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Senior Data Engineer

Organisation/Entity:  Transport For NSW
Job Category:  Engineering
Job Location: 

Burwood, NSW, AU, 2134

Job Ref No:  41751
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time
Salary Range:  $138670.0-$155309.0

About us


Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions. We work with several government agencies to coordinate metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail, road and maritime services, always keeping the safety and comfort of our customers at the heart of what we do.


About IT at TfNSW


TfNSW’s IT group provides the tools, information and services that enable 30,000 employees to deliver a smart and efficient transport network. We bring the future to our people by delivering innovative solutions and minimising business disruptions, building an engaged and connected workforce through tech-enablement. This is an exciting time to join the team, with a committed annual investment of $700m for progressive technology projects including bots, apps, AI solutions, autonomous 3D mapping drones, cybersecurity and transforming cameras across our network.



The opportunity


A permanent, full time Senior Data Engineer Grade 9, opportunity is now open, based in Burwood / Mac Park with flexible working options available.


The role is responsible for providing the Advice, design, development and support of Data services solutions primarily maintenance, improvement, cleaning, and manipulation of data from divisional and other databases. The role will be working in a cross-functional team, and will deliver technology solutions using continuous delivery methodologies, with a focus on test driven development and automation.


The roles key accountabilities will be:


  • Create and maintain the implementation of an optimal data pipelines from a wide variety of internal and external sources into a large cloud environment.
  • Work with genuinely large datasets and implement against reference designs to meet the functional requirements of the cluster, branch and consumers.
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, streamlining data delivery and re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability and elegance.
  • Build and support the infrastructure as code required for the ETL / ELT (extract, load, transform) of data into a data warehouse and data lake including SQL and a range of native ‘big data’ cloud technologies.
  • Keep the virtualised separation of cloud environments and play a strong role in contributing to protecting the data inside a secured perimeter.
  • Create of data tools and scripts for Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Science and AI teams to assist in building highly optimised products ready for a production environment.
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Actively apply expertise in SQL and provide support in RDBMS design, data flow and analysis activities, and troubleshoot data issues and present / implement the solution.
  • Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency and workload management.


For more information please view a copy of the role description.



About you


You are an engaging and consultative senior-level professional able to demonstrate knowledge of existing and emerging technologies and the ability to practically apply them to use cases to achieve targeted business outcomes.


You are a strong communicator with the ability to present complex technical concepts into easily understandable business language, acting as a bridge between the business and information technology.


At your core you are a person with passion – for working with people, for innovating, for solving problems and for emerging technology!



Salary and Benefits


The salary for this position is Grade 9 $138,670 - $155,309 per annum plus superannuation and leave loading.


For more information on employee benefits please click to view a copy. 



How to apply


To apply for this position, please answer all questions within the online application process and submit a resume. 


Applications Close: 11.59PM Thursday 9th December 2021.




We are the community we serve

We are committed to being an inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace where differences are valued.  We welcome people of all backgrounds, experience and abilities.

We enable our people to work in ways that work for them and their teams. Working virtually and from different locations including regional locations, staggering work hours and job sharing are just some of the ways our people can work flexibly.

Please contact the Talent Specialist below if you require any adjustments to be made to how you interact with us throughout the recruitment process or would like to discuss flexible work options. ​

For any enquiries, please email Aleni Feata at ALENI.FEATA@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU. ​

Find out more about Transport for NSW at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/about-us.

Check out this useful video series that will help you stand out from other applicants and navigate the recruitment process at Transport. View here​. ​ ​

All Transport workers are required to have:

  • at least one dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine by 6 December 2021 and two doses by 7 February 2022; or
  • an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing this role.

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