Portfolio Architect
Oranga Tamarik
Christchurch, NZ
2d ago

Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children

Role : Portfolio Architect

Reports to : Service Portfolio Manager

Location : Wellington

Job type : Permanent

Are you an experienced Enterprise Architect or Solutions Architect aspiring to work with the latest and emerging technologies while securing that added job satisfaction of working in the public sector?

If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you...

About us Mō mātou

Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do. In our work, we aim to demonstrate these values :

  • We put Tamariki first
  • We believe Aroha is vital
  • We respect the Mana of people
  • We are Tika and Pono
  • We value Whakapapa
  • We recognise that Oranga is a journey
  • About the team Mo te roopu :

    Technology and Channels is responsible for the Ministry's technology strategy, systems and services. We have implemented a new technology operating model so that we can deliver our responsibilities more efficiently, through a business-aligned structure by leveraging new Cloud based platforms.

    Our operating model is founded on three main principles :

  • User-centricity is paramount, with a focus on the front-line and the wider sector.
  • We are Cloud-only and asset-light, choosing to buy as-a-service offerings from third party suppliers, rather than own technology assets.
  • Our systems and processes are agile and enabling, to deliver changes faster, reduce complexity and simplify system interactions.
  • Within the Technology and Channels team structure, we have five dedicated teams called Service Portfolios. Each Service Portfolio is responsible for a set of systems that is broadly aligned to agency business functions.

    Each Service Portfolio will be led by a Service Portfolio Manager.

    About the role Mō te tūnga

    We are looking for a Portfolio Architect in the Corporate and Specialist systems portfolio. This portfolio manages the Ministry's Corporate systems such as Financial Management Information system (FMIS), Human Resources Information system (HRIS), Health and Safety systems, and Property management systems.

    This is a senior role reporting into the Service Portfolio Manager (who in turn reports into the Chief Technology Officer).

    The Ministry is in the process of replacing its FMIS and HRIS systems with modern Cloud based systems.

    You will have experience in one or more of cloud-based infrastructure platforms such as Azure or SAP or AWS. Key responsibilities include :

  • Develop and maintain the Architectural Design for all systems within the Service Portfolio, ensuring alignment with the architecture frameworks established within the Technology and Channels team.
  • Understand in detail the technical environment for the Service Portfolio and its relationship with all other Service Portfolios.
  • Participate in the architecture governance processes established by Strategy and Performance.
  • Lead the development of Non-Functional Requirements and interface specifications.
  • Work with product experts and architects to ensure alignment of presentation logic, business logic, rules, workflow, security and integration design with the core capability of bespoke and COTS products, platforms, services and systems, hosted internally and externally,
  • Manage architecture resources contracted from time-to-time to support Change projects..
  • About you Mōu

  • Significant experience as a Solutions architect or Enterprise Architect in a large organisation as well as leading delivery of modern technology systems in a large, customer focussed environment.
  • Deep understanding of short, medium- and long-term technology needs for the business in the Corporate Services portfolio.
  • Experience with the transition from legacy systems to new and modern cloud based solutions, exposure to complex corporate integrations and excellent analysis skills.
  • Demonstrable experience in : Architecting practical solutions to solve complex organisational problems, having analysed the pros and cons of available options,Integration and interface design within a large enterprise.
  • What's in it for you - Nou te rourou :

    The opportunity to be part of a fantastic team where you will have the chance to provide strategic direction and influence within our Corporate Services portfolio and also gain experience with modern Cloud platforms such as SAP and Azure.

    We offer a dedicated and supportive environment, flexible work options and the opportunity to apply your skills and experience at an exciting time of transition.

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