Senior Data Engineer and Technical Lead

Camperdown, Australia
Offering a competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation
16 May 2023
End of advertisement period
29 May 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time, continuing position as a Senior Data Engineer & Technical Lead
  • Develop and enhance the University's current Data Lake/Data Warehouse
  • Offering a competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The role of Senior Data Engineer & Technical Lead is responsible for leading, designing and providing the overall technical direction and roadmap for the University BI and Analytics data platforms, ensuring adherence to a standard consistent architectural framework, scalable and optimised to leverage both current and future capabilities to support the universities data science and analytics capabilities. The role will contribute to further develop and enhance the University's current Data Lake/Data Warehouse.

This role will lead deep technical architecture discussions with project stakeholders and an experienced technical team that aligns with a cloud deployment and modernisation of data platforms to generate efficient data pipelines and computational processing. You will use your knowledge and expertise to build/extend the data platform environment that are aligned to the university strategy needs, and that enable and enhance our data analytics. The role will be the technical lead and provide guidance on the overall operational and support to internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal and minimal impact to the cloud data platform.

The role will be the technical lead to Data Engineers and provide guidance and solutions where needed in development and support. You will be leading the daily management and maintenance of all data assets that sits in the university's data lake/warehouse. This role reports to the Senior Manager Data Engineering and provides expertise, knowledge and guidance on the components of modern data platforms for the University and develops innovative solutions to business problems by keeping abreast of emerging technologies.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • lead the design, data modelling, implementation and management of the Data Lake/Warehouse to cater for high profile projects and analytical work
  • lead and manage collaboration with stakeholders across key groups or individuals ensuring needs are identified and prioritised, and key requirements are managed in a professional and timely manner for projects
  • provide advice and support to technical resources in the design, development and execution of deliverables and work cross functionally with multiple business stakeholders in technical planning and delivery
  • lead the support and maintenance of the cloud analytics platform to ensure minimal down time catering for service level agreements
  • provide leadership and technical expertise while providing solutions in the areas of data management, Data Lakes, interoperability, application design, automation and compatibility across cloud platforms
  • undertake required research and analysis of emerging trends and explore the practical application of enabling technology to solve key business challenges and future ways of working.

About you

  • bachelors or Master's degree in computing science or equivalent, relevant experience
  • strong knowledge in cyber security and network management for cloud platforms.
  • experience using an Agile framework, with knowledge of CI/CD practices and Support X
  • experience in working with large, heterogeneous datasets in building and optimizing data pipelines, pipeline architectures and integrated datasets using traditional data integration technologies including ETL/ELT, data replication/CDC, message-oriented data movement, API design and access and upcoming data ingestion and integration technologies
  • strong knowledge of Operating system, Cyber Security, Infrastructure and access management
  • excellent interpersonal and client relationship management skills
  • strong organisational, time and workload management skills.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Applications Close

Monday 29 May 2023 11:59 PM