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Technical Specialist Infrastructure

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

Technical Specialist – Infrastructure 

Ministry of Social Development, Wellington Permanent, full time

The Ministry has one of the largest IT groups in the country, managing strategy, design, development, maintenance, operation and support of IT systems. 

We provide a dynamic and evolving environment with complexity and size that will challenge and reward you. We support business critical systems, provide leadership in the development and delivery of business application solutions and have a total focus on excellence in customer service. This is an Infrastructure and System Design role that relies on systems thinking to translate business intent into stable platforms for success. Deliverables will be capable of being implemented by Engineers regardless whether the systems are on premise, in the Cloud, or a Hybrid. 

In this role, you will:

  • Provide the Technology Services group with advice and solutions that will contribute to achieving the groups operational and support strategies and goals.
  • Assist with the design and implementation of the mechanisms of the Infrastructure and Services Roadmaps.
  • Help ensure the Ministry's information systems meet ministerial needs and strategic objectives.
  • Design and implement of systems management according to best practices. 
  • Ensure that areas of IT risks to the business are identified and that effective internal controls are in place.
  • Assist with the analysis and evaluation of new and emerging technologies
  • Mentor and support others as they implement and support third party technology storage and server features.


What you will bring to the role: 


  • Technical certification on industry standard technology solutions e.g. RedHat Certification, VMware, AWS 
  • Senior IT Technology Services technical experience in large organisation with complex IT infrastructures essential.
  • An in-depth understanding of common technology solutions
  • Management knowledge of vendors/contractors/SLA essential
  • Knowledge of Linux, VMware, Cloud and Windows server architectures is preferred.
  • General knowledge of concepts, procedures and techniques for using, client server, LAN, PC and database systems in a highly available environment a plus


What we offer: 


  • Work alongside a supportive team of highly skilled professionals
  • Be supported and encourage to develop your skills and career
  • We support flexible working opportunities
  • Be part of an evolving environment with complexity and size that will challenge and reward you
Important recruitment information and dates:

Applications close: Sunday 22nd September 2019 at 1130pm. Tell us in your cover letter what skills and attributes you will bring to this important position.  A current CV should also be included in your online application. 


  • External candidates: Click apply now, we look forward to your application.
  • Current MSD employees: It is important that you apply through your myHR portal at work.

For any further questions about the role, contact Lockie Stewart, Manager Systems Management on 04 918 9537.

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