Business Analyst – Business Solutions

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Information Technology
  • Location: Wellington (Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara)
  • Date Advertised: 03-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1451594
  • Job Title: Business Analyst – Business Solutions
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‘Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi’  –  ‘There is only one purpose to our work:  the wellness and wellbeing of our people.

Do you have a knack for carrying out data and systems analysis? Do you want to act as a facilitator between technology and the business? Looking to grow and develop your BA skills within a progressive and meaningful Government agency?  This could be the role for you..

Mō te tūnga | About the role

Due to internal promotion, we are looking for our next Business Analyst to join the Business Solutions team at Ara Poutama Aotearoa.  Sitting within our Design & Implementation Group, our team’s role is to assist the business by managing and delivering functional changes to offender management systems.

As the Business Analyst, you will closely support the Manager Business Solutions to facilitate identification of business needs, reviewing functional requirements with key stakeholders and helping to design documents and IT deliverables that will result in change.  Using your well-developed analytical and communication skills, you will ensure the necessary business requirements gathered are translated and articulated into clear technical solutions that will enable our Technology staff to develop and deliver the changes.  You will also be involved in conducting user testing acceptance and providing recommendations for the Manager, as well as supporting a variety of other business as usual activities related to our main systems, contributing to continuous improvement.

Mōu |
About you

We want to hear from proven analytical and critical thinkers with an interest in undertaking business systems analysis in a large and complex business environment. You will demonstrate in your application some knowledge and/or experience of IT or business solution design, along with knowledge of work initiative processes such as Agile methods and Waterfall approaches. To balance this, your well-developed communication skills are key – particularly your strong written ability to collate and articulate requirements from a business point of view into clear technical solutions.  Your proven ability to plan and organise tasks, achieve quality results and meet set deadlines will round off your profile.

This is a brilliant development opportunity within the world of business analysis where you will work closely alongside the Manager and a team of Senior Analysts – they value knowledge sharing and will offer day-to-day guidance and mentoring to you in order to develop your capability to the next level.

Further info

The salary range for a Business Analyst role is $75,829 – $107,052. Appointments are made based on skills and experience relevant to the role.

To apply, submit your cover letter and CV specifically describing your motivation to join us at Ara Poutama and what skills and abilities you believe make you the best fit for the role. Applications close 11pm on Sunday 15 March.

The team are also recruiting for Senior Business Analysts.  If you feel you may be better suited to applying at that level, please visit our careers page to download a copy of the job description for that role.

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site.  If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at

Mō mātou | About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.  Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (, provides a clear direction of travel – one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities. 

It is an exciting time and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.