Data Engineer

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 1182925
Digital & Technology Solutions (DTS)

Embark on an Exciting Tech Journey with Curtin University!

Are you passionate about technology, innovation, and driving change? Join us as we celebrate the successful completion of our digital transformation! Curtin University, a forward-thinking institution, is now leveraging major platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, and ServiceNow to deliver cutting-edge digital experiences for our students and staff.

In anticipation for the next phase of our digital roadmap, we are seeking a Data Engineer for our IT Product Delivery team. Our IT Product Delivery team are uniquely dedicated to developing and enhancing software solutions for various business areas within Curtin, including the development and production of new and existing software products. If you enjoy technology, transformation, continual innovation, and change, we extend a warm invitation for you to join our forward-thinking team. Be a driving force in our journey of evolution at Curtin University!
Your new role

As a Data Engineer, you’ll play a crucial role in designing and maintaining complex data pipelines, ensuring data quality, and collaborating with stakeholders.

This position will also protect the integrity of ICT databases, servers, and services, and document technology implementation standards to ensure the University's data systems are both reliable and of exceptional quality.

Collaborating closely with Product Owners, Solution Architects, and Analysts, this position will translate business requirements into effective data solutions and demonstrate flexibility by moving between various specialist teams as required.

As a Curtin Data Engineer, you will:

  • Design, construct and maintain complex data pipelines and integration processes, ensuring adequate management of data storage, data quality and integrity.
  • Work with various stakeholders to understand business needs and deliver data solutions.
  • Provide technical support, contribute to technology projects, and guide team members.
  • Assist in service continuity planning and protect the integrity of ICT databases and services.
  • Document technical standards and processes and provide expert advice to management and business owners.
We are looking for someone with:
  • Combination of relevant qualifications, certifications, and experience. Completion of AWS Data Engineer – Associate certification is highly regarded.
  • Experience with data warehousing, integration, and management of large datasets.
  • Strong foundation in computer science, mathematics, and statistics.
  • Knowledge of data engineering tools and techniques, including ETL, data modelling, and reporting.
  • Ability to contribute to team and business outcomes, work within Agile environments, and demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a commitment to client focus.
Successful candidates will also have proficiency with the following:
  • Qualifications: AWS Certified Data Engineer – Associate, Machine Learning Engineer, or other relevant cloud data engineering qualifications.
  • Technical Skills: Data warehousing, ETL, data modelling, and reporting.
  • AWS QuickSight: Experience with AWS QuickSight for data visualization and analytics.
  • GitHub: Familiarity with version control using GitHub for collaborative development.
  • ServiceNow: Knowledge of ServiceNow for IT service management and work management.

As this is a permanent position,

you will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role to be considered.

This position is

based at our Curtin Bentley campus

, candidates are expected to either be currently located in Perth, WA, or express a willingness to relocate. Please note: Relocation and sponsorship support will not be provided for this position.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact

Alana Peihopa, Talent Acquisition Advisor




[email protected].

About us

We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of diverse gender, sex and sexuality, people with disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

For more information about our university, please visit
Join us!

To apply, please provide your CV and a cover letter to allow us to assess your suitability for this role. 

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Applications close:  6:15PM AWST Monday 18 April 2024

What we offer

  • Global Excellence: Curtin University proudly stands among the top one percent of global universities according to the ARWU 2023 rankings.
  • Adaptable Work Environment: While our primary office is located at our Bentley Campus, we understand the importance of flexibility in today's work environment. Hybrid working arrangements are provided in accordance with business needs.
  • Salary Packaging: Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) and customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise.
  • Competitive Leave Entitlements: Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Curtin University Leave (2 days), Study Leave, and Community Service Leave. Plus, access to Long Service Leave after 7 years of continuous service (65 days/13-week entitlement for full-time staff).
  • Career and Development Opportunities: In line with our 2030 Strategic Plan, Curtin is committed to providing an inspiring, rewarding, and meaningful experience for our staff -empowering them to lead, innovate and strive for excellence. We provide staff with career and development opportunities, including access to various online and in-person training and info-sessions.
  • Health and Wellness: Our on-campus Medical Centre prioritises Curtin staff and students. Join Curtin's Healthy Lifestyle Program, with up to 2 hours per week of paid time off to engage in University-approved healthy lifestyle activities. Explore Curtin’s wellbeing locations at

Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin’s satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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