Wellington – Te Whanganui-a-Tara, New Zealand

Senior Full Stack Developer

At AKQA, we have a culture of excellence in Software Development and Marketing Technology and pride ourselves on our track record of helping our clients leverage the best out of cutting-edge digital ecosystems. We are in need of smart technical developers who can define, build and compose new APIs and Microservices with GraphQL using JavaScript / TypeScript technology stacks and frameworks, as well as building backend systems using traditional CMS tools.

As a Senior Full Stack Developer you have experience in delivering high-quality digital platforms, and you possess a deep understanding of software engineering principles as well as the latest industry trends. You’re motivated by work that is ground-breaking in its thinking and execution, and you will build technology solutions that enable our world-class clients to succeed.

Located in Wellington, as part of AKQA, you will work in an innovative and inclusive culture, surrounded by some of the brightest minds in their fields. You will have the opportunity to learn and grow within a creative and technically advanced team, and have access to ongoing personal and professional development. At AKQA, we are committed to your career growth, as well as to your work/life balance.



  • 3-5+ years’ relevant industry experience in software, digital or web development
  • Experience with the Silverstripe and/or Laravel frameworks
  • Experience with Javascript and front-end frameworks such as React and Vue
  • Experience with cloud platforms such AWS, Azure or Google
  • Experience with GraphQL API implementations
  • Experience with automated API testing techniques.
  • Strong understanding of source control (GIT) and build systems
  • Good understanding of release automation tools and scripting languages (CI/CD, DevSecOps)
  • Strong understanding of performance and optimisation, best practices and industry standards
  • Knowledge of OOP (Object Oriented Programming) and design techniques
  • Knowledge of edge computing platforms (Vercel functions/middleware, Netlify functions, Cloudflare functions/workers etc) desirable
  • Knowledge of shell scripting and Linux server administration
  • Knowledge of OpenAPI, SOAP, OData, JSON data object principals
  • Knowledge of OWASP top 10 principles.

Some knowledge of microservices development patterns and practices is preferable


  • Desire to learn and embrace the latest technologies.
  • Highly motivated and productive, with a collaborative approach to your work.
  • Driven to continually improve coding methodology, tooling and analysis.
  • Able to effectively translate/communicate complex technical concepts to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Work in an agile environment in teams across multiple locations


AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


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Senior Full Stack Developer — Wellington


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