Senior Software Engineer


  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington

Senior Software Engineer – 12 months fixed term 

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

This role is for a Senior Java Developer for the NCEA product team. This product team supports the yearly NCEA exam cycle to ensure high quality assessments and so learners can effectively prepare, sit, and monitor progress and results of their examinations, and providers have all the tools necessary to provide support. Now with NCEA Online, assessments are all going digital and in the cloud so there is a wide range of technology and tasks to work on. 

This role will be responsible for modernisation and operational support of the underlying business applications, working on integration of internal and external facing systems, and development of new initiatives.

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

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
  • AWS experience, Docker and API development on ECS/Lambda a big bonus

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.

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 0212515296.

Applications close at 5.00 pm on Monday 27 September 2021.


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