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Data Engineer

Apply before 6PM (AEDT) on: Sunday, March 22, 2020

Australian Capital Territory


Agency / Department

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$135 per hour***

Overview and Responsibilities

Geoscience Australia is looking to fill a role for a Data Engineer to work on developing and applying scalable data science workflows for Digital Earth Australia and Digital Earth Africa. The role will involve creating data pipelines and processing techniques that work in both super computer and in cloud computing environments. There will be opportunities to work with internal and external stakeholders, including collaborations on exciting projects around the world. You will be supported in maintaining, improving and fostering collaboration on open source software including the Open Data Cube project. This is a great chance to work in an inclusive team and to interact with peers from around the world in working on open data and open source software to make Earth observation data easier to access and in doing so, help us to make the world a little better.

Essential Criteria

  1. Extensive experience with Python and/or similar programming languages
  2. Extensive experience with source control management and related processes
  3. Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  4. Working knowledge of AWS and infrastructure as code
  5. Degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field
  6. Knowledge of Linux system administration and relevant scripting languages

Desired Criteria

  1. Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems and experience working with large volumes of raster data
  2. Experience working with Postgresql and PostGIS
  3. Experience using Docker and Kubernetes
  4. Experience with Flask Python framework or equivalent
  5. Experience using distributed computing tools like Dask

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