Senior Full Stack Software Engineer at Phocas

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

Simple isn’t easy. We should know. 

Across 20+ years of delivering financial planning and analytics products that are simple to use, we’ve overcome numerous complex challenges. Along the way we’ve had plenty of failures, but from each one we try to learn and push forward with an alternative approach.  

This is how we've stayed at the leading edge, creating products that are changing the way the world works. 

Our teams are empowered to solve customer problems in the way they think is best. We trust them to make good decisions about what problems to solve and how to solve them, and we give them the space to excel. Learning and improvement are critical to our success, and as part of this there is time set aside for our engineers to spend on their personal development.  

What will you be doing? 

You’ll work alongside other smart and motivated engineers, product managers, and designers, solving meaningful problems for our customers. You’ll help set the technical and product direction for your team, guide the learning of less experienced engineers, and help uphold your team’s high standards. You’ll architect new components and services, build out test frameworks, and work on deployment pipelines and releases. To summarise, the work will be varied. 

The problems will vary a lot too. Right now, one of our teams is making our main business analysis product much more flexible and dynamic, so customers can find insights they’ve never been able to get before. Another of our teams is planning a huge improvement in the way we import data from our customers’ databases, simplifying some of our tools to make them accessible to a less technical audience, and looking for ways to streamline the complex work that’s required when a new customer joins Phocas. And to pick another example, a third team is simplifying their product’s interface to help customers create budgets more quickly, whilst migrating the database schema so it can better respond when core configurations change. 

Whatever problems you work on, you'll develop new tools and processes as well as modify a wide range of existing components, so you’ll need to enjoy getting stuck into a variety of technologies to respond to customer needs.  

What are we looking for? 

  • A confident, experienced senior developer who can make and communicate well-informed technical and architectural decisions 
  • The ability to see the big picture and to plot a path from where we are to where we’d like to be 
  • A strong history of developing web services built on C# and SQL, coupled with good experience working on React / TypeScript applications 
  • Experience delivering software products in a multitenant cloud environment - ideally AWS 
  • Enthusiasm and passion, a willingness to learn, curiosity, and a growth mindset  
  • A sense of fun and a genuine desire to work as part of a diverse, collaborative team  
  • Bonus points for: experience working on financial products, working with data at scale, successfully leveraging test automation

What's in it for you?  

  • Competitive salary and stock options plan 
  • Southern Cross, life and income protection insurance
  • Work with some of the best tech talent in Christchurch  
  • Spacious, centrally located offices with plenty of parking for cars, bikes or scooters
  • Flexible hybrid working policy  

Generally Phocas is a strong supporter of international talent, however due to current visa settings and processing times, at present we are only considering applicants who hold NZ working rights for this position. 

More about Phocas 

Over the past 20 years Phocas has grown from a UK-based startup to a global organisation with nearly 300 employees around the world, headquartered in Sydney, with a Product & Development team here in Christchurch. 

Phocas helps people feel good about data by doing the hard work for them. We offer a range of products that enable our customers to quickly and easily analyse data from multiple sources, discover insights, and share reports. Our solutions are used by around 30,000 people in businesses across a wide range of industries. We change the way people think and work, and make it easier for them to be decisive and operate with confidence. We pride ourselves on our customer-centric approach and are committed to delivering high-quality software that meets the evolving needs of our clients. 

 We are a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant 

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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.