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Infrastructure Architect

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

Infrastructure Architect


The opportunity: 

Utilise your valuable experience and be part of the continuous innovation and improvement of our Infrastructure Architecture Practice. Bring to our table your knowledge of what works well (and what doesn't) and join us as we continue to seek out the best technologies and practices for us to achieve our goals.


Working within a broad team of highly motivated Engineers, Designers, Infrastructure, Solution and Enterprise Architects you will be responsible for;


  • Developing, enhancing and renewing the infrastructure technology strategies, roadmaps, design methodologies and practices,
  • Working in partnership with the Business, Enterprise Architecture & IT Applications teams to set the technology direction for Infrastructure Services and the wider IT team,
  • Engaging with customers of MSD IT to determine their needs and how best to address them,
  • Co-design of technical solutions and directions that are secure and meet agreed patterns, and
  • Providing technical analysis of innovative options to meet customer outcomes.


Skills and experience:

You'll be an experienced IT Architect and will be keen to be involved with, not just our extensive and enterprise scale technology portfolio, but also the transformation of our infrastructure services to support modern IT operating environments.


Skills and experience that are essential for the role include;


  • Leading collaborations of technical and business specialists to produce strong outcomes
  • Architecture and design,
  • Cross-functional integration and negotiation,
  • Creating a great experience for customers of MSD IT,
  • Experience of creating IT infrastructure strategies and technology roadmaps, and
  • Experience with hybrid cloud infrastructure.


What's in it for you: 

Be a leader in the strategic future of the Ministry's technology infrastructure, with significant opportunities for growth and development within one of the largest IT infrastructures in the country and a unique and rewarding working environment.


How to apply:

All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any questions please contact us via email at

Application close:  25th August 2019. 



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