Software Engineer at Phocas

Computer Software, Information Technology, Full-time, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand engineering full-time
Posted 28 days ago

Phocas helps people feel good about data by doing the hard work for them, using the latest cloud technologies: serverless compute, lambdas, and in-memory data grids to produce high-performing scalable and reliable data pipelines. Our web applications are so data hungry that we push JavaScript to its limits. We pick the best tools for the job: .NET or Java, AWS or GCP, Redux or MobX, Apache Beam or Hazelcast Jet.

We've been around for twenty years - originally a UK startup, now headquartered in Sydney with over 250 employees in 6 offices around the world. Our Christchurch Product & Development team was born in 2019 and already numbers over 50. We recently moved to spacious new centrally-located offices to accommodate our rapidly growing team.

Our values? Fun, fulfilling, forever - and we mean that. People love working at Phocas because of our amazing culture. We have some of the happiest employees around! Phocas ranks #1 in G2 Crowd, rates highly on Glassdoor, and appears in Deloitte's Fast 50. In 2019 Phocas won the Culture Transformation Award from Human Synergistics in recognition of our constructive and positive culture.

We’re still looking for more smart, creative, innovative developers who want to build worldclass software and have a great time doing it. If you want to work in a supportive, collaborative environment where everyone has a voice, contact us now.


What do we look for?

  • A history of developing software products in modern web and UI orientated languages and frameworks
  • Enthusiasm and passion
  • An empathetic approach to communication
  • Fantastic attention to detail
  • A sense of fun and a genuine desire to work as part of a diverse, collaborative team
  • A real human being who can be from any background, identity, religion, gender, sexuality or planet

We don't require specific years of experience or technologies. We look for attitude, personality and potential, and we're open to teaching and providing an environment where you can develop your skills.

Sadly due to current global pandemic travel restrictions, we can only consider those with established working rights for New Zealand or Australia


  • Competitive salary and stock options plan
  • Benefits include life, income protection insurance and subsidised health cover
  • Fantastic opportunities for growth and development
  • Work with some of the best tech talent in Christchurch
  • Central location with free parking and easy motorway access
  • Fruit, hot & cold drinks, snacks and drinks on Friday

We pride ourselves on our positive, collaborative culture and encourage our team to come into the office - and we love being here! - but we also like to be flexible around hours and working from home.

We are a 2020 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant

To all recruitment agencies: Phocas does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Phocas employees or any other company location. Phocas will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Phocas is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.