Data Developer at Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
The Ministry acts in the world to build a safer, more prosperous and more sustainable future for New Zealanders.
Kia hangai ake e te Manatu he ao-haumaru, ao-tonui, ao-pumau, ki te oranga tonutanga mo Aotearoa whanui.
- Use your data skills to make a difference in the world
- Curate New Zealand’s foreign policy, trade and IDC (Aid and Development) Programme data into an authoritative single source of truth
- Opportunity to make a difference in an organisation that has a real appetite to use data to inform decision-making
- Welling based
The Ministry of Foreign Affair and Trade is looking a Data Developers to join our Data and Analytics Services team.
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
The Data Developer role sits within the Ministry’s Knowledge, Information and Analytics team. The purpose of the role is to support Ministry staff and other stakeholders to use data for insights and decision-making, and have information at their fingertips through leading the creation and curation of an authoritative, single source of truth, that’s able to amalgamate data holdings across the Ministry and external sources (the MFAT “datahub”).
You will join a boutique tight-knit, highly skilled team with great opportunities to be involved in interesting work.
Our work is valued as it supports key Ministry policy development and service delivery. In a Data Developer role you will:
- Develop, improve and maintain a high-quality and fit-for-purpose data warehouse
- Create and package code and reports to transform and integrate data for the data warehouse
- Provide technical thought leadership, coaching and support (including supporting data analysts to write SQL code and specifications)
- Develop knowledge of the key datasets which can support the Ministry’s work
For more detail you can view a copy of the position description here.
The full salary range for this role from 3 April 2024 is $104,670 and $141,612 total remuneration, inclusive of our 3% KiwiSaver employer contribution. We expect to appoint around the midpoint $123,141 – give or take depending on your level of experience.
Mā wai te mahi nei? – Who are we looking for?
We’d like to hear from you if you have the following skills and experience:
- You love data, the more complex the better – understanding it, organising it, and managing it
- You are at your happiest when you can see that you have made a difference to how an organisation cares for and leverages its data
- You will excellent knowledge of best practice and theory, and have significant experience under your belt applying that theory
- You will have extensive experience with a range of data ingesting, and manipulation tools, and a relevant tertiary qualification
- You have advanced SQL skills and be an experienced user of the Microsoft suite of analytic products (e.g. SSMS and SSIS). Power BI skills would be an advantage
Ideally you will also have a good understanding of tikanga (Māori customs and protocols), with the ability to weave te ao Māori (the Māori worldview) into your work.
If you are just starting on this journey that’s OK too – as long as you have a willingness to learn and a desire to develop your cultural capability. As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner, this is important to us and we offer training and support.
Ngā hua o te mahi i te Manatū Aorere - Why MFAT?
We are committed to a focus on leadership, talent, training and development, and flexible work options. Check out our benefits page to find out more about why we love working here.
MFAT is Rainbow Tick accredited. We value diversity and are committed to providing an inclusive culture where everyone feels supported, valued, and a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from people from a diverse range of backgrounds. You can find out more about our staff networks and our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy here
Mō mātou - About us
Our people represent New Zealand on and offshore, and in doing so make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous. By building connections with and influencing other countries and international institutions, we advance New Zealand’s interests and pursue New Zealand's values. We provide advice to the Government on the implications for New Zealand of what is happening in the world.
Me pēhea te tuku tono - To Apply/Interested?
Apply today with your CV and cover letter.
For a confidential discussion please email Bryce.Cleland@mfat.govt.nz
You must be a NZ Citizen and able to obtain and maintain a NZ Government National Security clearance at Top Secret level.
Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process:
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Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 25 February 2024.
Please note: This is not a Foreign Policy/diplomatic role. This is a ‘Corporate’ role (known here as a Specialist role) based in central Wellington, NZ.
While it is not usual for specialist staff to be ‘posted’ outside of NZ, from time to time a specialist role overseas becomes available at one of our embassies, high commissions, missions or consulates. To be considered for one of these positions you would need to apply and be considered via a competitive recruitment process.
If you do have an interest in an MFAT foreign policy/diplomatic career, you would be welcome to apply for this either via our graduate recruitment or mid-level foreign policy recruitment campaigns.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
|Ongoing - Full Time
|IT & computing
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