Technology

Filling highly technical roles demands deep market knowledge. In the digital sector, technologies are changing so rapidly that identifying professionals with the ideal portfolio of skills can be a real challenge. At Salt, we understand the talent that is required, and we pride ourselves on identifying top performers for our clients. We have years of experience in placing top tech professionals ranging from software developers to big data engineers and cloud security architects to digital delivery managers. We partner with SaaS, enterprise technology organisations, start-ups disrupting their markets and large organisations leveraging technology to transform the way they work.

Jobs: Technology

Job Industry: Technology

Brand new Contract opportunity with a leading brand, recognized as one of the best places to work in New Zealand. Work on developing a Data Lake in AWS. You will…

Auckland

Contract

I am working with a leading Kiwi brand to find a BI specialist focused on the Microsoft BI tools. The company is regarded as one of the best to work…

Auckland

Permanent

East Tamaki basedLong term contract- excellent work environmentGreat hourly rate Looking for an experienced ColdFusion developer for a long-term contract in South Auckland. The role: Start immediately. Part of an…

Auckland

Temporary

Initial 12 month contract for an experienced Data Scientist. You will work for a global consultancy well recognised in the market on site with one of their key clients. Competitive…

Auckland

Temporary

Business Analyst - payments and cards function, Wellington Central location, 9-months contract Top-tier consultancy is looking for an experienced Business Analyst on a contract basis to join a team of…

Auckland

Contract

8-months contract Business Analyst needed to join Albany office of a leading service provider of maintenance services to the Utility sector to work on an SAP related project. This business…

Albany

Contract

NZ$90 - NZ$95.00 per hour

Technical Lead / Business Analyst - Systematics Core Banking solution Top-tier consultancy is looking for an experienced professional to join the Delivery Services team on a contract basis with one…

Auckland

Contract

NZ$100 - NZ$110.00 per hour

This is one of those opportunities where you are able to work with products that are literally life-changing. The role Full stack .NET development roleSome leadership involved- small team of…

Auckland

Permanent

This organisation is changing the way their industry does business and what a fab time to be joining. You will be providing development, support along with "BAU" over a number…

Auckland

Permanent

Free city Parking

Technical Lead .NET stackExcellent work environment- you will never want to leave!Based in East Tamaki, free car park.Iconic brand, the opportunity to make a difference.The role Full stack .NET development…

Auckland

Permanent

This organisation is growing with no sign of slowing down and is seeking an experienced Senior .NET Full Stack Developer to join their team. Your primary mission will see you…

Auckland

Permanent

NZ$115000.00 - NZ$120000.00 per annum + Bonus + numerous benefits

The opportunity: · Permanent career opportunity with excellent prospects for personal development. · Work on a project that involves building the next generation of an existing product for an Azure…

Auckland

Permanent

NZ$100000.00 - NZ$140000.00 per annum

Opportunities to further your career within the Technology industry

The large amount of job opportunities and the limited supply of talent creates skill shortages across most technology sectors, which is difficult to bridge.

With the increasing importance of technology in our everyday lives, all industries need technology experts and larger companies usually have their own in-house department. More and more technology roles are being integrated into individual business units rather than sitting in a separate department as businesses move to modernise operating models. Besides technology companies, the retail, financial and public sector also offer multiple job opportunities.

 

Salary information and career progression

The technology industry encompasses many disciplines, so average salaries can vary significantly. However, the below data gives you a good ballpark figure based upon the level of experience:

 

EngineerNZ$75000 - NZ$90,000
Senior EngineerNZ$90,000 - NZ$120,000
Lead EngineerNZ$120,000 - NZ$150,000
Head of EngineeringNZ$125,000+

 

Recent Changes for Technology Jobs

Since there have been some drastic changes in technology over the last couple of years, it is not surprising that the employment market has also been constantly changing. One of these changes is the exponential growth in the number of specialisms within technology. Some of the most popular areas include Cloud Computing, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Internet Of Things, Technical Product Management, DevOps, Cyber Security and Agile practices. 

 

Future Prospects

The working conditions for technical professionals are expected to stay as attractive as they currently are. This means that they will continue to have great on-site facilities, work with the latest technologies and in most cases have flexible working policies. Due to the fact that constant innovation is central to this industry, it is likely that technical jobs will offer plenty of opportunities for learning new skills and professional development. 

 

Salt’s advice for getting a job in the technology industry

 

  • Employers’ Requirements

    The employers’ requirements for technology specialists strongly depend on the area in which you are specialised. If your job is business-focused, employers will want to see that you are commercially astute and able to apply your technical knowledge to solve business problems. If you have a very specific technical job e.g. software engineering or programming, it is crucial to show employers the depth of your development skills and your ability to pick up new technologies and concepts. Despite the differences, there are some key competencies which are expected from all technology professionals, including communication, analytical ability and problem-solving.

  • CV Requirements

    Similar to the employers’ requirements, the CV requirements for technology jobs vary strongly between the various specialist sectors. Some core elements that all CVs should contain are technical knowledge and soft skills. CVs should be focussed on outcomes and achievements rather than purely responsibilities. Technology professionals should show that they keep themselves up to date with the latest technologies and principles in their field.

  • Technology Job Interview Preparation

    There are two main objectives of the interview. Firstly, is to determine how you would fit into the team and how you align with the company values. Secondly, is to find out if your knowledge and experience corresponds to the requirements of a particular job. Depending on the role, different test formats can be used. One of the formats is verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning which test general ability. Another is testing specific skills such as coding and syntax. An increasingly popular format is being presented with a real world problem and being asked to find a solution using technology and then talk through your reasoning. The best way to prepare for a technical interview is to refresh your knowledge about the fundamentals in a specific technical field. Most interviews will include behavioural and situational questions, which will require you to provide examples from your past experiences to evidence the answer. To prepare for this, firstly, research behavioural and competency questions. Then look at the position description to see what behaviours and competencies it requires. Lastly, think back to some of your past achievements and experiences that illustrate these, so they are easier to recall in the interview.

  • Educational Requirements

    Some companies require their future employees to have a bachelor’s degree in IT, ideally in fields like computer science or information systems, although increasingly there is less emphasis on this, and companies will look for vocational experience and training instead. Some employers expect their employees to also have a postgraduate degree for highly specialised roles such as Data Science. Certain roles have industry qualifications and accreditations as a requirement e.g. Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Information Security Specialist.

Top Tip

"Technical skills alone are not enough. Employers are also focused on communication, problem-solving ability, commercial acumen, adaptability and ability to learn new skills. Make sure that all of these things come across in your CV and interview to improve your chances of progression."

— Tom Gemmill, Practice Lead

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