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Solutions Architect

NZ Police
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IT & computing
Wellington - Porirua
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Solutions Architect

New Zealand Police

ICT Service Centre, Porirua

Permanent, Full-time

Job Requisition 13664



New Zealand (NZ) Police is seeking to appoint a Solutions Architect. This role will focus not only in the delivery of day to day Solution Design activities but also assist in the delivery of Strategic Architecture activities required to increase architectural maturity at NZ Police.


The Police Information and Communications Technology Service Centre (ICTSC) is here to save police officers time, enhance their safety and contribute to making New Zealand a safer community. Police needs information delivered to the front line that is reliable and able to be accessed anywhere, anytime. Making this happen is the daily work of our people in the ICT Service Centre.


As a key member within the ICTSC you will support the provision of ICT advice and services to the New Zealand Police covering business, information, applications and technology.


You will seek to drive solutions that make a tangible difference to Police and New Zealanders and will have an innovative pragmatic approach towards delivery and overcoming challenges. Your deep experience of architecture, business and ICT maturity evolution will stand out.


Specifically you will thrive on:

  • Championing Architecture practices
  • Contributing to a strong team culture
  • Exhibiting advanced stakeholder management by driving engagement across Police to deliver effective outcomes
  • Being a credible leader and expert advisor that will align the efforts of the Architecture group to assist in the delivery by: - Delivering effective Solution Architecture through impact assessments, options analysis, high level design and assurance activities which help inform our decision making processes; - Contributing to our Strategic Architecture functions through the development of component models, roadmaps, blueprints standards and roadmaps. 


The ICT Architecture practice encompasses Business, Technology, Information, Application and Solution Architecture. To be effective in this role you will drive and champion these areas causing your infectious enthusiasm to spread across the team.   You will have proven architecture experience and a structured approach to planning and delivery. You will be capable of effectively communicating with all levels including business stakeholders, architects, operational staff and vendors.  


Key Skills:

  • Strong Architectural and business leadership
  • Excellent communication and decision making skills
  • Self-motivated and taking initiative
  • Energetic and enthusiastic and pragmatic
  • The ability to build good working relationships with staff and industry partners
  • Ideas on how to improve and develop the business


Experience - to be considered you will demonstrate:

  • Success in delivering Architectural, technological and process evolution and efficiencies with a focus on delivery of initiatives
  • Success translating strategy into outcomes
  • Ability to influence and deliver results through others including drawing on wider capabilities
  • A track record in seeking out, articulating and delivering business improvements


Specific experience in the following areas:

  • IAMS solutions and integrations
  • Systems Integration (API / Batch) solutions and API gateways
  • Application development platforms (AWS, Azure, Pega)
  • Cloud Environments (AWS, Azure, as a Service (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS))
  • Containerisation and Micro-Services
  • Working within Agile and Dev-Sec-Ops teams
  • Experience with HRMIS / SAP solutions


Desirable but not essential:

  • Architecture modelling tools such as Sparx EA
  • Modelling frameworks such as UML, Archimate and BPMN
  • A relevant Architectural / business qualification, or equivalent experience


Core Competencies - Level 2 Team Manager/Leader:

  • Innovate
  • Deliver
  • Communicate


For more information about Police's core values and competencies, please copy & paste this link into a new browser:  


Additional Information:

  • Applicants must have New Zealand or Australian citizenship or New Zealand permanent residency
  • The successful candidate must satisfactorily meet the Police vetting & reference check requirements


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How to Apply

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Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs website are no longer considered and will only be accepted when formally submitted through the New Zealand Police website (link provided above).


Please note, if you are an existing Police employee (excluding Contractors) you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If you have any questions about this role, please send an email to the Hiring Manager of the vacancy at   


Applications close at 5pm on Friday 31st January 2020.

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