Manager Architecture

Date:  18-Jan-2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Bring your change and people leadership expertise to MBIE
  • Salary midpoint is $183,952 
  • Flexible working arrangements available.
  • Bring your strategic thinking to MBIE



About the Technology Architecture Branch

The branch provides strategic direction and technology advice to the organisation through our architecture professional services and capability.  It is a small group of specialist roles the cover our business and technology domains.  The function of the branch is to be across all incoming change initiatives and work with Heads of Digital and Programmes, the PMO, and Digital Data and Insight group to ensure we increase digital enablement.

Tēnei tūranga - About the role:

The Manager Architecture, being based in Wellington this critical role is responsible for managing our professional services team of Business and Domain Architects who are accountable for the technology and business technology domains across MBIE 

This position plays a key role in the development of the Technology and Architecture capabilities and will be required to work across the team to ensure we are managing our technology assets, have clear roadmaps for technology and business domains and support the overall strategy and governance practices. 

The role will be required to:


  • Lead and inspire our technology and business domain architects.  
  • Engage with senior stakeholders across the organisation to ensure we make good technical decisions based on our strategic direction.  
  • Work closely with the Heads of Digital and Programmes to plan and support the delivery of our strategic initiatives.
  • Ensure that Technology Roadmaps exist across Business and Technology Domains to highlight critical decision points over the next 1-3 years.
  • Grow and develop the architecture team to maintain currency across new technologies and identify risk and opportunities within our existing technology platforms.



Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana - Skills and experience required:


  • In depth knowledge and 10+ years’ experience in ICT architecture
  • Extensive and proven people leadership experience including engaging and motivating teams and individuals. 
  • Strong influencing skills and a proven ability to develop and maintain the trust and credibility with senior leaders as well as establishing and building
  • Strong working relationships; internal, cross-government, ministerial and advisory boards
  • Highly developed decision making skill and processes.
  • Highly developed analytical skills and the ability to extract information, identify patterns and trends, and integrate information from multiple sources. 
  • Able to deliver successful outcomes in a demanding environment.
  • A good understanding of New Zealand public sector dynamics, including the workings of Government with broad policy knowledge and an understanding of key commercial, procurement and financial issues related to infrastructure.
  • Tertiary qualification in a business or technology related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand


Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE - About MBIE:


MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.


We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.


People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.

  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Māia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It


Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.


E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.



Me pēhea te tono - How to apply:

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process.  Email Matt Guy at quoting ref MBIE/9819 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on 10th of February 2023