Data Quality Officer

Hawthorn, Australia
HEW 6: $82,367 - $88,808 base plus 17% superannuation
16 May 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Join Swinburne’s Research Analytics Services Team
  • Full time, 3-years fixed-term position at our Hawthorn campus
  • HEW 6: $82,367 - $88,808 base plus 17% superannuation

About the Job

Swinburne is embarking on an exciting journey, working towards our new vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. An excellent opportunity has become available within Swinburne Research for a Data Quality Officer. We are looking for an analytical minded individual who is passionate about data and process improvement to join the Research Analytics Services Team.

Reporting to the Manager Research Analytics Services, you will work across Research Services, IT and the broader University to identify data quality issues, investigate issues identified by others, and to devise and implement solutions.

Working under broad direction, you will assist in formulating and driving the implementation of system and process improvements aimed at addressing the underlying quality of data captured in university research systems and remediate existing data where necessary. You will be a natural collaborator and work proactively with stakeholders to prioritise issues and support improvements in processes, systems and data to implement data integrity, governance and quality initiatives. It is expected that remediation of existing data, improvements to prevent reoccurrence and embedding good governance will take approximately three years to achieve.

Additional responsibilities include business process mapping, system documentation, facilitating workshops and sessions with stakeholder groups and actively engaging stakeholders to champion data quality initiatives.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a young university with a long history. As a dual-sector university of technology, born of a technical college, we are proud of Swinburne’s technology DNA, and of our national and global standing. Our contribution to Technology, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the STEM disciplines, and our track record of meaningful industry and community engagement, are natural manifestations of the legacy initiated by the vision of our founders George and Ethel Swinburne in 1902. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

About you

To be suitable for the role, you will have:

  • A relevant qualification in information systems, data science or a computational discipline and/or demonstrated relevant experience, education or training.
  • Demonstrated experience in data quality principles and practices, including validation, testing, cleaning, profiling and auditing of data.
  • Advanced skills in SQL, PHP and other relevant languages and systems and strong documentation skills including process mapping.
  • Demonstrated analysis and problem-solving skills in relation to data and information systems, with the ability to work accurately with attention to detail.

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Enjoy 50% study fee reduction
  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs
  • Private health insurance discounts

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits and refer to ‘Benefits’ section.

How to apply and further information

To view the position description or to start an application please click on apply or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact Michelle Vincent (Manager, Research Analytics Services) via email:

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Diversity and Inclusion

Equity and diversity are integral to achieving our 2025 vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as:

  • Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Charter of Cultural Diversity
  • Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan
  • Swinburne LGBTIQA+ Pride, Gender Equality, Accessibility and Intergenerational inclusion strategies

For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Assistance and Support

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Timothy Werner at

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Orders from Victoria’s Minister for Health require all Swinburne workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Specified Workers) 2021 Order (No. 1). All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 5 June 2022.

(Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position)


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