Position: Entry level

Job type: Full-time

Salary: Negotiate

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  • Energise your career in an environment with Mission Critical applications
  • Focus on practical, cost effective integration to meet business requirements
  • Be part of enabling a more sustainable energy future for Aotearoa

Use your degree and experience withanalysis and programming. Join our multifaceted ICT environment for both challenge and opportunity!

Transpower owns and operates the National Grid, which is at the very heart of the New Zealand economy. We transport electricity from where it is generated to large electricity users and the distribution businesses that deliver it to homes and businesses nationwide.

Our Information Services and Technology (IST) division delivers and supports the infrastructure and applications that work with the grid, facilitate system and grid operations and support our corporate processes and systems.

About The Team

Our Application Services team helps ensure that electricity is delivered to all New Zealanders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by maintaining and evolving complex critical IT systems. The business domain we work within ensures there are always new and interesting challenges to tackle and that the work we do matters - electricity is essential to our economy, our health system and the wellbeing of our citizens.

As a wider team we have been changing at a rapid pace, using new technologies to engineer modern web / mobile applications, intelligent AI embedded automation to streamline workflows and functions, adopting open source software and DevOps methodologies to accelerate product delivery.

About The Opportunity

As an Associate Software Engineer, you’ll be part of a collaborative and knowledgeable team who ensure that technology-based enhancements or functionality are delivered to internal clients with minimal cost and time delays. You’ll also be part of introducing new capabilities for users by understanding their needs and exposing users to the available capabilities of technology through new developments.

You will:

  • Work collaboratively in product teams with Business Analysts, Architects, other software engineers and Operations staff to define and deliver detailed application design and development to meet requirements
  • Conduct applications performance analysis and develop performance improvement, and/or remedial action plans
  • Understand and contribute to software application architecture
  • Work closely with and provide third level support to the Application Support teams
  • Liaise with Test Manager/Analyst in reviewing of test plan to ensure appropriate coverage and performance
About You

You’ll have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other related field or the equivalent work experience. You’ll have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and an ability to present technical concepts in an easy to understand way.

You’ll be flexible and adaptable and able to work on different tasks with different approaches. You’ll like to think broadly to understand how your work contributes to the wider systems and strategic direction of Transpower. Most importantly, you’re passionate about software delivery and quality and have a desire to learn

To be considered, your CV and covering letter will demonstrate:

  • 1 or more years of analysis and programming experience and some of the desirable technology experience listed below
  • Good application and integration development skills
  • Experience working with applications DevOps tool-chains for continuous build, integration, packaging and deployment
  • Experience/understanding of working in both Agile and Waterfall software development environments
  • Knowledge and experience of configuration management, quality assurance and testing methods

Desirable technology experience:

  • C#.NET or Java
  • Visual Studio, IntelliJ or Eclipse
  • Source control systems - Git or TFS
  • Ansible
  • Atlassian Tools (Jira, Confluence, Bamboo, Bitbucket)
  • Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Grafana
  • Swagger
  • RESTful web services and JSON
  • .NET - VB

This is a busy role where you can truly make a positive impact on our people, organisation and industry.

Why you should join us

We stand together for New Zealand - Tū mai Aotearoa - to enable a cleaner, greener tomorrow.

As an equal opportunity employer, we embrace diversity. Our people are made up of 28 nationalities which makes for a dynamic and stimulating environment.

We offer a stimulating and supportive environment and a range of employee health and wellness benefits - view them here https://www.transpower.co.nz/about-us/careers/benefits.

Next Steps

If you’re ready to join a fun, collaborative and results focused team who enjoy a varied and very full programme of work, including many interesting and challenging projects with numerous opportunities to learn, we’d love to hear from you.

Please review the detailed position description below and apply without delay.

Role closes Monday 7th Junehowever applications will be reviewed as they are received, and you may be invited for an initial exploratory interview

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