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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Data Engineer

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Nov 21, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 155592 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


About Hill’s

We are Hill’s - an innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets, and our planet. We are part of Colgate-Palmolive a leading global consumer products company with a portfolio in Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition.

At Hill's we have a purpose! Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pets through groundbreaking innovation, outstanding nutrition, and committed people.

Our strong culture of diversity, sustainability and inclusion is rooted in our core values of Caring, Global Collaboration and Continuous Improvement. Employees are rewarded by rich career development and experiences.

We pride ourselves on our work life balance, our focus on delivering high ethical standards and our dedication to developing our employees. With many local benefits such as Summer Hours, Live Better activities, Product Parcels and Health Checks


Job Purpose:

As a Hill’s Data Engineer you will support our teams on data initiatives and will ensure efficient data delivery architecture is consistent throughout ongoing projects. 

You are someone that will be excited by the prospect of optimising or even re-designing our company’s data architecture to support our next generation of product and data initiatives. 

You are an experienced data pipeline builder and data wrangler who enjoys optimising data systems and building them from the ground up. 

You will be part of a team that loves to learn and you will collaborate on a day to day basis!


Never worked in the Pet Industry? That’s okay! We love to share the love about what we know as a global pet nutrition leader.


This role is responsible for expanding and optimising our data, data pipeline architecture, data flow and collection for multi-functional teams. 


Roles & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assemble large, sophisticated data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements.
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Build the infrastructure required for efficient extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources.
  • Assist with data-related technical issues and support data infrastructure needs.
  • Work with our commercial data analyst to strive for greater functionality in our data systems.
  • Support of sales team with data visualization tools 

The key to success in this role is to embrace a continuous learning mindset, understand our business goals, be data quality focused and champion the democratization of data.

Your role as a data engineer will be instrumental in driving democratization of data as well as making data driven decisions a reality for all.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics,Information Systems or another quantitative field a plus
  • We are looking for a candidate with at least 2 years of experience in a Data Engineer role
  • Proven experience developing data pipelines leveraging modern cloud data engineering practices using various open - source technologies is essential. 
  • Previous experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases such as Big Query and Snowflakes is essential
  • Implementation of large-scale data warehousing and data modeling concepts using Snowflake and BigQuery is essential.
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and find opportunities for improvement
  • Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency and workload management
  • A successful history of harmonizing, processing and extracting value from large disconnected datasets
  • Experience supporting and working with multi-functional teams in a dynamic environmentPrevious experience in Tableau (highly regarded) Strong analytic skills related to working with structured and unstructured datasets using  Python and/or R is highly desirable.

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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