The teamIn our newly created Tower Architect role you will work in the People and Health product tower within the Service Portfolios directorate. This area delivers applications and services grouped into products to end users. In this role you will develop a deep understanding of the People and Health business, and deliver key enabling systems based on the ICT Strategy and Vision set by the Architecture, Policy and Design group. You will develop a sound understanding the available products, solutions and services within the People and Health area of speciality, and provide fit-for-purpose domain level architecture, to support the delivery by product teams against the business driven roadmaps.The roleThere is cross dependency with other business and technical areas in this role, therefore the Domain Architect will have a pivotal role in supporting the cohesion and consistency of ICT architecture and solutions across the Defence Information Environment. You will contribute to the continuous development of the environment by providing innovative thinking and creativity, and supporting the standardisation of tools and products, which can be used and reused across the NZDF through Reference Architectures, which are aligned with the Enterprise Architecture function.It's essential that you have excellent communication with your peer group which enables you to identify and mitigate impacts arising from changes to their respective products (whether driven by vendor change roadmap or the product roadmap) and understanding how this will flow across the product landscape. You will also work closely to advise the Product Manager, Product Owner and business stakeholders on the limitations and constraints to the required deliverable, and identify impacts on towers across CIS Branch.Technical skills
Demonstrable experience with ERP system (preferably SAP) deployed in a complex environment;
Experience of a range of Bespoke and COTS solutions, and associated integrations between these systems;
Comfortable with processes and procedures for deploying and managing solutions across a wide range of platforms, including traditional on premise and Cloud platforms;
Knowledge and understanding of application build and release processes using Agile delivery methods and incremental release approaches, particularly using a Product Development model;
Recent hands-on architecture and design experience in Application Consolidation, Migration and Decommissioning approaches and processes;
Demonstrate the ability to support continual improvement activities, with a learning mind-set and the ability to adapt ways of working.
Additional skillsExperience in, or knowledge of:
Architecture frameworks and methods such as TOGAF;
Product Management or demonstrated leadership in a similar role;
Building positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholder groups across the organisation;
The Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and/or product lifecycle;
Thorough understanding of the agile methodologies.
Who we areCIS Branch provides the core information and communication services that underpin New Zealand Defence operations. We are entrusted to deliver and support the Defence technology that helps keep New Zealanders safe.Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. Why UsNZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:
Great benefits for you and your family;
Full time ongoing work;
Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
Discounts Handbook for selected retail, entertainment and service providers;
5 weeks annual leave per year;
Free onsite parking and great nearby amenities;
Flexible working environment and positive culture;
Opportunities for career development;
New team with green fields approach;
Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.
How to ApplyThe recruitment of this role is being managed exclusively by an external recruitment company, Absolute IT who will consider your application in the first instance.To find out more please follow this link https://www.absoluteit.co.nz/nzdf/ to the NZDF CIS Careers microsite hosted by Absolute ITTo apply online please follow this link https://www.absoluteit.co.nz/job/domain-architect-people-and-health/ For further information please contact Amanda Halka from Absolute IT on (04) 499 7848.Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.Applications close at 5pm on Monday 7 September 2020.Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows: Higher level Security Clearance
most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 15 years, OR
is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 15 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.
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