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Data Engineer

St John Ambulance

Do you want to work for an iconic Western Australian organisation committed to changing lives and making a difference to your community?

St John WA is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation that is most known for providing WA’s ambulance service, but also delivers a range of healthcare services to support healthy and resilient communities. For example:

  • we maintain a state-wide network of defibrillators;
  • we teach life-saving first aid skills to more than 400,000 people each year; and
  • our Urgent Care centres provide an alternate pathway for minor injuries and illnesses, rather than congesting hospital emergency departments.

A job to be proud of:

The Business Intelligence department at St John WA uses data analysis and visualisation tools to help the organisation make informed decisions to better serve the community.

The department consists of 14 staff split between an Analysis and Reporting unit, and a Data Engineering and Governance unit. Current team members have diverse backgrounds with qualifications including physics, mathematics, software engineering, biotechnology, and business, as well as having previously worked across the government, private, academic, and defence sectors.

An exciting full-time opportunity is now available for a Data Engineer to join the team in a permanent position, based at our head office in Belmont.

Note that this position can be filled at an Intermediate, Senior, or Principal level, subject to the skills and experience of the successful candidate. As such applications are encouraged from both experienced professionals keen to contribute their skills to a community focussed organisation, as well as more junior data engineers looking for the next step in their career.

What you’ll do:

Our Data Engineers are responsible for developing and maintaining the St John WA data warehouse for the purpose of facilitating commercial, operational, and strategic reporting. This includes taking a lead role in developing dimensional data models and establishing ETL pipelines between source systems, the data warehouse, and cloud-based visualisation and analysis tools.

This role reports to the Manager Data Engineering and Governance, and works closely with Business Intelligence Analysts, Database Administrators, Developers, and external contractors to ensure clear communication and coordination of work.

You will be part of a highly capable, motivated, and collegial team, with a mandate to engage with and influence key stakeholders from various levels across the organisation and to provide high quality services to St John WA and the community.

You will have strong support from management and the organisation to implement our vision of what Business Intelligence can be now and in the future, as well as being given the space to work proactively, innovate, and drive new initiatives. The team operates with flexible work arrangements and provides excellent professional development opportunities.

What you’ll need:

The successful candidate will have excellent critical thinking skills and attention to detail, combined with experience in a similar role working with complex data in a fast-paced organisation.

Note: experience specific to the health care sector is not a requirement, and candidates with transferable technical skills from any background are encouraged to apply.

Further, the ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Experience with the Microsoft BI stack including SSMS, SSIS and SSAS
  • Strong dimensional modelling skills and knowledge – such as Kimball methodology
  • Strong knowledge of T-SQL
  • Very strong conceptual and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to engage and influence key stakeholders and articulate complex concepts
  • Experience in developing and managing best practice datasets, data models and data warehouses to address business objectives
  • Proven ability to manage multiple activities and prioritise workload, while working both autonomously and in a team environment
  • Experience integrating data from different sources in accordance with robust quality assurance processes
  • Experience in documenting data structures and processes.

The following would also be beneficial, but are not required:

  • Exposure to data warehousing concepts and tools
  • Exposure to Power BI Premium

The required qualifications:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (computer science, information technology etc), or substantial experience in a related field
  • Demonstrated, ongoing development and continuous learning

What we offer:

  • Rewarding and diverse work giving back to your community 
  • Great supportive team with an innovative and flexible working environment 
  • Salary packaging options
  • $1,200 clothing allowance
  • $500 health and wellness allowance
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Two additional leisure days each year
  • Free first aid training and ambulance cover
  • Free onsite parking

To apply:

Applications must include a comprehensive CV, and a cover letter of no more than two (2) pages, that clearly outlines:

  • Why this opportunity interests you and your motivation to apply
  • An example of a data engineering or warehousing project you have delivered
  • An example of when you have needed to communicate complex information to an audience without domain expertise

For further information about the role please contact Head of Business Intelligence Mike Ayre via 9373 3812 or Mike.Ayre@stjohnwa.com.au using the subject line: Data Engineer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

For queries relating to the application or recruitment process please contact Talent Sourcing Consultant Scott Ferry via 9334 6724 or Scott.Ferry@stjohnwa.com.au 

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This will include providing evidence of vaccination.

We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Please note that St John WA will not accept recruitment agency applications for this position.

St John WA reserves the right to select a shortlist from the applications received. The selection process employed will be at the discretion of St John.

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