Data Wrangler

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: IT & computing
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 17-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: 150405
  • Job Title: Data Wrangler
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Data Wrangler  


         Permanent full-time role

         Collection Operations (Capture and Logistics)



We re looking for someone to join the Collection Operations unit at Stats NZ to help us bring data in safely and efficiently, and to continue to do so through some pretty big changes in the way we manage data.

We re looking for people with great relationship management skills and the technical know-how to help us design and improve our data processes. You ll be working with large data suppliers and internal data customers across Stats NZ to ensure that we remain good data stewards and show New Zealand we take our role as Kaitiaki seriously.


Who we are 

Stats NZ Tatauranga Aot earoa is New Zealand s official data and statistics agency. Our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives. We lead the way for New Zealand s data future, and we re looking for passionate people to help us do this.


We re responsible for collecting and releasing data safely. We provide statistics and insights that help key decision makers make informed decisions for the betterment of New Zealand. We also provide expert advice and support to others who work with data and statistics.


We have a proud history as a reliable government department, always operating with integrity and being fair, impartial, responsible, and trustworthy in everything we do.


At Stats NZ, you can expect to work with fantastic people in a flexible work environment where diversity is celebrated.


Reporting to the Team Manager Systems and Data, your role as Data Wrangler will see you:

  • Working with internal and external stakeholders with regard to our administrative data needs.
  • Working with our data wrangling tool Trifacta and a Hadoop Datahub platform
  • Helping develop and refine our ingest service and supporting the facilitation of data supply continuity
  • Helping provide oversight of the production process:
    • Checking data supplies against requirements
    • Checking our testing procedures and processes
    • Investigating data quality issues
    • Organising the data to fit our system
    • Helping to source and build new data into the system


Person specifications

To be successful in this role you ll need to be enthusiastic, driven, and able to hit the ground running.  If you have the following, we want to hear from you:

  • Technical, research and analytical skills (e.g. Excel, SAS, SQL or R programming, analysis and data modelling, business process improvement)
  • Knowledge of data collection and able to offer insight for its advancement
  • Fantastic interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication and the ability to interact across all levels within the organisation
  • A relevant tertiary qualification, preferably with a degree in mathematics, statistics, economics, accountancy, business, data or computer science
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience is desirable.


What s in it for you?

We care about our people, and value your drive, energy and inquisitive nature.

If you are a passionate and talented person seeking to add value every day and relishes the idea of becoming part of NZ s data system, then come join our team!


For more information about this role please contact Mike Hogg – (

Applications close on 27 February 2020, 17:00.


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