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Back End Developer (PHP)

  • Back End Developer (PHP)
  • Auckland
  • $130k
Following application, a talent agent will review your CV, cover note & portfolio against the role and will be in touch within 72 hours (it's the polite thing to do isn't it?).
  • Full Time
  • Live
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Role is with:

Leighton Howl Recruitment Director

Are you over working on the same tech product, no variety in client projects, feeling a little stuck in your professional growth? Maybe you’re a smart, experienced developer who’s ready to step up and challenge themselves to lead some new and exciting projects?

Here is the opportunity you’ve been looking for – a way to be immersed in the growing dynamic advertising agency world, working across some of NZ’s most well-known brands!

This is your chance to bring your technical skills and best practice together with the best minds in the industry to deliver unique brand identities and craft innovative, creative online solutions. A new and exciting challenge, perfect for a senior developer keen to make their mark in an established and thriving agency amongst like-minded people!

You’ll be experienced, focused, and organised with proven experience as a PHP Back End Developer – this role is hands-on in executing key development and functionality changes on a day-to-day basis.

If you’re a seasoned Back End Developer looking to make that shift over agency-side, or you feel like you’ve gone as far as you can in your current role, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Challenge yourself and step into a fast-moving and varied agency where the culture is buzzing, and no two projects are the same!

Sounds good?

The breakdown

We are looking for an experienced Developer in:

  • PHP
  • Silverstripe CMS 
  • JavaScript
  • MySQP
  • SASS
  • jQuery
  • Experience in front end HTML, CSS helpful

Some key responsibilities are:

  • Write high-quality and secure PHP-based website builds, API integrations, plugins and web-apps.
  • Developing with PHP based CMS, and frameworks such as SilverStripe
  • Best practice optimization techniques.
  • Frontend development using HTML5, CSS3, and use of modern libraries and frameworks
  • Wordpress experience highly desirable
  • Automated testing and continuous integration
  • Fast-moving agency experience desirable
  • Flexible and autonomous worker – able to manage independent workflow and taking direction from other developers and senior management
  • Strong communicator – verbal and written

Are you someone who is:

  • Senior and always learning
  • Hands-on, and not afraid to get stuck in?
  • Strong communicator, with incredible attention to detail?  

The reward:

  • Generous salary package of $120,000 - $130,000 per annum + Kiwi Saver
  • Mentoring opportunities in a team that supports growth
  • Work in a big, modern office space

Mandatory requirements 

  • Must have a relevant tertiary qualification (computer science)

In summary

If you’re an experienced senior Back End Developer looking for a role where your work across clients is kept diversified and busy, this is for you. Be part of a big, nationally recognised advertising agency where no two projects are the same!

Apply today

Due to current border restrictions, we are only able to accept applications from people entitled to work in, and currently residing in New Zealand. 

If this role sounds like you, apply today with a brief summary of why you may be interested in this position to Nicole, [email protected]. Or contact The Pond’s Recruitment Director, Leighton Howl, for a confidential chat on 021 702 573, or Nicole on 022 044 2042.

About The Pond:

The Pond is committed to becoming New Zealand’s number one specialist recruiter in the Digital & Tech, Creative & Design, and Marketing & Sales sectors. We focus on finding the best candidates in the local and overseas market, that last the distance and help transform our clients’ businesses. Established in 2006, The Pond is driven by a dedicated team of experienced recruiters and support team who get results for clients daily. Our audited placement average is 4.4 years, so the people we place do stick.

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