Team Leader Applications

Tertiary Education Commission

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua, the TEC - is a small Crown agency with a big job to do - ensuring New Zealanders have the skills and the knowledge they need to build a great life, and ensure New Zealand thrives. We invest over $3 billion annually across the tertiary education and careers systems.

If you're looking for your “why”, then come and join us at TEC. We truly believe in the transformational benefits of education and vocational training and as a result we invest $3 billion a year in tertiary education and training and seek to lift the aspirations and skill bases of all New Zealanders.

It's an exciting time in the careers and education sector with large scale and meaningful change taking place.

Mōhiohio: Information Directorate

The Information Directorate delivers the ICT infrastructure and information tools to support the business and develops data, data products, information, and new tools for colleagues, customers, TEOs, and other agencies to support TEC's invest and champion goals.

He angitūtanga: About the Role

Reporting to the Manager Security, Infrastructure & Applications, the purpose of this role is to lead the centre of excellence that delivers the Applications function to the information Directorate. You will be responsible for the leadership of technical and administrative services to support and maintain live applications.

  • Leading and managing a team of Application Analysts that specialise in M365, D365, Service Now and information/records.    
  • Manage critical incidents, and ensure the resourcing, processes and tools are created and maintained in order to meet demand and continuously improve applications services for TEC
  • broaden the portfolio distribution so all applications/roles would have back up and support from at least one other person
  • Develop core product roadmaps and design implementation strategies to meet business requirements.
  • Manage product portfolios, product backlogs and continuous improvement plans for core business applications.

This is a Wellington based role only and are unable to consider a remote working arrangement at this time for the role. 

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for:

This role would require a team leader who has a strong customer focus and has the skills to readily build relationships and knowledge across the business. They would have the knowledge, skills and experience of leading applications analysts in the Microsoft ecosystem (D365, M365, SharePoint) and ServiceNow to be a mentor when required to solve problems. You will bring the following:

  • Proven experience in building and managing a high performing team
  • Extensive experience with managing the technical delivery of applications. Microsoft application experience preferred.
  • Experience in developing product roadmaps and implementation through Agile delivery of continuous improvement backlogs.
  • Strong vendor and stakeholder management skills
  • Able to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What's in it for you

  • Three additional (TEC Days) leave days
  • A range of benefits including flexible working options, a wellness programme and the ability to purchase extra leave.
  • A motivated and supportive manager, keen to make the most of your skill set
  • Reduced premiums through our Health Insurance Group Scheme
  • A focus on Career development and internal opportunities

The salary range for this position starts from $125,813 up to $148,015 depending on demonstrable skills and experience.

Me pēhea te tuku tono: How to Apply

To view the job description and/or apply for the role, please click Apply For This Job or visit the TEC Careers Portal.

If this sounds like you, please apply now for this great opportunity with your tailored Cover Letter and CV, we welcome your application.

The closing date for this role is 5:00pm 16 June 2024, we anticipate interviews will take place week of24 June 2024. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact

Applicants must have the ability to obtain and maintain the legal right to work in New Zealand.

Prior to the Tertiary Education Commission confirming any offer of employment, pre-employment checks will be undertaken including criminal conviction history and reference checking as a minimum.

The TEC is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to New Zealand. We look forward to your application


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