Head of Data at Hipages

Engineering, Sydney sydney engineering
Posted a month ago


We’re hipages, Australia’s largest Online Tradie Marketplace, where our team get to help shape the on-demand tradie economy!

What we do:

The hipages product is available as a website and mobile phone application. Our technology is designed for Australian homeowners and tradies, ultimately making it easier for them to connect, communicate and get a home improvement job done well.  Over 3 million Australians have used hipages where a home improvement job is posted every 20 seconds!  

The Problem we’re solving:

hipages’ mission is to use innovative technologies and superior customer service to transform the tradie-consumer experience from the current feat of mutual endurance to one of effortless efficiency. 

Where we are going and Why:

Our Vision is to be THE place to go for home improvement, replacing traditional ways of connecting tradies with consumers such as word-of-mouth and print advertising to our online platform.  Our purpose of Creating Happier homes through Effortless Home Improvement drives our curious, creative and energised team to achieve this.

What the Data Team is working on

The hipages platform generates huge volumes of data. This data needs to be shifted, transformed, processed, and analysed in real-time in order to meet our stakeholders’ needs. Within this ecosystem the data-platform team’s remit is to help hipages exploit this data effectively, and is therefore focussed on data-democratization with the strategic vision to create a data-mesh which will enable all our stakeholders (both internally and externally) to self-serve all their data needs. 

We’re part way through a broad transformation of our data-platform, and in the next stage we are embarking on greenfield projects to shift our current batch infrastructure (controlled by Airflow, and deployed in Kubernetes) to a full lambda architecture exploiting a whole suite of streaming technologies (e.g. Kafka, Flink, Delta Lake, Apache Beam to name a few). Alongside this, we’re also looking to assess, integrate, and productionise tooling for data governance, lineage and quality. 

How you will make an impact:

As the Head of Data in hipages, your mission is to help hipages leverage data as a strategic asset and, through a culture of data democratisation, enable everyone in the company to make rapid data-informed decision making. 


  • Lead the data products team in building innovative data products that will help improve our product offering, create greater insights for our operation or enable us to monetise externally. 
  • Enable everyone in the company to make rapid data-informed decisions by providing a capability where everyone can create their own insights.
  • Provide data management and leadership to hipages by ensuring that we have high quality data, the right level of governance and adherence to data privacy requirements. 
  • Continue the ongoing evolution of the data platform to underpin the strategic data initiatives.

Awesome looks like: 

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in a data related role, with at least 3 years experience in a data leadership role.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a high performing data team
  • Strong understanding of core technical data skills including SQL, Data warehouses, BI tools, statistical analysis, scripting languages, big data storage and retrieval, data infrastructure and machine learning
  • Have experience in building commercial data products and monetise them

Take a look inside our home:

  • A close-knit diverse family of bright, respectful, collaborative members who love to solve problems and jump on new opportunities;
  • Agile cross-functional teams who value teamwork - from Hackathon to team off-sites, to Product roadshows, you get to experience it all;
  • High-touch personalised investment in your continuous career development;
  • Remote work and flexible work
  • Inspiring office and location - based in the heart of Sydney CBD, only a few steps from Town Hall Station;
  • Competitive salary and benefits, plus equity via our Employee Share Program, we’re all owners of hipages;
  • Daily bottomless continental breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks ;
  • Five-star bicycle parking and changing rooms (with showers) - we’re in the Hilton building with access to many facilities! 
  • Social connection focus: Friday drinks, company parties and team activities

This role is open to  international candidates who wish to relocate to Sydney (relocation assistance provided).