Senior Data Engineer

Woolworths New Zealand

Location: New Zealand

Job Type: Full time


  • Your chance to join one of the biggest Data & Analytics teams in Aotearoa

  • Vendor provided training and support for industry certificaitons

  • Attractive base salary + bonus + benefits including team discount card for yourself and your partner

Ready to make an impact?

Our Analytics and Insights team is indeed one of the largest in NZ, we are highly skilled and dedicated working within some of NZ's largest Datasets in an Agile model allowing us to deliver at speed to help to make Kiwi's lives a little better everyday. We apply Customer first thinking to all we do. We are innovators, investigators and love solving complex problems.

About the Role | Mō te Tūranga

As a Senior Data Engineer in Projects squad you will be instrumental in solving complex problems, delivering razor sharp data insights that ultimately have high impact for stakeholders across our business.

This is a key role responsible for building, manipulating and optimising our data, data pipelines and data architecture. Our aim is to be a world class data driven retailer creating the best experiences for our customers through insight and analytics led decisions. There is no limit to the exposure you will gain working across the various departments of our business and therefore no limit to your ongoing learning and development.

Some of the aspects of the role:

  • Mentoring and coaching other team members

  • Building the data solutions using the stack of GCP (BigQuery), dbt, Terraform, Airflow

  • Developing and championing data engineering practices and standards

  • Contributing to the solution architecture and review of tools/patterns

  • Be open to experiment with new tools and techniques

About You | Mōu

You must be highly competent in dealing with large volumes of data and be passionate about the influence and value you will create. You will need to understand the importance of managing our data assets in a high integrity environment where we always strive to do the right thing, for our customers, our partners and our team. Whether you love - design, technology, engineering, constant learning, and have skills such as Python,ETL CI/CD and SQL, you will be in a tight knit and supportive community that cares for your career development.

What will you bring:

  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and proven troubleshooting skills

  • Commercial experience using dbt as a transformational tool on advanced level

  • Advanced knowledge of SQL and Python

  • Experience with delivering data pipelines and managing resources on Google Cloud Platform (desired) or other Cloud platforms (Azure, AWS)

  • Knowledge of data modelling and data warehousing design principles

  • Experience with git, CI/CD, workflow orchestration tools

  • Desire to learn and teach others

  • Curiosity, excellent work ethic and team oriented mindset

Ideally you would also have:

  • Understanding of event-based architectures

  • Experience of designing data engineering solutions

Experience with Terraform or similar IaC tools

Working with Woolworths NZ | Me mahi tahi tatou ki Woolworths NZ

Our purpose is to make Kiwis' lives a little better every day.

We’re friendly, down-to-earth, and energetic - we work hard but we have a great time doing it, and we love what we do. There is plenty of scope for new ideas, lots of room for you to add value, and importantly, you’ll be working with a business that touches the lives of three million New Zealanders a week. We offer a diverse range of career opportunities across our ecosystem.


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Primary Connect

Wholesale Distributors Limited (Super Value & Fresh Choice)

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Come as you are | Nau mai, whakatau mai

We’re an equal opportunity employer and are committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all.

If you’re smart and good at what you do, let’s work together | Me mahi tahi tatou

You’ve got this!