Data Engineer

Location: Sydney NSW

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We’re REA

An Australian start-up success story we’re quietly proud of.

From a garage in Melbourne to the global stage is an achievement we’re humbled by. Our idea to put pictures of houses on the internet has blossomed since 1995, and we now have businesses across Australia, Asia, India and North America.

Our purpose is to change the way the world experiences property. No matter where you’re at on your property journey, we’re here to help on every step – whether that’s buying, selling, renting or renovating.

Some of our brands include,,, and, and Smartline.

What we’re doing

REA is evolving how it leverages data and technology to deliver benefits for customers. After the acquisition of Proptrack in May 2018, and following large growth in recent years, we are now looking for Senior Data Engineer to help build the systems and applications of B2B API and web application solutions for the banking sector.

Proptrack provides property data and technical platform solutions to customers in the financial and government sectors. The Engineering Team within Proptrack works together to deliver solutions to our internal and external customers. It is the core delivery centre for developing solutions to meet customer priorities and align with Proptrack’s technology strategy.

What you’ll be doing:

With us, you’ll have an Impact . As a Senior Database Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining our products in a collaborative team environment. You will be expected to implement solutions using a variety of programming languages, databases and cloud technologies. You will also be part of a small team that is responsible for day to day operation/maintenance of existing SQL environments. You will use your skills and experience to mentor more junior team member

The Senior Database Engineer supports the the Proptrack team in the following ways:

  • Designing, coding, testing and deploying new software products using a variety of technologies and platforms. Maintaining existing products, including bug fixes and “Business As Usual” feature enhancements.
  • Installation & configuration of SQL Server instances & clusters
  • Supporting production systems.
  • Data migration from other database environments & cloud services
  • Building high quality solutions that meet the needs of our users.
  • Leading the implementation of major features.
  • Providing technical mentoring and guidance to less experienced members of the team

Who we’re looking for

  • Advanced skills in database programming, strong T-SQL stored procedure skills & data warehouse design.
  • Advanced skills with designing and implementation of ETL processes (SSIS) & SSAS
  • Advanced skills in database administration, performance analysis, tuning, index optimisation, maintenance plans, etc.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to “deep-dive” into data
  • Ability to design and implement a database solution end-to-end, from broad concepts agreed with the team, to architecting the solution, and final delivery of stored procedures to be integrated by the applications team
  • Advanced skills in modern software development techniques such as object orientation, test driven development and continuous delivery.
  • Experience with MS SQL Server Always ON and other high availability solutions
  • Able to be effective in a collaborative team environment.
  • Interest in application development
  • Tertiary qualification in Computer Science or similar highly desirable.
  • Looks at tricky situations through a solutions-focused lens
  • Enterprise system experience with large institutional clients with a focus on security and availability
  • Someone passionate about data and the latest data technologies
  • Expertise with build pipelines, continuous integration and delivery
  • Experience in Cloud database solutions

Nice to Have

  • 6+ Experience as a SQL Server DBA
  • Experience in cloud services (BigQuery / AWS / RDS / Azure)
  • Experience in large data migration
  • Experience in AirFlow / Buildkite
  • Experience in Data lake & Kafka

But we don’t just look for someone based on their skills and expertise. It’s our connection, acceptance and genuine care for each other that makes REA a great place to work. That means you also need to be:

  • Savvy minded and have the ability to think a little left of field / outside the box
  • A strong and creative communicator
  • Digitally savvy (being a tech company, we need to know that you love all things tech)
  • Friendly, approachable and have good relationship management
  • An avid supporter of our fully inclusive culture - we celebrate difference and ensure that everyone belongs

The REA experience

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.

We offer:

  • Onsite health and wellbeing programs, including yoga and meditation classes, and weekly massages (Melbourne only)
  • Because We Care program which includes volunteer leave and community grants, to ensure you have the opportunity to give back to your community
  • Hack Days so you can bring your big ideas to life
  • An additional day of leave just for your birthday
  • A flexible working environment meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (and yes, our leaders fully understand the flexible working policy)
  • Free breakfast (and who doesn’t love a free brekkie) (Interstate only)
  • Industry leading gender-neutral parental leave

If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. While we take a look at your application, we encourage you to get to know us a bit more through our various social channels.

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