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Direction and leadership for the product team

Product Owner - Platforms
  • Newly established domain focussed roles
  • Help lead as the voice of the customer
  • Petone based location  
The team:
Within our newly created Enterprise Products and Systems (EPS) team you will work in Platforms Technology Tower which delivers core compute platform services that are the foundation of the Defence Information Environment (DIE).

Platforms team has overarching accountability for all compute products, within the Platform domain, including the sourcing of IT products and systems as required. These include Database Platform, Compute and Storage (Public and Private, cutting edge computing)  Platforms, ERP Platform, Middleware Platform,  Internet of Things Platform,  Non-Production Platform, Website & Container Hosting Platform and Geospatial Platform.

The positions available in Platform area are :
  • Database Platforms
  • Integration and Middleware
  • Tenancy
  • Website and Container Hosting
  • Geospatial
  • ERP Platform
The role:

As a Product Owner, you will act as the voice of the customer. You will demonstrate strong stakeholder engagement as well as a strong understanding of your domain - providing direction and leadership to the product team. You will also work with your fellow product owners and product managers across domains to ensure product development is aligned to NZDF strategy and vision to ensure that mutually beneficial goals are achieved.
Technical skills:

Based on the domains, experience in, or knowledge of :
  • Database Platforms – Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft based SQL Datawarehouse, Oracle DB
  • Integration and Middleware – API management, Microsoft based, SOA
  • Tenancy – Microsoft EA,  Microsoft based, DevOps
  • Website and Container Hosting – Microsoft based, Webservices
  • Geospatial – ArGIS, AWS
  • ERP Platform –  SAP or similar ERP
Additional skills:
Experience in, or knowledge of:
  • Presentation skills
  • Identifying opportunities for business process improvement
  • Capacity management
  • IT change management (ITIL)
  • Commercial management
  • Strong team leadership and development skills
  • Understanding of the Portfolio and Programme business planning processes and how this relates to roadmap development and delivery
We recommend you visit to find out more about what it's like to work for CIS Branch, and about working for NZDF. Here, you will also be able to view all roles that are currently open to applications across the different areas of CIS Branch. Roles will be progressively added to this website as they open to applications.
For further information please contact Luwee Lim at Absolute IT on (04) 499 7848.
Role closes Friday 3rd April 2020 at 5pm.
Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for.
 The majority of roles in the CIS branch within NZDF require a high level security clearance at either Secret or Top Secret Level. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for the high level security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:
• most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last ten years, OR
• is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last ten years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.
Please note we also have a small number of roles requiring Top Secret Special clearance. These roles require fifteen years continuous residence in the above countries.
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application. Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process: http://www.protectiv

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