Senior Web Developer

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Senior Web Developer

We cherish our culture, so every hire we make is carefully considered. If you’re tempted to join the Media Suite team, be sure to read on and make sure our ideologies are aligned.

We are a team of curious-minded people who support each other, hold robust debates and don’t mind helping each other move house on the weekend. We thrive on challenges, we view our successes (and failures) as opportunities for growth, and we never, ever want to stop learning.

We value mindset over skillset and we believe the team is more powerful than the individual.

Our employment philosophy is simple. We look for the right people and then do what it takes to get them on board and keep them around. We aren’t scared to invest in the right people to help realise their potential.

About the role

You will be embedded into a multi-developer team committed to a culture of testing, automation, peer review, knowledge sharing, professional development, remote working and embracing change.

Skills & experience

We're looking for intermediate to senior level developers with a computer science (or equivalent) degree and a minimum of 5 years real-world experience. If you don't hold a relevant degree or have the required experience and still wish to apply then please ensure you have a stellar cover page on your application.

Ideally you would have experience with (or the ability to quickly learn) any of the following:

  • Django
  • Ember.js
  • NodeJS
  • Angular (latest)

We genuinely value cultural fit and attitude ahead of specific technical experience. If you think your experience will transfer to our stack - please get in touch. Just to be clear... the only non-negotiable is someone who is going to write great code.

Location of work

Ideally we would like this role to be based in Christchurch. However, about half of our development team work remotely from home offices, kitchen tables, airports and beaches from around NZ and further abroad. Effective remote working takes practice and discipline, however for the right person with a proven track record we would consider a remote position. You will be collaborating with a NZ based team so being in time zone is critical.

About the work

We build web applications for local and central government, national and international business, along with a handful of charitable organisations.

Our projects are generally interesting. They are large enough to get your teeth into, but not so big that you get bogged down forever.

We are excited to solve real world problems, actually making a difference in improving lives, the environment and efficiency.

How we work

Our mandate is to build the right thing by combining thoughtful design with clever technology.

We use various Agile methods to deliver our projects and continually reflect upon and make improvements to our systems and processes.

Working with us

If you were part of the Media Suite Team this past year, you might have:

Been teacher and student:

  • Attended New Zealand’s largest Javascript conference.
  • Presented a topic at one of our “Learning Lunches” or local JS meetup.
  • Signed up for specialist training in areas you are passionate about.

Built meaningful things:

  • Contributed to a government-backed system to help plan, coordinate and collaborate on the Christchurch rebuild.
  • Developed a range of environmental science databases which help monitor New Zealand’s natural resources.
  • Worked on a range of initiatives providing commuters with tools to reduce their commute time.
  • Developed tools to support the professional development of teachers.

Had some fun:

  • Built something cool at the annual GovHack event.
  • Wrestled fellow devs in giant sumo suits or joined us for a whisky tasting.

To learn more about working with us make sure you read the rest of our website.

To apply

Please send a CV detailing your experience and expertise along with a cover letter outlining why you think you would be a good fit within our team to [email protected].

It would help to include links to some of your online profiles (e.g. GitHub & Stackoverflow) so that we can take a look at some of your community contributions.