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Systems Business Analyst

Ministry for Primary Industries
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IT & computing
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Job Description

We are currently on the hunt for an experienced and energetic Systems Business Analyst to join our Applications Team, in Business Technology and Information Services. This is a permanent opportunity located in either Wellington or Auckland.


Our team works together to ensure the integrity, efficiency and accessibility of the Ministry's systems by providing user support, maintaining system documentation, contributing to fault diagnosis and resolution, progressing system enhancements and engaging with business users and vendors in the continuous system improvement cycle.


The Systems Business Analyst will play a key part in providing oversight for allocated systems to ensure that changes are in line with strategic direction, have been properly scoped and developed, and that reporting is provided to assist with proactive system management.


In this role you will be drawing on the following skills and experience:

  • Writing user stories and acceptance criteria for new requirements to be delivered
  • Clarifying and reworking requirements for delivery, and assisting with testing and deployment
  • Actively seeking to understand problems, opportunities and business impacts
  • Understands SDLC, Agile and other information technology methodologies and frameworks
  • Experience developing and implementing processes, systems and solutions within a large and complex environment
  • Contributing to road-mapping, planning and coordination across multiple technologies and user groups
  • Strong customer focus


You will be a self-starter and known for your ability to multi-task and prioritise. You will have strong written and verbal communication skills, and a high level of attention to detail. In addition, you will thrive on the challenge of problem-solving and reducing complex situations to gain superior results.


This will be a challenging role, dealing with multiple user groups and internal development teams so being a people-person is a must!


If you are passionate about joining an organisation that is all about growing and protecting New Zealand in a role that utilises your skills and experience, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.


About the Ministry for Primary Industries

Our purpose is “Growing and Protecting New Zealand”. We are striving to help the primary sector double the value of its exports by enabling industries to grow, and to strengthen their environmental performance. We protect New Zealand from biosecurity risks, oversee food safety, and manage New Zealand's fisheries.


MPI encourages and supports people to be the best they can be. To see more of who MPI is and what we do click here


To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.


If you have any questions about the role, contact Koren Wilkinson for a confidential discussion


Applications close 25 January 2018.

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