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Associate Enterprise Architects

NZ Defence Force
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IT & computing
Wellington - Hutt Valley
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do
Our Enterprise Architect team is responsible for enabling NZDF and CIS Branch Leadership to make investment decisions that balance and prioritise current operational demands, disruptions, and opportunities with the longer-term strategic vision of NZDF, specifically in the context of the Defence Common Information Environment.

As one of two Associate Enterprise Architects in the Enterprise Architect team you will work on a variety of architecture related assignments under the guidance of an Enterprise Architect.
Assignments will include activities such as:

  • Maintaining the accuracy and currency of NZDF's architecture models;
  • Undertaking design activities;
  • Research in support of roadmap development;
  • Support of Architectural governance, and standards development.

You'll also make use of your relationship management skills as you act as an advocate for Enterprise Architecture processes and create artefacts to circulate to relevant stakeholders.
You may also support strategic change projects under the guidance of an Enterprise Architect.
We are a newly created, Agile team, currently building our Enterprise Architecture practice from scratch so there will be many opportunities for you to help us make sure our practice is running as it should and for identifying areas for improvement in the way we do things.
What we need
We are keen to hear from you if you are an ICT professional or graduate with some experience in architecture - perhaps as a junior architect, business architect, business analyst, systems analyst  or similar - and an interest in the enterprise view of how technology impacts business.
In particular we'd like to hear about your:

  • Understanding of architectural principles, practices and processes;
  • Understanding of business and ICT, specifically working with ICT as a shared service;
  • Well-developed analysis, reasoning and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to understand abstract concepts;
  • Openness to new ways of working;
  • Ability to produce well-structured and easily understood documentation that can be understood by senior management, peers and customers.

A knowledge of architecture and ICT frameworks such as DODAF, TOGAF, ITIL and/or military architecture frameworks are beneficial however not essential.
Please note this role will initially be based in Petone however we are currently working through our longer-term office location requirements in the broader Wellington area. This means that in future you may need to be able to work in one of our other CIS offices across the Wellington and Hutt Valley region.
Please note you must be able and willing to travel within New Zealand and overseas if required.
Who we are
CIS Branch provides the core information and communication services that underpin New Zealand Defence operations.  We are entrusted to deliver and support the Defence technology that helps keep New Zealanders safe.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force contributes to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.
Why Us
Let's just say we're not your typical corporate IT department:

  • We provide support to more than 14,000 military and civilian Defence Force personnel who are dispersed on seven continents, often in geographically remote, hostile environments;
  • Our solutions are deployed to personal devices, vehicles, ships and planes;
  • We're here to deliver military outcomes, not just the technology behind them.

We expect to appoint around the midpoint of the salary band for this role which is $89,438 inclusive of a 4% employer superannuation contribution. This may be negotiable depending on experience.
Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF!
How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Andrew Bain on quoting job reference NZDF-1908030.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Tuesday 27 August 2019.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 15 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 15 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.  

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