Lead Data Engineer

WorkSafe Victoria

  • Full Time
  • South West Coast VIC, Victoria

  • Published : 2023-01-17
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Job Description

  • Job Title Database Development & Administration


WorkSafe is Victoria's workplace health and safety regulator. We are also the workplace injury insurer. Our job is to reduce workplace harm and improve outcomes for injured workers. This is our promise to the Victorian community and the reason we exist.

  • $153,029.00 per annum + superannuation
  • Permanent, Full Time Ongoing position
  • Hybrid, flexible working (minimum three days a week in the Geelong office)

About the role

The Lead Data Engineer is a key technical decision making role, reporting to the Senior Manager, Data Platforms.

The Lead Data Engineer will lead the design and development of large-scale cloud hosted solutions, advising on Engineering pattern design and logic to support the delivery of WorkSafe's Data and Analytics Strategy.

The Lead Data Engineer provides significant input into technical direction of the data team and will be a key influencer in the strategic platform decision making. This role also works closely with the Data Architect and existing technology teams, to improve WorkSafe's data capabilities and management.

About you

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who can thrive in an inclusive team environment that fosters collaboration and trust. You have strong data engineering and technical skills, ideally in a cloud based data environment, enjoy taking a whole of business perspective, you work well under pressure, bring attention to detail and can balance competing deadlines. You have excellent interpersonal skills with an engaging style allowing you to communicate confidently and build strong working relationships.

Skills and experience

  • Significant experience within Data Engineering, Cloud Data Development, Software Development, or a related field
  • Experience working in DevOps and Agile environments, as well as continuous integration
  • Experience working within a government environment or an Enterprise Data Hub initiative would be highly advantageous
  • Depth of understanding in database design, including conceptualization to database optimization
  • Deep expertise in ETL development, data structures, storage, specifications, and architectures
  • Excellent understanding of relevant applications like SQL, Enterprise R, Python and other cloud based data technologies
  • Ability to design and monitor data management controls such as role based access and performance monitoring
  • Excellent understanding of cloud data platforms such as AWS, Azure, Snowflake
  • Able to lead meetings, clearly communicate technical approach, status, assess and mitigate risk
  • Able to describe technical topics to relevant stakeholders.
  • Able to coach and mentor other team members and bring them along the journey.


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Computer Science, Software Development or a related discipline

Key Accountabilities

  • Impact and lead design efforts for the most secure and scalable data environments that satisfy both operational and product needs in accordance with corporate standards.
  • Impact and lead efforts and processes for continuous deployment cycles and on-demand deployments.
  • Analyse new and existing data sources to assess their applicability to address the business issue, while defining an autonomous ingestion framework.
  • Lead cross-departmental projects and project teams from conception to completion.
  • Lead complex initiatives and shape the team's agenda, making sure the team is delivering to the organisation's strategic objectives.
  • Inform strategy and architecture through cutting edge research and the application of industry best practices.
  • Lead senior stakeholders through deep technical expertise, customer/domain knowledge, vision and objectives.
  • Drive resolution of issues identified via application and systems monitoring, resolve emergent service problems and build automated tools to identify/prevent problem recurrence.
  • Build trusted and effective relationships with senior stakeholders in order to influence outcomes, collaborating on infrastructure, deployment planning, engineering patterns and funding for new initiatives.
  • Accountable for creating and capturing accurate and complete records of the business activities related to this position, in accordance with approved policy and procedures. This is applicable to both hardcopy and electronic information, including email.
  • Adhere to all WorkSafe's policies and procedures and any legislative requirements relevant to this position.
  • Any other reasonable and related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of WorkSafe.

Please ensure you click here to view the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role.

What's next?

Applications close 11:00pm, Wednesday 25th January 2023. Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check (and/or Medical Assessment) as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

For further enquiries please contact Talent Acquisition Specialist, Alysha Grandy via email on Alysha_Grandy@worksafe.vic.gov.au

About Us

At WorkSafe our passion for the wellbeing of Victorian workers brings us together. Our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days ever being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. As we build the WorkSafe of the future we're committed to delivering industry best practice to our people, our customers and the community.

Our Future

WorkSafe's Strategy has our core purpose front of mind - reducing workplace harm and improving outcomes for injured workers. We don't shy away from the importance of our purpose to the Victorian community, that's why we have a stated ambition to be world leading.

We want Victoria to be the safest place to work in Australia and one of the safest in the world; and we aspire to be a world leader in return to work after a workplace injury..

Important Information

WorkSafe is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with WorkSafe's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act).

Therefore, all WorkSafe employees are required to have an up to date COVID-19 vaccination status, which is currently defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) as three vaccine doses, unless a valid medical exemption applies.

To meet our obligations under the OH&S Act, WorkSafe will request vaccination information or evidence of an exemption in the pre-employment stage.

Prior to commencement of employment with WorkSafe you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 and have an up to date vaccination status, or that a medical exemption applies.


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