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Enterprise Architect

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Enterprise Architect


Would you like to be part of an organisation that helps New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent? The work we do in the MSD Enterprise Architecture team helps to enable the Ministry, its partners, and the New Zealand Government to provide critical Social Welfare services to improve the lives of New Zealanders.


With many large-scale initiatives underway, we're looking to expand our Enterprise Architecture team. To be successful in this role, you're passionate about improving the lives of New Zealanders, you're enthusiastic and pragmatic, have a collaborative working style, and have excellent communication and problem-solving skills.


As an Enterprise Architect, you'll shape and drive the future technology strategy that delivers New Zealand's social services, in a role that has a wide sphere of influence across the Ministry. You'll be a part of one of the largest IT groups in the country, with the size and capability to make a major contribution to New Zealand society through innovative technology delivery.


You'll be highly skilled in:


  • Developing architecture strategies and roadmaps
  • Providing governance across technology solutions
  • Working in teams as well as being able to lead
  • Stakeholder management and communication at all levels


You'll back this up with your breadth of architecture experience. This is a great opportunity if you're naturally consultative and you're looking for an opportunity to be involved in enterprise-wide programmes of work.


What you'll bring to the role:


  • A breadth of architecture experience from across the technology industry
  • Strategic thinking, with the ability to demonstrate a pragmatic balance between short-term agility and longer-term benefits
  • Understanding of enterprise architecture frameworks and best-practice architecture patterns and principles
  • If you have previous enterprise architecture experience in the public sector and/or working in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) environment that would be advantageous


What you'll get in return:


  • A chance to use your professional skills to improve the lives of New Zealanders
  • A challenging environment with a variety of stimulating enterprise-wide problems for you to solve
  • A highly engaged and supportive leadership team, a great culture, and an environment that promotes creativity and innovation
  • An opportunity for you to provide technology vision and architecture leadership across the Ministry


How to apply:


Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


External Candidates – (including Ministry for Children, Oranga Tamariki employees) must apply directly through our MSD careers page at


Applications close: 3rd April 2019

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