What you'll do

What we can offer you

At Specsavers we promise to make you feel good, cared for and smart. Being Great Place to Work accredited for the last four years, this is a great opportunity to join us as we continue our path to not just be great but be the BEST place to work!

We are well known for valuing our people and providing a supportive, driven and inclusive culture. Beyond that, we also have a range of different benefits within the support office, that include:

  • Quarterly Bonus Scheme 
  • Two free pairs of glasses
  • On site free parking
  • Birthday leave, Volunteer leave, Paid Parental leave
  • Health & Wellbeing programs
  • Fully funded Social Club – provides a wide range of activities throughout the year.


The Role & Team

To support the way our Data team is transforming Specsavers into a data-driven business and to support with our continued business growth we have a newly created position for a Senior Data Engineer to join our Technical Service Team. The team’s vision is to establish a data culture within the business and to deliver high quality data products to deliver organisation wide insights and quality data products to help accelerate robust decision making, drive consistency and enable self-service for the business. 

Reporting into our Lead Data Engineer, you will look at our overall technical capability for ingesting, managing and exploiting data (via modelling and modelled data), while ensuring future capability expansion, cost management and scalability. 

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 technical ability and understanding of how databases work, as well as the use of data development software (ETL packages) and programming languages (SQL, Python and Pyspark) to develop tools to extract, transform and load data, as well as to document the creation of these tools.
  • Proficient capability to understand business processes in detail, to apply knowledge and acquire more, to understand and create requirements, apply them to a tool design and execute its build.
  • Excellent communication skills as you will need to discuss technical principles and business processes in simple language to people at all levels. 
  • Experience in some or all of the following tools & programming languages: 
    • Azure Data Lake 
    • Azure Data Factory 
    • Azure Databricks (inc. SQL and Python) 
    • Azure SQL Server  
    • Power BI Premium
    • Azure DevOps/Git 
  • Enthusiasm for learning, trying new things, sharing knowledge and developing skills in others
  • The ability to invent and innovate in the determination of creative solutions to all problems, and to take on work for which there is no set of rules or industry-standard answer 


About Us

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, ensuring our people feel good, cared for and smart. 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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