Software Developer - Graduate Programme (START END 2022) at Phocas

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

Over the past twenty years Phocas has grown from a small UK based start-up, to 250 people and 6 offices across the world, with headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

In 2019 we set up our Christchurch Product & Development centre - building a team of world-class talent to continue to expand our suite of ground-breaking Data and Analytics applications.

We help our customers feel good about data by doing the hard work for them. We use 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.

Most of all, we enjoy what we do. 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.

Our Christchurch team is now 50 strong and we’re still looking for more smart, creative, innovative developers who want to build amazing software and have a great time doing it. This year we're launching our brand new graduate programme. Over your first two years you'll get the opportunity to work with different teams on different products, use different tools and technologies, find out where your passions lie, and, of course, have a lot of fun!

If you want to work in a supportive, collaborative environment where everyone has a voice, apply today!


We don't have a whole laundry list of requirements - we're looking for attitude, aptitude and potential.

We would like you to have:

  • Experience developing software in modern web and UI orientated languages and frameworks
  • A passion for quality
  • An empathetic approach to communication
  • Fantastic attention to detail
  • A sense of fun and a genuine desire to work with people from all backgrounds daily
  • A real human being who can be from any background, identity, religion, gender, sexuality or planet

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


  • Generous remuneration package including competitive salary, benefits and stock options plan
  • 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.