Senior Technical Architect- data
Education in New Zealand
Wellington
5d ago
  • Permanent & Wellington based
  • Apply your expertise and help shape the future of Education
  • Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.

    Help shape the future of Education

    At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

    Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

    While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

    We are entering a transition period which will see changes made to the structure of the organisation to allow for a more locally responsive, integrated and accessible system.

    About our group and team

    You will be part of the wider Information Technology group. Information Technology provides the Ministry with the support it needs to plan, deliver, use and maintain a range of IT Systems.

    ICT Strategy, Planning, and Architecture (SPA) work with the Ministry and the Education sector to ensure clear alignment and connection between business strategy, Digital strategy, and digital solution design.

    We have recently undertaken a review of our current workforce and have identified a number of roles we need to fill to ensure that our delivery commitment is continued at its high standard and as a result of this we are looking for a Senior Technical Architect- Data to join the team.

    The successful candidate will be involved in significant digital initiatives that will have the ability to transform the way the New Zealand Education System is supported and operated, making a material difference for all New Zealanders.

    About this role

    To support the increase of demand and expectations from the business, we are seeking a passionate Data Architect to join our team.

    This will be a varied role that will have you facilitate business process improvement, design data integrations and generally help uplift capabilities in Information Management, Data warehousing and Business Intelligence.

    You will be responsible for :

  • Designing and operationalising data architecture across multiple projects
  • Using your knowledge of data engineering concepts and data modelling to ensure the Ministry of Education aligns to best practice and delivers high quality outcomes
  • Understanding what is necessary to develop high quality data products
  • Contributing to the Ministry's Data Architecture principles and standards
  • Providing technical leadership and mentoring for teams in a specific technology domain.
  • Working with teams to design functional technology solutions.
  • About you

    You will bring a range of skills and experience in the following areas :

  • Highly experienced in designing solutions for complex business and technical environments in a senior technical role.
  • Expert knowledge of the design of solutions using enterprise patterns, system patterns, development patterns, and current enterprise technologies.
  • Background in the design and delivery of data solutions
  • An understanding of Business Intelligence, Enterprise Data warehousing and data modelling
  • An understanding of Data Management practices : Data Quality, Master Data Management, Information Governance, Data Privacy & Security, Metadata Management
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Experience in mentoring others or can clearly demonstrate readiness to do so
  • The ability to work collaboratively and flexibly.
  • Openness to diverse perspective and include.
  • The ability to work within large and complex environments and dealing with ambiguity.
  • The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
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