Domain Lead – Business Architecture

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: IT & computing
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: 509_1612139599
  • Job Title: Domain Lead – Business Architecture
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  • Summary:

IR is an essential part of the fabric of New Zealand. We collect most of the revenue that our government needs to fund and administer the significant social and economic policy programmes that provide support and care for the people of this country.

We want to be a world-class revenue organisation who make it simple, open and more certain for people to pay their taxes and receive their entitlements, and we have spent the last few years realigning all aspects of our organisation to enable this to happen. We have updated technology and introduced agile and multi-disciplinary teams who network together to create outcomes for the government and people. IR is delivering in an ever-increasing digital world, but it’s still for people.

The Enterprise Design & Integrity group is responsible for the services that provide advice, guidance and direction to ensure IR’s strategic intent is followed. These services include:

  • Corporate Legal
  • Governance and Ministerial Services
  • Integrity and Internal Assurance
  • Strategic Architecture
  • Strategic Portfolio Stewardship
  • Security Network
  • Privacy

The teams provide enterprise-wide oversight and assurance for the organisation so that our people and information are safe and secure. Strategic Architecture group is an enterprise function that ensures we are best placed to achieve our strategic intent over time through the design of services or solutions. We are accountable for:

  • Business Architecture
  • Technology Architecture
  • Security Architecture
  • End to end design
  • Product Ownership
  • Business & Process Analysis
  • Channel Management
  • Test Strategy & Management

This is very much a Business and Customer focused group. We are curious about how we can use technology in new and interesting ways to deliver the best possible outcome for our Customers. While doing this, we are also supporting the evolving needs of the NZ Government.

We are now seeking your interest in the Domain Lead (L2) role for the Business Architecture team within Strategic Architecture. Noting there are two positions for this role, together you will be responsible for a team of Design Architects, a Principal Change Analyst, the Solution Analysis practice and the Delivery Analysis practice. Jointly the two Domain Leads will work together to enable change across IR’s wider ecosystem ensuring all change initiatives are in line with IR’s strategic direction.

This role balances the needs of being an expert with broad knowledge of how IR operates and leading a small team. It is a busy role and there will be more demand than time available to respond to requests. The ability to juggle and delegate will be paramount to your success. You will be recognised as a senior leader within IR because of your ability to get things done and be a reliable source of solid advice.

As you lead the Business Architecture team you will need expertise in:

  • understanding the entirety of what IR does, and why things operate the way they do. This can be developed, but it is the key requirement for this role
  • influencing change
  • managing multiple competing priorities and demands from different sources and recognising which ones take priority
  • developing and maintaining a network of trusted individuals across IR who can be called upon when deep knowledge of a certain area is required
  • strategic thinking, including the ability to predict how different parts of IR will react to proposed changes
  • political awareness, knowing how to get things done efficiently, and who can be relied upon when senior level support is required
  • communicating with all levels of IR
  • solid fact and data driven decision making
  • problem solving across multiple domains
  • leading through influence based on your expert knowledge
  • leading people and ensuring the team is balanced with the right mix of complementary skills, capabilities and personalities
  • demand management – this role will be extremely busy and there will often be extreme demands placed on the wider team

This is your opportunity to continue to innovate and challenge yourself within our organisation. Please apply online, attach a copy of your CV and a Cover Letter outlining how you meet the role requirements as outlined here and in the Role Description and the Strategic Architecture blueprint document. For copies of these documents, and any further queries, please email

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 14 February 2021

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