Senior Developer

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    14 mins ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs

  • Job Type:
  • Category: IT & computing
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 24-JAN-19
  • Job Reference: EDU/1377989
  • Job Title: Senior Developer
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Senior Developer

2 Full time roles based in Wellington

About us

At the Ministry of Education, our people shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes. Our sights are set on ensuring our education system serves every individual child and young person fairly, and creates the best foundation for equal opportunity. Our organisation is full of hugely talented people, from a wide range of backgrounds. They work collaboratively, setting goals and reaching them, to shape a world-leading education system. Our people are broadening their own horizons and, ensuring our education system is equipped to broaden the horizons of our children and young people, thus ensuring the best possible future for New Zealand.


About our group

The Web and Applications Services team provides Business Analysis, Development, and Testing for priority business applications. We ensure that the applications used throughout the ministry (and increasingly by many in the wider Education Sector) are available when they are needed, are reliable and are of high quality. We provide resources, including staff, for projects. Once a project is delivered the Web and Applications Services team is responsible for supporting it.


About the role

The role of the Senior Developer is to ensure that the applications they build and support are efficient, effective and provide value to the business.  They also provide technical expertise and advice during the design and development of applications. This role will make a valuable contribution to the strategic direction of the business units within the Ministry of Education.


About you

To be successful in this role we will need you to have a comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft development environments (e.g. Visual Studio, SQL Server Management Studio, Data Tools, and Azure DevOps)

Languages and frameworks including C#, JavaScript, Angular, Knockout, and Entity Framework.

Successful experience implementing web based development technologies, e.g. ASP.NET, MVC and WebAPI.

A comprehensive knowledge of SQL Server and experience developing stored procedures and database design.

An awareness of a range of technologies and their practical applications in supporting business requirements e.g. SSIS, SSRS and Azure.

Proven ability to work in, and provide technical leadership to a team, and to communicate at both a general business level and technical level.

Some experience with agile software development methodologies, production support and test driven development would be great.


If you’d like to bring your skills to a rewarding role within an organisation that’s continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we’d love to hear from you.


There is more information in the position description attached, please review and if this opportunity interests you and you meet the requirements, please apply now using the apply online button.


For further information please contact Benjamin Wilson on


Applications close on 7th Febuary 2019.