Job description

About Us

As an organisation, the AFL works tirelessly in all states and at all levels to enhance and grow the game – from grassroots to elite. Together, we put on the game, deliver important events, communicate with our fans, run community programs, develop coaches and umpires, collaborate with partners, delight members, support clubs and so much more. While our roles may vary, we are all united by a common goal, to progress the game so that everyone can share in its heritage and possibilities.

The AFL is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in our care. Please note, we undertake several screening processes to ensure this commitment is upheld, this includes ensuring the successful candidate to this position holds a valid employee Working with Children/ Vulnerable People check and a satisfactory criminal history record check.

We are an Equal Opportunity employer and firmly believe that diversity and inclusion is an important part of both the AFL and the communities in which we operate. Our game is for everyone, and we strive to be a workplace for everyone.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

About The Role

The Senior Data Engineer role is responsible for facilitating development and delivery of projects, as well as administration, maintenance, support and continuous improvement of the AFL Industry Cloud Data Warehouse.

You will be responsible for developing and maintaining ETL/ELT pipelines from multiple sources and designing, building and deploying data-marts and their features in the new cloud environment to support the club and internal operations of the AFL.


Key Accountabilities

  • Effectively develop and maintain data pipelines in the AFL’s Cloud Data Warehouse
  • Design, build and maintain data marts/models that support the business and industry.
  • Develop software that is of high quality and adheres to performance, security, scalability and reliability requirements and guidelines
  • Operate with a continuous improvement mindset, showing capability to navigate and solve problems in a dynamic environment.
  • Communicate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders regarding data engineering requirements.
  • Commit to and meet deadlines, showing capability to work on multiple, concurrent priorities under pressure.


Core Competencies


  • 5+ years in data and/or software engineering
  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, or other relevant field.
  • Strong critical thinking, organisational, interpersonal communication, multi-tasking and prioritising skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability interact with all levels of the organisation and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and make sound decisions with minimal supervision and direction
  • Hands on experience with AWS core services such as EC2, S3 and IAM, as well as an awareness of Cloud Engineering in AWS and related services
  • Strong experience with SQL and Python programming languages
  • Understanding of data modelling approaches including Data Vault and Kimball approaches
  • Unix/Linux and Windows operating system experience.
  • Experience in an Agile delivery framework


  • Understanding of continuous integration, deployment and data testing technologies
  • An understanding of the sports industry, ticketing and membership platforms.


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  • Play The Day Your Way – a flexible approach to your working life
  • My Development – lean into the AFL’s My Development program consisting of on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring, and formal learning
  • Play Well – access to our extensive Health and Wellbeing program centered around our belief in a healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy workplace
  • My Benefits – with thanks to our AFL Corporate Partners, access great benefits and discounts
  • AFL Silver Memberships – permanent team members can access AFL matches at Marvel Stadium and the MCG, enjoy and share the experience of our game with your family and friends!

Applications Close: 5th July 2024

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