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Solutions Architects (two positions)

Housing New Zealand Corporation
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Two permanent full-time roles
  • Based in our Central Wellington office
  • Annual salary of $129,714 and five weeks annual leave

About Housing New Zealand

Housing New Zealand Corporation is a Crown agent that provides housing services for people in need. It isn't just about getting a roof over people's heads - we also work closely with others to ensure our tenants have access to good support services.

Our Values - Kotahitanga - One Team

Housing New Zealand has important work to do and our aspirations are big. We believe that people do their best within an environment of trust, care, contribution, humility and learning. We also do our best when we take personal responsibility to achieve our shared vision and maintain a working environment we are proud of.

The values that drive us are:

  • we trust each other and share ownership
  • we care about each other as people
  • everyone's contribution matters
  • we are humble and genuine
  • we continually learn and innovate.

The role

Our vision is 'building lives and communities by housing New Zealanders'. To help us achieve this we are currently recruiting for two experienced Solutions Architects to join our Central Wellington based team. In this role you will be responsible for translating business and project requirements into technology designs and blueprints. You will be responsible for the production of high level designs and solutions option analysis, produce solution architecture documentation, review technical designs and contribute to the continuous improvement of our Architecture practice.

You will need to be able to translate complex and highly technical business needs and technologies into coherent solution designs that can be understood by technical and non technical audiences whilst navigates complex, often competing requirements to optimise designs. You will contribute to a wide variety of change activity within the organisation so you must be able to effectively prioritise and communicate progress against planned outcomes.

What you'll need to bring:

  • Broad technical experience and can work well with subject matter experts
  • Working knowledge of Solution Design and Architecture Modelling (e.g. ArchiMate Modelling Language and UMLA)
  • A proven track recorded providing the functions of a Solution Architect into a delivery lifecycle for a complex medium to large organisations
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills - able to break down complex business problems
  • Strong ability to communicate complex material in written and verbal mediums
  • Previous experience with New Zealand Government requirements for agencies is desirable

What we offer

We offer five weeks' annual leave for all new starters as well as a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development.

These benefits are described in more detail here

We provide a working environment with opportunities for self-development and new challenges. If you'd like to join a team of professionals who are passionate about people, improving the quality of the lives of our tenants and giving something back to the community we would love to hear from you.

To learn more about us and the work we do click here

To apply please follow the online process.

The reference code for this position is 46708GJO.

To see a copy of the position description and apply for the job, go to

To find out more about this opportunity please contact the HR Service Centre at

Applications close at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 27 February 2019.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

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