Senior Data Engineer

Location: Melbourne VIC 3000

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About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and 10,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

Our Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About You

As the Senior Data Engineer, you will have a primary focus on the preparation, maintenance and operation of pipelines that deliver large, complex datasets, that form the basis of analysis, dashboards, statistical analysis & modelling and data quality analysis. You will also deliver: standards and practices for data architecture and engineering; data system design, development and operation; conceptual, logical and physical data modelling.

In this role you will operate in a delivery squad working with Business Partners, Data Management Analysts, Data Analysts, Data Scientists, supporting the team in delivering data driven solutions to a variety of communities across the University. As the Senior Data Engineer, you will also be a key member of a guild focused on developing Data Architecture and Engineering processes and standards for the Data & Analytics team and other analytics teams.

To be successful in this position, you'll have:

  • Experience working with multiple data pipelines and distributed computing tools.
  • Experience of data transformation languages such as SQL and Python.
  • Understanding of data analytics and data science practice particularly in sampling, experimentation, advanced statistical analysis, triangulation and database design - ensuring engineering deliverables are effective for subsequent use.
  • Strong communication and interactive skills - oral, written, visual - including for triaging conflict, navigating ideation barriers, mitigating risk, fostering thought diversity and liaising / negotiating with a range of people to achieve agreed outcomes. Ability to communicate technical ideas to a non-technical audience.
  • Experience with cloud approaches and capabilities will be highly regarded.
  • Experience with agile processes and operations (DataOps) will be highly regarded.

About the Portfolio

Office of the Chief Data & Analytics Officer supports and enables RMIT's business strategy by leading and driving the data and analytics agenda for the enterprise. This involves being accountable and responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing RMIT's data and analytics strategy and ensuring ongoing alignment with university
  • Defining requirements and standards for data and analytics technologies to be delivered by Information Technology
  • Coordinating and governing data management activities for analytics and reporting
  • Developing and coordinating advanced analytics capabilities to resolve key university challenges

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.

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Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.

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