400px Save the Children (2022) Technical Data Lead

Technical Data Lead

  • Contractor
  • Carlton Australia
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Save the Children profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Save the Children

Unlock the Power of Data at Save the Children Australia

Be the driving force behind our data revolution! As a Data Engineering Maestro, you’ll lead the evolution of our data platform, blending hands-on expertise with strategic vision. Here, your role goes beyond the ordinary. You won’t just maintain data pipelines; you’ll craft the future, collaborating across teams to redefine what’s possible with data. This isn’t just another tech job – it’s a mission to change children’s lives for the better. Join us in making data a force for good.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there’s a disaster – like an earthquake, drought or conflict – we are there on the gr ound.

Where you come in:

In this full-time position, based in any Australian city, you will be responsible for the capability, cost, and security of the technical stack that comprises Save the Children Australia’s data platform. You will be part of our Technology team and report to our Chief Information Officer

You will make an impact by:

Leading the evolution of the capabilities of the technical stack underpinning the data platform, collaborating across the organisation with key stakeholders to define the roadmap.
Leading the definition of conceptual, logical and physical data models in partnership with data domain owners
Be hands on in creating, managing, optimising data pipelines and reporting environments.
Actively participating in / collaborating with the Technology team, contributing data expertise where required.
Being a champion for data security and compliance, constantly seeking ways to improve our posture and reduce our risk, particularly through systematic changes and controls.
Ensuring our data environment and practices enable us to take advantage of advanced analytics and AI to amplify our impact for children, improve our operational efficiency and secure client, donor and beneficiary information.

Does this sound like you?

Your hands-on engineering prowess, data pipeline wizardry and knack for optimizing costs will be invaluable. But what truly sets you apart? Your passion for data security, your ability to speak tech and business fluently, and your eagerness to pioneer new ways of doing good.

This role requires:

Advanced SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) & optimisation.
Experience building and optimizing data pipelines, architectures, and data sets.
Experience defining and managing operational data flows including designing, building and maintaining robust integrations between various systems
Experience in working with data custodians to define conceptual, logical models and translating these into relevant physical models that support business goals
Strong project management and organizational skills.

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

Friendly and flexible work environment
Flexible working, including the ability to work from home (WFH)
Child & Pet friendly work environment
Support for workplace wellness, including access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as well as internal networks to support our diverse workforce,
Full salary packaging benefits (please use this link to see how much this benefit could mean to you!)
Additional annual leave options available

For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the ‘Apply’ section.

Applications close 4PM AEST 31st January 2024, although may close prior to this date if the successful candidate is identified.

Position Description – Technical Data Lead

For more information about this position, please contact our recruiting team at [email protected].

*We understand flexibility is important to you. We’ve advertised this role as Full-time, Permanent based in any Australian city, but if you’re looking for something slightly different, please let us know. We offer flexible hours, remote worki ng, and flexible job structure, among many other employee benefits. All are available for the right candidate!

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation. Successful applicants are required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of medical exemption.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it’s straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment – so if we didn’t quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We’re dedicated to ensuring Save the Children Australia is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you – no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

How to apply


Deadline: 16-Feb-24

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