Principal Data Engineering | Brisbane

Date:  26-Oct-2021
Job Posting End Date:  30-Nov-2021;10:59:59GMT
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Job State/Province:  Queensland
Job Location/Region:  Brisbane

About BHP


At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the Role


As Principal Data Engineer, you will be the service owner of data solutions delivered by our Digital Factory team. You will proactively improve functionality, operational stability, availability and performance of these data services and data pipelines. 


An exciting role in a team of passionate, talented and diverse technology specialists striving for continuous improvement of critical systems leveraging the latest technologies and methodologies. 
Reporting to the Manager Supply Chain Applications Coal, your key accountabilities will include:


  • Embedding the principles, standards and patterns for Data Engineering 
  • Participate in incident management, identifying and resolving system issues
  • Lead problem management and root cause analysis for failures 
  • Provides technical expertise to Projects and other support teams to resolve priority issues, root cause analysis, implement complex changes and requests
  • Design, build, test and deploy Data solutions utilising modern development techniques and best practices in cloud environments
  • Leading resources for delivery of Data requirements using onshore & offshore resources 
  • Identify and lead initiatives for the improvement of Data service reliability, stability and performance
  • Develop strong relationships with other BHP teams, service partners, and vendors 
  • Support a culture of continuous improvement across people, process, technology and cost 

About You


  • Experience with building or managing data pipelines using AWS and one or more database technologies such as MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL is a must
  • Experience with Distributed Processing (like Spark, Hadoop, EMR) and Cloud database \ warehouse services (like DynamoDB, Snowflake) is preferred, but not mandatory
  • Experience with one or more integration tools and patterns (file based, API, streams,events) is highly preferred

You will have a tertiary qualification in Technology, Engineering, Computer Science or similar discipline and have post-qualification experience designing, developing, maintaining and supporting complex data solutions. You have strong analytical skills with an excellent understanding of root cause analysis, 5 whys or similar problem investigation methodologies.


As the preferred candidate, you have superior interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with the ability to develop meaningful relationships and influence stakeholders across all organisational levels.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce


The size and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance based bonuses and unique BHP employee share program.


At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, people with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.


We know there are many aspects of our employees' lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.


BHP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.