Cloud Data Engineer

Business Unit:  Foodstuffs South Island Limited
Job Type:  Full time
Job End Date:  25/02/2024

About Us


As a team we make sure Kiwis have access to the groceries and essentials they need. Proudly 100% NZ-owned and operated, our co-operative has hundreds of PAK’nSAVE, New World, Four Square, Raeward Fresh and On the Spot stores feeding the nation. 


We value being at the heart of our communities, like we’ve always been, to make NZ a better place – for today and for many generations to come. From the Far North all the way to Stewart Island, there’s a Foodstuffs store serving you and your whānau. 


Our success is down to our people who bring their skills, experience, passion, and expertise to make Foodies an amazing and rewarding place to work. Our co-op has a wide variety of roles to offer, and endless opportunities for development.

Our Values


At Foodstuffs, together we drive success to be our best and care for our whānau. We recognise that it takes a collective effort to achieve success, and we thrive on fostering a culture of collaboration to drive innovation and embracing challenges as a united team. We are committed to supporting our people, and to positively impact the lives of Kiwis every day.

About the role


Foodstuffs is on an exciting journey to move our data platform into Google Cloud.   Our cloud data platform is key part of our strategy to bring world-class data and analytics services to our cooperative. You will join our team of data professionals focused on designing and building our cloud data platform.  The team works closely with, and to support, the analysts and data scientists within the organisation.


Note: The position is with our Christchurch-based data engineering team, and candidates who are currently in Christchurch or willing to relocate will be given preference.


We may consider Auckland-based candidates, but this will be on a case-by-case basis.

About you


The role requires an individual with a high level of data and cloud knowledge – you will have previously worked in a role where either cloud platform engineering or data engineering were your focus.    You may have a background in traditional data-warehousing and business intelligence or have a more cloud-platform focused background with a good knowledge of data tools and approaches. 


Current experience with major cloud data platforms will be highly advantageous.  GCP is our platform of choice, but relevant experience in other cloud technologies (Azure, AWS, Snowflake…) and a willingness to cross-skill are welcomed.

Other relevant experience could include:


  • SQL, Python or other data-manipulation and programming languages
  • ETL tools experience – on-prem or cloud-based.  SAP/BW an advantage.
  • Visualisation and reporting tools – SAC, Power BI, Tableau, Looker etc.
  • Familiarity with SAP (specifically) or other high-end ERP systems


Don't Meet Every Requirement?


We encourage you to apply anyway. We are looking for individuals with diverse experiences and are keen to hear from those who believe they have the drive and potential to succeed in this role.

What we offer


  • Our Papanui based office has free carparking, an in-house café.
  • Our approach to flexible working is based on trusting and empowering our people to manage their time and deliver results while balancing the needs of their personal lives.
  • We’re committed to equitable outcomes, and we offer additional paid parental leave, free period products and financial health checks to name a few.
  • We support your wellbeing with Southern Cross health insurance for you and your family after a qualifying period, discounts at local gyms, access to online wellbeing tools, and a prayer and privacy room onsite.
  • You can access Enhanced leave; Lifestyle leave and sick leave from day one of joining the Foodies team.
  • We offer continuous learning and professional growth, as well as access to our extensive online training library and endless opportunities.
  • We’re proud of our supportive team environment, and our positive and friendly culture that’s made fun by Furry Friend Fridays and monthly social events!

How to Apply


Ready to take on the challenge? We'd love to hear from you – apply now. If you have any questions, please reach out to our recruitment team at