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Senior Developer

Date:  14-Jan-2022
Location: 

Wellington, NZ

 

About us


 
The Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We’re in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.
 
We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.
 
As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
 
Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.

 

 

The position opportunities:

 

 

We are looking for several experienced and capable developers to work in different teams across the Ministry. 

 

•    The Workflow and Integration and Rapid Deployment teams build and maintain solutions which help our clients and partners access digital services, and that support our staff to deliver services to our clients.  

 


•    The Content Management team manage our Web Content Management and Search systems which are critical for building and maintaining our websites.

 

 

We are looking for people who are proficient in one or more of the following, and be open to using (and if necessary, learning) different coding languages and practices:

 

•    Java
•    Oracle SQL
•    PL/SQL
•    CSS
•    Javascript
•    Perl
•    PHP
•    IBM Integration Bus
•    IBM Master Data Management
•    IBM MQ
•    IBM Business Process Modeller
•    IBM Operational Decision Manager
•    RESTful APIs
•    Webservices

 

 

To be successful as a senior developer, you should demonstrate great skill in creativity and innovation, ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment, and possess excellent communication skills. Ultimately, a top-notch senior developer should have extensive experience in software development, be able to keep up to date with deadlines, and have strong analytical skills.

 

 

These positions would suit experienced and capable developer with a strong background in software development ideally with a tertiary degree in Software Engineering. The applicants will need to have many years’ experience and a proven track record of delivering high quality code.

 

 

The applicants will also need to have experience of design and implementation of significant feature changes.
 

 

To be successful as a senior developer, you should demonstrate great skill in creativity and innovation, ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment, and possess excellent communication skills. Ultimately, a top-notch senior developer should have extensive experience in software development, be able to keep up to date with deadlines, and have strong analytical skills.

 

 

These positions would suit experienced and capable developer with a strong background in software development ideally with a tertiary degree in Software Engineering. The applicants will need to have many years’ experience and a proven track record of delivering high quality code. The applicants will also need to have experience of design and implementation of significant feature changes.
 
 

A mix of the following skills are required for these positions:


 
Workflow and Integration - Data Cache

 

•    Java development experience
•    Experience in RESTful APIs (JSON and/or XML), Web Services (SOAP), XML schemas
•    Experience in Integration and experience with IBM Integration Bus, IBM Master Data Management and/or MQ Series and DataPower

 

 

Workflow and Integration – Integration Platforms

 

•    Experience/familiarity with REST API development and design principles
•    Experience with integration development (in any 1 of the following: Azure/AWS/IBM API Connect/ Mulesoft Anypoint Studio/Apigee API management/Dell Bhoomi)
•    Experience in REST and SOAP concepts e.g. WSDL, XML, Open API specification
•    Practical experience in continuous integration using Jenkins for building CI/CD pipelines

 

 

Rapid Deployment – Rapid Platforms 

 

•    Experience with IBM BPM or ODM (and Rules framework implementation, WODM or JRules / ILOG, Decision Validation Services)
•    Experience in end to end BRMS based systems integration and customisation
•    Experience with the following supporting technologies - IBM WebSphere, Web Technologies, J2EE, Java, XML, SOAP, Rest Webservices, Javascript
•    Experience implementing IBM FileNet P8, IBM Datacap and IBM Content Navigator solutions
•    Experience with RPA tools
•    Familiar with SQL coding 
•    you’ve applied web accessibility and usability standards to your user interfaces and have a commitment to creating an accessible user experience
 


Skills and requirements for all roles:

 

•    A proven software engineering background
•    Good written and verbal skills; ability to articulate ideas and problem solve
•    Open minded and practical – we focus on using technology to solve real business and technical problems
•    Can demonstrate dedication on making accurate documentation and maintaining it
•    Highly motivated, engaged, proactive – someone who is constantly learning and willing to help others
•    A very strong understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (should be passionate about following it)
•    Able to work independently and/or as part of a team
•    Experience in coaching and mentoring less experienced developers
•    Maintain high-quality code, unit test coverage and follow review practices 
•    Excellent time management
•    Experience with agile software development methodologies and use of tools like JIRA, and Confluence (or similar tools)
•    Knowledge of Agile methodologies, with preference for SAFe 
•    Knowledge of DevOps principles 
•    Experience in continuous integration using Jenkins for builds, code coverage, running test

 

Position Description: https://www.msd.govt.nz/hr/documents/position-descriptions/dce-people-and-capability/information-technology/developer-tiered-mar21.docx

Salary range: $97,374.00 - $119,012.00

 

 

 

How to apply

 

 

To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  

 

Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description. 

 

All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at jobs@msd.govt.nz

 

 

Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

 

 

Closing date: Sunday the 30th January 2022

 

 

 

Joining us

 


Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.


If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.

 

 

MSD has a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires employees to be fully vaccinated.