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Senior Solution Architect

Date:  23-Sep-2022
Location: 

Wellington, NZ Auckland, 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 opportunity

 

Wellington or Auckland

 


The Ministry of Social Development has one of the largest Information Technology Groups in the country, providing services to more than one million New Zealanders a week via its service delivery lines. IT plays a significant role in the Ministry, supporting and developing the technology underpinning its client management systems and enabling the Ministry's staff to deliver frontline, policy and corporate services.


 
The Ministry operates a multi-platform integrated environment, delivering solutions to staff members, clients, and the public of New Zealand. The systems are constantly evolving to meet new legislative need, continually evolving needs of the users and the changing technical landscape including the shift to mobile delivery.

 


 
Your responsibilities will include

 

  • Translating business requirements into architectural approaches by designing system and solution architecture, system integration and realisation strategy
  • Planning and management of project deliverables using SAFe principles
  • Leading implementation of evaluation, design and realisation planning
  • Developing, implementing and managing architecture standards and guidelines
  • Providing sound and confident technical and architectural leadership to multi-functional software development teams
  • Experience in multiple hardware and software environments and be comfortable with complex system designs

 

 

 To hit the ground running you will need

 

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to guide, negotiate and build consensus across multi-disciplinary agile team environments
  • It is desirable if you have experience of working with the Agile or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Previous experience of Cloud computing.
  • A good grasp of Architecture concepts, structure and methodologies
  • Solid understanding of Application Integration and practices in this area, in particular SOA, SaaS, BPM & business rules engines
  • Experience with Application Security
  • It is desirable if you have experience working on Identity and Access Management (IdAM)
  • Experience in delivering solutions to complex applications involving multiple platforms
  • Understanding of various operating systems, including Midrange, Windows, Linux and mobile platforms
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business and system architecture principles, frameworks, processes, and governance
  • Vendor relationship management experience

 
Our fast-paced and supportive environment offers you scope to work on high profile, complex projects, a competitive salary, plus a great bunch of people to work with. This is a challenging role that will deliver great rewards to the right person. 

 

Please note, we will start shortlisting before the closing date.

 

Position Description

 

https://www.msd.govt.nz/hr/documents/position-descriptions/dce-people-and-capability/information-technology/solution-architect-senior-solution-architect-feb-20.docx

 

To support our people’s professional development, we’re implementing the SFIA capability framework. This includes translating our Position Descriptions to align with the framework. We’ll keep you informed of any updates to this Position Description during the recruitment process.

Salary range: $119,858.00 - $146,493.00

 

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 key responsibilities 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: Thursday the 6th October 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 that encourages, but does not require, employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and its variants, unless the role is identified as requiring vaccination at the time.