Data Engineer

Date: 31 May 2023

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Great company culture where staff are valued and supported
  • Excellent benefits, LI-hybrid working model.
  • Full-time permanent opportunity based in Auckland CBD

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited combines the power of Auckland’s cultural richness with our successful destination management and economic development programs. We are New Zealand’s largest producer of cultural, entertainment, sporting, and wildlife experiences and the largest regional economic development agency in the country. Our work touches all Aucklanders and visitors to our region, creating a legacy for future generations. 

To know more about what we do and what’s on in Auckland visit our website:

He angitūtanga: The opportunity
We are hiring an intermediate Data Engineer who is very enthusiastic about data to focus on building structured, high-quality data solutions which we use to evolve our data products. 

In this role, you will support the Data Architecture stream in ensuring Auckland Unlimited’s strategic goals are optimized by evolving effective Enterprise Data Management using enterprise data standards for data warehousing, data lake, data management, and other corporate databases. The key to this role is to unlock the value of data within the organization by providing expertise, platforms, and capabilities.

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He kōrero mōu: About you
If you have a passion for data models, data mining, and segmentation techniques, this is the perfect opportunity for you. You’ll get hands-on experience with data manipulation and programming languages such as SQL, Java, and Python, and showcase your proficiency in SQL database design. Your expertise in on-premises and Azure cloud-hosted data management platforms will be put to the test as you navigate both batch and fast-moving data paradigms. Show off your knowledge of data warehousing applications like Oracle, PL/SQL, Microsoft SQL, and Azure Data Platform technologies.

With your deep understanding of various data modelling techniques and design principles, you'll have the chance to make a significant impact. We value your strong creative and analytical problem-solving skills, which will be essential in interpreting and presenting data intelligence for effective decision-making. Don't miss the chance to apply your expertise in Machine Learning, data mining, and AI principles to recognize data patterns and solve complex problems. Previous experience with NoSQL data management platforms like MongoDB, Hadoop, Cassandra, and MapReduce is a plus. Join us and work with structured, semi-structured, and non-structured data sources to drive innovation and make a difference!

Skills in the below areas will be highly desirable:

  • Azure Data Factory (Synapse Pipeline)
  • Azure Synapse (Apache Spark/Delta lake), Azure SQL DB, or Databricks
  • Azure Data-lake Storage, Gen 2
  • Python/PySpark
  • JSON Knowledge
  • Rest API Knowledge
  • Kimball Methodology
  • Medallion Architecture
  • Not essential, but good to have – Service Bus, Azure Function, Logic Apps.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
So, what’s in it for you? Here at TAU, we pride ourselves on providing work life balance and inclusive work environment.  In addition to awesome colleagues and work culture we also offer the following benefits:

  • Flexible working – work from home options
  • Auckland Council premium benefits ( Click the link to find out more ) 
  • Strong mentoring & career development focus

You also get to contribute to Auckland’s growth, enriching cultural and economic life in Tāmaki Makaurau by creating and sharing experiences and opportunities. If you have a genuine desire to be part of the journey in creating a wonderful experience and positive outcome for Auckland, then please apply now by submitted your CV and cover letter expressing your interest!

All applications must be made online. If you require assistance or support through the application process, please contact us at

Applications close: Sunday 18 June 2023

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Tātaki Auckland Unlimited strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.