Data Engineer Specialist

Rio Tinto
Perth, WA, AU
May 14, 2022
May 17, 2022
Full Time
Data Engineer Specialist Perth

  • Diverse and challenging projects with our Research, Development and Technology (RDT) division
  • Engineer and support complex systems to manage BIG data compute tasks
  • Turning business use cases and requirements into technical solutions
  • Utilise your hands-on coding skills in Python and/or R
  • Work in a flexible work environment where we prioritise a healthy work/life balance

About the Role

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

We have an opportunity for a Data Engineer Specialist to work with challenging and exciting analytics problems and positively impact the business while engaging with a team of technology experts and data scientists. This role will involve gaining substantial experience working with our data systems to develop state-of-the-art data solutions for our business's data problems. RDT is courageous in the pursuit of innovation, curious in the development of emerging technologies and caring of our people and relationships.

You will be regularly challenged but given the support to drive your innovations!

Reporting to the Senior Data Engineer, you will support the RDT Advanced Data Analytics team to design and continually improve services that solve business problems and provide insight to making improved decisions for our Iron Ore business. You will utilise your hands-on solid coding skills in Python, R and/ or Scala to
  • Ensure best in class processes and techniques to develop and deploy data analytics solutions to the business
  • Collect, aggregate, and analyse structured/unstructured data from multiple internal sources and provide patterns, insights, and trends to the business decision-maker
  • Utilising the latest available technologies to flexibly manage and scale data pipelines and analytics models
  • Developing platforms and processes that support the reproducibility of results
  • Foster an innovative and "disruptive" technology culture to identify and drive value-creating opportunities
  • Help the broader Rio Tinto Iron Ore function by advising technical complexity of identified opportunities
  • Provide training and knowledge transfer to support the deployment and continuity of the analytics products developed

About You

Ideally, you will have a postgraduate qualification in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Machine Learning, or a related field, combined with extensive experience as a data engineer in Machine learning projects, preferably using agile methodologies.

You should also have experience with some or all of the below:
  • Proficiency in exploring and manipulating large datasets through applications or programming interfaces.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing data for Data Science and Machine Learning using heavy industry data sets (structured and unstructured)
  • Ability to write and optimise SQL queries and create efficient data extract/transform/ load (ETL) programs and tasks.
  • Pipeline development, across different data architectures, (transactional, time series, streaming, unstructured) and storage solutions including use of APIs
  • Cloud based solution design using containerisation and serverless architectures in AWS and/or Azure (Cloud Formation/ARM)
  • Knowledge in Change control using Git and release pipeline experience using Azure DevOps
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to diagnose and logically resolve technical problems
  • Agile delivery and project management
  • Proficiency in SQL, Python/ R, Linux (Bash), Scala and Go (desirable)
  • Software engineering experience desirable
  • Knowledge and skills in one or more of the big data frameworks, i.e., Spark, Hive, Hadoop (desirable)

Where you will be working

This role is based in Perth, Western Australia, out of our Central Park office, working Monday Friday, with ad hoc travel to sites in the Pilbara. We support and encourage flexible working arrangements.

What we offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you've helped the world progress.
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority;
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto;
  • 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;
  • Attractive share ownership plan;
  • Company provided insurance cover;
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options;
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions;
  • 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);
  • Possible domestic relocation assistance.

This role is for applicants residing in or willing to permanently relocate to Western Australia.

Applications close on 25th May (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date).

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.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA2 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.