JavaScript/PHP Developer

Wellington, New Zealand expand job description ↓

Description

We are looking for an PHP/JavaScript specialist. The kind of person who has been mucking around in the codes since they were a kid, but has spent the last couple of years working with modern approaches and tooling. We need someone who understands the fundamentals of modular, reusable code and is able to discuss the pros and cons of various platforms, frameworks and approaches to problems.

Our team is close knit, we leave leave our egos at the door and all support each other to deliver quality work. As a member of the team we expect you to input into processes and technologies and to champion code quality through peer review and automation.

You'll be involved in building websites, web applications and mobile apps for a variety of clients. While a solid chunk of the work you do will involve either SilverStripe or React, our clients are diverse and there's really no shortage of things that we integrate with. You won't get bored.

You won't necessarily have a degree, but you will have 3+ years professional experience.

A few more things:

  • This role is based in Wellington. You need to be in New Zealand currently and already have the right to work here sorted.
  • We'd love this person to start in the next 5-6 weeks allowing for the standard notice period if they're employed.
  • We'll politely ask that recruiters not contact us regarding this role or send through unsolicited CVs. We'll be in touch if we need you :)

Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years commercial experience with PHP, MySQL and JavaScript (experience with Ruby is a plus)
  • Willingness to travel for work as required, mostly to main cities in NZ occasionally overnight
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of people
  • Ability to work in a variety of client settings and across platforms
  • Excellent problem solving skills, a love for technical challenges, and a willingness to learn.

Proven experience delivering large scale projects using the following technologies:

  • OOPHP
  • Modular JavaScript
  • NodeJS
  • Javascript frameworks, esp. React/Redux and jQuery
  • MVC PHP Frameworks and CMS platforms, esp. SilverStripe
  • Package managers, esp. Composer and NPM
  • SQL Databases, esp. MySQL
  • Git
  • Gulp
  • Webpack

Solid experience with the following:

  • Linux, Apache etc
  • Standard compliant APIs (SOAP/REST)
  • Bash scripting
  • AWS
  • Devops, process automation etc

Experience with the following is desirable, but not a deal breaker:

  • Serverless Application Design
  • NoSQL Databases
  • CI/CD
  • AI/ML
  • Ruby and Ruby based frameworks like Rails and Sinatra
  • Mobile first development practice
  • Strong working knowledge developing for cross-platform/browser compatibility
  • Native mobile app development (Kotlin/Java and/or Swift/Obj. C)
  • SCSS (BEM/ITCSS)

Benefits

Who is Catch?

We’re a digital agency that focuses on designing and building the best and most effective user experiences across a range of diverse industries. Our clients are among New Zealand’s most loved brands and we work closely with their marketing and IT teams in long-term partnerships. We’re platform agnostic and prefer to use the best tool for the job; whether that’s in recommending a CMS, building an API or choosing a project management methodology. We design and build great work that wins awards. Every day. We're a team of 20 designers, developers and digital project managers with offices in Wellington and Auckland and clients across the country.

What do you offer?

  • Extremely competitive salary based on experience
  • 5 weeks annual leave and a day off on your birthday
  • A brand new office in central Wellington (just off Courtenay Place) that includes snacks and a full bar
  • The opportunity to work with the best UI and UX designers and developers in the business

A few more things:

  • This role is based in Wellington. You need to be in New Zealand currently and already have the right to work here sorted.
  • We'd love this person to start in the next 5-6 weeks allowing for the standard notice period if they're employed.
  • We'll politely ask that recruiters not contact us regarding this role or send through unsolicited CVs.
  • We've deliberately repeated this section again because it's important. But good spotting. That's the kind of attention to detail we need in this role to be honest.

To apply, we need the following:

  1. A cover letter introducing yourself, telling us why you want to work with us and why you love writing the beautiful code that you do. Please link to your Github account and/or portfolio if you have those online.
  2. An up-to-date CV which outlines your relevant work experience. Focus on your last two roles.
  3. At least two references we can contact. Direct managers or leads from your last two roles. We won't call them until things get serious between us - promise.

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