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Senior Developer

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

Senior Developer (Configuration Manager)


Ministry's Technology and Business Executives are driving a key transformation initiative to deliver products and services for the future; aligning them with Digital and DevOps process.


The Availability and Resilience programme being delivered will move the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to an “always on” operating model: 


  • Availability ensures online channels remain available even when backend systems have an outage. 
  • Resilience reduces MSD's risk profile enabling rapid and dependable recovery if a disaster strikes.


The availability solution makes extensive use of IaaS.  Availability also introduces MSD with a new data sharing capability via API Connect and online data cache and MDM capability via IBM product Connect 360.


Next goal post availability solution getting delivered is to effectively transition multiple in-flight delivery teams into an agile Digital Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) model.


This role will have overall responsibility of the code builds, deployment, and configuration of the Availability solution stack comprised of both IBM API Connect gateway and IBM Connect 360 online data store (Master Data Management (MDM) and Operation Data Store (ODS)) held in the cloud. The Senior Developer will manage the codes, repository, packages, and environments. This will include proper tagging, versioning, and documentation.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:


  • Package codes for release
  • Deploy code builds/packages to all environments (Dev-> Test -> Prod)
  • Build and manage dev and test environments in the cloud
  • Manage the repository of codes for configuration, application, and database
  • Create configuration and release notes
  • Review and walkthrough of configuration notes, release notes, and database codes
  • Manage all shell scripts
  • Provide environment support for MSD integrated environments
  • Enable SDLC using SAFe framework in alignment of Agile and DevOps principles
  • Architect for DevOps i.e. required tools and environments


Skills and Experience:


  • Proven experience as a Configuration/Deployment/Release Engineer or similar roles
  • Proficient in Shell scripting
  • Proficient in building environments in the cloud (dev, test)
  • Familiar with DevOps
  • Familiar with Oracle SQL
  • Ability to lead, self-manage, and make decisions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player with a Can-Do attitude
  • Experience working in NZ Government agencies is an advantage.
  • Experience in agile projects is an advantage

Located in modern offices in the heart of Wellington's business district, this position offers the opportunity to work across a broad range of value projects inside one of the sector's largest technology groups in NZ. We have a vibrant, diverse, multi-cultural environment, with a committed focus on work-life balance and personal career development.

If scope, challenge and the opportunity to grow your talent in one of NZ's most progressive IT Groups piques your interest - apply now. Please apply on line with your CV, cover letter via the "apply" button.



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: 28 March 2019

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