Staff Data Engineer

Job title: Staff Data Engineer

Company: REA Group

Job description:

  • Join a collaborative team that are the engine room of REA Group

Sustainability – We are certified carbon neutral and committed to reducing our impact on the environment.Charities – We have long-term partnerships with charities working to address homelessness.We’re REAREA Group ( is not your average digital business. From humble beginnings in a garage in Melbourne’s east in 1995, we have grown into a leading global digital business, specialising in property.With bold and ambitious goals, we are changing the way the world experiences property. No matter where you’re at on your property journey, we’re here to help with every step – whether that’s finding or financing your next home.Our people are the key to our success. At the heart of everything we do, is a thriving culture centred around high performance and care. We are purpose driven and collaborative, which drives innovation and our ability to make a real impact. As such, we’re proud to be named in Australia’s “Top 5” Best Workplaces two years in a row, as well as being recognised as a Best Workplace for Women.Where the team fits inThe Staff Data Engineer role sits in the Property Data teams within the PropTrack line of business, headed up by Kris Matthews.PropTrack is REA’s property data solutions business. The acquisition of Hometrack (now ‘PropTrack’) by the REA Group in 2018 is part of a strategy to create a ‘property data powerhouse’. The capabilities required will underpin REA’s market leading position into the future, protect against new market entrants and networks as well as provide a new strategic growth plank for REA Group across Data Solutions, Products, Platforms, Insights and Analytics.We are the engine room of REA. Our mission is to:

  • Improve the quality, access and usage of our property data for consumers, and customers.

Build reusable data products and patterns that unlock value stored in our dataCreate unique insights based on user, listings, property and customer dataInvest in the reliability, quality and security of systems and dataWhat the role is all aboutAs a Staff Developer you will support the teams in the following ways:

  • Lead designing and building of major components of the new property data platform, including streaming data pipelines and highly performant APIs using Kafka, Flink, Scala, ElasticSearch and other technologies

Championing and driving best practices for quality data and software delivery from inception and design to build and deploymentProviding technical mentoring and guidance to less experienced members of the teamSupporting and driving continuous improvement of our production systems and being an advocate for the overall health of our systems.Becoming the subject matter expert in one of the major technical competencies required in the property data space.Becoming the subject matter expert of PropTrack’s property dataWho we’re looking for

  • Strong programming skills. We have systems written in Scala, Python, NodeJs and SQL, and we expect you to be an expert in at least one.

Good data analysis and exploration skills, e.g. SQL, Pandas, Tableau and Google BigQueryAdvanced data engineering – ETL/ELT, development and deployment of end to end pipelines from ingestion to consumption with experience in data streaming technologies, such as Kafka, highly regarded.Advanced data modelling and proficiency in data quality frameworks and architecture.Experience with modern software development techniques such as test-driven development, microservice architecture, functional programming, and continuous delivery.Experience with DevOps tools and techniques, particularly AWS, CloudFormation, and DockerAdvanced skills in implementing solutions that scale and perform to support the needs of our customers both internal and externalAble to communicate and collaborate effectively with business stakeholders.Able to understand business and customer needs to provide appropriate data solutions.Able to mentor other engineers in a collaborative agile team environment.Someone passionate about data and the latest data technology.The REA experienceThe physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.We offer:

  • A hybrid and flexible approach to working

Flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carersPrograms to support mental, emotional, financial and physical health & wellbeingOur Because We Care program offers employees volunteering leave, community grants, matched payroll giving and our Community Café donates 100% of revenue to charity.Hack Days so you can bring your big ideas to lifePerformance recognition programs because hard work should never go unnoticedOur commitment to Diversity, Equity, and InclusionWe are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe teams with diverse ideas and experiences are more creative, more effective and fuel disruptive thinking – be it cultural and ethnic backgrounds, gender identity, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other identity or lived experience. We know diverse teams are critical to maintaining our success and driving new business opportunities. If you’ve got the skills, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don’t necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch.Join our Talent NeighbourhoodKeen to be part of REA but didn’t find a perfect match with this opportunity? Perhaps the timing isn’t right? You should join our Talent Neighbourhood!By joining, you will receive information about our working culture and life at REA, industry updates from various areas of our business, invites to our events or materials to help you succeed in interviews at REA. In addition, our recruiters will reach out to you if there’s a role that matches your interests, skills and aspirations.Upload your details today!

Expected salary:

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Job date: Sun, 07 Apr 2024 04:54:49 GMT

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