Practice Manager Architecture

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
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  • Category: Information Technology
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Date Advertised: 28-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1508785
  • Job Title: Practice Manager Architecture
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  • Summary:
  • Be responsible for co-leading the creation, adoption and maintenance of Solution Architecture common practices
  • Excellent leadership skills required to grow and develop the practice of Software Architecture
  • Wellington or Auckland

Ko wai mātou | About us

At Waka Kotahi, the NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation’s performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa. The Transport Agency has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years time.

Te Aukaha | Digital and Workspace strengthens Waka Kotahi through supporting our people and delivering future-focussed solutions. We enable digital change, provide quality data, information and security services, and create flexible and collaborative workspaces.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The purpose of the role is to lead and manage an Architecture team, ensuring that the practice is well resourced within Waka Kotahi and that common practices and standards of the practice are established, continuously reviewed for fit and adhered to.

This role involves developing and maturating of Solution Architecture practice in the organisation. You will contribute to the strategic planning of the group deliverables and architectural standards and frameworks. You will work alongside another Practice Manager Architecture, Development, Product and Operations teams, and Enterprise and Business Architects, to deliver technology roadmaps.

We are looking for a leader who is keen to build a practice by simplified ways of working in the technology landscape and ensuring continued growth of team members and culture.

Ko koe tēnei | About you

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Proven experience in managing and growing a practice or department in a large organisation
  • Architecture leadership experience in complex operational environments
  • Significant experience in developing their people and providing growth and engagement for their team
  • Significant knowledge and experience in the use of observability and distributed computing patterns in large organisations
  • Significant knowledge and experience of modern architectural frameworks, cloud first, and best of breed solutions
  • Proven experience in leading a team that works and strives to exceed expectations

As part of the review process we will be asking shortlisted candidates to complete a short Sparkhire video interview.

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Thursday, 11 February 2021.

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To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

NZ Transport Agency is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.