Senior Developer at Ministry of Social Development, Wellington - Wairarapa
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
The Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We're in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.
We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.
As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.
Senior Developer - Rapid Deployment (RAILS)
This is an exciting opportunity to join one of New Zealand's largest IT departments and be the motivational force that empowers our people leaders to meet delivery goals and increase product capabilities and services to our clients.
The Improvement Systems and Technology (IST) team continues to grow capacity and capability and we are looking for enthusiastic people to help us continue the journey; supporting and leading change in our agile fast-paced environment.
Collaboration and Resilience are key. This is an evolving environment, where you must be adaptable and able to deal with ambiguity and changing priorities.
- Based in Auckland or Wellington
- Flexible working options
- Work for one of New Zealand's largest IT government department
The Ruby on Rails team at the Ministry of Social Development requires additional senior full stack web developers. You might have experience working consistently across the stack or have specialised and now be looking to broaden your skills.
You will be involved in a wide range of development activities – front and back-end coding, code review, user experience and web accessibility. You'll also support our applications in production, and work with other teams to support and maintain the infrastructure our applications run on.
We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience
- Have previously worked on a range of applications, maybe with different technologies but with a focus on Rails
- Can understand the key concepts of object-oriented architecture and can create clean, well factored code
- Have applied web accessibility and usability standards to your user interfaces and have a commitment to creating an accessible user experience
- You understand how structured data is stored in a relational database and can write complex queries using Active Record and SQL
- Have previously worked with Ruby tools like Rake and Bundler, and might have written or maintained gem
- Have patiently worked through complex user requirements and developed good relationships with product owners
- Previously reviewed code and can provide well considered feedback
- Are able to build relationships with stakeholders with excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Has the ability to work after hours if required
- Previous experience coaching and mentoring other developers
About the Rails team
We look after a diverse range of about 20 applications. Some are ten years old; others have just been released. Some support the work of a single team; others are used by people in partner organisations and by members of the public. All contribute to the work that the Ministry does to support New Zealanders.
We aim to build high quality applications with a focus on maintainability. We don't chase the latest fashions but use mature frameworks. We are a professional and experienced team using modern software development and devops practices. We are serious about our work but try to laugh about everything else.
We are part of a large IT division within the Ministry but most of our applications stand alone. There is a fair amount of bureaucracy around us, but we have a good degree of autonomy within the team.
What we can offer you
You will work for an organisation that really makes a difference for New Zealanders, while having the opportunity to develop your career through mentoring, professional development and on-the-job training. You will also have access to the following benefits:
- Flexible working arrangements with the option to combine work in the office and at home, earlier or later starts, and compressed or reduced hours.
- Health insurance
- Vision care
- Study assistance
- Qualification programmes
- Learning and development
- Te Ao Māori
Salary range: $98,348.00 - $120,203.00
How to apply
To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.
Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key responsibilities listed in the position description.
All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.
Closing date: Sunday the 12th February 2023
Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents. We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.
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Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Social Development|
|Location:||Wellington - Wairarapa|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||IT & computing|
|Attachment:||developer-tiered-mar21.docx (Word, 316KB)
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