First listed on: 11 July 2024

Senior Data Engineer


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Facility: Warrawong District Executive Office with Hybrid Work Arrangements Available

Position Classification: Computer Manager Grade 2
Remuneration: $124,152 - $140,163 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ501713
Applications Close: 11th August 2024

What you'll be doing

As a Senior Data Engineer you will work with a small team which is responsible in providing a robust, secure and reliable data platform that delivers a single source of truth and enables our customers to use data for critical decision making. You will be expected to provide the knowledge and guidance in handling disparate data sources from varied databases, and deliver solutions based on the backbone of sound architecture and best data engineering practices.

The Senior Data Engineer role is responsible for the design and management of the organisation's data platform architecture, ensuring secure access and availability of data, development of information management standards and practices, defining data models, and aligning it with the enterprise architectural plan, in accordance with the needs of the business.
Hybrid work arrangements available with a requirement to work in the office on a regular basis. 

What we can offer you

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) provides you with an excellent career choice with many rewarding experiences. At ISLHD we are not just offering jobs, we are offering you the opportunity to excel in your chosen field and to experience a work life balance.

Work flexibility is very important at ISLHD and we provide our people with a range of benefits and conditions to assist with balancing the demands of work and personal life where possible. We offer:

  • ADOs each month (for eligible full time employees)
  • Study and development leave
  • Access to in-house training, learning and educational opportunities
  • Discounted parking
  • Salary packaging options to reduce your tax and increase your take home pay (for eligible employees)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – counselling for you and your family
  • Fitness Passport program – ISLHD staff can sign-up with Fitness Passport, an external service provider. Fitness Passport offers employees access to gyms and fitness services that are current members of its program on a minimum 12 month contract.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

Talent Pool

This recruitment may be used to create a talent pool / eligibility list where candidates may be offered casual, ongoing permanent, or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 18 months.

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Your claim against the selection criteria is the most important part of your application as it will help determine whether or not you have met the standard of response required by the panel to be eligible for an interview. You should read the Position Description and then address the selection criteria for the role, giving examples where required. Applicants are encouraged to review the following information on Applying for a position within NSW Health at:

Selection Criteria 

  1. Appropriate tertiary qualifications in Computer Science, Software/Computer Engineering, Mathematics and/or relevant equivalent professional experience.
  2. Experience working in cloud infrastructure and high level of competency in MS Azure and AWS architecture and tools (authoring a Data Platform and monitoring Pipelines, Datasets and Data Flows)
  3. Proficient in data modelling and design, including SQL development, database administration, database management and data warehouse/platform design.
  4. Strong working knowledge and skills in ETL tools using Python and Microsoft SSIS and other cloud based ETL / ELT solutions
  5. Demonstrated experience working with and the design of DevOps and CI/CD pipelines.
  6. Possess excellent communication skills with experience in translating business needs into technical solutions, evidenced by presenting to large groups, senior management and executives and producing informative technical and non-technical documentation.
  7. Ability to problem solve, prioritise workload and work productively in both a busy office environment or via remote locations.
  8. Experience managing workflow of a small engineering team with the ability to share knowledge, and build technical currency within the team.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
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