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Lead Data Engineer

WorkSafe Victoria - Geelong, VIC

Source: uWorkin


  • Shape our Data & Analytical Landscape
  • New State of the Art Office in Geelong
  • Fulltime Permanent Opportunity
At WorkSafe we’re dedicated to supporting all Victorians to be healthy and safe at work and to recover from any workplace injury or illness as quickly as possible. Our Passion for safety and wellbeing is what unites us.

Our organisation is focussed on the delivery of our Strategy, as we build the WorkSafe of the future we’re committed to delivering value to our people and to Victorian employers, workers and the wider community through continuing to focus on our Customers and putting Prevention First.

Agile and curious, our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. We work closely with employers, workers and the community to prevent workplace injury and illness and to improve outcomes and the client experience. We make WorkSafe.

About the role

The Lead Data Engineer is a key foundational role, reporting to the Manager, Data Warehouse and Engineering. You will lead the design and development of large-scale solutions, advising on database design and logic to support the delivery of WorkSafe’s Data and Analytics Strategy.

You will build complex infrastructure, operational processes, and infrastructure automation, creating and improving development and operational capabilities, including: disaster recovery, high systems availability, on demand scalable solutions, infrastructure monitoring and continuous deployment capabilities.

You will have significant input into the technical direction of the data team and will be significantly involved in strategy decisions. This role works closely with the Data Architect and existing technology teams, to improve WorkSafe’s data management.
  • Influence and lead design efforts for the most secure and scalable data environments that satisfy both operational and product needs in accordance with corporate guidelines
  • Influence and lead efforts and processes for continuous deployment cycles and on-demand deployments
  • Lead cross-departmental projects and project teams from conception to completion
  • Influence senior stakeholders through deep technical expertise, customer/domain knowledge, vision and objectives
  • Inform strategy and architecture through cutting edge research and industry best practice knowledge
Please ensure you take a look at the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role.

Skills & experience
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Significant experience within Software Development, Data Engineering or a related field
  • Experience working in DevOps and Agile environments, as well as continuous integration
  • Depth of understanding in database design, including conceptualization to database optimization
  • Deep expertise in ETL development, data structures, storage, specifications, and architectures
  • Strong software engineering and coding skills, ideally in a data intensive environment
  • Excellent understanding of relevant applications like SAS, SQL, Enterprise R
  • Ability to conceive and portrait big data picture
  • Excellent understanding of Hadoop and Spark Able to lead meetings, clearly communicate technical approach, status, assess and mitigate risk
  • Excellent understanding of AWS cloud solutions including EMR/Spark/Scala
  • Excellent understanding of Snowflake.
  • Experience in building out Cloud based Data Lakes preferred.
Benefits & Culture

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance.

In return, we offer a range of great benefits, including work variety, workplace flexibility and leave options, learning and development opportunities, study support, a leading health and wellbeing program, contribution to gym memberships and prescription eye wear and discounted corporate health insurance rates. WorkSafe prides itself on being a great place to work.

No applications from recruitment agencies will be accepted.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check (and Medical Assessment) as part of the recruitment process.

Applications close 11pm Tuesday 11th May 2021. Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives. Please note, candidate screening may take place prior to the closing of this advertisement.

For further enquiries please contact Nadia Cardozo at .
Job Ref: NC000015
Submitted: 27-04-2021
Applications Close: Tuesday, 11 May 2021
Salary/Rate: Band 11

WorkSafe Victoria