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Digital whānau

We’re looking for dedicated and forward-thinking individuals to support an exciting work programme transforming our digital systems across Ara Poutama Aotearoa.

Why a career in our digital team?

Transformational projects

We have a transformational plan ahead to modernise our infrastructure and technology platforms, with some major projects underway, including SAP Modernisation, NZ Parole Board Future Operating Model and Modern Prisons.

Make a difference

We're a values-led organisation passionate about making a difference for our people.

Our work supports both our staff and people in prison or community sentences, and our aim is to deliver technology that improves people’s wellbeing. Hōkai Rangi, our strategy for improving outcomes for Māori, is a key driver in our work.

Awesome team

As well your peers in Digital, there's an Inclusion and Diversity group, social and sporting teams, health and safety advocates, helplines, and external partners so you're never short of awhi and support.

Hear from our team

Our team is made up of IT professionals, systems trainers, project managers, security experts and more. We work on a variety of meaningful projects - from providing people in prison access to technology essential for their rehabilitation, to developing mobile apps for Corrections Officers.

Clare Little - Senior IT Project Manager

Clare Little joined Ara Poutama Aotearoa after a career in defence and utilities, looking for a new professional challenge.

“I liked the idea of working in a department where I could see a clear link between my work and the direct impact it could have people on the frontline."

Jeremy Tāre Hotai-Scully – Solutions Architect

Starting in 2016, Jeremy’s career journey at Ara Poutama Aotearoa began with cloud infrastructure and services. Now, as a Solutions Architect, Jeremy has been able to dive into other focus areas he’s passionate about, Māori and Health.

“My sense of hauora/well-being resonates strongly with Ara Poutama Aotearoa and its purpose - Kotahi Anō Te Kaupapa, Ko Te Oranga o Te Iwi - There is only one purpose to our work, the wellness and well-being of our people."

Rick Stewart - IT Solutions Architect

Rick Stewart started his journey at Ara Poutama Aotearoa in 2012 as a Technical Lead. Now he’s an IT Solutions Architect working on the Modern Prisons project.

"I'm excited about this initiative because I think it has the potential to change people's lives for the better."

Kirsty Tulip - Systems Trainer

In her role as a Systems Trainer, Kirsty helps to develop and deliver training on the systems that the department uses.

"A highlight for me is when people have light bulb moments, whether that be in a learning session or during planning of training."

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