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Solution Architect

Ministry for Primary Industries
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IT & computing
Wellington City
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Solution Architect - Wellington based 

  • Join an organisation that is helping NZ to succeed
  • Varied and diverse work
  • Flexible working environment
  • Help set the direction of application development


We are looking for a Solutions Architect to join the Development and Operations Group here at the Ministry for Primary Industries.  MPI has a modern and legacy set of enterprise platforms and is an advocate for all of government capabilities and technologies which support the growing needs of our business.


This role is responsible for developing solution architecture for specific products, collaborating and guiding developers, and reviewing their solution architecture deliverables.  Our solution delivery team has a growing capability in SaaS/Cloud/PaaS, API,  Microservices and Cloud Platforms with need for advice and guidance on solutions.  We're an advocate for Continuous Improvement and Delivery.  DevOps want to achieve automation and are building our Agile and DevOps practices with this in mind. 


You'll be collaborating, defining, developing, maintaining, and communicating detailed solution patterns, models, standards and guidelines in relation to solutions architecture. You'll have an understanding of general software architecture principles and development practices.  MPI has a Breadth of technologies balance of technologies, so understanding of integration is essential as is a knowledge of cloud computing.


Our Solution Architects are able to guide and direct discussions, document and present technical solutions, and discuss options with our business in terms they understand, having a deep technical knowledge.


To be successful in the role you will need to have good interpersonal, strong oral and written communication skills along with great stakeholder relationship management skills.  


About MPI


Our purpose is to Grow and Protect New Zealand. We're helping the primary sector double the value of its exports by enabling industries to grow and to strengthen their environmental performance. Our work is diverse and interesting. MPI works across the sector from primary producers through to retailers and consumers.

We provide a number of training programmes and opportunities for people to continuously improve their skill sets and keep up to date with global best practices.

To see more of who MPI is and the work that we do click here.

If you want to become part of a diverse and interesting organisation that offers a wide range of career options and you want to be part of helping NZ to succeed, then click on our link below!


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To view the position description and/or apply for the role, please click “APPLY NOW” to be directed to our website.  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal. 

If you have any questions about the role, contact Ruth Greening on

Applications close: Sunday 18 November 2018


MPI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to New Zealand. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career. We actively encourage applications from any background.

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