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Lead Enterprise Architect (Wellington)

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

Date: 10-May-2018

Location: Wellington, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development


Lead Enterprise Architect (Wellington)


Are you a people leader interested in the following?


  • Improving outcomes for children, young people and families
  • Being part of Oranga Tamariki's Technology and Channels group at an exciting time
  • Working with our technology vendor partners to execute and deliver technology services to our staff, enabling them to provide outcomes to children, young people and families.


About the team:

Our core business is to support children, young people and their families who are at significant risk of harm now and into the future. To achieve this, we form partnerships with children, families and whānau, iwi, NGOs, and other government agencies and work with our partners to help children thrive.


The Ministry is just a year old and 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 currently implementing a new operating model so that we can deliver our responsibilities more efficiently. In the next few weeks and months, we will be setting up this new team and hiring experienced staff.


Our 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 the role:

Under the new structure within the Ministry's Technology group, the Strategy and Performance team, led by the Manager, Strategy and Performance, will be responsible for overarching frameworks – technology strategy, architecture, technology procurement, partner performance management and quality assurance.


Sitting alongside Strategy and Performance, there will be four dedicated teams called Service Portfolios. Each Service Portfolio will be responsible for a set of systems that is broadly aligned to agency business functions.


We are currently seeking a Lead Enterprise Architect within the Strategy and Performance team. The Lead Enterprise Architect is responsible for developing and maintaining the architectural frameworks and ensuring alignment of architectures developed within individual Service Portfolios.


Skills and experience:

You will have had significant experience as a Senior or Lead Enterprise Architect in large organisations, with demonstrable experience in complex IT environments, researching, developing and applying technical strategies, standards and solutions, leading Architecture teams and setting up and leading Architecture Governance bodies




What we offer


We offer a dedicated and supportive team, flexible work options and the opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki.


How to apply

Please indicate on your covering letter the portfolio that you wish to be considered for and that best aligns to you experience.


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.


All external applicants including MSD employees please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system. Please note all applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any questions please contact us through


Applications close: 27th May 2018




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