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Cloud Data Engineer – Graduate

Cloud Data Engineer – Graduate

Company Environment

Adaptiv is the leader in integration consulting and development in NZ, delivering innovative solutions for our clients’ needs through cloud-based services. We employ the best of the best in the industry which makes it easy to support our staff in gaining the skills necessary to become integration experts.

No two days are the same, and while we provide complex solutions for some impressive clients, we know when to switch off and have fun. With no office politics, an excellent company culture and a modern rooftop office (BBQ anyone?), this kind of opportunity does not come around often.

Position Summary

The Graduate Cloud Data Engineer position is an important role that provides support to, and learns from, the Data Practice Lead / Data Engineers as they undertake data consulting across the Company’s partner businesses (clients). The position is responsible for assisting with the implementation, review, and updates of the Company’s IT solutions for clients.  This is a varied position with exposure to data technologies both on-premises and in the cloud, including Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Amason Web Services (AWS).

This position will be required to work on multiple projects at any one time and balance workload accordingly. The role will use tools and techniques related to cloud development in a dynamic, constantly changing environment.

This position is highly responsive to the requests of clients with work priorities largely influenced by these stakeholders.

Significant Working Relationships


  • Managing Director
  • Support Team
  • General Manager
  • Executive Management Team
  • Architecture Team
  • Development Team
  • Sales and Marketing Team
  • Human Resources Team
  • Finance Team
  • Infrastructure Team


  • Clients
  • Suppliers and Vendors

Position Responsibilities

Data Engineering

  • Participate in delivering data solutions for clients (data lakes, cloud data warehouses, data enhancement via machine learning APIs)
  • Be part of a team on larger scale deployment and deployments
  • Assist in the technical development and implementation of the company’s data engineering solutions using either GCP, Azure or AWS
  • Undertake hands-on development for client projects
  • Demonstrate best practices when delivering solutions on modern data platforms (cloud or on-premises)

Continuous Integration and Infrastructure as Code

  • Assisting in the implementation of full CI/CD pipelines for data solutions, using Azure DevOps, Jira, GitLab

Integration Testing

  • Build test driven practices utilising best of breed frameworks for unit and integration testing
  • Test and UAT environment provisioning for clients

Cloud Integration

  • Assist in creating and learn to design compelling architectural blueprints to deliver value to our clients
  • Implement data engineering and machine learning solutions on GCP, Azure and AWS technology stacks
  • Implementation assistance on projects
  • Implement proof of concept prototypes


  • Under the leadership of a senior consultant, you will gain real-life experience (learning by doing).
  • We will provide access and support to any data engineering training needs on any platforms (GCP, Azure, AWS). You will be able to choose your own path.
  • Getting certified is highly encouraged, with exams paid for

Continuous Improvement

  • Over time, identify and propose development improvements to existing systems
  • Identify and introduce industry best practice standards in all projects, work requests and responsibilities
  • Seek to educate stakeholders about best practice where appropriate
  • Constantly up skill on latest technologies to remain at the forefront of service delivery
  • Assist with driving Adaptiv’s thought leadership via social media

Work Planning & Management

  • Manage daily tasks and projects to ensure work is completed consistent with assigned priorities and deadlines
  • Participate in planning meetings as required
  • Initiate and attend meetings with team and stakeholders to give timely updates on work progress and resolution of issues
  • Report progress to team and Project Manager as appropriate

Occupational Health & Safety

  • Responsible for taking reasonable care to ensure own health and safety at work, and to avoid adversely affecting the safety or health of any other person at work
  • Ensuring adherence to organisation-wide policies, procedures and monitoring the compliance of all team members

Responsibilities on Demand

  • Due to the fluid and dynamic environment within the group, new, additional, or amended position responsibilities may be required at any time
  • Successful demonstration of change orientation is an ongoing responsibility of all positions

Key Results Areas

  • All documentation is professional, accurate and timely
  • Communication with external clients and internal staff with utmost professionalism
  • Meet project deadlines in accordance with direction from PMO and/or Principal Architect
  • All other internal and client-facing regular deliverables (which are not projects themselves) to be achieved on time and to the required standard
  • Provide suggestions for improvements to the development process
  • Ensure all actions directly support the Company objectives, values, polices and processes
  • Grow and become a subject matter expert in data engineering
  • Work with client teams to implement modern, scalable data solutions using a range of new and emerging technologies from GCP, Azure and AWS
  • Work with Agile and DevOps techniques and implementation approaches in the delivery
  • Willingness to learn and upskill yourself on other cloud platforms

Person Specification


  • A related tertiary degree (i.e. Bachelor of Science)


  • Hands on experience working with SQL, Python, Spark, Databricks
  • Knowledge working with AI/ML as a service
  • Knowledge or interested in MDM, Metadata Management, Data Quality, Data Lineage tools and more generally in Data Governance.
  • End to End Data Engineering and Lifecycle (including non-functional requirements and operations) management.
  • Regulatory and Compliance work in Data Management.
  • End to End Solution Design skills – Prototyping, Usability testing and data visualization literacy.
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL modern data stores.

Personal Competencies & Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • A strong eye for detail
  • Self-managing with a highly motivated and results driven approach
  • Sense of urgency, can-do and proactive attitude
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Excellent relationship/interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think outside the box and demonstrates sound problem-solving mindset
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Complete professionalism
  • Sense of humour

Our Offer

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • With us, the focus in HR is more on the Human than the Resources
  • Casual Friday morning tea and early evening nibbles and drinks are on us
  • You choose your weapon: either a MacBook Pro or a Windows workstation
  • Your mobile subscription is on us
  • A central office in the heart of Ponsonby and Grey Lynn
  • If you’ve got a dog, bring it to the office!
  • Access to Azure, AWS & GCP certification trainings and exams.
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Any Location, New Zealand


Adaptiv Integration

Employment Type


Minimum Experience


Perks & Benefits

  • Busy Social Calendar

    We have frequent staff events both in and outside the office from Friday morning teas, BBQs, quiz nights, mini golf…the list goes on!

  • Personal Development

    Under the mentorship of our skilled leaders, we will grow you into being the best you 
can be.

  • New Grey Lynn Office

    We have recently located to a beautiful and modern new office that overlooks Grey Lynn, mere minutes away from Ponsonby.

  • Thrive Wellbeing Calendar

    We support the wellbeing of our staff through our annual ‘Thrive’ programme which focuses on nutrition, health, movement, stress, and financial wellbeing.

  • Latest Technology

    We pride ourselves on the latest in innovative technology which means that you are always equipped with the latest gadgets.

  • Targeted Bonuses

    Adaptiv has both goals based and profit based bonus schemes aimed at inspiring growth and individual career development and ensuring that when we do well, our people do well!

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