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Senior Developer

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

Senior Developer - Integration


The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is undergoing transformation to ensure we deliver better products and services for New Zealand's most vulnerable citizens.


We're keen for you to inject your creative thinking and talent to help make this happen. 

You'll be someone who lives and breathes software development and enjoys building design-led software using a wide range of internet based technologies. 


What you'll be doing:
You will play a key role within the wider IT group and deliver the product vision across complex multi-platform environments. Working closely with other developers across multi-disciplinary teams you'll ensure the products we develop are scalable, adaptable and ultimately improve the wellbeing of NZ's vulnerable citizens. We'll give you the opportunity to stamp your mark on strategic design for new and existing applications and support the integrated application solutions.


So what are we looking for?

  • Someone with a social conscience committed to providing creative solutions for our clients 
  • Experience working in a Scrum/ Agile, DevOps environment
  • Astrong team player who takes pride and ownership of their work 
  • Ability to take the lead on a variety of tasks including liaising with stakeholders and peers
  • An experienced IT professional who sees things through to the end
  • A passion for developing and implementing successful integrated and complex application solutions involving  SOA/Integration/API
  • Significant development experience, predominantly in WebSphere Message Broker (WMB) or IBM Integration Bus (IIB)
  • Experience in WebSphere MQ, Datapower, ESQL, Java and XSLT


What's in it for you?

  • Work for and serve the people of NZ doing what you love!
  • Great culture and collaborative working environment
  • Work/life balance 
  • Unparalleled scale and scope of complex projects you won't see elsewhere
  • Being involved in a large IT modernisation programme with a focus on SAFe (Scaled Agile) and DevOps
  • Fantastic modern offices in Wellington's CBD

Our fast-paced and supportive environment offers you scope to work on high profile, complex projects, a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements, opportunities for training and development, plus a great bunch of people to work with. This is a challenging role that will deliver great rewards to the right person.


How to apply:

Applications close: 22nd July 2019.


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

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