Jobs at DOC: Abhishek Dixit, Solutions Architect

Department of Conservation —  01/05/2015

Come behind the scenes and into the jobs, the challenges, the highlights, and the personalities of the people who work at the Department of Conservation (DOC).

Today we profile Solutions Architect Abhishek Dixit…

Abhishek's profile photo.

Abhishek Dixit

At work

Some things I do in my job include…

Work on DOC’s IT strategy and architecture, and aligning our systems with our future vision.

This helps achieve DOC’s vision by…

Providing reliable and cost-effective IT systems to support DOC. This enables our staff to add value to conservation in a more efficient way.

The best bit about my job is…

Working with DOC staff to understand their wish list and then to deliver cost-effective solutions, within budget.

Abhishek camping in the Himalayas.

Camping in the Himalayas

The awesome-est DOC moment I’ve had so far is….

When my first public cloud (Amazon Web Services) solution architecture project went live last year.

The DOC (or previous DOC) employee that inspires or enthuses me most…

Gavin Walker, I’m motivated by his optimistic and innovative thinking and his leadership skills.

Abhishek enjoying time with his family in front of the New Zealand Parliament.

Enjoying time with the family

On a personal note

Most people don’t know that…

I am passionate about car racing and mountain biking.

The song that always cheers me up is…

‘Everything Is Awesome’ – The Lego Movie

‘Pocketful Of Sunshine’ – Natasha Bedingfield

My happy place is…

Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve, Taupo.

Abhishek setting up a camp stove while camping in Rotorua.

Camping in Rotorua

My best ever holiday was…

Camping in Blue Lake Holiday Park in Rotorua.

In my spare time I…

Play with my five year old; play with drones; play Need for Speed on my Playstation 4; and mobile app development.

My hero is…

My father. He is the best, most approachable person for me to provide solutions to most problems. He is a very optimistic and enthusiastic person.

Deep and meaningful


Football practice

My favourite quote is…

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi.

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is…

Never look back in regret but move on to the next thing. A setback is never a bad experience, just another one of life’s lessons. Be optimistic towards life!

In work and life I am motivated by…


My conservation advice to New Zealanders is…

Let’s try our best to preserve natural resources on our planet for our future generations. The only way we can do this is “just do it, no excuses!”.

Abhishek at the drone show.

At the drone show

Question of the week

If you were stranded on a lonely beach, what are the five things that you would want to have with you?

1. A reliable tent – a Kathmandu one
2. A solar charged torch and built-in satellite radio
3. Sleeping bag
4. A water bottle with water filter
5. Box of matches to light a fire for cooking and for help