Current Vacancies

Job Title

Test Analyst

Location
Wellington
About the role

A new and exciting role in our Digital Business Services team of Certus Solutions has come available as part of our growth plan.

You will be working with a great team of people in our largest office in A/NZ!  This team is growing rapidly and we are looking for someone with great skills but also someone passionate and driven.

What are we looking for?

1. A minimum of 4 years of practical Manual and Automation testing experience.

2. Demonstrate ability to manage testing environments and in-depth understanding of testing methodologies and practices.

3. The ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, clearly and succinctly. Demonstrate good listening and comprehension skills.

4. Demonstrate well developed relationship building and relationship management skills with clients and potential clients, including all levels of management.

5. Develop and execute exploratory and automated tests to ensure product quality.

6. Ability to solve problems and apply logical thinking.

7. A commitment to accuracy, quality and peer review.

8. Demonstrated proactive ability to impart knowledge and mentor others in acquiring skills.

9. Ability to understand clients’ needs and priorities in a wider business context.

10. Self-management, initiative and leadership.

11. An ability to anticipate and act to minimise the probability and impact of risks and issues.

Essential Skills required for this role

3-5 years testing experience across a range of differing project sizes, scopes and complexities, and industries/domains

Strong understand of test processes and SDLC

Exposure to Atlassian JIRA and Confluence (or similar tools)

Demonstrated experience identifying and implementing opportunities to improve testing processes and/or approaches on your projects

Demonstrated experience in identifying and writing scenarios based on Business Specifications and turning them into detailed test cases

Proven experience with defect management, test planning and test reporting

Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases

Hands-on experience with black box testing

Hands-on experience with automated testing tools

Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting

Experience with a range of testing tools and methodologies

Experience in Manual and Automation testing is a must

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Job Title

Senior Project Manager - Wellington

Location
Wellington, New Zealand
About the role

We currently have some significant major projects in flight that need Project Management oversight and governance. These projects require solid Commercial Project Management skills and experience in managing projects with IBM technologies would be extremely advantageous, but not essential.

You will have many years experience managing multiple projects simultaneously along with stacks of energy and drive.  The Wellington office is fast paced and fun with exceptional people so this is a great opportunity to join a positive environment and contribute to their ongoing success.

Please send your CV and covering letter, I would envisage due to the start date that we will not be able to consider applicants outside of New Zealand, however we are happy to consider applicants from NZ or Australia that are willing to travel or relocate and can do so immediately.  

No agencies please.

Apply Now by emailing carol-ann.hanna@certussolutions.com

Job Title

Senior UX Designer - Melbourne

Location
Melbourne
About the role

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Further details to come but if you're interested please apply now

Job Title

Business Analyst (Technical)

Location
Wellington or Auckland
About the role

This is a newly created role in our brand new premises in Wellington, however if you live in Auckland we would consider basing the role in Auckland too, we are looking for someone with oodles of drive and energy, this will be a busy role but with plenty of challenge and achievement.  You will have a proven ability and a good grounding in software business analysis, but still retaining a hunger to prove yourself and open to development and growth as our business grows. You will have technical experience as this role will cover API/Data analysis and the production of more traditional BA outputs - such as functional specifications. 

Job Purpose

To be the conceptual engine that unifies the team, the work, and the objectives - pulling it together at the beginning and providing the structure and content that sustains the team end-to-end across each project. To hold the customer vision and articulate a detailed conceptual framework that aligns and drives our large, dispersed, and diverse design and development team to deliver exceptional outcomes.

Main Duties

  • Effectively and efficiently understand, define and shape, and communicate the customer and business requirements (technical and non-technical, including performance and security requirements) - with a commercial and technology focus.
  • Develop a conceptual model for each project - abstracting the solution domain.
  • Create a break-down structure to support a repeatable estimation process and to support requirements traceability through to testing and post-release activities.
  • Work with Project Managers to help them construct accurate and appropriate project plans.
  • Capture and document requirements.
  • Work with Solutions and Software Architects to develop logical data models.
  • Document interfaces and external APIs.
  • Act as the linchpin to communicate with and guide diverse stakeholders on project requirements and deliverables.
  • Work with design and UX-focused team members to clarify user experience requirements - and help identify generalisable UI components.
  • Help the test team identify key risks and optimise technical and functional testing.

Additional Duties

  • Contribute to project-related design thinking workshops
  • Administer and maintain ticketing and knowledge management systems
  • Support cross-LOB solution development
  • Act as an ambassador for DBS, integrating external work-streams into our processes and practices

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience specifying functional and data requirements
  • Ability to create abstract logical models - summarising and synthesising information from multiple sources
  • Experience with a variety of modelling techniques (e.g. UML, ERD, BPM, various business analysis tools/models)
  • Exposure to an Agile environment (SCRUM or equivalent - certification not important)
  • Advanced Excel skills (nested formulas, pivot tables, and data connections)
  • At least four years in a pure Business Analyst role
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written, and graphic) skills
  • Full project and development life-cycle experience
  • Requirements management - preferably using Jira/Confluence
  • Working knowledge of APIs and Microservices
  • Familiarity with enterprise customers and technology stacks

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Coding experience (esp. HTML, CSS, Javascript, and/or modern languages, such as Java, Ruby, C#, etc)
  • Project Management/coordination experience
  • Interest in Cloud technology
  • Background in smaller teams with mid-level maturity

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Job Title

Reporting Analyst - Cognos/Tableau

Location
Sydney or Melbourne
About the role

We are looking for a new member of our Information & Insights team that has strong skills in Cognos and Tableau.  Ideally you would have experience or good exposure to Watson Analytics also but not essential.  We would ideally like someone with a Consulting-oriented visualisation bent who is looking for a career with ongoing development and growth.

Please email carol-ann.hanna@certussolutions.com

Job Title

Client Director - Sydney

Location
Sydney
About the role

You will have proven experience selling software and services, IBM preferably but not essential, you will have executive level credibility along with energy, drive and passion, did I say energy drive and passion again, yes because this is so important for our culture. This is a senior and extremely key role in our business requiring exceptional skills and experience in sales and relationship management .

Now let me tell you a bit about Certus, and about how you can be part of our new strategy with a great opportunity to be part of the success story.

Our mantra is fresh ideas, exceptional outcomes and our values demonstrate what it means to work at Certus. We plan to have long relationships with our employees - they are our most valuable asset. We are currently 140 people, 60 in New Zealand across Auckland and Wellington and 80 in Australia across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and we even have an office in Newcastle because our 3 EAM superstars there refuse to move! Our offices are in great locations, close to public transport, cafes and of course IBM. We have casual Fridays, welcome morning teas, regular updates that involve the whole company and we celebrate our successes with pride and sometimes pizza. The sales team, currently 8 and growing, are spread across all our offices across A/NZ.

This is an important role for Certus but we want this to be an important role for you too, you will have the opportunity to be part of the new strategy which encourages Collaboration, Innovation and Leadership in the business and each person at Certus is empowered to live by these pillars of our strategy. We are heading into a new financial year with a number of new and exciting initiatives in place so now is the time to join us.

If this may be of interest to you lets talk, you can tell us what would secure you in this role, what is it you are looking for and what is important to you. We want the best Client Manager in Australia for this role therefore we consider it extremely important to also fit the T's and C's to your expectations.

We do not envisage this role would be suitable for anyone living outside of Australia.

No agencies please.

carol-ann.hanna@certussolutions.com

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Job Title

State Sales Manager - NSW

Location
Sydney
About the role

To assist our already successful Australian business to achieve further success going into a 5 year growth phase, we are looking for an exceptional person to join our team in Sydney who has oodles of passion and energy and sees an exciting challenge in this brand new role at Certus.

You will have proven experience identifying, managing and growing large accounts and mentoring and growing sales teams that consist of highly experienced Account Director level sales people who are selling complex solutions. You will have executive level credibility along with energy, drive and passion. This is a senior and extremely key role in our new structure requiring exceptional skills and experience in Sales and Sales Management and being part of a high performance team. You will be skilled with managing and developing sales plans, budgets, sales processes, forecasting sales plans, developing sales capability and driving cross capability sales. You will also manage and develop further our relationships within IBM and our major clients in NSW. These skills are not negotiable, this is a very important part of our strategy going into this new phase for Certus so please outline your experience in these areas in your covering letter.

Now let me tell you a bit about us, and about how you can be part of our new strategy with a great opportunity to be part of the success story.

Our mantra is fresh ideas, exceptional outcomes and our values demonstrate what it means to work here. We plan to have long relationships with our employees - they are our most valuable asset. We are currently 140 people, 60 in New Zealand across Auckland and Wellington and 80 in Australia across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and we even have an office in Newcastle! Our offices are in great locations, close to public transport, cafes and of course IBM. The Sydney office is in Crows Nest. We have casual Fridays, welcome morning teas, regular updates that involve the whole company and we celebrate our successes with pride and sometimes pizza.

This is an important role for us but we want this to be an important role for you too, you will have the opportunity to be part of the new strategy which encourages Collaboration, Innovation and Leadership in the business and each person is empowered to live by these pillars of our strategy. We are heading into a new financial year with a number of new and exciting initiatives in place so now is the time to join us.

If this may be of interest to you lets talk, you can tell us what would secure you in this role, what is it you are looking for and what is important to you. We want the best Sales Leader in Australia for this role therefore we consider it extremely important to also fit the T's and C's to your expectations.

We do not envisage this role would be suitable for anyone living outside of Australia.

No agencies please.

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Job Title

Senior UX Designer

Location
Wellington
About the role

Experienced UX Designer, keen to turn complex web application challenges into elegant solutions.

  • Drive an innovative user-centric prototype/test/refine process
  • Work with clients, BAs and UX Developers in a highly collaborative environment
  • Embrace technology – both the possibilities and the constraints

Certus Solutions is looking for a Senior UX Designer to join our UX Design team. We develop bespoke web and mobile applications from a user-centric, client-collaboration approach that utilises Agile design thinking methodologies. We build high fidelity prototypes that validate success with users before building the bulk of the code base. This puts a strong emphasis on the skills and collaborative engagement of our UX Designers. The ways in which our designers, developers, architects and analysts work together is high energy, and we support and learn from each other every day. We work with demanding enterprise clients across New Zealand and Australia, and we like it that way. To succeed in landing this role, you will demonstrate a solid foundation in UX research and design techniques, but you will also have experience working closely with developers, business analysts and project managers. You will be keen to learn and work with UI frameworks, both open and proprietary. Our teams don't just create graphics and write code – they have a stake in the success of solving our clients' business problems. Everybody understands the problem and makes contributions to the solution. 

Key Design Skills

  • User-centred UX and UI design of complex web applications
  • Rapid prototyping and test/revise cycles to refine user experience
  • Learn and adapt to new tools and techniques
  • Experience developing data-rich applications
  • Building and maintaining UI design systems
  • Architecting pattern libraries
  • Usability testing – planning, facilitating, analysing/reporting results
  • Integrating client branding in your work
  • Thought leadership for the design discipline in a technical environment
  • Css and html experience
  • Experience of workshop design and facilitation is desirable

Research Skills

  • User research techniques including observational analysis, interviews, persona development
  • User research analysis, including documentation and presentation of results
  • Aware of current accessibility practices

Team Skills

  • Senior team member, collaborating with developers, business analysts, project managers, testers
  • Mentoring intermediate and junior designers

Comfortable giving and receiving criticism

Communication Skills

  • Clearly and effectively communicate design decisions to staff, executives, clients
  • Direct client engagement, including problem space discussions and solution presentations.

Concise documentation

Mapping concepts/processes/user journeys

General

Analytical

Problem-solving

Innovative

Attention to detail

We have many great projects coming up and we are looking to invest heavily in growth across NZ and Australia this year so this is such an exciting time to join us, not to mention the opportunities this will bring all our employees.

Please email carol-ann.hanna@certussolutions.com or call me on 021-771-991

Job Title

Principal/Senior Consultant- IBM MDM

Location
Sydney
About the role

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an exceptional person to join our growing IM/BA team and we are looking for 2 Senior/Principal Consultants to be based in Sydney.

You will have strong experience in IBM MDM and should you have experience with other IBM tools this would make you an ideal candidate.

Along with the above experience you will have oodles of drive and energy, you will be responsible, a problem solver, team player and possess a natural client relationship style.

If so far I have your attention then we should talk further, so click on the link below which will take you to our application quiz where you can attach your CV and details about what you are looking for in your new role and if this position will offer you the career you are looking for.

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Send your CV to carol-ann.hanna@certussolutions.com