Solution Architect

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Solution Architect with excellent technical knowledge and analysis skills to deliver high-quality, project-based solution architecture in a leading Government organisation.

• 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
• Well-recognised, highly trusted national organisation
• Dynamic and evolving ICT environment

About us 

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is a Crown Entity established on 1 July 2017. Our vision is to build stronger communities and protect what matters most to the people within them. Our unified organisation provides a fire and emergency service that delivers for communities, and the firefighters who serve them, now and in the future.

As New Zealand’s most trusted public sector agency we work to embed our values. 

  • We Do the Right Thing – Kia Tika
  • We Serve and Support – Manaakitanga
  • We Are Better Together – Whanaungatanga
  • We Strive to Improve – Auahatanga 

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a seasoned Solution Architect to join a dynamic and continually evolving ICT environment, collaborating across diverse teams within the organisation and delivering high-level, innovative and sustainable solutions, as well as contributing to changes within existing applications.The solution design will focus on Information Architecture, Data Flow mapping and Enterprise Data Governance. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Creating high level and detailed designs for nominated projects
  • Providing expert integration advice and direction
  • Providing guidance and support to technical/external leads to ensure a successful outcome
  • Creating and researching solutions for nominated projects
  • Actively contributing to the goals of the Digital Strategy 

We will provide you with a unique opportunity to utilise your knowledge and expertise within a challenging and supportive environment and an organisation dedicated to supporting our communities

This is a 12-month fixed term contract, the salary range for this role is $145,848 to $162,053 per annum.

About you

You will have extensive experience in Solution Architecture working on projects with a clear business focus and a history of successful project delivery.

We are looking for a proven ability to clearly present analysis and ideas on paper, to write succinctly and think strategically, as well as excellent research skills and a demonstrated ability to work well and collaborate with other team members.

You will also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Knowledge of the machinery of government
  • Experience of risk and assurance processes
  • Working successfully within a project team
  • Ability to build relationships with business representative
  • Experience working in a hybrid environment (Azure cloud and on premise)
  • Knowledge of Data Flow Mapping

How to apply

You can download the position description here, and can apply for the role by sending three documents, (the application form, (found here) your current curriculum vitae, and cover letter) to

You will receive an email response to confirm we have received your application.

For more information about this role please contact Vivien - Senior Advisor Recruitment on

Applications close: 12 noon Friday 10 July 2020

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies for this vacancy.