What you'll do

At Specsavers, we know that to be your best and reach your full potential you need to work somewhere that will bring out your best. We pride ourselves on offering a workplace with a supportive, driven, flexible and inclusive culture. Which is why we’ve been accredited as a Great Place to Work for the last four years running, and listed as one of Australia’s Best Places to Work for 2023. 

Here’s a taste of just some of our perks: 

  • Quarterly bonus scheme
  • Two free pairs of glasses each year 
  • On-site free parking
  • Birthday leave, Volunteer leave and Paid Parental Leave
  • Health & Wellbeing programs 
  • Fully funded social club – provides a wide range of activities throughout the year

So, if you like the sound of working for a company that’s dedicated to improving the lives of both their staff and customers – we think you’d look good at Specsavers. 

The Role & Team
We have a unique opportunity for a passionate Data Engineer to join our Technology department on a full-time, permanent basis. Reporting into our Lead Data Engineer, your day-to-day will see you look after our legacy and modern data stacks. In addition to this, you will be involved in projects across regional ANZ that may see you inject, retrieve and model data. 

This role involves building strong relationships cross-departmentally, as well as within the ANZ region. You will partner with the broader local data team to identify and understand areas for opportunity to deliver organisation wide insights. In return, as our new Data Engineer, you will be instrumental in accelerating robust decision making, driving consistency and enabling self-service for the business. This is an opportunity to migrate & transform data, creating views that can be utilised across our business.


You will facilitate the use of data within the data team as well as allowing the benefits of data to be liberated across the organisation and within our digital transformation. 


At Specsavers, we believe in adopting a hybrid approach to support our people and the future of work. When not working from an alternative location, you will be based at our support office in Port Melbourne. 


What we are looking for

  • Strong ability to build rapport and relationships cross-departmentally and within the ANZ region.
  • Ability to understand business needs and use your expertise to advise better outcomes
  • Good technical ability and understanding of how big data platforms work, as well as the use of data development software (ETL packages) and programming languages (usually SQL and Python) to develop tools to extract, transform and load data, as well as to document the creation of these tools. 
  • Excellent communication skills as you will need to discuss technical and business processes in simple language to people at all levels. 
  • Experience in the below tools or similar technologies and tools:
    •  Azure Data Lake 
    • Azure Data Factory 
    • Azure Databricks (inc. SQL and Python) 
    • Azure SQL Server  
    • Power BI Premium

About Us
Specsavers are rated the market leader for eye tests, the retailer of choice for contact lenses and one of the fastest growing hearing providers in Australia and New Zealand. We are on a continual mission to transform eye and hearing health by eliminating preventable vision loss and blindness, including Glaucoma and Diabetes, through improved prevention and early detection, as well as providing accessible and affordable hearing care.


At Specsavers we believe a diverse, inclusive, and flexible culture enables our people to bring their whole selves to work and be proud of doing so. When it comes to flexibility, we understand that one size doesn't fit all. Our flexible working at Specsavers enables us to work in ways that support our lifestyle to help us balance our career with the other important things in life. Creating a great place to work for our people is pinnacle to us and along with our Behaviours is at the core of everything we do.


We like to think it’s a fun and positive place to work – why not have a look for yourself https://join.specsavers.com/au/department/support-office/    
Applicants for the role are required to have current working rights as per, relevant government legislation.

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