Solution Architect

Date: 07-May-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


Auckland Unlimited


  • Great company culture where staff are valued and supported
  • Opportunity to be part of an amazing tight-knit team
  • Great career move in new year
  • Excellent benefits, hybrid working model.
  • Full time permanent opportunity based in Auckland CBD



Auckland Unlimited combines the power of Auckland’s cultural richness with our successful destination management and economic development programmes.  We are New Zealand’s largest producer of cultural, entertainment, sporting and wildlife experiences, and the largest regional economic development agency in the country. Our work touches all Aucklanders and visitors to our region, creating a legacy for future generations.  To know more about what we do and whats on in Auckland visit our website:



He angitūtanga: The opportunity


We are hiring an experienced Solutions Architect to join the digital team and assist in in designing, implementing, and optimizing system architectures and integrations to meet business needs.  In this role you will work across the business on multiple projects and programmes of work to evaluate business needs and determining solution options as well as provide technical expertise, leveraging assets and expertise from technology domains, aligning technology strategy and architecture with business goals.


You will ensure Auckland Unlimited strategic goals are optimised by evolving effective technology design practices using solution architecture frameworks, patterns, and standards in various domains across the digital services function. The key objective of this role is to solve business problems in the digital landscape across domains through robust, secure, reliable, and scalable solution architecture designs and IT architecture patterns leading to performant and efficient systems.



He kōrero mōu: About you


You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including a high level of problem solving and decision-making skills, using professional judgement.  You will also bring:

  • At least 7 or more years’ experience as an architect (Solution, Domain, E2E or Enterprise)
  • Working experience with both on-premises, public cloud (Azure, AWS) and SaaS/PaaS hosted platforms
  • Proven experience working across digital, ecommerce, applications, data, integration, security, infrastructure, cloud and network domains and systems
  • Hands-on experience with architecture modelling languages such as UML, SysML, Visio shape libraries and Business/Technology capability mapping
  • Well versed with architecture frameworks such as SOA, TOGAF, MDA, MS WAF, Azure and AWS patterns etc
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of integration patterns, service bus, API gateways, event driven integrations, real time vs near real time data exchange, synchronous and asynchronous data exchange and integration protocols such as SOAP, REST, JSON, web hooks and web services
  • Good knowledge of one or more data warehousing applications that may include Oracle, PL/SQL, Microsoft SQL and Azure Data Platform technologies
  • Experience with programming and scripting languages such as SQL, Python, PHP, Java etc
  • Understanding of web applications architecture and content management solutions and frameworks
  • Demonstrated experience designing solutions with digital enablement platforms such as CRM, Billing, Financial, ERP, CMS, Ecommerce, DWH, Data Lake, Middleware, Service bus, API GW, Payment service providers, etc




Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


So, what’s in it for you? Here at AUL we pride ourselves on providing work life balance and inclusive work environment.  In addition to awesome colleagues and work culture we also offer the following benefits:


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working – work from home options
  • Auckland council benefits (e.g., discounted rates to Auckland council pools & Leisure centers etc)
  • Special ticket price rates for selected shows
  • Strong mentoring & career development focus


You also get to contribute to Auckland’s growth, enriching cultural and economic life in Tāmaki Makaurau by creating and sharing experiences and opportunities.


If you have a genuine desire to be part of the journey in creating a wonderful experience and positive outcome for Auckland, then please apply now by submitted your CV and cover letter expressing your interest! Click here to access the Position Description.


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Auckland Unlimited is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.



Any offer of employment from Auckland Unlimited will be conditional upon you being fully vaccinated and providing suitable evidence of vaccination or medical exemption.