First listed on: 03 April 2024

ASD4,5&6 Data Engineer and Data Analytic Engineer


$77,787.84 – $147,915.36 (plus 15.4% super)
Canberra - ACT

About the Team

ASD is entering an exciting phase of growth, innovation and transformation. Our agency has committed to delivering REDSPICE, which is the most significant single investment in the Australian Signals Directorate’s 75 years.

Mission Data (MD) Division within the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is responsible for providing the foundational data capabilities to support all of ASD's functions. We do this via the provision of data platforms and services, management of ASD's mission data, and providing complex analytic development and support, including Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning capabilities. 

The Role

Data Engineer:

Key duties of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Design and implement complex data flows to connect operational systems, together with data for analytics and business intelligence systems, whilst ensuring data security and governance.
  • Manage the design, development and maintenance of enterprise data warehouse and data engineering solutions.
  • Work with stakeholders to assemble large, complex data sets that meet their current and potential requirements.
  • Manage the build of data streaming systems
  • Perform root cause analysis on data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Manage the development of data engineering frameworks and best practices for processes aimed at enhancing the availability, security and performance of data assets 

Data Analytic Engineer:

Key duties of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Identify and undertake detailed analysis to identify solutions for a range of complex data problems, including gathering and exploring data and meta-data from a variety of sources.
  • Build and sustain strong relationships and negotiate with customers and key stakeholders to deliver tailored recommendations.
  • Develop and maintain business domain knowledge, data analysis and visualisation skills.
  • Work collaboratively, operates as an effective team member and actively participates in organisational activities.

Our Ideal Candidate

Data Engineer

Our ideal applicants will be able to develop highly performant and fully secure data pipeline solutions. You will support, maintain, and upgrade existing data workflows, deployment pipelines, and infrastructure environments through all stages of the data engineering lifecycle.

Data Analytic Engineer

Our ideal applicants will be passionate about problem solving, curious to understand the business they are supporting, have a strong drive to improve their data analytic and technical skills and thrive in a collaborative environment.

Desirable qualifications, relevant experience or training:

Data Engineer

Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable:

  • Experience managing Hadoop platform
  • Software development experience in Python or Java preferably
  • Experience with streaming technologies Kafka, Spark, Flink
  • Cloud Native technologies and Infrastructure as Code
  • System administration in Linux
  • Experience designing complex data solutions (ASD 6)
  • Experience managing NoSQL databases Elasticsearch, Splunk, MongoDB, Neo4J
  • Experience managing NiFi and NiFi flows

Data Analytic Engineer

Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Data Analytics, Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply data analysis principles and practices – exploratory data analysis, data cleaning and data visualisation.
  • Knowledge and experience in development languages. We predominantly use Python but encourage applications from by people with experience in other development languages.
  • Exposure to software engineering practices (code reviews, source control management and testing).


Citizenship - To be eligible for employment with ASD, applicants must be an Australian citizen. 

Health Assessment - The preferred applicant may be required to undergo a medical examination conducted by the Agency’s preferred medical provider. 

Organisational Suitability Assessment – To be eligible for employment within ASD, the preferred applicant will be required to undergo an Organisational Suitability Assessment (see Organisational Assessment section).

Security Clearance - The preferred applicant will be required to successfully undergo the security clearance vetting process at a specified clearance level. The preferred applicant MUST be willing to disclose all relevant and required information. 

It is a condition of employment that applicants are willing and able to obtain and maintain the requisite security clearance for the duration of their employment with ASD.

Job Applications should be sent to: 

Application Closing Date: Sunday April 21, 2024

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