Senior Data Engineer


Company Description

Are you ready to be a big part of something big?

Autonomy to choose where you work from – Office, Hybrid or Anywhere. We bring the whole team together for planned collaboration, communication, and connection events 2-3 times per year.

A career in Technology, Product and Information will see you working on products that are used every single day by our millions of customers all over the world. This position is within our ACIL Tribe. The ACIL (Auto, Corporate, Industry & Leisure) Tribe, In a nut shell, focuses on high availability product for Dealership customers to manage their inventory and prospects.

It plays a vital role in allowing them to maximise their online customer interaction and sale funnels – See our AutoGate – Automotive retail software from Ltd. From integrations and billing to user management and authorizations, the tribe are responsible for a high availability, low latency platform built for client success.

Senior Data Engineers are accountable for enabling carsales teams to realise commercial outcomes through effective data architecture and transport systems.

What’s on offer

  • Autonomy to choose where you work from – Office, Hybrid or Anywhere.
  • We’re proud to be recognised as one of Australia’s Best Workplaces™ by Great Place to Work®, a Family Friendly Workplace, a WORK180 endorsed employer for women and WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.
  • Support of a highly engaged, high-performing team. We have incredible talent in carsales that you will learn from.
  • 22 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers, four weeks paid secondary caregivers leave, six weeks paid gender affirming care leave.
  • Regular Hackathons, endless learning and development opportunities, and a range of activities that will help support your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.
Job Description

What you’ll do

  • Contributing to the delivery of scalable data architectures, and development & design best practices
  • Leading collaborations across data disciplines to develop, optimise and maintain data pipelines and solutions
  • Engages actively in facilitating team-based problem-solving sessions and contribute to the development of best practices
  • Initiating and nurturing effective working relationships, acting as a trusted advisor on product analytics and commercial data solutions
  • Leading technical recommendations and decision-making while, mentoring early-career engineers playing a key role in growing the team’s capabilities
  • Owning the delivery of their allocated initiatives within specified scope, times and budgets

What we are looking for?

Critical to success in the role is the ability to operate in the liminal space between business, data and technical practice.

  • An all-of-business ownership mindset over siloed success; leading with high levels of personal integrity and accountability
  • Ability to distil business and analytics requirements into well-defined engineering problems
  • Skilled at identifying appropriate software engineering methods (e.g. modularisations, abstractions) that make data assets tractable
  • Strong software engineering fundamentals (e.g. data structures, principles of software design, build & testing)
  • Strong data engineering experience (e.g. transformations, modelling, pipelines), grounded in the basics of an analytical discipline (e.g. analytics or science)
  • Skilled in designing and building pipelines using cloud services such as AWS EC2, Glue, Lambda, SNS, SQS, IAM, ECS or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience with distributed technologies such as Airflow, HDFS, EMR
  • Proficient in two or more programming languages such as Python, Spark, Scala or similar
Additional Information

A few other things we want to let you know about…

  • carsales is an equal opportunity employer who prides themselves on fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage everyone of all ages, genders and backgrounds to apply. If you’re a candidate with a disability or you’ll need some adjustments to be at your best, let us know how we can provide you with additional support.
  • We know how important keeping that balance between work/life is and have a range of flexible working options on offer, including part time. We are open to this conversation during our recruitment process if you want to know more just ask!
  • We are a proud Circle Back Initiative Employer which means we are committed to responding to every job applicant.
  • Successful candidates joining the carsales family are required to undergo a National Police Record check and must have full-time Australian working rights on an ongoing basis.


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