Systems Engineer

at Ministry of Social Development
Published November 16, 2023
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Category Engineering  
Job Type Full-time  
$102,348 – $124,203 per year


Systems Engineer Ministry of Social Development location Auckland. $102,348 – $124,203 per year.

About us the Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We’re in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.

We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities. As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are. Systems Engineer - 18 months secondment/fixed term opportunity

The opportunity working in an Agile environment we are continuing our journey and are actively promoting agility right throughout the Ministry of Social Development. To enable the Ministry to better help New Zealanders who need our support, we are experiencing rapid growth in our IT area to ensure solutions can be delivered to our front line and our clients quickly.

We have a wide variety of work in a fast-paced environment, and exciting opportunities to be a motivational force that empowers our teams to meet delivery goals and increase product capabilities and services to our clients.

About the role we have a fantastic opportunity for a System's Engineer. You will need substantial experience in Linux Systems Administration, preferably in large scale environments, along with strong relationship management skills.

What we are looking for this transformational environment can be both dynamic and challenging, therefore we are looking for highly skilled professionals who thrive in the fast-paced, changing nature of our work. Wholeheartedly embrace the Agile way of working and model the right behaviour for your peers and colleagues.

Can deliver requirements to include users and user rationale balanced against business outcomes. Have a pragmatic approach to the task at hand and can collaborate and deliver continuous improvement. Have experience coaching and mentoring other Systems Engineers.

Your responsibilities will be a mix of doing your part to configure and run the Ministry’s enterprise Linux systems. Working with rich and varied set of technologies with virtual server configurations. Working with virtualisation technologies supporting Red Hat operating systems.

Working closely with other Systems Engineers providing coaching and mentoring where needed. Working closely with wider operations groups, including in-house Middleware and Database administrators, and our environments teams, incident, problem and change management, as well as external vendors and service providers.

Maintaining policies and standards within the managed environment. Building and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships. After-hours on-call and scheduled work. If you have previous experience in the any of following areas, please highlight this in your application.

Virtualisation or Containerisation, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Monitoring and alerting, Integration, Scripting, Configuration Management tools, for example: Satellite and Puppet. Automation tools, for example: Ansible, Jenkins. Delivery platforms, for example Docker or Kubernetes. Deploying and supporting cloud-based service offerings. Provisioning environments, CouchDB. Stakeholder Management and strong ability to build relationships. Coaching and mentoring. Utilising Git and Jira. Salary range $102,348.00 - $124,203.00

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