Applications Software Developer (4376) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Have you got good commercial development experience using technologies such as Oracle SQL, PLSQL and Java?
  • Would you like to work in the ever-growing education industry by developing high quality IT solutions?
  • Are you looking for a challenging yet extremely rewarding role?

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 Applications Software Developer to join the Digital Solutions on a fixed term contract until 20th December 2022. The role works within Digital Solutions in the Applications Group. The Applications Group is responsible for the development and management of the University’s core applications including the student academic focussed applications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide functional and technical consultation, investigation and analysis of requirements and issues. Consult on all aspects of relevant technologies and develop towards being a subject matter expert (SME) in at least 4 other key Digital Solutions system areas.
  • Develop, maintain and troubleshoot and provide high quality solutions in multi-platform IT environments within an Agile (scrum) framework.
  • Undertake unit and peer testing including the creation of testing scripts and/or facilities.
  • Maintain and develop technical currency (by actively participating in user group, vendor and technology forums and availing themselves of other resources).
  • Contribute to Digital Solutions projects in accordance with the project methodology guidelines as outlined by the Digital Solutions Programme Management Office.
  • Create documentation as required, including technical specification and deployment steps, and ensure it is maintained according to Digital Solutions standards.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

Victoria University of Wellington Digital Solutions delivers and supports IT services to a diverse student body of over 20,000 and a staff of 2,500 located over 3 campuses.

Bring your technical expertise to maintain and develop our student administration systems. This role is busy, challenging, extremely rewarding and interesting for the individual with the right temperament. If you have the experience, skills and attitude we are after, let’s talk.

Your ability to communicate with other members of the team including business analysts, testers and system administrators will also be fully utilised in this role.

We are looking for an Applications Software Developers with good commercial development experience using technologies such as Oracle SQL, PLSQL, Microsoft stack (.NET, Visual Studio, Azure), and Java.
We will also happy to consider candidates who have limited experience but qualifications or a recent graduate and are keen to learn and advance their career.

Additionally, any of the following skills would be a bonus:

  • Experience with Reporting Framework Jasper Reports.
  • Experience with applying and using a variety of web tools and technologies such as CGI scripts, JavaScript, JSON, JQuery, MVC, DOM, AJAX, REST, and Web Services.
  • Exposure to an Agile software development methodology.
  • Exposure to source control processes and tools (e.g. SVN, JIRA,Git).
  • Experience with application integration.

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

Our team is fast-paced, likes sharing ideas, and working in a collaborative style. We offer you flexible working arrangements, learning & development programs for Te reo Māori, and job-sharing options. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to demonstrate your skills and realise your potential.

Role Description

This role, (or some of the work of this role that may be performed in this role) is covered by a Government Public Health Response Order, meaning that such work must be done by a person vaccinated against COVID-19. For more information see:

Close Date for Vacancy: 29 June 2022

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Thaya (0224279382, 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:  


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 stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.