Technical Specialist

  • Kelburn
  • Permanent
  • Mon Nov 22 01:59:30 2021
  • 2823

  • Are you able to balance meeting deadlines and maintain a high standard of service?
  • Do you have experience in creating highly effective designs and implementation plans?
  • Will you provide leadership for systems integration into the production environment?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.


Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting an experienced Technical Specialist. This role provides leadership in systems integration into the production environment, as well as planning and developing conceptual and detailed designs for technical solutions that fit within the University’s current architecture.

Key responsibilities:

  • Successful technology integration into the Production infrastructure.
  • Develop and define the University technology lifecycle.
  • Providing project technical leadership.
  • Providing 3rd level technical support.
  • Support to University users, staff and students.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a highly organised self-starter and natural relationship builder, displaying excellent organisational skills to provide excellent functional and effective solutions together with timely technical advice and support. You will need effective time management and forward planning to balance meeting deadlines and maintain a high standard of service to both students and staff. The ability to remain calm under pressure and thrive working with a diverse range of stakeholders is vital.

You will keep yourself up to date with emerging technology and functionality assessing how best to integrate into existing infrastructure, systems and processes.

This role is challenging, extremely rewarding and interesting for the individual with the right temperament.

Key Requirements

  • Proven and demonstrated experience in creating highly effective designs and implementation plans.
  • Proven and demonstrated skills in working with Microsoft Active Directory 2012-2016 and supporting functions.
  • Proven and demonstrated experience designing and implementing server solutions based on or incorporating any combination of hardware, software, virtualisation (VMware) and “as a service” (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS) technology options.
  • Proven ability to build highly effective relationships with team, colleagues and customers.
  • Highly experienced designing and implementing server solutions based on or incorporating any combination of hardware, software, virtualisation (VMware) and “as a service” (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS) technology options.
  • Demonstrated experience in working across a number of projects simultaneously.
  • Strong presentation skills and able to technically lead solutions development discussions.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Our team is fast-paced, thrives on sharing ideas and information, and working in a collaborative style. We offer you flexible working arrangements. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to get involved with a broad spectrum of IT technology across a diverse set of infrastructure and systems.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 2 December 2021

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Rik Holmes, rik.holmes@vuw.ac.nz. But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.