Data Engineer

Location : Canberra

Clearance Must be able to obtain NV1

Expiry Date 2023-09-08

Applications closing on: Friday, 08 September 2023

Duration: 12 + 12 + 12 months

Job Type: Contract

Clearance: Able to obtain NV1 clearance


Working arrangements

The preference is for this role to be performed from the Office in Canberra.


The Power BI Data Engineer will be primarily focussed on improvements to existing Power BI reports as well as development of new reports utilising both Power BI reporting Services (on-prem) and Cloud Services platforms.


Data Engineers will be also expected to have an understanding of the report-development life cycle, articulating data visualisation techniques with report-owners and be able to work with limited supervision.



The role will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Evaluate business needs and objectives.
  • Conduct complex data analysis and report on results.
  • Explore ways to enhance data quality and reliability.
  • Build algorithms and prototypes.
  • Interpret trends and patterns.
  • Identify opportunities for data acquisition.
  • Prepare data for prescriptive and predictive modelling.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders on projects/outcomes.
  • Analyse and organize data from different sources, Incl Structured and Unstructured
  • Build data systems and pipelines – including building ETL/ELT


Essential criteria

  • Previous experience in a similar role, i.e. Data Engineer, Data Analyst, Developer
  • Numerical and analytical skills
  • Hands-on experience with SQL database design, SSAS, SSIS
  • Knowledge of programming languages and frameworks (e.g. C#, Python, R, SQL, BIML)
  • Technical expertise with data modelling, data mining, and segmentation techniques
  • Working knowledge using Microsoft Power platform, mainly PowerBI
  • Degree and/or related certification


Desirable criteria

  • Experience in Power BI Cloud Services administration – user access, workspaces, publishing.
  • Understanding of pro-active co-design/collaboration techniques.
  • Experience in developing corporate/strategic reports for senior management.

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