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

4 months fixed-term contract opportunity for a Senior Supply Chain Project Manager with high probability of extension as the programme of work will run for another couple of years. You…

Auckland

Contract

NZ$120000.00 - NZ$130000.00 per annum

Excellent permanent career opportunity for a technical lead , with experience in development in several languages, We are looking for a true polyglot with languages such as Java, JavaScript, Python.…

Auckland

Permanent

Experienced Automation QA Testers wanted for a 3 month contract, strong possibility of extension. Attractive hourly rateRemote work is possible for this role3 month initial contract, with scope for renewalExperience…

Auckland

Temporary

Flexible and collaborative work cultureHost of benefits on offer, learning & professional development opportunitiesConvenient central location for when you do have to go in. The role: Stable industry, still hiring…

Auckland

Permanent

NZ$120000.00 - NZ$1250000.00 per annum

3 month (extendable) contract available for an experienced Vue.js & TypeScript contractorFlexible working arrangementsStart 18th JanuaryBased in central Auckland, city fringeThe selected candidate will have the right to work in…

Auckland

Contract

Immediate requirement for 2 Solution Architect rolesOne will focus on applications and will have to deal with a complex enterprise environment, with legacy applications and strategic newer ones.The focus will…

Auckland

Contract

The role: Permanent opportunity with a consulting firm that is also a well known Salesforce partner.Our client has exciting projects on in Auckland and WellingtonThe role involves technical consulting &…

Auckland

Permanent

Experienced lead developer with AWS experience wanted urgently for an immediate 6 month contract role: Attractive hourly rateFlexible, mature team6 month initial contract, with scope for renewalExperience leading a development…

Auckland

Contract

Experienced Java developers wanted for a 3 month contract, strong possibility of extension. Attractive hourly rateRemote work is possible for this role3 month initial contract, with scope for renewalExperience in…

Auckland

Contract

Head of Data and Insights Fancy yourself as a commercially minded Head of Data and Insights, working with one of NZ's truly Big Data sets? If you come from a…

Auckland

Permanent

The role: Full Stack development using the latest tech stack including modern front end JavaScript frameworks and libraries such as React, Angular and Vue.js. Backend technology like TypeScript & Java.Very…

Auckland

Temporary

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."

— Oxana Metz, Principal Consultant

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