Technical Advisor

Date:  13-Sep-2022

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Help create and support MBIE’s dynamic digital tools
  • Key role in how we manage our information across the business
  • Salary range: $81,942 - $97,832

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to Grow New Zealand for All.  At MBIE, we look for people who are passionate about New Zealand and enthusiastic about making a positive change to our economy, our people and our safety. If you would like to play an integral part in our Ministry, then read on!

This role is in the Digital Data and Insights (DDI) branch which is responsible for strengthening MBIE’s core data and insights, digital and technology capabilities to allow MBIE teams to succeed in their goal to build a productive and competitive economy.

Tēnei tūranga - About the role:


As a Technical Advisor in our Digital Data Tools team, which is part of the Data Operations team in DDI, you will work with the business to get the best use out of digital tools to collect and access information. The Digital Data Tools area covers a wide range of the technical aspects of such tools, including web analytics, PowerApps canvas apps and SharePoint Online in the Office 365 ecosystem, domain zonefiles, and website accessibility.

You will assist with building, testing and maintaining digital solutions according to best practice and government requirements.

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


  • Some experience in developing, testing and supporting web-based solutions, using tools such as Microsoft PowerApps, ideally to government standards of accessibility
  • Experience with HTML, CSS and Content Management Systems (CMS) such as SharePoint or Silverstripe. 
  • Knowledge of scripting /programming languages such as Javascript would be an advantage, as would experience with Google Analytics, particularly GA4, and Google Tag Manager
  • Excellent problem-solving skills 
  • An understanding of the key technical architectures, solutions, software platforms and toolsets used by the Internet.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build trust and on-going relationships across the Ministry.
  • Creativity in finding solutions 
  • Ability to communicate technical issues to laypeople
  • Agility and flexibility in adjusting to changing work environments and expectations.

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 Roxana Anderson at quoting ref MBIE/8325 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on Wednesday, 28th September 2022