Data Engineer

Date: 16-Jan-2023

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Great company culture where staff are valued and supported
  • Opportunity to be part of an amazing tight-knit team
  • Great career move in new year
  • Excellent benefits, hybrid working model.
  • Full time permanent opportunity based in Auckland CBD


Auckland Unlimited combines the power of Auckland’s cultural richness with our successful destination management and economic development programmes.  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 strategic goals are optimised by evolving effective Enterprise Data Management using enterprise data standards for data warehousing, data lake, data management and other corporate databases.


The key for this role is to unlock the value of data within the organisation by providing expertise, platforms, and capabilities.


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He kōrero mōu: About you


You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including a high level of problem solving and decision-making skills, using professional judgement.  You will also bring:

  • 3+ years of experience as a Data Engineer
  • Technical expertise with data models, data mining, and segmentation techniques
  • Hands-on experience with data manipulation and programming languages (e.g., SQL, Java, and Python)
  • Hands-on experience with SQL database design
  • Great numerical and analytical skills
  • Working experience with on-premises, Azure cloud hosted data management platforms
  • Knowledge and understanding of both batch and fast-moving data paradigms
  • Good knowledge of one or more data warehousing applications that may include Oracle, PL/SQL, Microsoft SQL, and Azure Data Platform technologies
  • Well versed with various data modelling techniques and design principles
  • Possess strong creative and analytical problem-solving skills around computation, interpretation, and presentation of data intelligence for decision making
  • Knowledge of Machine Learning, data mining and AI principles applied to data patterns recognition resolving data driven problems
  • Knowledge and experience working with NoSQL data management platforms such as MongoDB, Hadoop, Cassandra, MapReduce etc
  • Experience working with various types of data sources – structured, semi-structured, non-structured.


We are looking for candidates with these preferred technical skills:

  • Azure Data Factory (Synapse Pipeline)
  • Azure Synapse (Apache Spark/Delta lake), Azure SQL DB, or Databricks
  • Azure Data-lake Storage
  • Python
  • SQL
  • JSON Knowledge
  • Rest API Knowledge
  • Kimball Methodology
  • Medallion Architecture



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 benefits (e.g., discounted rates to Auckland council pools & Leisure centers etc)
  • 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: 31 January 2023.  Applications will be reviewied as they are received, so early submissions are encouraged. 



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.