Senior Data Engineer

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Aus - Melbourne
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About North East Link 

The Spark Consortium has been selected for the Central Package of the North East Link Project - Victoria's biggest road project.

 The Spark Consortium’s Design and Construction Contractor - which comprises Webuild, CPB Contractors, GS Engineering and Construction and China Construction Oceania - will deliver the twin three-lane tunnels and key interchanges for the project.


The Central Package will be delivered as a Public Private Partnership and provides three-lane twin tunnels that will close the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network from the M80 Ring Road to an upgraded Eastern Freeway, reducing journey times and diverting heavy vehicles away from local roads. Up to 135,000 vehicles will use North East Link every day, reducing congestion in the north-east while maintaining local roads.

About the Role 

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As a Senior Data Engineer, you will play a crucial role in designing, building, and optimizing data solutions on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Your expertise will drive efficient data processing, storage, and analysis, enabling data-driven decision-making within the organization. Let’s break down your key responsibilities and qualifications:


Key Responsibilities:


  • Design and Optimize Data Pipelines:
    • Create robust data pipelines and workflows using Azure services such as Azure Data Lake and Databricks.
    • Ensure scalability, performance, and cost-effectiveness of data storage systems.
  • DevOps Implementation:
    • Apply DevOps best practices for continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) of data pipelines and applications.
    • Utilize tools like Azure DevOps, GitHub Actions, or similar platforms.
  • Collaboration and Solution Translation:
    • Work closely with data scientists, analysts, and developers to understand data requirements.
    • Translate these requirements into scalable and efficient data engineering solutions.
  • Reliability and Security:
    • Architect and implement automated testing, monitoring, and alerting mechanisms.
    • Ensure the reliability, performance, and security of data pipelines and systems.
  • Azure Service Integration:
    • Integrate with various Azure services, including Microsoft Fabric, KeyVault, and Azure Functions.
    • Enhance data processing capabilities while maintaining data security and compliance.
    • Infrastructure as Code (IaC):
    • Develop IaC using tools like Terraform to automate provisioning and configuration of Azure resources.
  • Data Transformation and Enrichment:
    • Utilize programming languages such as Python, Scala, and SQL to implement data transformations, cleansing, and enrichment.
  • Mentoring and Knowledge Sharing:
    • Mentor junior team members, provide technical guidance, and contribute to knowledge sharing initiatives.



  • Proven Experience:
    • Demonstrated experience as a data engineer or in a similar role.
    • Strong focus on Azure cloud platform and DevOps practices.
  • Proficiency in Azure services, including Databricks, Azure Data Lake, Azure Data Factory, and Azure Synapse Analytics.
  • DevOps Skills:
    • Hands-on experience with DevOps tools such as Azure DevOps, Git, and setting up CI/CD pipelines.
    • Familiarity with automated testing.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Fabric, Azure KeyVault, and Azure Cloud Functions.
  • Programming Languages:
    • Proficiency in Python, Scala, and SQL for data manipulation and transformation.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders effectively.


Whilst we are keen to hear from candidates with proven infrastructure project experience or experience working for a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Contractor to be a part of an iconic construction project in Melbourne, Victoria, we also will consider applicants who are seeking to enter or re-enter the industry.


SPARK is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and actively seeks to remove barriers people may face in gaining a successful position on the North East Link Central Package. We value diversity, inclusion and equity through providing a working environment where all employees feel included, valued, and free to bring their different skills, experiences and perspectives.

How to apply

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