Silverstripe Developer

careers / Silverstripe Developer
Full Time – Christchurch, New Zealand

 At Media Suite, we have a wide range of clients, but we specialise in meaningful public sector work which will enable society (and government) to adapt in a fast-changing world. We build websites and create systems and software to solve challenging and meaningful problems in various domains. If you’re up for a challenge and want to be surrounded by awesome colleagues who care deeply about what they do, you’re looking in the right place.

We are on the hunt for an experienced Silverstripe/PHP developer who is excited by the idea of a role where they can really hone their craft and build their expertise. You would be involved with Silverstripe project development, supporting & enhancing existing projects as well as stepping up to work on proposals for new work where Silverstripe is a part of the preferred solution. You’d be joining a closely-knit, agile team who are looking for someone willing to collaborate, share expertise and leverage their strengths for the collective cause. This is a full-time, permanent role.  


About you:

Whatever your background, you will definitely need to be: 

  • organised with outstanding attention to detail;

  • comfortable communicating with partners and other external stakeholders;

  • curious and inherently motivated by review, feedback and improvement;

  • able to work both independently and collaboratively;

  • willing to go the extra mile to make our partners & stakeholders happy;

  • be flexible and highly adaptable to changing priorities;

  • able to pick up new things quickly and take ownership;

  • great at working to deadlines and managing competing priorities;

  • keen to grow your technical project leadership skills.

Skills, Experience & Education:

You will definitely have relevant professional experience, we expect to see:

  • At least 3 years experience designing and maintaining web interfaces in a full stack capacity;

  • A track record of delivering full Silverstripe applications with a range of addons and third party integrations;

  • Strong experience in PHP, MySQL/MariaDB, Silverstripe and Javascript based applications; 

  • Experience with at least one of Vue.js / React / Ember - and a willingness to learn the others; 

  • Experience in HTML, CSS; 

  • Technical project leadership skills; 

  • Experience working in an agile environment across multiple projects.

We’d be extra-excited if you could show experience or familiarity with:

  • Government / CWP work;

  • AWS/ DevOps;

  • Strong CSS experience and comfort translating designs into code;

  • Docker;

  • Python;

  • Good practice and use of automated tests.

We encourage you to write us a covering letter telling us who you are, why you’d be a great fit for this role, and what you bring to the table.

About us:

We cherish our culture, so every hire we make is carefully considered. If you’re tempted to join the Media Suite team, be sure to read on and make sure we’re aligned.

We are a team of curious-minded people who support each other, hold robust debates and don’t mind helping each other move house on the weekend. We thrive on challenges, we view our successes (and failures) as opportunities for growth, and we never, ever want to stop learning. We value mindset over skill set and we believe the team is more powerful than the individual.

Our employment philosophy is simple. We look for the right people and then do what it takes to get them on board and keep them around. We invest in the right people to help realise their potential. 

We are an equal-opportunities employer, we don’t just accept our differences, we celebrate our diversity and grow through sharing our unique experiences and perspectives. We are wholeheartedly committed to creating an inclusive environment that offers each of us the chance to thrive.

What we offer:

  • An awesome team to work with;

  • A place to grow;

  • Interesting clients & varied projects;

  • Competitive remuneration;

This role could be based in our Christchurch office or, for the right candidate we would consider a remote-role. However, being based in New Zealand with the right to work here is key.

If you have made it this far and are still interested, please upload your CV and cover letter by hitting the 'apply now' button. 

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

(no recruiters please)

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