Data Engineer, Victorian Centre for Data Insights

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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Technology
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1307773
Closing Date: 28-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: 31 June 2018
Attachments: Position Description - VPS5 Data Engineer - VCDI - Nov17.docx (Word, 189KB)

Contact: Brad Petry, Assistant Director VCDI
03 701 73417

Position Details

The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Data Engineer to join the Victorian Centre for Data Insights. 

Victorian Centre for Data Insights is a dynamic new team at DPC. The Centre will help transform the way the Victorian Government uses data to inform policy making and service design. 

Reporting to the Manager Analytics, Victorian Centre for Data Insights, this role is responsible for;

  • Providing expert advice to support the development of strategy and policy on data reform initiatives
  • Designing, developing and building data and solutions for analytics pilot projects
  • Developing and commissioning solutions for data integration, management, storage and security

To be successful in this position you will have;

  • Demonstrated experience in data management - ability to build data pipelines combining datasets from multiple sources; identify data quality issues and limitations, as well as solutions to improve data; design, develop and build data solutions for analytics projects; and develop options for production level data infrastructure and platforms
  • Demonstrated experience with data modelling, data architecture and data warehousing
  • Demonstrated experience undertaking data discovery including data profiling using SSIS, identification of primary and secondary keys
  • Strong experience using statistical/data programming languages (SQL, Python, Scala, and R)
  • A solid conceptual understanding of the principles of Lean & Agile Frameworks and methodologies, Information Management, Governance and Security knowledge
  • Exposure to Big Data, Analytics, Software Engineering, Data Science environments is essential

Please refer to the position description for further details.

This is an excellent opportunity to use your skills and abilities to be part of a dynamic new team working to improve government policy planning and service design, for the benefit of all Victorians. 

The closing date for this position is midnight 28th November 2017.

How to apply:

Apply before the advertised closing date via the website

All applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Other relevant information:

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check. This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

DPC is an equal opportunity employer and our recruitment process focuses on essential skills and abilities. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities.

DPC values its people and is committed to attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent. DPC actively promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace and does not discriminate based on age, sex, carer or parental status, disability, race, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or other characteristics.

DPC is committed to supporting our employees balance their work and life commitments. Flexible working arrangements give our employees more control over when, where and how they work. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, the types of flexibility may differ from role to role.

The Department of Premier and Cabinet's vision is to be recognised and respected leaders in whole-of-government policy and performance.

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