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Microsoft Platform Data Specialist

PwC Australia - Melbourne, VIC

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Not Applicable


Management Level

Job Description & Summary

With PwC, you’ll ignite a meaningful career while being supported by a flexible working culture, innovative learning and development opportunities and progressive policies and benefits, such as 18 weeks paid parental leave for mums, dads and foster carers (no minimum service!)

What will you create?

You’ll help Australian businesses, not-for-profit and governments create value and improve the way they work. From digitising healthcare, to creating smarter cities and igniting our start-up industry, together we build trust in society and solve important problems.

Consulting brings this to life by helping clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent, or fundamentally change the way they do business. Your work here will help organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster.

As a Data Platform Technical Specialist in our Microsoft Team, your impact will be seen by:

  • Managing the technical delivery using either of Agile or Waterfall methodologies in project delivery
  • Oversee and implement data solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform using a combination of Azure native services or Industry solutions (XaaS)
  • Develop and maintain data lakes, data warehouses, data marts, and models needed for business, financial and operational analysis and/or reporting
  • Develop highly performant, secure, reliable and scalable solutions
  • Author, oversee and gain approval of design documents for projects assigned
In this role, you could be part of an engagement where you could be developing data ingestion frameworks and modules, building data models, reports, dashboards & scorecards, data exploration and visual analytics using existing and emerging tools and technology. Please note it is not a requirement for you to be expert in all of what is listed below, rather we would look for individuals with T-shaped skills that covers:
  • Expertise with data ingestion using Scala or Python
  • Expertise with writing queries in SQL based MPP or NoSQL systems
  • Expertise with compute services using Azure Data Factory, Databricks, HDInsights
  • Expertise with writing applications or APIs using Azure Function, Logic Apps, Azure Service Bus
  • Expertise with real time data ingestion using Azure Event Hub, Stream Analytics
  • Expertise with database services of Azure Synapse, Cosmos DB, Azure SQL
  • Expertise with data lakes resources using Azure Blob Storage, and Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2
  • Expertise with monitoring using Azure Monitor, Log Analytics, and Kusto queries
  • Expertise with Azure Key Vaults for credentials management
  • Prior experience with modeling of data using 3NF, Snowflake, or Start methodologies would be advantageous
  • Prior experience with performing data migration including performance tuning of high volume transactions and databases would be advantageous as well
  • Good understanding of Spark and distributed computing

About you

You have a solid background in Microsoft Azure Data and Engineering stack and are capable of using technology to solve business problems and you are quick to learn new concepts. You must have demonstrated experience in implementing enterprise grade solutions using various Azure services including the native Azure stack. You thrive in a collaborative and innovative culture and want to join a firm that values problem solvers, the kind of people who reimagine the possible for their clients and key stakeholders.

Passionate about being at the forefront of change, you’re ready to help our Consulting team deliver practical advice that speaks straight to the heart of client business issues and deliver innovative results.

You’re collaborative and enjoy working in an innovative environment. You’re a problem solver by nature and want to join a firm that values the kind of people who reimagine the possible for their clients and stakeholders. Most importantly, you act with integrity and show care for the people you work with.

Life at PwC 

Our culture and benefits are something we’re proud of, and also the reason we’ve been named LinkedIn’s #1 Australian workplace. With PwC, you’ll belong to an inclusive community where differences are both embraced and the underlying driver in everything we create together.

We empower you with the technology, coaching, flexibility and trust needed to make a meaningful difference, while supporting you in bringing your whole self to work each day. We’re committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce because we know it’s only by working together that we can realise the potential of our people, clients and society around us.

We’re living this commitment through initiatives including our Reconciliation Action Plan to increase Indigenous employment and employee-led diversity networks promoting cultural, disability, LGBTI and gender equality. At our core we’re a people business, which means you’ll be supported not just in your professional development but your personal growth as well.

Due to the nature of our work, you must be an Australian Citizen who has a Security Clearance or the ability to obtain this

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