Senior Enterprise Architect

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.

The opportunity

The work we do in the MSD Enterprise Architecture team helps to enable the Ministry, its partners, and the New Zealand Government to deliver critical social services to improve the lives of New Zealanders. With many large-scale initiatives underway, we’re looking to expand our Enterprise Architecture team.

As a Senior Enterprise Architect, you’ll shape and drive our future architecture vision and strategy that delivers New Zealand’s social services. You’ll have a wide sphere of influence across the Ministry. You’ll be a part of one of the largest IT groups in the country, with the size and capability to make a major contribution to New Zealand society through innovative technology.

About you:

This is a great opportunity if you’re a naturally consultative and you’re looking for an opportunity to shape and lead enterprise-wide programmes of work. You’ll also have:

  • A breadth of architecture experience from across the technology industry.
  • A strategic mindset, with the ability to negotiate a pragmatic balance between short-term and long-term benefits.
  • A strong understanding of enterprise architecture frameworks and best-practice architecture patterns and principles.
  • Previous enterprise architecture experience in the public sector and/or working in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) environment is an advantage.

You'll be highly skilled in:

  • Developing business-led architecture strategies and roadmaps.
  • Stakeholder management and communication at all levels.
  • Working with and leading teams.
  • Supporting governance and guiding decision-making.

What we offer: 

  • The chance to use your professional skills to improve the lives of New Zealanders.
  • The opportunity for you to provide strategic leadership across the Ministry.
  • A large and complex environment with a variety of challenging problems for you to solve.
  • Coaching and career development opportunities.
  • A highly engaged and supportive leadership team.
  • Flexible working arrangements and competitive remuneration.
  • A workplace culture that promotes wellbeing, collaboration, belonging, and integrity. 

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 

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: Sunday, 27 June 2021.

Position Description

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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