Careers at Ambiata

Position: Data / Support Engineer

Type: Permanent full-time
Location: Sydney, Australia


Ambiata is a Sydney-based software start-up which provides a hosted service for executing large-scale data-processing and data-science applications.

Ambiata is looking for a mid-level software engineer to join our customer project and data support team. In this role, you will be working in an AWS and Linux production environment. You will be exposed to a variety of challenging data-processing tasks as you work on delivering customer integrations, supporting our internal data-science team, performing ad-hoc data analysis and working on system automation. In doing so you will be exposed to a variety of tools and languages.

Why you matter to us?

Getting data processing correct at scale is extremely challenging, and at Ambiata we pride ourselves on being able to do just that.

In this role, you will form a critical part of the team that is making sure we are handling data properly, detecting errors early, and reducing risk of regressions. Without someone in this role, we won't be able to maintain the level of quality, nor the effectiveness with which we deliver, at the standard we want.

What we're looking for?

A successful candidate will be a versatile and deliberate software practitioner with solid programming and unix skills (ops/administration background a positive).

This role requires willingness and the ability to work in a variety languages, the scope of this at Ambiata is currently Shell, Haskell, Python and R. There is no expectation that you already know all of these languages, but experience in at least one, and a passing knowledge in at least some of the others would be a huge benefit.

Candidates will be responsible for delivering a wide-variety of projects (where a project would generally be a 1-6 week chunk of work). Projects will include implementing and automating new data transformations, data validations and client-specific integrations. There will also be a responsibility for ongoing maintenance and support of production data-pipelines and tooling.

Applying for jobs at Ambiata

Email your résumé to:

Be sure to include the title of the role in your email.

After you send your application, we may contact you with a small challenge appropriate to your skills and position, to be completed at home. We will then move to in-person interviews and meeting the team.

You might not fit exactly into one of the categories described here, or fit into more than one. However there may still be a great position for you at Ambiata, so feel free to get in contact and let us know what you are looking for.

Ambiata’s team is currently only based in Sydney, Australia. While we are working in a global market, at this time we can only consider your application if you are legally entitled to work in Australia.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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