Product Owner, Databases

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: ICT
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 16-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: LINZ/14558882
  • Job Title: Product Owner, Databases
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  • Summary:
  • Are you passionate about working with mission critical databases?
  • Are you looking for a new opportunity in an exciting Agile programme of work that will help in modernising New Zealand’s Land Information platform and services?
  • Do you enjoy building strong relationships with other teams?
  • Do you have experience in leading the development of mission critical products?
  • Can you take an agile approach to product development and operations?


About LINZ

At Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), our key role is to ensure New Zealanders have accurate information about where people and places are, that people have confidence in their property rights and that Crown property is well managed for future generations.


From the best way to develop farm land, build a new suburb, manage a high-country farm or navigate on land or at sea, our work and location information help people make better decisions and create economic, social, environmental and cultural value for New Zealand.


LINZ has initiated a long-term programme to modernising New Zealand’s Land Information platform & services. To achieve this, we have designed a comprehensive work programme, which will be delivered in four tranches over five years, with work prioritised to provide benefits for customers and mitigate security concerns as quickly as possible.


About the Role

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to work with a small team in a wider ambitious programme to make a genuine difference across LINZ. This fantastic role will allow you to be involved in challenging and politically visible work that impacts positively on New Zealand’s future. 


We are looking for someone to lead a squad focused on migrating our core mission critical database to a new platform, solving challenges along the way. Our product owners are involved in all aspects of the design, creation, testing and maintenance of the revamped system and you will be owning the product vision, leading customer and stakeholder engagement and balancing product delivery with integrity in an agile DevOps environment. As a member of an Agile squad, you will own the backlog, participate in refinement, and develop and collectively evolve your product. You will work closely with a scrum master and the rest of your squad, including working with test automation from the outset.


Skills and Experience

  • Experience leading the migration and delivery of a mission critical database or similar solution
  • Proven experience in product ownership or other leadership roles
  • Ability to engage and lead at the customer and business interface
  • Ability to collaborate across multiple squads, more traditional teams and wider LINZ to coordinate dependencies and releases
  • Operational knowledge of agile project and development tools
  • Mentoring other team members and leading technical discussions as required
  • Understanding of how public cloud impacts development and deployment is an advantage


How to Apply

To apply, please click “Apply Online.” You’ll be taken through to our LINZ Careers Centre where you’ll be able to review further information about the responsibilities and accountabilities of this role in the Position Description. You’ll be able to complete your online application form and upload a copy of your CV/Cover Letter. Please keep in mind when including your CV to specifically highlight the capabilities and skills listed in the above ad and the position description. 


Applications close Sunday 29th March 2020


If you have any questions about this role or working at LINZ, please email and our Recruitment Team will be in touch with you.


As an organisation LINZ embraces diversity, encourages work life balance and we have a flexible approach to the way we work which means you will quickly feel connected and valued.

LINZ is one of the most engaged organisations in the public sector and people always say what a great place LINZ is to work.