Senior Test Analyst

Date:  08-Mar-2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Bring your strong problem-solving and technical skills to be the registries subject matter expert
  • Be part of a collegial, innovative and forward-thinking team in a rapidly changing environment
  • Wellington based multiple permanent roles
  • A competitive salary range of $95,103 - $115,58
  • You must have lived continuously for the last five years, at a minimum, in one of the ‘Five Eyes’ countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)


Due to exciting growth in our Quality Engineering team and in line with the MBIE Digital Agency Strategy, we are building our capability in the testing space. This newly established position will provide an exciting opportunity to an experienced tester to grow and develop in various directions through a wide variety of projects across MBIE.

Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:


Our Senior Test Analyst role will be filled by someone who is passionate about the benefits and importance testing brings. The Senior Test Analyst may be the sole tester on a project or be part of a larger test team.

You will need to have solid manual testing experience for this role and the desire for professional growth and improvement. 



Why work for us? 

At the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), we are a future-focused organisation working to grow a healthy, high-performing New Zealand economy. Our diverse range of functions and international reach means real career pathways within MBIE. We underpin this with development and training, and a culture that enables our people to work to their natural best.  


Quality Engineering is a newly established team at MBIE as we move swiftly into becoming a Digital Agency. They are tasked with building quality checks and measures into our software and technical delivery. The team is focused continually improving our ways of working and leveraging technology to drive this. This includes Cloud technology, automation, DevOps, and infrastructure as code. 

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana - Skills and Experience Required


  • Technical testing experience to an intermediate level or higher of expertise (e.g. API and/or SQL testing)  is essential
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written 
  • Excellent organisational skills 
  • Test planning - Ability to identify appropriate test cases/acceptance criteria/methodology from requirements 
  • Experience executing prepared test cases
  • Raising, prioritising and managing defects
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrable strategic thinking
  • Stakeholder management
  • Coaching and mentoring experience
  • Identity Management knowledge in any domain would be desirable




  • A tertiary qualification, relevant IT certification or equivalent testing experience 
  • You will have the ability to gain and maintain a national security clearance (Check ) 
  • You must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand 
  • Must have lived continuously for the last five years, at a minimum, in one of the ‘Five Eyes’ countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States).

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 and include a Cover Letter and CV outlining your interest and suitability for the role. 

Email Dheeraj Deshmukh at quoting ref MBIE/10513 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on 9th April 2023.

We shall evaluate the applications as they are received and may close the job advert before if required resources are identified.