Software Engineer | Data Platforms

  • Katherine
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
About the ABC The ABC is the nation's most trusted and independent source of Australian conversations, culture, and stories. With over 4,000 employees from diverse backgrounds across over 50 locations around Australia and overseas, we are proud to create, curate and deliver high-quality content that informs, educates and entertains Australian communities. Role Purpose Develop and support the ABC’s digital data capabilities that provide data pipelines, aggregation & processing, data visualisation and data distribution services to ABC digital products and platforms. Strengthen data engineering foundations within digital product and platform teams, enable experimentation and underpin the success of leveraging data in ABC digital products. Key Accountabilities Provide technical development skills within the ABC's Digital Product department, to develop secure and high-performance platforms and services. Under broad direction, and in collaboration with colleagues, deliver high quality software development and produce best possible results on code quality, efficiency, system sustainability, scalability, and security within agreed time and budget requirements. Create and maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation, including technical designs, product specifications, architecture details, support & operation guides, testing instructions and thought processes. Adopt best engineering practices in the industry and share with other team members, to help foster the implementation of best data engineering practices throughout Digital Product teams. As part of a digital product or platform team, continuously strengthen the architectural foundation of the data platform and drive the architectural improvements and best practices for data products.  Ensure separation of concerns and create layers of abstractions and re-usable data components where appropriate. Adopt service-oriented architecture when designing particularly complex systems and apply industry best practices where appropriate. About You Experience in software technologies such as dbt, AWS data services, Datahub, Apache Superset, PowerBI, content management systems, digital media publishing, digital content delivery and integration with APIs & diverse data sources an advantage. Demonstrated experience in modern data analytics tech stack including real user monitoring, tag management, experiments & A/B testing, product feature pilot measurement, data integration and data anomaly detection. Experience in developing complex, secure and high-performance data pipelines at scale. Solid experience in one or more programming languages or frameworks such as Python, Golang, Typescript or Node.js; with ability to write clean, efficient and testable code. Strong relational thinking and SQL skills. Excellent planning and tasks prioritisation skills with the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines. The following experiences, while not essential , would be advantageous: Data transformation, storage and query technologies such as Trino, Iceberg, Databricks, Snowplow and Snowflake. DevOps, Media and web experience AWS services that support the modern data stack Database performance optimisation What’s In It For You? Come and join the vibrant Digital Product department in the ABC. Our mission is to enable ABC’s digital future, where ABC transitions from a traditional broadcaster to Australia’s most trusted and valued digital media organisation. Through harnessing our talents in digital, collaborating with our partners and delivering beyond expectations, we ensure the ABC not just remains relevant but thrives. As a group of product and platform teams, we develop and maintain the ABC's audience facing digital products across mobile, connected TV, desktop, and smart speakers. Whether it is staying informed of the latest breaking news, bringing some great TV on iview, streaming the Hottest 100 on the triple j app and website, or entertaining the kids with our ABC Kids app - the ABC's Digital Product offerings are some of Australia's most loved and most used platforms. Your work will be appreciated by millions of audiences across Australia. We are an AWS shop; you will have the opportunity to work on the latest and greatest cloud technology. You will have the chance to contribute to the solution architecture of our systems. We are an open and cohesive team where your voice will not get lost. You can get a sneak peek into our product engineering world through our blog: We are committed to career development and invest in our people to grow and become leaders in their fields. Everyone in the Digital Product department has a designated budget for training and development. We believe in flexible approaches to working and building self-organising and collaborative teams that offer friendly and supportive environments in which all team members can strive and grow. For further information on this position please contact Jamie Nedved, Digital Talent Acquisition Lead via email   We respectfully request that Recruitment Agencies do not submit applications for this position. In line with our focus on diversity, applications are strongly encouraged from Indigenous Australians, people from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people with disability and LGBTIQA+ individuals. The ABC also aims to achieve a gender-balanced workforce. For more information on inclusive employee networks within the ABC please refer to Life Page on ABC LinkedIn.  For more information on working at the ABC visit