Job details

Product Analyst

  • Job type Permanent
  • Region Wellington 
  • Posted on 15 June 2021
  • Ref # 32201042
  • Experience new ways of working across modern Agile teams
  • Work with like-minded people, be part of a value and “people first” culture
  • New role in a great supportive team

Join a newly established team, working in a unique and complex environment using modern scaled agile ways of working to deliver technology to support the NZDF.
The team
Within our Service Portfolios directorate, you will be part of a team of Product Analysts that work across the Product Towers. Initially these towers include Logistics and Business Support & Single Services towers, with the expectation that your skillsets can be used across of the NZDF business domains.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a new team in a highly diverse organisation that will provide you exposure across a large number of business functions and areas.
The role
The Product Analyst is involved throughout the product design and development process by eliciting user requirements and completing analysis of current applications and systems in support of the Product Owner.
As an Analyst you will have the opportunity to develop new or improve current processes and systems by developing user stories and acceptance criteria with stakeholders, ensuring that products have traceability back to user needs. You will also assist product owners with future sprint planning and roadmaps, taking data that’s available today and synthesising enhancement opportunities.
Technical skills:

Knowledge of, or exposure to a combination of the following:

  • Writing effective user-stories
  • Business Process Modelling
  • Understanding of Software Development Life-Cycle (SDLC) and AGILE, with experience in SAFe an advantage
  • Understanding of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), with experience in the development of service support packages an advantage
  • Developing and improving business and workflow processes
  • Identify changes to product functionality and contributing to prioritisation processes
  • Cost Benefit analysis (desirable)

Additional skills:

  • Ability to build relationships and good rapport across a wider range of business and ICT teams
  • Risk analysis
  • Demonstrates an interest to learn and adopt to new technologies
  • Self starter

 We recommend you visit to find out more about what it’s like to work for CIS Branch, and about working for NZDF. Here, you will also be able to view all roles that are currently open to applications across the different areas of CIS Branch. Roles will be progressively added to this website as they open to applications.

For further information please contact Lauryn Faulknor at AbsoluteIT on (04) 460 0277.

This role closes Friday 25th June at 5pm.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for.

The majority of roles in the CIS branch within NZDF require a high level security clearance at either Secret or Top Secret Level. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for the high level security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:
• most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last ten years, OR
• is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last ten years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

Please note we also have a small number of roles requiring Top Secret Special clearance. These roles require fifteen years continuous residence in the above countries.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application. Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process: