Senior Developer

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 23-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF1910062
  • Job Title: Senior Developer
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What you will do

As a Senior Software Developer, you will lead the development and delivery of applications that solve business, technology and user problems, and improve NZDF logistics tools and their usage. 

You will lead software development and planning and options analysis, and design and deliver applications within good practice guidelines to maximise the return on investment and improve user experience. This includes configuration management, service acceptance, application support, and problem and incident resolution.

In the first instance your focus will be on new Neptune and Automated Integration Technology (AIT)/Mobility applications currently in production to allow entry of and access to information for users in the field, deployed environments, workshops, warehouses and anywhere else NZDF’s business is undertaken.  It will then extend to the creation and support of other logistics applications that interface with NZDF’s core logistics system (SAP).

You will provide direction and quality assurance, actively coaching Developers and relevant others, working in flexible, responsive and collaborative ways, contributing across all aspects of work as needed, and continuously developing their own skills and the expertise and standing of the team.

What we need

As our ideal candidate you will be an enthusiastic individual who understands the value in working collaboratively and commits to continuous improvement.  Additionally you will have:

  • Strong skills in using: JavaScript; JQuery; Object Oriented ABAP; OpenUI5 (Mobile); HTML/ CSS; and developer tools such as Safari Web Inspector/Chrome developer or other debugging tool(s);
  • Experience in implementing instrumentation and analytics within code;
  • High expertise in OpenUI5, SAP Fiori or Neptune, and Mobile app build/manageability and testing skills will be an advantage;
  • Strong skills in business problem identification, analysis and resolution using technology solutions;
  • A very good understanding of solution development processes and timings including the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), DevOps and Agile.

Who we are

The roles will initially report into the Consolidated Logistics Project (CLP). CLP is charged with initiating, driving, co-ordinating and delivering a series of activities required to transform the delivery of logistics within the NZDF.  You will be required to work closely with other members of the Project, logistics community and other stakeholders to develop end-to-end solutions, which will involve considering process, organisation, technology and information changes and impacts.

This is an exciting time to be part of establishing and building new capability for the NZDF and to deliver significant tangible outcomes.

The role is fixed term for two years with plenty of room to expand your professional skills and work across a variety of initiatives. 

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 

Why Us

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 Penny Buckmaster on 021 245 9188. 
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 11 November 2019.

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.