Principal Analyst

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Information Management
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1510555
  • Job Title: Principal Analyst
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  • Summary:

– Wellington based role

– Key position within our Strategy and Stewardship team

– $129,821 – $157,326


About the role:

This role sits within Strategy and Stewardship, a multi-disciplinary team with a broad range of functions that support the Evidence and Insights (E&I) branch and MBIE by:

  • leading cross-branch initiatives to improve the quality of the data analytics, research and evaluation work undertaken
  • building relationships across MBIE and government, and participating in projects to ensure E&I is making a valuable, strategic contribution
  • driving planning and reporting processes for the Branch.

Our work is cross-cutting, incorporating activity that integrates and connects all of the regulatory systems for which MBIE is responsible.

One of the team’s significant current projects is developing a Technology Environment and Roadmap for the branch.  This will see the delivery of a new analytical environment using Microsoft’s SQL Server 2016 and R Server, alongside the establishment of clear roles and responsibilities, between ICT and the E&I Branch, for data management, stewardship and ownership.  In this position you will play a central role in managing the relationships between the teams that support and maintain this environment.

The role requires capable governance of the R packages employed, the R software development lifecycle and general code change management.  Additionally, this role will continue to evaluate and recommend technological enhancements and improvements across the branch, ensuring continuous improvement from a technology perspective.

Wider than this, the role involves leadership in the development of processes, tools and capability related to data analytics.  The applicant should show a high degree of capability in working across the branch and wider organisation, using excellent relationship management to get things done.


Skills and Experience:

We are keen to hear from you if you have:

  • In-depth experience using statistical software and programming languages
  • Experience in implementing and managing governance frameworks for a software development lifecycle (SDLC), R package management and general source code management  
  • A proven track record in lifting technical capability
  • Exceptional teamwork, relationship management skills and a willingness to share knowledge and advice with others
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good project planning and management skills
  • A strong understanding of the machinery of government processes that underpin the operations of the public sector environment

Applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand.


About the branch:

The Evidence and Insights branch was established in August 2018 and sits within the Data, Digital and Insights Group. The Evidence and Insights branch is responsible for the full range of research, evaluation and data analysis functions across all of MBIE’s areas of responsibility, providing the good quality evidence that MBIE requires to inform its decisions.


About MBIE:

MBIE is the lead agency for making it easier for business to work with government.  MBIE’s purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.  We do this by working with others to help businesses to be more competitive, improving job opportunities and by ensuring quality housing is more affordable. 

Our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours. 

  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Maia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It


How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Email Amber Tam at quoting ref MBIE/1510555 if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 17th February 2021