to Apply:

Applications close Friday, 20 March 2020

Please upload your resume to apply. Please note you may need to complete selection criteria to complete this application process. We will be in touch with instructions for suitably skilled candidates

Call Mohammed Samsam 1300 944 936 for any further information