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15 Jul 2022

Full-Time Kaitātari Hoahoa Matua | Senior Design Analyst – Economics

Statistics NZ  Wellington City, Wellington 89000

Job Description

Play your part in contributing to meaningful outcomes, About Aotearoa, for Aotearoa – data that improves lives today and for generations to come.

  • Make this technical leadership role yours.
  • Lead the design and build of our core economic systems.
  • Bring your mentoring skills to grow and inspire a team of analysts.

Mōu | For you

Taturanga Aotearoa Stats NZ are dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, health and wellbeing. We welcome every gender, ethnicity, ability, religion, age and background and encourage people to be their authentic selves.

Starting salary: $89,177 – $104,914, negotiable + superannuation

  • Flexible by default, balance life and work commitments. 
  • Develop and grow your career (coaching, training, study support, secondments).
  • An environment where we can all be leaders, where your ideas and input are encouraged.
  • Contribute to meaningful work that makes a difference to all people in Aotearoa. 
  • 3 extra annual leave days (taken during Christmas office closure).
  • Free annual flu jab, eye tests and subsidised eyewear.
  • Join various social, network and support groups (toastmasters, multi-cultural, social club).
  • City based offices that cater to a variety of working styles and needs. 

Te tūnga | The role

The role is permanent and can be based in either Wellington or Christchurch. You will report to the Manager of the Balance of Payments team. Your technical leadership will shape the future direction of our Balance of Payments; wider macro-economic statistical frameworks; and redevelopment of Stats NZ’s core macro-economic systems.

The Balance of Payments measures the trade and investment relationship that New Zealand has internationally. It is an integral part of New Zealand’s economic picture, and provides the data and insights required by policy makers, market economists and businesses.

As a Senior Design Analyst, you will join our Stats NZ technical leadership team. You will engage with international agencies, including OECD, IMF, World Bank, Australian Bureau of Statistics and other national statistical agencies. Also, local customers, such as the core economic agencies (RBNZ, Treasury, MFAT), to update the international conceptual standards that will enable measurement of the fast changing global economy.

You will draw on your technical expertise to lead the design and build of our new core systems. You will develop an understanding about the connecting data flows and systems across many teams at Stats NZ and across New Zealand government.

As a coach, you will grow, inspire and enable a team of analysts and technicians to develop their technical and judgement skills; and to understand how their role contributes to New Zealand’s macro-economic picture.

Nōu te rourou | What you bring

With a balance of developed personal attributes and technical knowledge, this role would suit someone who is a technical leader, energetic, driven, and a real team player with excellent communication skills.  We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Proven professional leadership in economics and statistics. 
  • Experience in designing and implementing new methods or processes.
  • A future focused, problem solving and continuous development perspective. 
  • The ability to work with a wide range of data sources, methods and concepts, and identify and lead the way with new opportunities and new ways of working.
  • Great communication skills, including the ability to bridge technical and non-technical discussions and the ability to produce high quality documentation.
  • A strong understanding of relevant analytical process and tools, such as R, SAS or Python.
  • The ability to present and contribute to thinking across the data ecosystem and internationally. 
  • Knowledge/familiarity or a commitment to learning/understanding Te Ao Māori, in order to understand and contribute meaningful work and outcomes for Māori communities.

 Mō mātou | About Us

As New Zealand’s national statistics office, Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ is uniquely positioned to support the decisions that the Government, Māori and Iwi organisations, businesses, NGO’s and New Zealanders make every day. Our structure, culture and systems are designed with collaboration and customers in mind – mobilised and working together to realise our ambition: About Aotearoa, for Aotearoa – data that improves lives today and for generations to come.

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Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

If the above matches some of your skills and experience and you would be keen to discuss further, don’t delay, click apply now.

Any questions that haven’t been answered in this advert or the position description or if you have difficulty with your application, please email [email protected]   

We will be screening applications as we receive them in order to move swiftly to interview shortly after the advert closes on Sunday 31st July 2022 at 11:55pm. You may be asked to complete a pre-interview screen as part of our recruitment process.

Check out our careers site to find out more about Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: unsolicited CVs will not be accepted, see our careers site for our process.

You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this job.

Job Category: Information Technology. Job Type: Full-Time.
Closes July 15, 2023

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