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Enterprise Architect

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description


Enterprise Architect - Permanent - Wellington 

About the role: 

We have an opportunity for an Enterprise Architect to join our Technology and Channels group in newly created roles. 
As an Enterprise Architect you will support the successful delivery of technology projects and initiatives at Oranga Tamariki by supporting projects and associated architecture governance and assurance processes.  The Enterprise Architect works closely with project teams and the Technology and Channels group within Oranga Tamariki.

An overview of your responsibilities: 


  • Support the development of technology strategy and direction for the Ministry
  • Develop capability roadmaps to assist business units in leveraging technology to achieve business outcomes
  • Champion Architecture governance to ensure that the overall architectural direction and service portfolio and project level architecture decisions are consistent and aligned with business objectives and lead to cost effective, agile, integrated and suitably future-proofed applications
  • Lead technology innovation within the Ministry
  • Develop and maintain architecture frameworks to implement Ministry's Technology strategy 
  • Develop cloud integration strategy, frameworks, patterns and standards between different cloud environments
  • Engage with and contribute to all-of-government initiatives.

Your skills, attributes and experience:



  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience
  • Five or more years' experience as a Senior architect in a large organisation delivering practical solutions to solve complex organisational problems
  • A thorough understanding of architectural frameworks, processes and industry standards, including All-of-Government standards, and cloud architecture
  • Your experience includes migrating applications and services to the cloud and cloud integration (hybrid and cloud to cloud)
  • Ability to synthesise a cohesive technology strategy across all the elements of a technology-enabled business
  • Business and client-focused approach to technology and channels
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences and build and maintain rapport with others
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and lateral thinking while still maintaining attention to detail
  • Detailed knowledge of ICT functions, environments, business practice and systems
  • Ability to build strong working relationships and develop credibility with managers, colleagues, staff, suppliers and other stakeholders
  • Commercial expertise, including experience working with counterparts in external provider organisations
  • Ability to bring the benefits of technology co-design of services for children, young people, whānau, partners and providers
  • Knowledge of All-of-Government common ICT capabilities
  • Understanding and appreciation of cross cultural issues and concerns, in particular, knowledge of tikanga Maori, and Pacific peoples' culture
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

It's an exciting time to be part of our Technology & Channels group:


The Ministry is setting up capabilities as it embarks on a transformation programme to achieve its goals. Technology and Channels is responsible for the Ministry's technology strategy, systems and services.  It is an exciting time for the group as we are implementing a new ICT operating model so that we can deliver our responsibilities more efficiently. Our ICT operating model is founded on three main principles: 



  • User-centricity is paramount, with a focus on the front-line and the wider sector.
  • We will be ‘cloud-first' and asset-light, choosing to buy as-a-service offerings from third party suppliers, rather than own technology assets.
  • Our systems and processes will be agile and enabling, to deliver changes faster, reduce complexity and simplify system interactions.

About us: 

At Oranga Tamariki we want to transform the lives of New Zealand Tamariki. We have a big journey ahead of us, in order to make it happen we need the right people who are authentic about driving meaningful change, through truly believing in our passion and purpose.

How to apply:

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

If you have any questions about the role, please contact

Applications close: Tuesday 18th February 


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