Lead Data Engineer


Sydney, AU
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 05/02/2021
  • Website: deputy.com
  • Company Address: 35 Richards Avenue, Surry Hills, 2010

About Deputy

Deputy is the ultimate, all-in-one workforce management solution that simplifies employee scheduling, timesheets, tasking, and communication.

Job Description

At Deputy we’re on a mission to change the way the world works & we are looking for fantastic people to help us do that. Our mission is to simplify shift work, with a future state vision to enable thriving workplaces in every community.
Deputy is a SaaS Workforce Management Product company. HQ'd in Sydney (AU), with offices in London (UK), Atlanta and San Francisco (USA). We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people across all industries in 70+ countries save time and money managing their hourly workforce so they can focus on what they do best, and be amazing.
Currently, our employees are predominately working from home and this role will also be remote for the time being. We anticipate employees will be returning to the office, in a flexible capacity, during 2021 as appropriate & when it is safe to do so.
As a Lead Data Engineer, you will be working closely with your team, software engineers, product, design, analytics and leadership teams to shape and execute the data strategy at Deputy. You are able to design, architect and build high performance scalable data pipelines while continually building upon Deputy’s guiding principles around data.


    • Create and maintain data pipeline architecture, assemble large, complex data sets for the Deputy platform and cross functional needs.
    • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
    • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources within our AWS and data warehouse ecosystem.
    • Work with stakeholders including the Engineering, Product, Data Analytics and Design teams to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs.
    • Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems.


    • Good understanding and experience with various storage, data warehouse, caching technologies, queuing and their interaction within a complex system. We use Aurora MySQL, DynamoDB, Redis, Snowflake, Airflow, SQS, Kinesis.
    • Experience building and designing data pipelines, architectures and data sets using AWS services and open source components.
    • Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency and workload management in a high volume/throughput environment.
    • Strong understanding and exposure to cloud environments, primarily AWS.
    • Capable of working with multiple programming languages for multiple purposes. We primarily use Go, PHP, JS, and Python, with Terraform for our Infrastructure as code. You have knowledge of an array of cloud native technologies, such as Docker, Hashicorp Vault, Open Telemetry, OpenAPI, and gRPC.
- Australian Hyper-Growth Startup - Head Office in Sydney
- Global Growth across APAC, America and EMEA.
- Share Options
- Paternity/Maternity Leave Policies
- Personal Learning & Development Fund
- Flexible Work Policy
- Company wide Development & Coaching
- Hackathons
- Awards - "Your Time to Shine & Celebrate Success"
- Social Events & variety of social clubs (Books, LGBT, Games, Sports)
- Mental Health Support
- Munch & Learns
At Deputy we’re on a mission to change the way the world works. Since 2008 over 200 million shifts have been rostered on Deputy, in over 90 countries, and across 245 different industries.
We’re making it easier for businesses and teams to roster staff, manage leave, complete payroll and take the admin out of work so that our customers can focus on doing what they love. We hire amazing people to do what they’re best at, and work with some incredible businesses all around the world.
Check out this video: Deputy Explained
Check out why our customers love us: GetApp and G2Crowd
Deputy believes in equal opportunity and that inclusiveness and diversity promotes innovation. Our global team members are from a variety of cultures. And we welcome different perspective and skills. 

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.