Data Engineer, EL 1, Various Locations

Location: Melbourne VIC

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  • Classification: EL 1
  • Location: Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne or Sydney
  • Salary: $101,373 - $114,031

The role

The Data Engineer provides data management, wrangling and analysis support to the Machine Learning and Evaluation (MLE) team and a range of stakeholders across the agency. The right candidate will bring leadership to a recently formed team, and assist Austrade develop its data science and business intelligence capability through development of a core evidence-base for downstream analytics and research.


  • Work across projects and teams to deliver data management capability and support the Office of the Chief Economist function in Austrade. Familiarity with ETL processing based on Python scripting is essential. Familiarity with R programming language is an advantage
  • Independently design, develop and implement fully automated data pipelines, including accessing source relational databases with SQL and Python programming language
  • Mentor and develop staff capabilities in the areas of data engineering
  • Derive data enrichments using data science techniques such as machine learning, predictive analytics and other statistical methods. Experience in deploying production-level machine learning models an advantage
  • Deliver robust design documentation to support data management such as transformation process flows, data dictionary, schema, code standards, and any other documentation that assists in understanding, maintaining and reproducing data transformation
  • Establish test criteria for team members to assess in order to evaluate and validate developed data sets
  • Assist in identifying and managing risks to stakeholders, including data security risks
  • Provide input and insights into the MLE work program and the broader Office of the Chief Economist objectives
  • Project management including planning, reporting, and taking steps to ensure clarity on roles, responsibilities and outcomes
  • Work in an agile environment, demonstrating resilience and adaptability to change
  • Experience with data quality assessments and frameworks, to understand and interpret the quality of data products
  • Demonstrate capabilities consistent with the Austrade Capability Framework, especially across areas of Research and Insights
The successful applicant must be an Australian citizen and have, or be willing to undergo a security clearance to the level of Baseline as a condition of employment.

Applications close Sunday, 14 February 2021 at 11:30pm (AEDT).

For more detailed information please view the Information Pack.


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