First listed on: 13 March 2023

Senior Data Developer


WorkSafe is Victoria's workplace health and safety regulator. We are also the workplace injury insurer. Our job is to reduce workplace harm and improve outcomes for injured workers. This is our promise to the Victorian community and the reason we exist.

  • $140,270.00 per annum + superannuation
  • Full Time Permanent Position
  • Geelong Location (Hybrid working model)

About the role

WorkSafe are transforming the way we manage workers compensation in Victoria. At WorkSafe we're dedicated to supporting all Victorians to be healthy and safe at work and to recover from any workplace injury or illness as quickly as possible. Our Passion for safety and wellbeing is what unites us.

The Senior Data Developer is a key supporting role, reporting to the Manager, Data Warehouse & Engineering. You will contribute to the design and build of complex infrastructure, operational processes, and infrastructure automation, creating and improving development and operational capabilities, including: disaster recovery, high systems availability, on-demand scalable solutions, and infrastructure monitoring and continuous deployment capabilities.

About you

If you're passionate Data Developer looking for the next step in your career, then this role is for YOU!

You enjoy working in a tight-knit agile team providing data capabilities and services to technical and business stakeholders.

You have a strong attention to detail and you are engaging, confident and flexible in your working style. You communicate well (verbally and in writing), share knowledge and experiences, have a can-do and flexible approach, and have a strong knowledge of and demonstrated high-level experience in data analysis and problem-solving

Skills and experience

  • Experience within Software Development, Data Engineering or a related field
  • Skills in Oracle SQL programming language and shell scripting
  • Expert skills in a programming languages, proficient in managing infrastructure as code
  • Expertise in Web/Cloud-based technologies and system administration within cloud and co-located hosting environment
  • Depth of understanding in database design and implementation, including conceptualization to database optimization
  • Experienced using a variety of tools in order to wrangle, capture and prepare data from a variety of sources for consumption
  • Experienced in administering deployed data driven solutions, including platforms, to ensure efficient operation. Knowledge and proven working experience in conceptual, logical and physical data modelling techniques.
  • Highly skilled in data warehousing, including principles and various modelling techniques.
  • Experience in the use of data virtualisation technologies.
  • Experience in the use of data profiling techniques to perform analysis of data from source systems.
  • Able to lead meetings, clearly communicate technical approach, status, assess and mitigate risk.
  • Able to describe technical topics to relevant stakeholders.


  • Tertiary qualifications in Computer Science or relevant field

Key Accountabilities

  • Works with data & analytics/project squads to deliver the agreed scope of a sprint
  • Influence and lead design efforts for the most secure and scalable environments that satisfy both operational and product needs in accordance with corporate guidelines
  • Drive resolution of issues identified via application and systems monitoring
  • Resolve emergent service problems and build automated tools to identify/prevent problem recurrence
  • Develop file-based and other system integration routines
  • Develop and maintain data validation routines to ensure the quality and integrity of data
  • Provide on-call support for Data Warehouse platforms
  • Contribute to development standards and work practices, data modelling and data architecture
  • Liaise with database administrators and other support staff as required
  • Communicate with key stakeholders on infrastructure, deployments details
  • Accountable for creating and capturing accurate and complete records of the business activities related to this position, in accordance with approved policy and procedures. This is applicable to both hardcopy and electronic information, including email
  • Adhere to all WorkSafe's policies and procedures and any legislative requirements relevant to this position
  • Any other reasonable and related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of WorkSafe

Please ensure you click here to view the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role.

What's next?

Applications close 11:00PM Tuesday 21st March 2023Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check (and/or Medical Assessment) as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

For further enquiries please contact Talent Acquisition Specialist, Alysha Grandy on

About Us

At WorkSafe our passion for the wellbeing of Victorian workers brings us together. Our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days ever being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. As we build the WorkSafe of the future we're committed to delivering industry best practice to our people, our customers and the community.

Our Future

WorkSafe's Strategy has our core purpose front of mind - reducing workplace harm and improving outcomes for injured workers. We don't shy away from the importance of our purpose to the Victorian community, that's why we have a stated ambition to be world leading.

We want Victoria to be the safest place to work in Australia and one of the safest in the world; and we aspire to be a world leader in return to work after a workplace injury..

Important Information

WorkSafe is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with WorkSafe's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act).

Therefore, all WorkSafe employees are required to have an up to date COVID-19 vaccination status, which is currently defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) as three vaccine doses, unless a valid medical exemption applies.

To meet our obligations under the OH&S Act, WorkSafe will request vaccination information or evidence of an exemption in the pre-employment stage.

Prior to commencement of employment with WorkSafe you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 and have an up to date vaccination status, or that a medical exemption applies.

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