Careers News, Features, and Interviews

  • Media Design School first with tertiary AR/VR training

    The Media Design School in Auckland claims to have become the first tertiary education provider in New Zealand to offer a qualification with a stream dedicated to virtual reality and augmented reality.

    21 Oct. 16 14:15 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ‘True’ DevOps engineers in high demand, says Hays

    Recruitment specialist Hays has released its latest quarterly report on the job market, identifying high demand for “true DevOps engineers,” “top level principal and technical leads,” front end and full stack developers and native iOS and Android developers.

    11 Oct. 16 09:36 Written by Stuart Corner
  • New MD for NEC NZ

    NEC New Zealand has named Takashi Tada, presently general manager of corporate strategy at NEC Australia, as its new managing director.

    24 Aug. 16 12:48 Written by Stuart Corner
  • New CEO for Spark Ventures

    Spark New Zealand has named Ed Hyde as the new CEO for Spark Ventures, replacing Rod Snodgrass whose departure was foreshadowed in April.

    17 Aug. 16 11:01 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark sets new minimum staff pay rates

    Spark has announced a new employee salary regime under which, it says, all non-commission-based full-time employees will earn at least $40,000 annually — plus company benefits including a “generous” monthly Spark account credit as well as life, income and trauma insurance, with a combined value in excess of $2,500 annually.

    15 Aug. 16 13:59 Written by Stuart Corner
  • High Tech Youth’s highly ambitious goal: 60k IT pros

    High Tech Youth, an after-school cyber learning program for young people in underserved communities, has set itself the goal of filling an estimated 60,000 IT job vacancies by 2020.

    15 Aug. 16 11:18 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Fronde names ex Optus exec Jurczyszyn GM strategic alliances

    Wellington-based IT services company Fronde has named Daniel Jurczyszyn general manager strategic alliances, based in Melbourne, saying his priority will be to “focus on the ground breaking partnership with AFL club Carlton, developing the relationship and leveraging this valued alliance.”

    10 Aug. 16 16:05 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Lack of training and benefits fuel IT job-hopping

    ​Recruitment company, Global Attract, has revealed details of research that is says shows 60 percent of IT professionals working in DevOps and infrastructure, financial services, IT executive roles, software development, testing and quality assurance, and project management, intend to look for a new role in the next 12 months.

    09 Aug. 16 15:51 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Kordia combines NZ and Australian management

    Government-owned IT services provider, Kordia Group has united its Australian and New Zealand management teams under group CEO, Scott Bartlett, previously CEO of the company’s New Zealand operations.

    08 Aug. 16 14:27 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Over 70 percent of IT&T employers seek staff

    According to recruitment agency Beyond Recruitment, over 70 percent of employers in New Zealand’s IT and Transformation (IT&T) sector intend to take on new staff in the next 12 months.

    26 July 16 12:48 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Tech Futures Lab to teach digitally disruptive disciplines

    Tech Futures Lab, a training organisation founded in February by education futurist Frances Valintine in partnership with Unitec Technology Institute, has opened a new facility in Auckland to deliver training in today’s disruptive technologies.

    14 July 16 14:45 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Ten lucky Kiwi startups get Vodafone xone boost

    Ten Kiwi start-ups and SMEs have been chosen to take part in Vodafone xone, billed as “a unique business accelerator designed to nurture the best ideas and kiwi talent in the research and commercialisation of world-class technology.”

    13 July 16 12:14 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Hays highlights hottest IT jobs

    ​Are you Jenkins savvy or TeamCity smart? If so your skills are in high demand, according to recruitment specialist Hays.

    12 July 16 16:12 Written by Stuart Corner
  • CompTIA’s plan to lure Kiwi women & girls into IT

    The local arm of CompTIA, a US based global advocacy organisation for IT, has brought to New Zealand its global initiative designed to persuade women and girls to take up careers in IT.

    12 July 16 16:09 Written by Stuart Corner