Technical Lead - Insights

 Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 

Requisition ID: 38118 

Employment Type: Full time 

Good things start here

This could be the very first step towards an exciting new career with us – a fresh beginning. At the Coles Group, these are moments we live for.

Starting good things is what drives our purpose: to sustainably feed all Australians so they can lead healthier, happier lives. With a team of 120,000 people and an iconic portfolio of Australia’s most trusted brands, we’re perfectly positioned to turn a promising start into a whole lot more.



As the way we shop continues to evolve, our Digital team keeps us at the cutting edge. Driven by our innovative, inclusive and forward-thinking culture, we’re constantly looking at ways to reinvent the shopping experience for our customers and build the next generation of digital retailing. 


The Insights Team within the broader Coles Technology Team focuses on building data collection and analytics capabilities to uncover customer, product, and operational insights. Providing data driven support to our users and enabling Coles to be a data driven organisation.


What you’ll be doing


We are embarking on engineering, enablement, operations, and delivery of key data initiatives, building them using market leading cloud technologies including Azure DevOps, Azure Data Factory, and Databricks.


The Technical Lead - Insights designs engineering solutions and ensures all parts of the technical design are correctly incorporated to provide technical support and technical quality control throughout all stages of the project.


You will mentor and guide teams to achieving great outcomes and maturing their capabilities, as well as overseeing all aspects of project deliverables including architecture and design to ensure all parts technical design are strategically aligned. 


In addition, you will gather technical requirements and provide effort estimates and delivery timelines, as well as develop and deliver projects within the agreed timeframes and budgets. The role will also provide weekly status reports to management and other stakeholders.


You'll also:

  • Resolve technical issues and ensure all parts of the technical design are correctly incorporated.
  • Provide technical support and technical quality control throughout all stages of the projects.
  • Oversee all aspects of project deliverables including architecture and design to ensure quality and strategic alignment.
  • Gather technical requirement and provide effort estimate and delivery timelines.
  • Design, develop, and deliver projects with high quality within the agreed timeframes and budgets.


Good things you'll need


We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Technical Lead – Insights with experience in managing the end-to-end project delivery and leading data solutions within both on-premises and cloud-based environment. You will have previous experience in a similar role, offering ongoing support to functional and technical stakeholders working in a large, complex and data driven organisation.


You'll also need:

  • Solid hands-on experience in Python and SQL essential.
  • Previously worked in at least one of these cloud technologies: Azure or AWS.
  • Proficiency in data pipelining, distributed data processing, software engineering components and data modelling concepts.
  • Exposure to CI/CD pipelines using a tech stack of Git and Azure.
  • Exposure to Data Factory and Databrick highly regarded but not essential.


Given the state/ territory of the position you are applying for, and to enable Coles to provide a safe environment for its team members, there may be a requirement for you to receive a COVID-19 vaccination before commencing work for Coles, unless you are medically exempt. Given this, you will be required to disclose your COVID-19 vaccination status as part of your application for employment with Coles. You may be required to provide further evidence of vaccination status as part of your application.


Why Coles?
We’re committed to making this a great place to work, from day one. From flexible working arrangements to discounts across all our internal brands (including 5% off at Coles supermarkets!), there are plenty of reasons to love working here. Explore all this and more at our Coles Careers website.

Coles Group is an endorsed employer for all women. See our range of benefits and policies directly at WORK180: Coles Group – Work180 Endorsed Employer

For everyone who shares our passion
We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. We’re happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – so reach out to us at www.careers.colesgroup.com.au > Careers for everyone > Disability employment.

We’d love to meet you
If you have the skills, experience and motivation to succeed in this role, please take the next step and submit your application.