Data Engineer

Data Engineer

Job Title: Data Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sydney
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2021-06-27
Reference: V-39356
Contact Name: Kym Hinds
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 28, 2021 17:53

Job Description

Our Federal Government client requires an experienced Data Engineer.  You will be supporting multidisciplinary teams to identify and convert business goals and data requirements.

This is a 12 month contract with possible extensions.  You must be an Australian Citizen with the ability to obtain a baseline clearance.

This role is flexible, available as either on a part time or full-time basis.

The role includes the following responsibilities:

  • Work in a multidisciplinary team to:
    • Identify and convert business goals into data requirements
    •  Identify and gather analytical requirements for customer, business, product and project needs.
    • Advise on data modelling and facilitate back-end infrastructure alignment
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to optimise data sourcing pipelines and verify data quality.
  • Integration of datasets across multiple databases
  • Modification of existing databases to meet unique needs and goals determined during initial evaluation and planning process.
  • Develop database strategies at modelling, design and implementation stages to address business requirements.
  • Provide comprehensive analysis, analyse vast and complex datasets, gather relevant evidence and recommend solutions to address and solve complex business problems
  • Conduct quality checks on data sources to check for inconsistencies. Identify and leverage areas for improvement in data systems
  • Develop quarterly roadmaps based on impact, effort and test coordination, working with stakeholders to achieve short-term and long-term goals.
  • Identify and document project constraints, assumptions, business impacts, risks and scope exclusions as well as general documentation including data dictionaries
  • Resolve issues regarding integrity of data flow into the above-mentioned databases. Pre-emptive resolution of technical issues
  • Depending on the team’s needs, potentially creating migration strategies to bridge development gaps between existing software architecture and future updates.

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of data modelling and experience in setting up databases and other frameworks, managing systems and aligning procedures with business needs
  • Extensive experience in database development and production environments, designing, coding and testing database solutions such as Microsoft Azure, Qlik (SAS and Tableau would be an advantage)
  • Experience in testing programs and databases to identify issues and make necessary modifications, and seamlessly integrate project technical aspects and make information relatable to non-technical personnel
  • Proficiency in working with coding and data visualisation languages and tools such as Python, Java, R, R shiny, Power BI, Tableau, Hi-charts, Qlik
  • Experience working with vast data sets to break down information, gather relevant points and solve advanced business problems. This also requires understanding of statistical, algebraic and other analytical techniques
  • Ability to work with others to shape organization efforts to enhance performance

Desirable criteria
  • Experience in working within multidisciplinary teams, including data scientists, developers, policy officers, research analysts, project managers, senior management and more.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and work on multiple projects of varying complexity and urgency
  • Experience working within a government agency, or working for a government agency

How to Apply:

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

Call Kym 1300 944 936 for any further information.


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