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Software Engineering Programmer

Software Engineering Programmer (5263) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Do you hold a relevant qualification?
  • Are you interested in modern/digital online modes of delivery and instructional design methodologies?
  • Do you have a strong understanding of computer science, software development and cybersecurity?


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  a full-time Software Engineering Programmer to permanently join the  Technical team. The role will be responsible for providing high quality and timely technical support in the area of Cybersecurity both in the research area and the undergraduate courses.  

Key Responsibilities:   

  • Provide advanced technical assistance in the design and construction of cybersecurity assets requested by academic staff.  
  • Conduct research, update and test security software to ensure that it is fit for purpose across platforms. 
  • Provide advanced technical advice and assistance to staff and students in the construction, operation of, and access to relevant security programs. 
  • Provide specialised technical support for students and staff using the computer-based facilities in the computer science and cybersecurity engineering programmes, including technical subject matter expertise for ECS. 
  • Collaborate with academics and other stakeholders by providing technical cybersecurity engineering advice to investigate, design and implement appropriate learning experiences including laboratory experiences that support learning and teaching for undergraduate cybersecurity.  


Ō pūmanawa - About you 

You will be a motivated, customer-focused individual who can take the initiative ad provide excellent technical cybersecurity expertise. 

You will thrive in this role with an excellent manner with people, an ability to influence and manage technology change, strong attention to detail, and self-management skills. This role is busy, challenging, extremely rewarding and interesting for the individual with the right attitude.   

You will be a highly organised self-starter and natural relationship builder, who relishes working autonomously as well as contributing positively to the Engineering Technical team. You will need effective time management and forward planning to balance meeting deadlines and maintain a high standard of service to both students and staff. The ability to remain calm under pressure and thrive working with a diverse range of stakeholders. 

Key Requirements:   

  • Minimum of a degree in the area such as computer science or software engineering.  
  • Proven experience in the use of digital technologies for teaching and learning, preferably in the tertiary sector.
  • Proven programming skills appropriate to a qualification with proven experience in Java, Python and C or C++. 
  • Strong interest in modern/digital online modes of delivery and instructional design methodologies.
  • A strong foundational knowledge of computer science, software development and cybersecurity is essential. A proven understanding of capabilities in several of these areas is ideal. 


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 the opportunity to further develop your cybersecurity skills in an environment which values learning.  

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 10 January 2023 

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Mark Davies. Email: But applicants should follow all steps listed below. 


Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format). 

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert. Follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button. 

If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the completed application form, cover letter and CV to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.