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Principal Data Engineer (Vpsg6)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin


The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

Application Closes: 12 May 2021

Role: Principal Data Engineer (until 31 Decemeber 2021) 

Number of vacancies available: 2 

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary:

Build data pipelines to connect sections and parts of the COVID-19 data model.

Automate updates required to the COVID-19 data model.

Document and record changes made to processes in relation to the running of the data model
• Run, test and validate the functionality of the COVID-19 data mode


  • Reporting into the Data Model Manager, within the Informatics & Data Quality function of the Intelligence, Case Contact and Outbreak Management (I-CCOM) team in the COVID response
  • Confirm the fit-for-purpose nature of the data model for impacted stakeholders
  • Test and ensure refresh occur as expected
  • Remediate errors and retest as required
  • Troubleshoot and test the COVID-19 data model to ensure correct functionality
  • Update COVID-19 data model based on new requests from stakeholders
  • Test and identify defects and failure points on an ongoing basis
  • Address defects identified and retest to ensure that the COVID-19 data model runs correctly
  • Create documentation to record changes to processes and new processes established
  • Attend daily stand-ups and other meetings as required for the COVID-19 data model project
  • Attend daily stand-ups and other meetings as required with the broader Informatics & Data Quality team as well as other teams within I-CCOM as required
  • Develop and maintain content on the repositories including various SharePoint sites
  • Communicate all relevant concerns to Technical and/or Project Lead

  • • Develop and maintain relationships with impacted stakeholders to ensure effective communication of work impacts resulting from the data model

  • • Identify and respond to ad hoc operational issues and requests related to the build, development and running of the data model


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health

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