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Product Owner - Stats NZ Datahub

Stats NZ
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IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Green fields opportunity
  • Wellington based
  • Fixed term appointment for 12 months

Who we are

At Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa, our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives.  As New Zealand s official data and statistics agency, we are tasked with leading the way for New Zealand s data future, enabling data-led innovation across society, the economy, and the environment.

The purpose of the role

Stats NZ is building a new, more flexible way to manage and store data using Hadoop technology. The Datahub is not a technology solution or a data warehouse but a a design approach, specifically designed to enable data linking and data reuse.

The Product Owner role will be key to the success of the Datahub. They will be the voice of the Datahub Users - the key arbiter and ultimate decision maker on behalf of the business. They will shape and own the Datahub vision, strategy and roadmap and be able to communicate this clearly to the development team.  

Person specifications 

To succeed in this role you will:

  • Have proven relevant experience in a Product Owner role working in a complex agile environment.
  • Have a high level of technical credibility in the data and technology space.
  • Have great communication and relationship management skills - able to balance stakeholder priorities and keep everyone in the loop.  

What s in it for you? 

You ll be joining an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion or background can come do their best work. Our goal is to provide our staff with a working environment that provides them with the opportunity to:

  • have challenging, varied and interesting work
  • develop and grow their careers
  • balance life and work, and
  • work in an agile, dynamic and flexible manner. 

We care about our people, and value your drive, energy and inquisitive nature. Bottom line, we are in search of real people that don t believe in the status quo and seek to add value every day.

We re also offering a salary of $84,069 - $113,740, depending on the skills and experience you bring to the role.

If you are a passionate and talented person who relishes the idea of becoming part of NZ s data ecosystem, then come join our team!    

Contact details   

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For more information about this role please contact Paddy Power on Name on Cell Ph: 027 213 9646, or Email: For more about working for us see  

Applications close:  Sunday, 19th May 2019

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