Experience Assurance Engineer (Fixed Term)

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    1 week ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: IT & computing
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 16-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: 151937
  • Job Title: Experience Assurance Engineer (Fixed Term)
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About Us | Mō mātou  

At Tatauranga Aotearoa, Stats NZ, our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives.  As New Zealand s official data and statistics agency, we are tasked with leading the way for New Zealand s data future, enabling data-led innovation across society, the economy, and the environment.

The role | Mō te tūnga  

Due to a secondment we have a fantastic fixed term opportunity for an Experience Assurance Engineer to join our DBS Analytics team commencing in January 2021 for approximately seven months.

As the Experience Assurance Engineer you will use your analytical and communication skills to elicit, understand and test the requirements for business issues, functions and processes. You will work as part of a team and alongside business users, Analyst Developers and System Engineers. 

You’ll be responsible for creating test scenarios/test cases and automation tests, according to business requirements, ensuring data integrity for some of our household surveys and the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI).

A component of this fixed term role will be the use of analytical skills to write/execute SQL queries for data transformation and manipulation, to ensure data quality and data integrity in our evolving Datahub (Hadoop) platform.

An ability to write/execute J-unit and Groovy automation tests is highly desirable such that automation is happening in other phases/environments using an Azure DevOps pipeline.

You will also work in the complete lifecycle of projects, delivering high-quality data solutions using DevOps (Agile delivery methodologies).

Salary is $70,000 to $80,000 depending on skills and experience   

About you | Mōu

To be successful you will ideally be able to:

  • Utilise your broad UX skills and coding practices to ensure a product is usable, stable and attractive to the end user
  • Engage with our business to understand their needs and requirements, providing analysis and insights accordingly
  • Develop and execute both manual and automated tests as appropriate to ensure the solution meets needs and achieves business outcomes
  • Contribute to the design process, providing UX expertise and advocating for the user and their needs
  • Provide direct support to our users to ensure the solutions they require are fully functional and provide the required experience 
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of the automation of repeatable processes and activities contributing to an improved experience for our users
  • Assist in monitoring solutions against performance and user sentiment to identify trends and improvement opportunities, and appropriate solutions, working with our team to implement
  • Provide support and ongoing optimisation of solutions already in production 


Why us| he aha mātou

You ll be joining an inclusive environment where people, regardless of gender, race, disability, religion or background are supported to be able to do their best work. This includes:

  • Balance life with work, 37.5-hour work week
  • Clear career pathways and skills-based advancement opportunities
  • Access to a wide variety of benefits including banking, discounted health insurance, cash-up and purchasing of annual leave, flu vacs, eye tests, etc.


How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

If you feel your skills and experience match the above, then apply now as applications will be screened as we receive them. Only applications submitted via our online system will be considered.

To view the job description please copy the link into your browser – https://bit.ly/2EyTONi

Any questions please email jobs@stats.govt.nz.

Recruitment agencies please note, any unsolicited CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: Monday 30th November 2020 (11.55pm) 

You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this job.