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Senior Developer: High Tech Crime Group

NZ Police
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Senior Developer: High Tech Crime Group

New Zealand Police


Salary Range $84,471.00 - $109,457.00


Job Requisition ID 7394


Are you interested in working in an environment that is challenging and different to anything that you have been part of before? We are looking for a self-starter who is innovative and enjoys problem solving to join a dedicated team to build, enhance and maintain our capabilities.


This role will see you working across a range of technologies; you will need a broad understanding of development platforms and data manipulation. A background in data encryption or embedded software would be a real bonus.


In our organisation, change is expected and good; you will be constantly presented with challenges here, so there will be no opportunity for you to become bored! Things happen quickly and you will be able react accordingly.


Ideally you will:

  • Be self-motivated and have excellent organisational, research, and communication skills
  • Pay attention to detail and have the flexibility to cope with change
  • Have the ability to rapidly absorb, understand and apply new concepts and technologies
  • Be capable of making sound decisions under pressure
  • Work well in team environments


There may be a need to work in the field from time to time so you will need to be physically and mentally able.  A physical and/or psychological assessment may be required.


You will have a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get involved whatever is needed. This is an operationally focussed group so you will need to be able switch priorities and focus quickly.



Core Competencies – Level 1 Individual Contributor

  • Communicate
  • Develop
  • Innovate


For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.



Special Requirements:

  • To be eligible for this role you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years.  Alternatively, you must hold NZ Permanent Residence/a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.  Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 10 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken.  Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.



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If this position sounds like you, visit our Police website:  and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply today!


You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) which provides a brief account of your relevant education, skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in the position and how you meet the above Core Competencies of the role, using no more than 650 words for each section.


IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website:  and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply for this position.


PLEASE NOTE: If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If you are an existing Contractor working for Police, you must apply through the NZ Police career site and create a profile as an external candidate. Please do not include your QID.


If you have any questions about this vacancy, please email


Applications close at 5pm, Monday 22nd October 2018.

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