Data Engineer

6 month contract - Sydney - CBD

Date posted
26 July 2019
Applications close
23 August 2019
  • Six-month contract with a view to extend
  • Central CBD location – five mins from Wynyard
  • Flexible workin

Short Description
Opportunity for an experienced Data Engineer to join a growing team, apply now for immediate consideration.

About Us
As one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, Rest plays a role in the futures of around one in six working Australians. Our people are committed to delivering real benefits for our customers and making a difference as their fund for life – from their first job to their last. As a profit-to-member fund, we put our members first.

At Rest we have a culture built around our values, customer focus, collaboration, courage, integrity and trust. We empower our people to make a difference to our customers and in their own life. We are proud to offer benefits including an open plan modern working environment, flexible working, health and wellbeing programs and tailored development plans to support you be the best you can be.

About the Job
We are currently looking to bring on board a Data Engineer on a six-month fixed term contract with a view to extend. Work as part of the Data Strategy & Governance team you will be responsible for the useability, design, performance, maintenance and enhancements to RESTs Data Analytics hub.

This role is ideal for someone experienced in data modelling, SQL development and performance tuning using AWS Redshift looking to secure a role within an organisation that sees Data Strategy and Governance as essential to achieving great business outcomes.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Improve Data Engineering Capabilities in Data Strategy & Governance Team – Advise, develop, improve & follow best practices & modern design and development principles
  • Develop the data sets and environments, data modelling standards, performance tuning and best practices
  • Develop and Collaborate with Customer Analytics team, Business teams and Data Management team to define Data Engineering Plan
  • Collaborate with Architects to perform database design/modelling in response to new data requirements
  • Clarify and refine data requirements for reports and analytical models. Provide development estimates to business users and project teams for enhancements
  • Own Data Engineering and logical data security in collaboration with other members of internal/external Data team
  • Production verification testing for data model changes ensuring that a change has been deployed in production successfully and no adverse data impacts have occurred
  • Documentation: Ensure that informative, well-organized documentation with Data Catalog and lineage is maintained with internal & external staff
  • Ensure documentation standards are maintained. Review documentation on a periodic basis and ensure catalog is properly classified according to use, sensitivity and importance.
  • Work with other team members to conduct compliance checks on all data repositories to ensure adherence to data governance and APRA guidelines (CPG 235)
  • Communicate and follow quality coding & naming standards.

About You:
  • Proven experience in the following fields:  information technology, logical and physical data modelling, database administration and SQL development
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, management information systems or a related field
  • Good knowledge of AWS RedShift, Columnar databases and Data modelling
  • Working knowledge of Agile development
  • Working knowledge of Talend or other ETL tools
  • Working knowledge of Unix shell scripting
  • SPARX Enterprise Architect tool for data modelling (Desirable)
  • Knowledge of Superannuation industry (Desirable)

At Rest we believe that everyone has the power to make a difference and we offer an inclusive and diverse environment that values the qualities and backgrounds that our people bring to the team. We encourage open and diverse thinking, collaboration, innovation and high performance.

If this sounds like you, apply now by submitting your resume and a covering letter summarising your experience and outlining why you are interested in the role.

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Please note only people with the right to work permanently in Australia will be considered. 

To apply, click on the “Apply Now” button, fill in the form, attach your CV and cover letter addressing the points above. We look forward to hearing from you.

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