Big W

Data Engineer | BIG W

Job description

Data Engineer

  • Permanent role
  • Bella Vista and Surry Hills office locations, with WFH flexibility
  • Work on a range of high impact data projects

What we're like


At BIG W everyday’s a big day. For you, this could be the start of something big.

There are over 15,000 of us, in the biggest cities and the tiniest towns. And each of us has an important role to play to help make a real difference for families by providing real value, real solutions and real care.

If you have a passion for designing and delivering great customer and team experiences, a desire to join a business that is rapidly evolving into a purpose led digital retailer enabled by a great store network, and you’re looking for a place that cares about your development and growth, you could be who we’re looking for.

The Role

At BIG W, our ambition is to become a purpose-led digital retailer enabled by a great store network. Central to this ambition is the way we use data, analytics and insights to make better, more informed strategic customer, team and business decisions and delivering automation and artificial intelligence capabilities to accelerate progress towards our ambition.

The Data Engineer is responsible for designing, building and maintaining efficient, scalable data pipelines and structures that enable analytics to be conducted to meet business needs.

Some key responsibilities will include:

  • Design and delivery of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) based data warehousing and processing solutions that enables the BIG W business to further unlock the rich value of our data and deliver exceptional experiences for our customers and team
  • Work as a valued team member within the central BIG W Data, Analytics and Insights team, working collaboratively and partnering with business stakeholders and Group Data and Analytics teams
  • Support the onboarding of new data sets into GDP as required, including building and operationalising data pipelines, under the direction of the Data Engineering Lead and Data Excellence Managers
  • Explore, test and harden new GCP capabilities to improve our Data Engineering capabilities
  • Support the cultural and capability shift of the organisation towards Data, Analytics and Insights
  • Promote the use of Data, Analytics and Insights as means to answer the most important, well defined problems and curious questions to address customer, team and/or business challenges
  • Actively participate in DAI forums and community


About You

To be successful in this role and thrive in our high performing and innovative culture, you will have a good understanding of how data & analytics can unlock the potential of the business and help realise BIG W’s ambition of becoming a purpose led digital retailer.

In addition, you will:

  • Technical expertise to manage, manipulate and automate complex data feeds, analytical datamarts and new database solutions (i.e. BigQuery, Python, SQL etc)
  • Ideally, experience working within a cloud environment, particularly Google Cloud Platform (GCP, BigQuery, Airflow),
  • Programming skills in Python, SQL
  • Ideally some experience partnering with cross-functional team of Software Developers, Data Scientists and BAs in an Agile environment to build efficient and consistent data delivery architecture


What's in it for you?

  • An attractive remuneration package including base, super and bonus.
  • Opportunity to collaborate with some of the brightest and best minds in Australia both across BIG W and Woolworths.
  • Opportunity to join the most engaging team in the business.
  • Tech options - Woolworths is the largest employer of Google Apps in Australia, are early adopters of Agile and have BYOD options too.
  • An exciting career - as our business grows, so do the opportunities for our people.
  • Flexibility and work-life balance policies that will help you thrive.

Joining the Group

As part of the wider Woolworths Group, we care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage and we are proud to be recognised as a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTQ+ inclusion.

As our Group continues to evolve, innovate and support our communities, we encourage our team members to do the same with their own careers, by providing ongoing opportunities to grow and make a real difference.

If you meet a number of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application. You can learn more about working with us on LinkedIn or via https://www.linkedin.com/company/big-w/?viewAsMember=true . #LI #work180

Our Talent Acquisition Team and Hiring Leaders kindly request no unsolicited resumes or approaches from Recruitment Agencies. BIG W is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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