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, and large organisations leveraging technology to transform the way they work.

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Jobs: Technology

Job Industry: Technology

Benefits: Exceptional, modern work environmentFree parkingSubsidised café on siteTrainingGreat team culture and supportive work environment A bit about the role and you: Only candidates currently living in Auckland with the…

East Tamaki

Temporary

NZ$35.00 - NZ$42.00 per hour

What you'll have Bring your expertise as a solutions architect to utilise the best frameworks and models to work across strategic initiatives, business applications, software upgrading, and infrastructure delivering outcomes…

Hamilton

Contract

Up to NZ$160.00 per hour

Work with the best in the domain of embedded software developmentCreate solutions that change the world for the betterFlexibility of a start-up with the stability of a big brandFlexible with…

Auckland

Permanent

· Work with cutting-edge technology · Create solutions that change the world for the better · Stability of a big brand with a customer focussed approach · Integral part of…

Auckland

Permanent

Sink your teeth into this exciting temp opportunity where you will act as the escalation point for all internal staff - managing the support queues and guiding them through first…

Auckland

Temporary

NZ$28.00 - NZ$30.00 per hour

Our client is an established player in the 3D visualization project space, with clients all over the globe. Headquartered in New Zealand, they have subsidiaries in US, Canada and Australia…

Christchurch

Permanent

· Work with cutting-edge technology · Create solutions that change the world for the better · Stability of a big brand with a customer focussed approach · Integral part of…

Auckland

Permanent

· 2022 Fortune most admired company, Fortune 500 since 2004, 90 years in business, 12.4b $ revenues · Spread across 32 countries and more, acting as a global leader in…

Auckland

Permanent

Our client is a large insurance company, looking for TWO 'Data savvy' Business Analysts to come into work on a pricing project in the remediation space. There are large quantities…

Auckland

Contract

Full stack developers ready to take up the challenge of team management and senior stakeholder management on a fast-track basis as a result of promotions of existing employeesPermanent role in…

Auckland

Permanent

· Work with cutting-edge technology · Exciting cloud transformation project · Big list of benefits · Stability of a big brand with a customer focussed approach · Integral part of…

Auckland

Permanent

Opportunities to further your career within the Technology industry

The large amount of job opportunities and the limited number of talent creates a skill shortage for most technological sectors, which is only difficult to bridge.

Technology experts are no longer only employed by technical organisations. With the increasing importance of technology in our everyday working lives, all industries need experts in this field and usually have their own in-house departments. Besides technical companies, the manufacturing, 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 data below gives you a good ballpark figure based upon the level of experience:

EngineerNZ$75,000 - NZ$90,000
Senior EngineerNZ$90,000 - NZ$120,000
Lead EngineerNZ$120,000 - NZ$150,000
Head of EngineeringNZ$125,000+

 

Recent Changes

Since there have been some drastic changes in the Technology industry over the last couple of years, it is not surprising that the employment market has also been constantly changing. One of these changes concerns the number of specialisms in Technology. While a couple of years ago technical specialist areas were more or less straightforward, these days the amount of specialisms has become unaccountable. Some of the most popular areas include cloud computing, data science, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, 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 onsite facilities, work with the latest technologies and in some cases have flexible working policies. Due to the fact that constant innovation is central to this industry, technical jobs will likely offer plenty of opportunities for learning new skills and professional development. 

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

  • Employers' Requirements

    If your job is business-focused, the employers will want to see that you are able to apply your technical knowledge for commercial processes. If you have a very specific technical job, e.g. software engineering or programming, it is crucial to show employers your knowledge of programming languages, of networks and your development skills. Despite the differences, there are some key competencies which are expected from all Technology professionals, including communication, analytical ability and problem-solving.

  • CV Requirements

    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.

  • 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 correspond 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

    Most companies require their future employees to have a bachelor’s degree in IT, ideally in fields like computer science or information systems, combined with relevant work experience. Some employers expect their employees to also have a postgraduate degree in their specialised sector such as data science. Certain roles have industry qualifications and accreditations as a requirement e.g. scrum master, agile coach, and information security specialist.

Top Tip

"Technical skills alone are not enough. Employers are also focused on communication, problem-solving ability, commercial acumen, adaptability, and the ability to learn new skills."

— Adam Roi, Practice Director

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