Developer and Systems Quality Internship, Corporate Services, Wellington | Wellington

Posted on 10-Sep-2018
Application close date: 24-Sep-2018
Position type:
Fixed Term
Job reference:

The Information Systems and Services (ISS) Unit is a busy, high performing team responsible for a wide range of information and communications technology (ICT) and Information Management work for the Department of Conservation (DOC).


We are shifting to a ‘mobile by default' approach to ICT service delivery, and are looking at how mobile applications can be specified, built and delivered in a fast and engaging way.


The intern will work with across the Business Systems & Support and Systems Quality teams, building, enhancing and testing DOC applications. You will:

• Work with in the teams to help build, enhance and test DOC applications
• Lead a small development or testing piece of work
• research and experiment to help identify new tools and techniques that will work well in ISS
• create documentation, so we can build on what you've achieved.


You will learn about conservation, and gain an understanding of the central role of our unit within DOC.


To succeed in this role, you will:

• be studying a B.S or M.S in Computer Science or related fields
• have experience building and/or testing applications
• have strong coding, debugging and/or testing capability
• have strong learning capability to adopt new technologies or platforms
• ideally, be familiar with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment.


You will also need to:

• be organised and professional
• adopt different strategies to solve problems
• get on well with a wide range of people, and be keen to get stuck in and contribute to the success of the team.


To be eligible for an internship you must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident AND a full-time student in 2016 at one of the following universities:

• University of Auckland
• Auckland University of Technology
• University of Waikato
• Massey University
• Victoria University of Wellington
• University of Canterbury
• Lincoln University
• University of Otago.


Preference will be given to students who have completed at least two years of study.


You will ideally need to be available for at least 12 weeks between 19 November 2018 and 22 February 2019.


Please apply online. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and evidence of the required capabilities as per the project description.


For more information, please contact Mark Ingram,, 021 606 605 quoting vacancy 100/12T1.


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 24 September 2018.


DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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