Technical Solution Designer

New zealand government - Wellington City
new offer (06/07/2020)

job description

The team:
Within our newly created Enterprise Products and Systems (EPS) portfolio group you will be part of a team of Solution Designers working across the EPS Product Portfolio.Initially you will work in the Platforms Technology Tenancy Product Team which delivers core modern compute infrastructure platform services (e.G. cloud platforms and traditional IaaS compute) that are the foundation of the Defence Information Environment (DIE). The Tenancy Team manages and supports the infrastructure platform that provides both non-production and production environments, as well as key workflow and management tools, for the purposes of testing, simulation and development.The Platforms team has overarching accountability for all compute products, within the Platform domain, including the sourcing of IT products and systems as required. The elements within Platforms include Database Platforms, Compute and Storage (Public and Private, Hybrid computing) Platforms, ERP Platforms, Middleware Platforms, Website &
Container Hosting Platform and Geospatial Platforms.The role:
As a Solution Designer, you will be responsible for the technical architecture design of the various features and functions within our cloud systems that the Tenancy team will be managing via their Feature backlog. You will provide design guidance and oversight to the other members of your team, as well as other teams you interact alongside. You will understand user, functional and non functional requirements to design new solutions that meet our customers needs. You will work closely with Domain and Enterprise Architects, Product Service Designers and members of your, and other teams to deliver solutions that are compliant with the organisations standards, policy and security obligations.You will also appreciate and be able to articulate the non-technology aspects of proposed solutions in order to provide the complete picture to decision makers and understanding current state to inform future design cycles and continuous improvement, as articulated by blueprints and roadmaps.Technical skills:
Ideally the candidate would have knowledge of or exposure to a combination of the following:
Microsoft Cloud Services and Cloud Infrastructure Services development;
DevOps as a practice and Azure DevOps as a tool;
Test Driven Design;
Traditional Infrastructure Services Design ? Tin to OS;
Infrastructure as Code;
Broad OS experienceWindows Server 2012-2019, Linux;
Virtualisation ? VMware, Hypervisor platforms and tools;
Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery, Monitoring and Automation;
Networking and Messaging layer;
Server Monitoring and Management Tools;
Azure Stack (desirable).
Additional skills:
Experience in, or knowledge of:
An experienced Solution Architect with Cloud Services Architecture;
Identifying and incorporating Security Requirements into Solution Designs - NZISM;
ITIL Service Management ? i.E. Capacity, Configuration, Change and Release;
Previous experienceworking in classified or commercially sensitive environments (desirable).
Qualifications and certifications:
Applicable university qualification;
Microsoft architecture certifications;
Emerging technologymonitoring.
Who we areCIS Branch provides the core information and communication services that underpin New Zealand Defence operations. We are entrusted to deliver and support the Defence technology that helps keep New Zealanders safe. Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. Why UsNZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:
Great benefits for you and your family;
Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
5 weeks annual leave per year;
Flexible working environment and positive culture;
Opportunities for career development;
Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.
How to ApplyThe recruitment of this role is being managed exclusively by an external recruitment company, Absolute IT who will consider your application in the first instance.To apply online please follow this link https:
//www.Absoluteit.Co.Nz/job/technical-solution-designer/For further information, contact Rachna Pillay at Absolute IT on (04) 931 6879Please note:
If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.Applications close on Monday 8 June 2020 at 5pm.Please note:
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:
Higher level Security Clearance
Most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 15 years, OR
Is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 15 years:
either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA;
and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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