Senior Analyst

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 02-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF-2003001
  • Job Title: Senior Analyst
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What you will do

The Knowledge and Information Management Directorate (KIMD) is leading the design and delivery of a complex enterprise analytics systems for an organisation that performs all the functions of a small country, for the purpose of keeping New Zealand safe and secure.

We’re creating a new team of data management and analytics specialists to design and deliver the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) enterprise analytics system (including people, processes, practices, and technologies) to improve our strategic, operational and tactical decision making. 

As a Senior Analyst you will:

  • Contribute technical leadership to the planning, development, and implementation of an enterprise approach to data management and analytics;
  • Provide best practice technical data management and analytics subject matter expertise for information management related initiatives;
  • Be an integral member of the data management and analytics community and a trusted advisor on how to improve data quality and mature data management and analytics practices;
  • Provide coaching and training to support the maturing of our people’s information management capability;
  • Together, the team will ensure that the NZDF has confidence in its data and information as a trusted source and will enable decisions to be information-led so that we can exploit opportunities, prioritise resources, and resolve trade-offs.

What we need

We are looking for a coding wizard (e.g. R, Python, SQL) with experience in data management, modelling and analysis.  You will be familiar with how to utilise analytical tools to produce fit for purpose outputs that deliver organisational benefit. You may have some knowledge of Azure or AWS.

However you are ready to move beyond roles that are focused on your technical expertise and want to explore and develop other facets of your professional skill set.

You conceptually understand the different elements required for an enterprise analytics system and are excited to participate as a subject matter expert within delivery teams, and are looking for opportunities to lead the delivery of components using agile and iterative approaches. You appreciate the need to put the user at the centre of everything you do and may be familiar with user experience design concepts, methodologies and tools.

You’re passionate about engaging with colleagues across the organisation and can use your analytical or research background to help them frame great questions and utilise the power of data and analytics to find the answer.  Explaining technical concepts to non-technical audiences with diverse roles and positions in organisations is something that is comfortable for you.

We require someone who wants to be part of building something new and enjoys the challenges that comes with charting new territory. BAU for this role is to expect the unexpected and therefore you have the adaptability, flexibility and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Who we are

The NZDF Strategy25 positions information as a strategic asset and that it’s a key enabler to operational effectiveness and the integration of the Defence Force through the provision of quality information for decision making.

The KIMD is the NZDF’s centre of information management excellence responsible for ensuring the NZDF is deriving value from its information asset, by leveraging it for broader effect.  We provide leadership and expertise on how the NZDF can better govern, manage and use its information for best effect and are working to build our people capability so everyone has the confidence and ability to make information led decisions.

Our mission is that everyone in the NZDF has the best information, for what they need it for, where they need it, when they need it. Every time. KIMD works collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation to enable our people to have access to fast and intuitive analytics and information management tools and services; they can share and use information effectively and can collect and create information in the right way and know how to manage it.

KIMD is an ecosystem operating within other ecosystems. No one part can succeed without the whole so we put a lot of effort into thinking about, and acting on, the behaviours and ways of working that will enable and empower NZDF members to move to working intuitively digital.

Why Us

This is your opportunity to bring your passion, knowledge and experience to the NZDF’s Knowledge and Information Management Directorate. In return, we can reward you with challenging opportunities working in a supportive, motivated and forward-thinking team and working environment. There is the freedom and flexibility to get on with your work and maintain a work life balance. You will be inspired to go the extra mile to help the NZDF succeed.

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Cynthia Patterson on 021 928 059 
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Monday 16 March 2020.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.