Intermediate Web Developer – Backend

Be part of a team developing a cloud based web application

A great company to work for that is experiencing strong international growth

Grenada North Location



Are you a talented Web Developer with an appetite for challenges looking to make your mark?

If you have a passion for developing enterprise scale web applications and you thrive in challenging with complex requirements, you can be a part of Recollect’s success. The ideal candidate for this role will have skills in back end development of enterprise scale web applications. You will be part of a team of developers that work closely with the solution architect, business analyst, testers and operations teams to deliver a highly available and scalable platform.

The ideal candidate has graduate qualifications in software development with an understanding of Agile methodology and an interest in developing engaging user experiences. You must have a strong work ethic, with good interpersonal communications, be willing to contribute ideas and be part of a team.



NZMS develops Recollect, which is a collection management and community engagement platform used by more than 50 customers in New Zealand and Australia.

We’re based in Grenada North, just off the motorway 15 minutes north of Wellington in a modern building with a top notch espresso machine, good street parking and a bike rack.

For over 27 years, NZMS, has been New Zealand’s leading digitisation & imaging bureau for cultural heritage materials such as photographs, manuscripts, publication, maps, and works of art.  Hosting the digital reproductions of this material is where we started, and Recollect is a vital part of our business serving a wide array of organisations who have information and digital assets they want to interact with.  Recollect was fully developed in-house and is now a mature product.  We also provide support for, and hosting of, our clients’ sites.  Refer

You’ll be a great fit with us if you have a ‘can do’ attitude, enjoy working in an informal, agile environment, can problem solve like a master, have good interpersonal skills and a passion for delivering exciting user-centric products.


We are looking for someone who is:

  • A self-starter and has a proven record of delivery to deadlines.
  • Enjoys a collaborative environment and the free exchange of ideas.
  • Has initiative; can identify opportunities and risks and solve problems.
  • Strong English communication skills.
  • Able to communicate well with internal and external clients from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Able to grasp user’s objectives and translate them into practical IT solutions that work.
  • Takes care to document their work so that those following will clearly understand what was done.
  • Has integrity and builds trust with clients and colleagues.
  • Willing to go above and beyond to help the team achieve a collective goal.



  • 5+ years’ experience in PHP, MySQL, and HTML development
  • Experience in commercial PHP projects
  • Good understanding of PHP / MySQL / Apache / Nginx
  • Solid understanding of algorithm and OOP programming
  • Knowledge of design pattern
  • Solid understanding of MVC frameworks such as Laravel and CakePHP
  • Good understanding of database design and performance
  • Experience in working with Linux environment, Linux commands, and Shell
  • Experience in development and version control with SVN and Git
  • Ability to think of usability and interpret what a client wants
  • Familiar with front-end technology such as HTML, CSS (SASS/LESS), JQuery/Vue.js, etc.



  • Knowledge of working with AWS services and SDK
  • Experience in popular No-SQL databases, such as Redis and MongoDB
  • A firm grasp of DNS, IP addresses, ports, and domains
  • A love/hate relationship with a wide variety of browsers and versions
  • Understanding of different image and media formats
  • Open source tools for image or PDF processing such as ImageMagick and Tesseract
  • Experience dealing with vast quantities of data


If you are interested, please send your CV by email to   Applications will close as soon as we find the perfect person for the role – so be in quick!

NOTE: for Overseas Enquiries and Non NZ Residents: We welcome international enquiries, however only applicants that are legally entitled to work in New Zealand and can make themselves available for interviews in New Zealand will be considered for advertised positions. Others should not apply.

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