IT Systems Engineer

IT Systems Engineer

IT Team – Timaru Hospital
Permanent, Full-Time, Office Hours,
plus on-call component

Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At SCDHB, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?



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The Role

This role involves managing and supporting the infrastructure and application systems in use at the DHB.  That work can range from planning the adoption, upgrade or replacement of a particular system to the fine tuning of existing systems and ultimately to the phasing out of systems and technologies that are no longer meeting the needs of the DHB. 

Accordingly, the role covers a large range of technologies and will suit someone who enjoys a variety of work, takes a logical approach to that work, seeks opportunities to improve systems and maintains an ongoing interest in learning.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required as there is a requirement to work productively with team members as well as DHB stakeholders and users to ensure that IT services are being delivered effectively.

The Team

The current DHB IT team delivers a wide range of services to the DHB and is seeking the services of a talented Systems Engineer in order to maintain and continue improving the delivery of those services. 

The current team members understand the challenges and satisfaction of supporting a busy hospital IT environment and maintain a positive attitude toward to the variety of tasks they undertake. 

Your Work Schedule

The role is based at the Timaru Hospital campus and the vast majority of your work will be at that location.  Standard working hours are Monday to Friday however, given the nature of the role, there will be some occasions where changes need to be undertaken outside those hours.  After approximately six months you will be also expected to join an on-call roster. 

Person Specifications

A minimum of 5+ years background of managing/supporting a broad range of infrastructure and application systems is required. Relevant industry certifications are desirable however these need to be coupled with demonstrated experience and knowledge.

Experience with the following standard technologies will be favourable:

  • Network switching and wireless technologies
  • Security technologies including firewalls, anti-virus, patching and remote access 
  • Servers/Storage hardware along with virtualisation and backup technologies
  • General system administration tasks including Exchange and Group Policy

Experience/familiarity with the following areas is highly desirable:

  • Contemporary IT security guidelines/standards – PSR, NZISM, HISF
  • Microsoft Public Cloud Services – M365, Azure, Azure AD
  • Microsoft SQL Server / SSMS
  • ITIL principles

Your Personal Attributes:

  • You understand the role of IT as an enabler to the organisation
  • You are motivated and set high standards
  • You are able to work effectively as part of a team

Why choose South Canterbury DHB?

As one of the country’s smaller DHBs our people always have room to move and grow - you’ll get a wider exposure to specialties and enjoy the benefits of a flat structure: processes that run smoothly and a fun, friendly culture. With us, you’re more than just a number; you’re part of a team where everyone knows your name.

On top of all that, you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach and the mountains, work-life balance is truly achievable here.

At SCDHB, integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.

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If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

This job advert will close once a suitable applicant is found.

As part of our duty of care towards our patients, it is crucial that all patient-facing staff be fully immunised. If you have made it to the later stages of recruitment, you will be expected to produce your immunisation records for infection control purposes.








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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: DFAO2137790

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: OPEN