Data Architect - Ministry for Primary Industries

Location: Wellington
Job Type: Permanent
Specialisation: Architects
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: PR/010127_1651535787
Contact: Amy Langhauser
Email: email Amy

Data Architect

Permanent, full time


The Data Architects are responsible for defining the architecture and standards for the Ministry's information and data

  • Design high level data solutions
  • Interesting work that has a genuine impact on New Zealanders
  • Supportive and collaborative team with career growth opportunities

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

As a Data Architect, you will work with the business to understand the information and datasets, the common elements, information and data flows, metadata and master data. From this understanding you will design an appropriate information and data architecture, including the conceptual and logical data models and standards for the information and data itself.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Experience delivering data or information architecture services and information and data architecture frameworks
  • Comfortable in managing customer-facing roles liaising with all levels of management and staff
  • A proven track record of successful Business and IT Stakeholder management
  • Strong written and verbal communication


  • An understanding of the management of information and data within the New Zealand government context
  • An understanding of the use and value of structured and unstructured information, spatial data and digital library services.

Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries is a critically important organisation to New Zealand filled with a diverse range of people from all different cultures and backgrounds. MPI is responsible for a large scale of work including helping to seize export opportunities for the primary industries, improving sector productivity, ensuring the food produced is safe, increasing sustainable resource use, and protecting New Zealand from biological risk.

Mō tō mātou rōpū - About the Team

As part of MPI's Architecture & Assurance team that sits within Business Technology and Information Services (BTIS), you will join a constantly evolving team that exists to enable MPI's digital future through technology solutions.

MPI has recently reorganised the way BTIS is structured and operates, with an aim of lifting the value they provide across the organisation. With the addition of a number of new Architect positions to the Architecture and Assurance team, this is your opportunity to have a genuine contribution to the architecture strategy and evolving team culture.

Benefits of working at MPI

  • Flexible working options
  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Wellness benefit for employees

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

As we are working with MPI to build a team, we are open to hearing from candidates at all levels in their Architecture career. Even if you don't meet all requirements, still reach out to have a chat with us if you are interested in joining MPI's Architecture Practice.

Please "Apply Now" if you would like to be considered for this position.

For more information, please call Amy Langhauser on 04 978 8008