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Nous is a great place to work…

Nous Group is an international management consultancy with over 700 people working across Australia and New Zealand, the UK, Ireland and Canada. We are a values-based organisation that is inspired and determined to improve people’s lives in significant ways. Working in unique, cross-disciplinary teams we create innovative and enduring solutions that transform businesses, governments, and communities. We realise a bigger idea of success.

Nous is regularly acknowledged as a great place to work as part of competitive workplace reviews. In 2023 Nous was again named one of Australia’s Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work, and was recognised as one of LinkedIn’s best places to grow a career, as a LinkedIn Top Company (Australia). We have previously been named Best Management Consulting Firm by the Australian Financial Review on a number of occasions and a Great Place to Work every year that we’ve entered for the past decade (Australia). We’re excited to be extending success and influence globally having recently been awarded A Great Place to Work in Canada and the UK in 2023.

We are looking for a Data Engineer to join our Sydney or Melbourne office.

You will be responsible for developing and supporting the technical environment that underlies business intelligence, reporting and enterprise data integration capabilities for Nous projects, as well as a operate as a technical expert for our systems that enable the data analytics work we do for clients.

Nous’ data environment includes two deliberately siloed data warehouses, for data related to corporate needs (human resources, procurement processes, etc) and to client project needs (from Australian Bureau of Statistics, government open data, survey data, etc.). At the heart of both systems are SQL Server databases in Azure, and Power BI reports and dashboards. Advanced analytics is conducted in R and SQL, with rigorous source code version control in Git.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Supporting project teams on data and analysis
  • Architect and implement technical improvements to client BI environments (in Azure), leveraging the most appropriate technologies available to simplify, stabilise, scale, and ultimately improve ROI
  • Advise on how to support and maintain the client data warehouse (based on MS SQL), and advise on governance availability of service and integrity in data
  • Advise on our business areas to design and implement future data set integrations
  • Become an expert in the data structures and KPI metrics at Nous and common client systems
  • Develop and publish detailed architectural and procedural documentation for core data capabilities and functions
  • Provide expert support to project teams in areas including business intelligence, reporting, and data analysis
  • Deliver technical support to project teams and data analysts including on resolving data warehouse issues affecting reports and building/maintaining reports
  • Perform in-depth analysis to establish root causes of problems and managing issues resolution for clients
  • Client-oriented data asset management
  • Work with Nous consulting staff to build, optimise and operate relevant analytical systems to support clients (including data lake, pipelines, and ML models)


  • Maintain a knowledge of new data governance, management and analytics technologies, features and trends to inform capability improvement actions for Nous and our client work
  • Actively manage and maintain the BI and MI environment to ensure it is configured optimally and kept up to date.
  • Develop, document, and implement changes based on requests for change, security risks and issues, and standard patching requirements following managed change control procedures
  • Conduct system testing for changes, such as upgrades and new functionality
  • Work with product and service vendors to escalate issues, procure and coordinate changes, and maintain vendor relationships
  • Support, enable and encourage Nous’ self-management culture to extend to IT self-support where practical, including creating and maintaining user documentation, and responding to queries

And the practical experience:

  • 3+ years of experience in Microsoft BI technologies, including SQL Server, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS and Power BI (certifications preferred)
  • 3+ years of technical experience in Microsoft and Microsoft-compatible data warehousing and business intelligence applications.
  • Experience in and strong working knowledge in Azure cloud database services, including data storage, warehousing, processing and ETL (certifications preferred)
  • Experience in Microsoft and Microsoft compatible integration technologies
  • Experience with R or Python, or willingness to learn and work with R and Python as a component of data pipelines
  • Experience with other Microsoft information management technologies, e.g. SharePoint, Compliance Manager / Purview, etc. highly regarded.
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Information Technology or related discipline highly regarded
  • Experience in Salesforce well-regarded, particularly data structures and integration

Finally, some important details...

Nous is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Nous is a flexible workplace that offers consulting opportunities on a full-time and part-time basis.

If you have experience working on complex problems, are high performing and productive working in a fast-paced environment, and want to be part of a dynamic team that puts people at the centre of everything, then we'd love to hear from you!

To apply for a role at Nous in Australia you must have Australian Permanent Residency or right to work in Australia.

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