Business Analyst

Ministry of Social Development

  • Wellington

About us

The Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We’re in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.

We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.

As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.

Business Analyst

The opportunity

With Agile practices firmly embedded in the IT domain using the SAFe framework, we are continuing our journey and are actively promoting agility right throughout the Ministry. To support this transformation, we are looking for skilled Business Analyst to join our team. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Play an active part as a member of an Agile Standing Team.
  • Work on key Epics, Features and User Stories across a range of portfolios. 
  • Support and mentor your colleagues on Agile practices.
  • Help grow the business’ understanding of Agile delivery.
  • Actively participate in our Agile ceremonies.

About you

This transformational environment can be both dynamic and challenging, therefore we are looking for highly skilled professionals who are capable of navigating ambiguity and thrive in the fast-paced, changing nature of our work. You will need to wholeheartedly embrace the Agile way of working and model the right behaviour for you peers and colleagues.

Ideally you will have a background in websites and/or user experience/service design along with other digital applications like apps, CRMs, CMSs. You will need to be able to deliver requirements to include users and user rationale balanced against business outcomes. Have a pragmatic approach to the task at hand and able to collaborate and deliver continuous improvement.

You will have: 

  • Experience working as a BA or Senior Web BA or in a similar role. 
  • The ability to deal with ambiguity and work in transformational environment. 
  • Demonstrated experience self-managing and prioritising your work.
  • Strong relationship, collaboration and stakeholder management skills.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment. 
  • A pragmatic, solution-focused approach to delivery.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.

How to apply

To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description. 

All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at jobs@msd.govt.nz 

Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

Closing date: Wednesday, 23 June 2021.

Position Description

https://www.msd.govt.nz/hr/documents/position-descriptions/dce-people-and-capability/information-technology/junior-business-analyst-business-analyst-senior-business-analyst-mar21.docx

Joining us

Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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