Data Engineer at Koala

Retail, Data Analyst, Full-time, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney engineering analytics full-time
Posted a month ago

Koala’s mission is to become the smartest way to buy high-quality furniture online. Combining customer-centric products, a world-class technology and fulfilment platform, incredible customer service and social good, we are changing the way people buy and enjoy furniture.

Why we have this role @ Koala

Koala is embarking on a journey to implement an enterprise-wide strategy to uplift data capability through platforms, reporting and advanced analytics. The data engineer will bring usable data to the business to support marketing activities, reporting and analytics. As a Data Engineer, you will be working closely with your team, engineers, product, design, analytics and leadership teams to shape and execute the data strategy at Koala. You are able to design, architect and build high performance scalable data pipelines while continually building upon Koala’s guiding principles around data.


What key responsibilities does this role have @ Koala?

  • Design, develop, maintain and monitor data integrations and transformations in the cloud based enterprise data warehouse
  • Design, develop, maintain and monitor ETL pipelines using Fivetran, dbt and Segment
  • Experience with SQL scripting, query optimisation, and data modelling as well as reasonable proficiency in any of the following: Java, or Python
  • Collaborate with the business and data analysts to ensure relevant data is ingested and modeled correctly for analysis and reporting
  • Implement processes and systems to monitor data quality, ensuring data is standardized, accurate and available in a timely manner
  • In depth understanding of, and hands-on experience in designing, developing, maintaining and monitoring data integrations
  • Perform analysis required to troubleshoot and resolve data related issues
  • Proactively monitor data warehouse and pipeline performance and optimize when required
  • Actively participate in the wider MarTech team to help koala succeed on its digital transformation journey
  • Being Koala’s recognized internal expert and SME on data to increase koala’s knowledge, skills and data literacy

Ideal background…

  • 3-4 years of experience in a similar role, with demonstrable experience in data architecture, modelling, migration, integration and pipelines
  • Tertiary qualifications in data or technology-related fields
  • Proficiency in data security best practices
  • High proficiency in SQL
  • Solid Javascript skills and experience working with APIs
  • Hands on experience with Snowflake and dbt is highly desirable
  • Hands on experience with AWS is highly desirable and experience of AWS Lambda functions would be a bonus
  • Flexibility, ability and willingness to adapt in an ever-changing technology environment


Treehouse Perks and Privileges…

Koala is only great when its employees are happy — and we’re one happy mob!

Flexible working - The freedom and autonomy to do your best work the way that works for you.

Take a break - Generous time off and parental leave to help keep your work life balance, balanced.

Pet-friendly - The Koala Treehouses are as pet-friendly as they get!

Surprise & delight - The two-word combo at the core of everything we do. All Koalas can expect to enjoy free Koala products with ‘mates rates’ for your friends and fam.

Support & wellbeing - Our employee experience respects and embraces all families, formed, found and evolving. You’ll have access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes unlimited sessions for financial, work, relationship, family or wellbeing support.

Accelerate your career - We’ve partnered with RMIT where all of our Koala’s receive a discount, unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning and Koala facilitated resources.

Community & connection - We believe that simply doing ‘no harm’ isn’t good enough So, how are we doing our part? BCorp Certified, WWF Partnership, volunteer days, a member of SoftLanding and so much more.

All in all, the Koala Kommunity is a great place to hang out and belong to!

Koalities we look for…

At Koala, we do things a little differently and we don’t shy away from the fact that we expect a lot from our employees! We want you to challenge expectations, always look to make a difference and give us something different from the norm. We want people that bring great energy, that have a long-game focus and are always curious to find new angles and approaches to the way we work. We're a team full of entrepreneurial spirit and have a relentless focus on 'what's next' but while always reviewing 'what's been done' and learning, growing and adapting. We're bloody confident, but NEVER arrogant and we adapt to change like Steve Smith under a short ball. Honesty and selflessness drive everything we do, as well as a total focus on exceeding our customers’ expectations. So if you feel like this could be you... well what the bloody hell are you waiting for? Drop us a line, and let's see what you've got! ;)

There’s no such thing as a ‘perfect’ candidate, Koala is a place where everyone has opportunity. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day. We’re an equal opportunity employer, and recognize that a diverse workforce is crucial to our success as a business.

* Recruiters, sending you love and light, but we got this and won’t be accepting unsolicited CVs.