Data Engineering - Technical Principal (AWS)

Contino are a global organisation and one of the worlds leading transformational technology consultancies, partnering with AWS, Hashicorp and Kubernetes across the US, UK and APAC.


We have built an amazing team of passionate technologists and are an advocate for challenging intelligent and talented people, like you! You’d be working with a team of fun, professional and passionate people with a keen eye for innovation, curiosity and a love of technology.


As a Technical Principal, your role will be key in how we help customers to adopt and operate our recommendations, ultimately “transforming” their business in a positive way. You understand what our customers are going through and how to leverage customer data as a critical enabler of business transformation. As a trusted advisor and positive influencer, you will work with various technical and non-technical stakeholders at all levels and help lead engineers throughout the delivery process, both with our customers and within Contino.


You will also provide technical guidance and lead the definition and development of business intelligence, data analytics, solution and automation initiatives on a wide range of client projects. This includes an in-depth understanding of data and analytics platforms, Cloud data engineering (both batch and real-time streaming), tools and implementation of cloud data architecture to effectively capture, integrate, organise, centralise, maintain and extract insights from data.



  • 8+ years consulting experience in Data Engineering (minimum 4 years experience in Big Data platforms is required);
  • 4+ years consulting experience in Data Analysis and/or Data Science is highly regarded;
  • 6+ years leadership experience, leading delivery/projects and being accountable for people
  • 8+ years experience working in large complex enterprise environments
  • 12+ years experience in Technology
  • We want you to have been through a few wars, challenges, and pitfalls and show how you were able to overcome and make those challenges successful, or have a positive way forward.

Technical Skills

High level breadth across all areas, with depth in many of the following:

  • Data Architecture – Master Data Management, Metadata Management, Data Modelling and Data Enrichment. Any experience with taxonomy, ontology, business classification, KDD and knowledge of DAMA-DMBOK2 will be highly regarded
  • Data Governance - Experience with Enterprise level Data Governance frameworks, and experience with implementing controls within a data pipeline
  • Data Processing – Cloud-native data pipeline architecture, design, workflow management and implementation experience, Distributed processing experience across batch and real-time (e.g.; AWS Kinesis, Spark, Hadoop, EMR), message queuing, data quality assurance and data validation experience
  • Data Transformation – Cloud-native ETL and ELT tools and scripting experience, ability to design and implement data contracts with schema evolution
  • Data Storage – Experience with Cloud-native data lake and data warehouse design and implementation, including cloud-native NoSQL and relational database technologies
  • Data Visualisation - Experience with both traditional and modern Cloud-native data visualisation tools. Experience in the successful delivery of self-service analytics projects will be highly regarded
  • Data Security - a thorough understanding of Cloud-native security, authentication and authorisation. Experience with designing Cloud-native and hybrid solutions that address PII, Australian Privacy Act and GDPR requirements
  • Data Science - Experience with machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision. Experience required in model explainability and results interpretation
  • Data Migration - On-premise to Cloud data migration experience
  • Hands-on experience with two (2) or more of the following Cloud Data Platforms
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Google Cloud Platform
    • Microsoft Azure



Currently, the number one focus within Contino evolve around investing in our people (Continis), with benefits such as:


  • Competitive salary package along with company bonus.
  • Yearly personal learning and development budget to support your career growth (training, AWS certifications, courses etc.)
  • Collaborative working environment where every person’s viewpoint is considered - you will really have a chance to make your mark on the business from day one.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Financially backed business, meaning security and support for new initiatives and global market expansion.
  • Pick your own gear before you start - Macbooks, PCs, Accessories etc.!

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