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SQL Developer

Rio Tinto
Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
Closing date
Sep 29, 2022

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SQL Developer
  • Great opportunity to join a global leader in mining
  • Excellent work environment where people are valued and respected
  • 12-month fixed term position based in Brisbane, Perth or Montreal

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for an experienced SQL Developer to join our People Experience - Digital Analytics team. As a preferred candidate of this role, you will partner and collaborate across functions and the business to deliver deeper insights into our people data.

Reporting to the Human Resources Data Engineer, some of your responsibilities including but not limited to:
  • Partnering with the People Analytics team to understand requirements and develop fact and dimension tables.
  • Designing, building, deploying and scaling data pipelines to serve machine learning and predictive models
  • Data modelling and architecting data sets from different enterprise systems
  • Challenging and collaborating to derive new and novel techniques to improve the service of data to models
  • Developing platforms and processes that support the reproducibility of results
  • ETL reporting from traditional and legacy systems.
  • Providing training and knowledge transfer to support the deployment and continuity of the analytics products developed
  • Ensuring the quality assurance and quality control of all data analytics products released to the business

You will be working and involved in the proposed Data Lakehouse platform Rio Tinto is about to launch in the future. The Lakehouse will allow Rio Tinto to move from a fragmented, siloed, complicated data web to a single accessible source. Through the use of a Data Bricks platform, we will enable our People function to present and analyse data from a variety of different sources in a unified and controlled way. All in one place, simplified and historically accurate.

What you'll bring:
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Data transformation/ETL and data modelling experience with significant experience in SQL
  • Experience with at least one relational database (SQL Server, Postgres or Oracle) - including administration, data modelling, optimizing queries, developing stored procedures for performance and operational maintenance.
  • Good understanding and experience in working end-to-end business, business process improvement, technology and integration points
  • Data pipeline automation and ETL development with tools like EasyMorph, Informatica, Azure Data Factory, Google Dataflow, Pentaho, etc.
  • Experienced in engaging and managing stakeholders and their expectations

It will also be beneficial if you have:
  • Knowledge and experience working across cultures and geographies
  • Experience with Python/R, Excel, MS Platform, and SAP

What we offer

Be recognised for your contribution, thinking and hard work, and go home knowing you've helped the world progress.
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Career development & education assistance
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life's reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls 'progress' begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers - generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium - the world's first to be certified 'responsible' - helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe.

Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you will be working

The HR function supports over 47 000 employees in 35 countries globally and operates out of three business hubs in Brisbane, Perth and Montreal. People Analytics roles have diverse, multi-industry backgrounds and comprehensive skills in the fields of reporting, data transformation, data analysis and visualization. These skills are used to turn data into information that can be used to make improved decisions and generate competitive advantage for Rio Tinto.

You will be encouraged to collaborate and to be continually improving and sharing your skills and knowledge across Human Resources. We accept that no-one can know everything, which is why team working is so important to us. We are looking for someone with curiosity for the unknown, self-awareness and humility to admit what you don't know but share what you do - and an energy to keep learning and building your skills.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome - they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.


We work in 36 countries – in mines, smelters and refineries, as well as in sales offices, data centres, research and development labs and with artificial intelligence. Our geologists explore the Earth’s wildest terrain. Our wildlife specialists work to protect and conserve grizzly bears in Canada and migratory shorebirds in Western Australia. Our marketing teams make sure our essential materials meet the specific needs of customers around the world. In Australia, our archaeologists work alongside Indigenous Australians to preserve 40,000-year-old rock art.

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