Senior Software Engineer


  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington

Whakatairangatia ngā kete o te mātauranga ki te ao mārama! E te tai whakarunga, e te tai whakararo – nau piki mai, nau kake mai ki te Mana Tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa.
May the baskets of knowledge (education) be brought into the world of light. We welcome one and all to join us at the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.


About the role 

This role is for a Senior Java Developer for a new product team. This product team will support the quality assurance division who are responsible for assuring quality within education providers, administering the NZ qualifications framework and the qualifications recognition services.

This is your opportunity to join our software engineering team who are doing awesome things and making a real difference to education in New Zealand.

You will possess a strong desire to learn, have excellent problem solving and multi-tasking abilities, and have solid proven experience in enterprise Java development. 

This role will also involve close engagement with the architecture team as you will need to ensure the development effort of the team aligns with the architectural principles and direction of NZQA. Participate in quality assurance activities across our development practises. You will regularly engage with business stakeholders on new ideas, initiatives, and existing challenges. Your workload will be a mix of project work, operational support, and scoping. The successful candidate will be comfortable at context switching as you will act as a technical consultant to business stakeholders. You will need to be across the team's development efforts both internal and external.

We offer a fantastic team culture and environment, great technical challenges and career development, and the opportunity to be part of the transformation of one of the most important sectors in New Zealand. 

Skills and experience

We are looking for a Senior level Software Engineer with the following technology stack:

  • Core Java and Java enterprise (Must have solid proven experience)
  • Spring (SpringBoot and common libraries), Hibernate, JPA, XML, SQL
  • Web development and frameworks – JSP, JavaScript (including common libraries), HTML/CSS
  • API/REST development and integration
  • Maven/Gradle, Jenkins, Git
  • Cloud based platform experience (bonus)

About us

NZQA is a te reo Māori learning organisation and is committed to equity and lifelong learning. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds that will enrich our understanding of the education system. We prioritise the importance of understanding tikanga in building a culturally responsive workplace.  NZQA is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment to Māori and Pacific staff and has active Māori and Pacific staff networks which contribute to NZQA's strategic action plans - Te Kōkiritanga and Takiala Pasifika. 

What we can offer:

  • A supportive team / whanau environment
  • A role with lots of variety
  • Development and career progression opportunities
  • To find out more click here NZQA Staff Benefits 

Apply Now!

For more information about this role and NZQA please refer to the job description, NZQA's Customer Charter and Organisational Values. If you are applying/viewing through Seek, please click ‘apply now' to access these links.

If you would like to discuss further, please call Alistair Nicholls on 021 251 5296.

Applications close at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 21 September 2021.

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