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Lead Data Engineer

Primary office location
Permanent - Full time, Mid-senior
Job category
Technology - Engineering
Join our Commodities and Global Markets, Central Technology team as we delivery an exciting strategic program of work that aligns our strategy, risk obligations and platforms to will help Macquarie businesses meet customer needs.
At Macquarie, our advantage is bringing together diverse people and empowering them to shape all kinds of possibilities. We are a global financial services group operating in 34 markets and with 55 years of unbroken profitability. You’ll be part of a friendly and supportive team where everyone - no matter what role - contributes ideas and drives outcomes.

What role will you play?

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As a Lead Engineer, you’ll bring significant software and data engineering experience and apply best practices as you develop data pipelines, organise data for downstream consumption and solve a varied range of technical problems. You will also play a critical role with our operational and business stakeholders.

You’ll have excellent Python knowledge to write, review and test code as well as excellent solution architecture, design, and engineering leadership skills.

What you offer

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  • Previous experience supporting or leading a team of developers
  • A track record of project ownership, successful delivery and working with stakeholders
  • Excellent hands-on coding ability in Python and able to review Python code
  • A broad knowledge of technical solutions, design patterns, and code for medium/complex applications deployed in a clustered environment
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes and AWS
  • Strong experience with SQL, authoring complex queries and Data Definition Language (DDL)
  • Experience with Linux/Unix
  • Working knowledge of API-based integration for modern systems
  • Experience querying big data, using tools like, Redshift, Hive, Spark, Presto etc
  • Experience with Data Pipelines Orchestration tools like Airflow or Argo Workflows
  • Experience with Source control in Bitbucket or similar
  • Exposure to security concepts and best practices.

We love hearing from anyone inspired to build a better future with us, if you're excited about the role or working at Macquarie we encourage you to apply.

About Technology

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Technology enables every aspect of our business, for our people, our customers and our communities. Bring your unique perspective and join a global team who is passionate about accelerating the digital enterprise, connecting people and data, building platforms and applications and designing tomorrow’s technology solutions.


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Macquarie employees can access a wide range of benefits which, depending on eligibility criteria, include: 
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements 
  • One wellbeing leave day per year and up to five additional days leave based on length of service
  • Up to 20 weeks paid parental leave as well as benefits to support you as you transition to life as a working parent 
  • Paid volunteer leave and donation matching 
  • Range of benefits to support your physical, psychological and financial wellbeing 
  • Access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

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We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for a role regardless of their identity, including gender, race, ethnicity, cultural identity, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, marital or family status, neurodiversity, religion or belief, disabilities, or socio-economic background.
If you require adjustments to your working arrangements or the recruitment process, please let us know when applying.