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Football Australia

Football Australia

Data Engineer - Registration Project


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Posting Date

Sep 1, 2023

Role description

Football Australia is situated on the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We acknowledge the histories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and commit to building a brighter future together.

Football Australia is the national governing body for football in Australia and a member of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the international governing body for football. It governs all national teams, the A-Leagues (in Football Australia’s capacity as the regulatory body), Australia Cup, National Premier Leagues and leads state, community, and grassroots football.

Football in Australia is a melting pot of approximately 2 million participants represented by over 200 different cultures, we are proud to be the most diverse and globally connected sport within the Australian sporting landscape.

This diversity in culture, ideas, and experience makes us strong and prepares us to achieve our vision to ‘be a leading football nation where everyone is inspired to live and love the game’. To achieve this, we live by our company values which include:

Impact On & Off the Field:Challenge the way we think and do to seek ways to grow the impact football has, influence industry thought leaders.
Inclusive & Diverse Football for all:Football is embedded in the nation's social fabric, follows the story of Australia, be accessible for all
A United Team:Bringing people together to unleash the power of football and to deliver the vision, we bring the team spirit to the game
Trust:Building trust across the whole football community, be trusted custodians of the game, act with integrity and objectivity

Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, this full-time role will work with Football Australia Digital staff and external vendors to deliver first data and API solutions to Football Australia stakeholder groups. Football Australia is building a new first party data Registration and Payments system; the role will involve building robust data pipelines to integrate data feeds into and out of this new system and create APIs for competition management providers and other data consumers.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Work with the FA Digital team and build and design partners to deliver features for the Registration application.
Provide data strategy and implementation leadership across Football Australia strategic and operational initiatives.
Perform a lead role in data modelling, data engineering, ETL, ELT and CI/CD using best of breed tools and approaches.
Develop data products to support dashboards, reporting and data analysis.
Provide level 3 support for published APIs.
Ensure code contributed is fit for purpose, performant and secure.
Work with FA’s Technology team (Solution Owner / Architect, Tech Governance Lead, Program Manager, and other project team members as required)


Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

6+ years experience in Data Modelling
6+ years experience in ETL/ELT development
6+ years API development experience (TypeScript/JavaScript, Python,
Golang, node.js)
6+ years AWS experience (including all core services)
6+ years experience with CI/CD systems including GitHub Actions and
Automated testing experience – TravisCI, Unit tests, System tests
Follow SOLID object-orientated best practises.
Willingness to continually improve, looking for and taking advantage of
opportunities to learn new skills and develop strengths.
Strong communication.
Experience working on consumer facing digital products and services to audiences in excess of 1m.
Agency and client-side experience beneficial

Additional Requirements:

Full working rights in Australia
Working with children check (paid/ employee) or state- based equivalent
Out of hours and weekend work as required

At Football Australia we want look after our people and below are just some of the many benefits of joining our team:

Flexible work arrangements
Birthday Leave
Study Leave
Wellbeing & Lifestyle leave
Paid Parental leave in addition to statutory government offering
Volunteer leave
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Partner discounts
Social Activities such as 5-a-side futsal

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