Data Engineer

Posted 03 June 2024
Job type Contract
DisciplineInformation Technology

Job description

Data Engineer
Location: Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.  
Duration: 12 Months contract with possible extension
Security Clearance: Must be an Australian citizen and Must be able to obtain Baseline. 

DFP Recruitment is seeking a Data Engineer for our Federal government Client. This role involves providing insights, solutions, and advice to decision-makers,
policymakers, and the market to enhance scheme operations and position the agency as a modern, efficient, and effective regulator.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Support the Chief Data Officer and the agency in delivering the Data and Reporting Strategy to improve data governance.
  • Support business areas to improve data transparency under the organisation open data policy.
  • Promote and facilitate sharing of scheme data across Commonwealth agencies.
  • Provide a point of liaison between the Digital Services branch and business areas on the delivery of data services infrastructure under the Data Services Roadmap.
  • Build agency analytics capability, and utilise data analytics and geospatial analytics.
Role Responsibilities and Duties
  • Design, construct, and optimize data lakes, CI/CD, and Synapse pipelines within the Azure stack.
  • Develop scalable architecture practices for pipeline designs.
  • Lead data migration and integration for critical change programs.
  • Ensure data integrity and align engineering tasks with program objectives.
  • Mentor team members and drive new data engineering practices adoption.
  • Monitor and improve data service performance and costs.
  • Maintain documentation and adhere to data governance policies.
  • Research and innovate within the Azure data engineering field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Certifications in Azure Data Services, such as the Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate.
  • 3+ years of experience in data engineering with a focus on Azure services.
  • Proven experience with Azure Data Lake, Azure Synapse Analytics, and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement scalable data architectures.
  • Experience in data migration and managing large-scale data pipelines.
  • Familiarity with DevOps practices and tools within the Azure ecosystem.
  • Strong technical skills in SQL, Python, and R.
  • Proficiency in data modelling including reuse and scalability patterns.
  • Knowledge of Azure Monitor, Azure Security, and compliance frameworks.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and lead technical projects.
  • Experience building data profiling, data cleansing and data engineering frameworks.
To Apply:

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