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20/011 Senior Product Owner

Department of Internal Affairs
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Type: Fixed Term - 12 months
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Government Information Services
Branch: Digital Public Service
Salary: $97,414 - $131,795


Senior Product Owner

  • Do you have extensive experience leading the development and delivery of digital products?
  • Are you passionate about leading the strategic and tactical development and delivery of digital products that make a difference to how people experience government?
  • Do you have experience working in an agile setting, leading digital product and work programme initiatives that contribute to supporting and building digital capability across the system at an all-of-government level?
  • Do you have a proven track record of results in successful digital product management, and the ability to influence key stakeholders in support of government outcomes?

Government Information Services is at the forefront of government digital service delivery, connecting New Zealanders to trusted information and knowledge. We have one position available for a talented, proactive person with bright ideas and a passion for delivering compelling digital products and services. The position is fixed term for 12 months.  


To be successful in this role you will have extensive experience working as a Senior Product Owner, and you will have exceptional communication skills with the ability to influence and engage easily with a range of stakeholders. Additionally, you will identify strategic opportunities, risks and mitigations, and work well day-to-day in an agile environment with a wider delivery team that is committed to constantly delivering value for people.  


You will:

  • provide high quality advice and recommendations on the strategic direction of product and work programme initiatives,
  • drive system-wide outcomes in your product(s) and work programme areas of responsibility
  • recommend technical digital solutions based on user needs, prototyping and testing to improve our portfolio of services and products, and
  • be a champion for co-design product development, the use of web standards and promotion of accessibility to ensure high quality, all-of-government digital services.


In addition to being passionate about technology and putting the user at centre of everything you do, you will have demonstrated leadership, and a successful record of collaboration in your current or previous roles. You will also have the ability to successfully mentor others. 

These are exciting opportunities to lead the evolution of quality digital services for government.   If you want to join a team of smart, committed people who do some fairly spectacular work for New Zealand then make sure you get in touch today.


Applications close: 5pm, Monday 3 February 2020
For more information please contact: Rex Drummond at or 027 603 6718
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