Senior Manager, Data Platform

WorkSafe Victoria

Posted on 06 June 2022

About WorkSafe

At WorkSafe we're dedicated to supporting all Victorians to be healthy and safe at work and to recover from any workplace injury or illness as quickly as possible. Our Passion for safety and wellbeing is what unites us.

Our organisation is focussed on the delivery of our Strategy, as we build the WorkSafe of the future we're committed to delivering value to our people and to Victorian employers, workers and the wider community through continuing to focus on our Customers and putting Prevention First.


The Intelligence Management Function (IMF) is a centralised data and analytics division to support prevention-led and client-centric decision making throughout WorkSafe. WorkSafe identifies data & analytics as a critical enabler of the Strategic Plan as it supports:

  • accurately targeting workplaces where the most serious injuries and fatalities are predicted to occur, enabling hazards to be identified and risks controlled before workers are harmed
  • optimal outcomes for injured workers by identifying, as early as possible, when an injured worker’s recovery is not going to plan, enabling tailored recovery support to be provided to those most in need

WorkSafe requires an integrated insight and analytics capability to deliver against the outcomes set out in the Strategic Plan, underpinned by a modern data platform. This platform, defined as the Enterprise Data Hub, is now established as a technical foundation for future-state data & analytics and is integrated into WorkSafe’s enterprise architecture.

This role is a key position in the IMF that will lead the design and implementation of a data platform that enables on-demand access to enriched business intelligence at scale, and applied data science activities, such as predictive analytics and machine learning

Key accountabilities

  • Lead, empower, coach and support a multidisciplinary team of specialist Data Engineers, Developers, and Modellers, within a matrix delivery environment, to drive appropriate data engineering and data warehousing standards across all projects and associated business as usual practices.
  • Provide highly specialist technical advice, leadership and guidance to the broader IMF team and all business units to support the delivery and implementation of data warehousing and engineering strategy, patterns and frameworks.
  • Provide leadership and technical subject matter expertise in the deployment of modern analytics solutions, upholding defined techniques, principles and methodologies.
  • Lead a team of technical specialists to partner with a broad range of stakeholders in the identification, investigation and resolution of data related incidents, translating highly technical specialist concepts into business language to support understanding from a non-technical audience.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and leadership in the development of strategies, plans, and specifications that support best practice in the delivery and ongoing operational support of data engineering and data warehousing assets.

Skills and experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in leading / managing data platform technical teams
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills for communicating with management, peers and technical consultants, both internal and external
  • Excellent understanding of data modelling principles and frameworks, including Data Vault 2.0., including conceptual, logical and physical data models for operational systems, data lakes, data warehouses and data marts
  • Excellent understanding of relational database technologies (SQLServer, Aurion, DB2, etc.) and cloud analytics (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.), with direct experience with SnowFlake and AWS Cloud data technologies and services (e.g. Glue / Airflow / Cloud-watch)
  • Deep understanding of data processing and data modelling patterns and solutions to support Data Warehousing, Big Data, Cloud, Business Intelligence, and Information Management capabilities
  • Demonstrated high level proficiency to deliver tactical solutions to new projects and initiatives that meet the demands of the business and align with the overall strategy of the organisation
  • Successfully managed Tier One vendors to deliver large scale data platformsolutions
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills, including experience in conducting presentations and/or facilitation of discussions to ensure ‘buy-in’ for project objectives
  • Excellent time management, prioritisation and organisational skills, with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Exposure to projects across all phases of the system development life cycle, understanding of the theory and application of continuous integration/continuous delivery
  • Understanding of Agile development methods including: core values, guiding principles, and key agile practices


Tertiary qualification in Software Engineering,Computer Science, or a relevant discipline

Applications close 11pm, 24 June 2022


TYPE: Full time, permanent

SALARY: $167,525 per annum + superannuation

INDUSTRY: Government



Alison Forbes via email [email protected]