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Solution Architect

Ministry for Primary Industries
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IT & computing
Wellington City
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Job Description

We are looking for Solutions Architects to join the Strategy & Assurance Team here at the Ministry for Primary Industries.  MPI has a modern and legacy set of enterprise platforms and is an advocate for all of government capabilities and technologies which support the growing needs of our business.

 Kōrero mō te tūranga (About the role):

This role is responsible for delivering solution architecture(s) to meet specific business needs, collaborating and guiding both business stakeholders and developers, reviewing proposed solution design deliverables.  Our Strategy & Assurance team is managing a growing capability in SaaS/Cloud/PaaS/COTS, API,  Microservices and Cloud Platforms with need for advice and guidance on solutions.  We're an advocate for Continuous Improvement and Delivery. Utilising DevOps approaches, we want to achieve automation and are building our Agile and DevOps practices with this in mind. 

You'll be collaborating, defining, designing, maintaining, and communicating detailed solution patterns, models, standards and guidelines in relation to solutions architecture. You'll have an understanding of general software architecture principles and practices.  MPI has a Breadth of technologies, so understanding of integration is essential as is a knowledge of cloud computing.

Mōu - About You:

Our Solution Architects are able to guide and direct discussions, document and present technical solutions, and discuss options with our business stakeholders in terms they understand, having a deep technical knowledge.

To be successful in the role you will need to have good interpersonal, strong oral and written communication skills along with great stakeholder relationship management skills.  

Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

MPI has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. It's no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen. Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. We're working towards sustainability, protection, growth and participation.

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Nick Goddard at

The closing date is Tuesday 28th of January 2020.

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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