Intermediate/Senior Developer

About Somar Digital:

We’re a Wellington-based data experience agency, building trusted bridges between complex data and everyday life. Government agencies, NGOs, and businesses choose Somar to deliver real-time, high trust sites that link information to end users at scale.

We believe data and digital experiences should work for people, not the other way around. Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders' use Somar solutions daily to make their lives easier, and our clients include Greater Wellington Regional Council, Metlink, Cancer Society of NZ, Mountain Safety Council, Ministry of Pacific Peoples, and the Department of Internal of Affairs.

Somar is the highest-ranked NZ digital agency in Deloitte’s 2017 Asia Pacific Tech 500, an approved vendor on the NZ Government Web Services Panel and the world’s first SilverStripe Professional Partner.

We are an equal opportunities employer.


About the new role:

We’re seeking a well-rounded Intermediate/Senior Developer to join our talented, hard-working and supportive team to deliver our award-winning web development service.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with new and existing clients on bespoke projects as well as via our support desk team.


What's important to us?

You’ll have a a great work ethic and a ‘go get em’ attitude, with the ability to roll your sleeves up and get things done. It goes without saying you're super smart but for us, your ability to confidently and comfortably communicate well with others is just as important.

You will likely have at least 4-7 years experience with PHP and MySQL based applications, PHP frameworks and Content Management Systems, (i.e. Silverstripe); great experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript - including frameworks like Vue.js and versioning software such as Git.

You are able to think on your feet and find creative solutions. You’ll be accurate and driven but at the same time flexible and nimble. You show genuine care for the welfare of others, especially our clients and their customers whom we aim to wow and delight.

We’re looking for that special someone with a passion for new technology, pushing the boundaries and a willingness to develop good client management and strong leadership, communication and socialisation skills. Knowledge of or experience in Agile development methodologies would stand you in good stead.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify user and system requirements for new websites and applications
  • Work with PHP and MySQL based applications, PHP frameworks and Content Management Systems (SilverStripe), HTML, CSS, and Javascript Frameworks (including Vue.js) and versioning software (i.e. Git)
  • Work with our wide range of clients on support requests as well as bespoke projects
  • Understand client needs and know how to create the tools to manage them
  • Understand and adhere to coding standards
  • Prioritize multiple tasks effectively
  • Understand technical and functional design requirements, code and test technical solutions
  • Design technical solutions in collaboration with other developers on time and on budget
  • Work on new product features, enhancement to existing features and customer migration


We look after our people:

We support your career progression by having an individual development plan in place to help you be the best you can be.

We provide a relaxed environment and encourage a genuine work/life balance.

Join a team of like-minded individuals that love a laugh and take pride in their work.

Remuneration is commensurate with experience and expertise.

If this sounds like your next stepping stone, get in touch! Apply online or email Please note, applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

If this sounds like you we look forward to hearing from you!


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