Working at Equinox IT

We’re about putting people first, being open and honest, sharing our knowledge and making a difference. People who succeed at Equinox IT relate really well to these values and the vision we have.

What this means is that we look for people who fit our company not just the job.

So what about you?

Working for us will provide you with variety, challenging work and opportunities that will accelerate your career.

You would want to do good work on client projects, consistently demonstrate good judgement and can work both independently and collaboratively. You will have strong skills in your areas of specialisation, but more importantly you will understand the business problems that technology is helping solve.

If you’re an IT professional and you have experience that matches the services we offer our clients - and you relate to our company values - we want to hear from you and check out your CV.

Before you apply for a role with us, you should also review these sections on this page:

Current vacancies

Agile Consultant - Wellington

We're looking for an ambitious and experienced IT professional to join our central Wellington office Consulting Team to make a contribution and a difference to our clients.

Click 'Learn more' to find out about this role and to apply.

Consulting Architect - Wellington

We are searching for a Consulting Architect to join our central Wellington office Consulting Team to make a contribution and a difference to our clients as well as help us grow our next generation of Consultants within the business.

Click 'Learn more' to find out about this role and to apply.

Principal Consultant - Auckland

We are searching for a Principal Consultant to join our Auckland office. This role is pivotal to helping our clients transform their business with Cloud platforms, with a strong focus on helping the process and people changes necessary, too.

Click 'Learn more' to find out about this role and to apply.

Development Lead - Wellington

We are searching for a Development Lead to join our central Wellington office Consulting Team. This role will be pivotal in helping our clients deliver CI/CD and software development and enabling our Developers to enhance their skills and share your knowledge in how to use different technologies.

Click 'Learn more' to find out about this role and to apply.

No vacancy listed that matches your experience?

If we have no current vacancies that match your specific skills, we may still want to hear from you if you have current and relevant IT experience and are legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

Find out more about submitting your CV to us.

 

What we look for

We expect you to have the relevant experience, skills or aptitude for the role for which you are applying.

Just as importantly though we look for key attributes that will make you a good fit for our company and the client work that we do. To fit well in Equinox IT you will be:

  • A team player who values people, who fits our culture and who works well with others
  • Inspired to share your knowledge (writing, presenting, coaching, training) to grow the capability of others
  • Honest, ethical and professional
  • Driven to make a difference and to add value
  • Confident in your capabilities, but with low or no ego
  • Adaptable, curious and always learning
  • Able to embrace technology, business and social change and continuously seeking to improve your skills, knowledge and capability
  • An excellent communicator and presenter, enabling you to establish credibility and build strong relationships
  • Interested in technology and its value as a business enabler.

For those applying for more senior positions, we expect a wide range of experiences across business, IT, project and software development activities with deep experience in your area(s) of speciality.

 

Recruitment process

Our recruitment process typically includes two meetings, one of which will be with your 'natural peer group'.

First meeting
The first meeting is usually with the hiring manager and/or a senior team member. Depending on the role you are considering, this meeting may also include a team member from your peer group. They will:

  • Discuss our company, culture and values and explore your fit to these
  • Discuss you career to date and ask questions based on your CV and other supplied information
  • Evaluate your skills, experience, development potential and overall suitability for the company and role
  • Confirm your remuneration expectations, employment motivators and career goals
  • Respond to any questions you may have.

Second meeting
The second meeting is generally more technical in nature and along with the hiring manager will likely include sales team and peer group representatives. They will:

  • Respond to any further questions you may have
  • Explore areas of interest arising from the first interview
  • Assess your specific technical competencies and capabilities
  • Outline Equinox’s business plan and service offerings

You may be asked to present, provide evidence of work or demonstrate a capability to this group.

From time to time we may schedule a third meeting if you or we have further questions arising from the second meeting.

Skill validation
For certain roles we may ask you to prepare an activity or bring along examples to help us validate that you have the skills and capabilities we are looking for. This may include preparing a presentation for the second meeting, undertaking an exercise, or providing examples of your work for us to review.

Reference checks
If you successfully complete the meetings we will undertake reference checks to talk to previous line managers, clients and peers that you have provided.

Management of the recruitment process
Our recruitment process is managed by the hiring manager together with our administration team. A nominated member of our administration team will be your contact, so you will always be able to discuss progress and understand where you are in the process.

Subject to your timeframes, we aim to complete the recruitment process within 5 working days of the first meeting, however this is dependent on the availability of our consultants and other key people.

We will use any information you provide during the recruitment process only for making recruitment decisions; we will not use it for any other purpose.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Do you hire international candidates?

A: Yes. We will only consider and respond to candidates who are legally entitled to work in New Zealand and have obtained work permit status. We also expect that candidates can make themselves available for face-to-face interviews in New Zealand. If you do not meet these criteria please do not apply for a role with Equinox IT, we do not want to waste your time or ours with applications that will not be progressed further.


Q: What is it like working for Equinox IT?

A: Equinox IT is a values-based company. We genuinely focus on our people and their families. We are honest, open and transparent. We are driven to share our knowledge to make a difference and add value. We operate as a collaborative and collegial team.

We focus on minimising company complexity, bureaucracy, and micro management. Our people have a good degree of autonomy and with that we expect them to use good judgement and behave in the best interests of the company and our clients.

Consultants spend a great deal of time working alongside client teams, often at the client's location, sometimes at ours, to help them solve their problems. This work will vary greatly between clients and assignments. There is a lot of variety and the work will often be challenging.


Q: How will working for Equinox IT help my career?

A: We focus on providing the challenges, experiences and opportunities to accelerate your career.

Working with us you will:

• Get broad experience across a range of clients, client problems and technology sets
• Face new challenges, forcing you to get outside your comfort zone
• Regularly need to research new and better ways for solving problems
• Have the opportunity to build your reputation for solving tough problems
• Attend regular training – we run our own and partner training courses regularly
• Have the opportunity from time-to-time to learn from international thought leaders and luminaries that we bring to New Zealand

Many Equinox IT alumni are today are in roles such as Managing Director, CIO, CTO, Senior Executive, Head of Software Development and Applications, and Business Analysis Manager.


Q: What training will I get?

A: Training at Equinox IT is individualised to your role and your development needs. You will work with your manager to agree the most suitable training plan.

Equinox IT is a training provider and so there are opportunities to attend our courses and our partner courses and as required third party training courses or conferences.

From time to time you will have opportunities to learn from international IT thought leaders and luminaries that we may bring to New Zealand to train our people and/or work with our clients.

Training is just one approach for developing new skills, and so we also provide a range of learning opportunities such as coaching, joint client assignments, peer reviews, assigning work that requires new skills, and researching new and different ways to solve problems.


Q: What clients and sectors will I work with?

A: Our clients vary considerably including multinational enterprise, government, vendors, corporate and small/medium enterprises, not-for-profit organisations and start-ups.

Government organisations include:
• Central government agencies
• Local government
• State owned enterprises.

Business sectors include:
• Banking, financial services and insurance
• Telecommunications, energy and other utilities
• Health and education
• Retail
• Transport
• Internet and software
• Primary and manufacturing.


Q: What type of work do you do?

A: Client work will vary considerably based on the client need and your areas of specialty.

Common examples of our work include:
• Project management, programme management and project quality assurance
• Business analysis and business change advice
• Architecture, technical advice and technical quality assurance
• Process improvement and Agile and DevOps adoption
• System performance monitoring and testing
• Technical trouble-shooting and problem solving
• Independent workshop facilitation
• Software, application, web and mobile development
• Resourcing client projects with analysts, developers, testers and other specialists
• In-house and public training
• Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio and other solution implementation and configuration
• Managed services and support

A full range of current examples of our work are provided on our 'Our work' page.


Q: Will I be expected to travel?

A: Our expectations for travel are light compared to many consulting companies. Most of the time you will be working for clients within the city where you are based, and this may require a different commute or regular trips to their offices. International travel is infrequent, but travel within New Zealand may be required for some client assignments and training course delivery. We actively manage travel expectations when agreeing assignments with clients and you will be part of those conversations to factor in your personal and family commitments.


Q: How does Equinox IT decide what type of work it wishes to do?

A: Equinox IT is a commercial business and we actively pursue client work within our areas of focus and competency - where we can clearly see that we can add value to the client, deliver a successful outcome, enhance our reputation and ultimately earn an appropriate return on investment.


Q: How much say do I get in the client work I do?

A: Our sales team works closely with your manager, other senior people and the consultants to understand work preferences. All key service delivery people are actively involved in the sales process and if a project is considered excessively high risk (for the client or us) any participant has a 'right of veto' for the opportunity.

At times you may be asked to work on a client assignment that is important to us and our client, but not a perfect match to what you want. We know however that there will be future work assignments that will better meet your needs and provide exciting and challenging work that will grow your experience and credentials.

If you have been on an assignment for a long time that does not fit your expectations, wherever possible we will look to swap you out and onto a new project.

"Up-skilling is important to me, I like how Equinox IT provides me with the necessary resources so I can self-manage my learning while on the job"

Matthew Wong Development and Support Analyst Equinox IT

"I have found that working at Equinox IT has given me the opportunities to work on really interesting projects, doing what I enjoy doing, and given me ample opportunity for professional development – all in an environment that is friendly and relaxed"

Bill Ross Principal Consultant Equinox IT

"During my time at Equinox IT I have been driven home by team members when I've had family emergencies, I've repeatedly seen our directors put the needs of staff and families ahead of their own needs, and I have continuously been made to feel like 'one of the team'. Here 'people come first' is more than a statement, it is part of our DNA."

Brendon Livingstone Marketing and Communications Manager Equinox IT