Solution Architects x 4

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: ICT
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 19-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1449534
  • Job Title: Solution Architects x 4
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  • Summary:
  • Join our large, high performing Architecture team, provide technical leadership and overall solution guidance
  • Work in a complex and evolving ICT environment, exciting and fast paced pipeline of work
  • Permanent position, attractive salary on offer, Wellington CBD
  • Two Junior Solution Architects and Two Senior Solution Architects


Contribute your exceptional analytical, process and solution delivery skills. Join our ICT Technology, Strategy & Architecture team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for seasoned Solution Architects with excellent technical, analysis and relationship skills to join our Ministry.  Working collaboratively with a diverse group of business users, ICT and delivery functions, you will have the opportunity to contribute your knowledge to the many solutions created and implemented along with working on your own assigned projects for Immigration New Zealand at MBIE.

About this role:

The Solution Architect roles are immersed in project delivery; ensuring the solutions are aligned to strategic directions, are sustainable and conform to best practice standards and principles. These roles will primarily sit within the Immigration group within MBIE and you will become a Subject Matter Expert in these business domains.  This group sure has an exciting and busy pipeline of work ahead. These roles will also form part of the wider ICT Technology, Strategy and Architecture team and contribute to the overall practice including developing standards, patterns and exploring re-use opportunities wherever possible.

We are looking for a solid track record and in-depth understanding of architecture principles, experience in working within multi-disciplinary teams and in outsourced environments. As experienced Solution Architects we will expect you to be able to quickly assess projects and programmes, build rapport and credibility with the key stakeholders and make decisions as to how you are going to add value for our business owners.

Your CV will clearly demonstrate your experience in the following:

  • A high degree of expertise with cloud technologies, particularly Azure; IaaS, PaaS and SaaS is expected.
  • Practical experience in security and integration architectures and platforms will be required, including;

       -       ESB patterns (Synchronous, Asynchronous etc.)

       -       Data integration patterns (ETL etc.)

       -       Hybrid Integration Patterns (public and private cloud)

       -       Identity patterns (Single-Sign-On, Federation, Provisioning etc.)

       -       Identity – biographic and biometric

       -       API technologies (REST, SOAP, etc.)

       -       Monitoring, Alerting and Reporting of end to end solution

  • You will be able to demonstrate proficiency in one or more of the following platforms:

       -       Microsoft Dynamics CRM

       -       Azure Application Gateway

       -       Azure API Management

       -       Microsoft BizTalk

  • Providing technical leadership and overall solution guidance will be part of your daily job, as will working with vendors and developers.
  • A demonstrable breadth of experience in your portfolio would be desirable, along with experience in working on projects and programmes across the board – from newly commissioned programmes to enhancements of BAU systems and applications.

Your workload will be constant and varied, and as we move through a life cycle of programmes you will need to be able to keep pace with both the volume, and time pressures, of a high performing team. You will be part of, and supported by, a large and talented Architecture team who collectively provide strategic, technology and governance guidance.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or New Zealand permanent residents.

About MBIE:

MBIE undertakes large scale implementations where we challenge the status quo, delivering solutions which are innovative, creative and ultimately have a positive impact on the lives of many New Zealanders, it is therefore vital that you have an innate passion to harness technology solutions for maximum impact.

MBIE is committed to career development and you will have the opportunity to learn from your peers and be exposed to learning opportunities to build your knowledge base.

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 Fi Sanderson at quoting ref MBIE/1449534 if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 4 March 2020.