Data Engineer at Deputy

Data, Full Time, Melbourne melbourne remote engineering full-time
Posted a month ago

At Deputy we’re on a mission to change the way the world works & we are looking for fantastic people to help us do that. Our mission is to simplify shift work, with a future state vision to enable thriving workplaces in every community.

Deputy is a SaaS Workforce Management Product company. HQ'd in Sydney (AU), with offices in Melbourne, London (UK), Atlanta and San Francisco (USA). We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people across all industries in 70+ countries save time and money managing their hourly workforce so they can focus on what they do best, and be amazing.

We have a hybrid working or remote environment at Deputy. We do have an office in Melbourne, should you wish to use it.
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You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Deputy, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.


Data at Deputy makes sure we’re part of improving the lives of our shift workers. We’re building a world class platform that underpins our exceptionally high performing company. Help us empower the business to make sound and timely decisions. 

As a Data Engineer, you will be working closely with your team, software engineers, product, design, analytics and leadership teams to shape and execute the data strategy at Deputy. You are able to design, architect and build high performance scalable data pipelines while continually building upon Deputy’s guiding principles around data.

As we are a growth company, you’ll have a strong bias to innovation, growth and adapting to change.

You’ll be a technical mentor and people coach to a team of data engineers, unleashing and inspiring them to solve real-world problems with innovative, elegant solutions with balanced tradeoffs. 

What You'll Do:

  • Design, create and maintain data pipelines to serve data sets for the Deputy platform and internal business teams.
  • Build and own the testing framework to focus on reliability and accuracy, spotting errors before they occur
  • Identify, design, and implement process improvements such as: improving database performance, automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery and re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, and maintainability among many things
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources within our AWS and data warehouse ecosystem.
  • Work with stakeholders including the Engineering, Product, Data Analytics and Design teams to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs.
  • Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems.
  • Desired Characteristics and Experience:

  • Strong understanding of SQL.
  • Good understanding and experience with various storage, data warehouse, caching technologies, queuing and their interaction within a complex system. We use Aurora MySQL, DynamoDB, Redis, Snowflake, Airflow, SQS, Kinesis.
  • Understanding and exposure to cloud environments, primarily AWS.
  • Good programming skills. Python and Java are highly regarded but not essential.
  • Highly Regarded (but Not Essential):

  • Software engineering, data science, data analytics experience
  • Experience in Docker
  • Knowledge of building data lake or data warehouse.
  • Knowledge of handling streaming data.
  • Experience in Infrastructure as Code and CICD practice.
    - Australian Hyper-Growth Startup - Head Office in Sydney
    - Why IVP Invested in Deputy
    - Deloitte's #21 Fastest Growing Technology Startups in Aus 2018
    - Raised $111M Series B Round led by IVP, OpenView (our Series A investor), Square Peg Capital and EVP.
    - Global Growth across APAC, America and EMEA.

    - Share Options
    - Paternity/Maternity Leave Policies
    - Personal Learning & Development Fund
    - Flexible Work Policy
    - Company wide Development & Coaching
    - Hackathons
    - Awards - "Your Time to Shine & Celebrate Success"
    - Social Events & variety of social clubs (Books, LGBT, Games, Sports)
    - Mental Health Support
    - Munch & Learns


    At Deputy we’re on a mission to change the way the world works. Since 2008 over 200 million shifts have been rostered on Deputy, in over 90 countries, and across 245 different industries.

    We’re making it easier for businesses and teams to roster staff, manage leave, complete payroll and take the admin out of work so that our customers can focus on doing what they love. We hire amazing people to do what they’re best at, and work with some incredible businesses all around the world.

    Check out this video: Deputy Explained

    Check out why our customers love us: GetApp and G2Crowd. 

    Deputy believes in equal opportunity and that inclusiveness and diversity promotes innovation. Our global team members are from a variety of cultures. And we welcome different perspective and skills. 

    Interested? Apply now