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Company Description

It's an exciting time to be part of Open Universities Australia (OUA) – Australia’s destination for online tertiary study. As a not-for-profit, we empower students from all walks of life by helping them achieve their goals and transforming their lives through access to education from universities across the country.

At OUA our values are at the heart of everything that we do. We act for our customers, take care of each other and we work to continuously improve.

We are looking for individuals who are committed to achieving results, able to work in an agile and changing environment, deliver service excellence, able to communicate openly and honestly and work effectively within a team.

Job Description

Are you passionate about education and inspired to build and support the data analytics infrastructure? Do you possess skills in the collection, management, analysis and visualisation of data?

We are looking for a Data Engineer to join an established team that will help deliver and support a robust, reliable data lake. Reporting to the Data Insights Leader, you will be creating an analytics foundation block, ‘connecting to’ and ‘collecting’ new and established data sources.

You will also be building and managing of data marts and data models and provide a clear view of data with descriptions and diagnostic analysis.

What your day will look like:

  • Efficient transfer of data from source systems to data lake.
  • Develop and refine ETL / API data ingestion patterns for both structured and semi structured data.
  • Lead the team in development practices ensuring reliable and maintainable patterns.
  • Translate analytics requirements into logical and physical models designs.
  • Build and maintain ETL / ELT patterns, transformations, naming conventions and coding practices to ensure consistency of data models.
  • Monitor accuracy and availability of data marts. Identify risks / issues and create plan to mitigate.
  • Maintain a best practice approach to creation and maintenance of users / profiles / access to analytics tools and products.
  • Review and curate existing and new analytics technologies, providing advice to update or replace as necessary.
  • Work with infrastructure teams to ensure maintenance of analytics landscape does to impact business users and product teams.


Your skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of ETL architecture, infrastructure and experience with Informatica
  • Experience with API based transaction and bulk integrations with cloud-based platforms
  • Previous experience in data modelling, data warehousing, business intelligence capacity
  • Strong in SQL scripting and familiar with programming languages, Python, JavaScript
  • Knowledge of database management practices, experience with AWS Redshift is an advantage
  • Ability to engage with platform development and architects to improve current data integrations
  • Exposure to Business Intelligence solutions such as GoodData, MarketingCloud, Excel Powerpivot is highly advantageous

Your personal attributes:

  • Creative thinker, able to think creatively through complex problems and discover the best path
  • Strong ownership of problems and consultative approach to business partnering
  • Able to adapt quickly and manage an environment of rapid change
  • Resilient, flexible and comfortable working with ambiguity

Additional Information

We operate with principles of autonomy, alignment and agility. Our empowered cross functional teams follow strategy as a process to drive customer value. Our culture underpins how together, we achieve our goals. In every action we are guided by our values to:

  • Act for customers
  • Continuously Improve; and
  • Care for each other

What do we offer?

  • Not-for-profit salary packaging benefits, including novated lease.
  • Subsidised study opportunities.
  • Competitive market salary along with annual individual and company bonuses.
  • Learning and training opportunities
  • Discounted gym memberships and health insurance

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