Lead Back-End Developer

Wellington, New Zealand · Development/Technology


Role Purpose

To lead the back-end design, structure and development at Sharesies. This includes and is not limited to:

Key responsibilities

What you’ll do

You’ll become an expert in all things back-end at Sharesies. You’ll lead the way we structure and develop our back-end as we scale, focusing on keeping our systems secure and reliable for our customers.

You’ll be working across functions so being comfortable with change and adapting to different working styles is a must.

Reports to: CTO

Key relationships

Internal: CTO, Chief Product Engineer, Development teams, Design, Product and the Sharesies team

External: Investment suppliers, External Advisors, Technology Partners, Regulatory

This position description is intended merely as a guideline of the responsibilities involved in the position. The employee is expected to perform any other duties as reasonably required by their Manager.


A bit about you

You're a coder with solid experience building web-based stuff. You're self-motivated and good at taking a task and running with it. But you’ll chat with people when needed to make sure you’re producing the right solution.

You're a capable developer in Python and PostgreSQL.

You enjoy working with others to find solutions, you're enthusiastic, positive and patient with a real focus on enabling others to do their best work.

You're a fan of good documentation and enjoy writing it.

Most importantly you're keen to dig in and help, contributing a cheerful, inclusive vibe within the technical team and Sharesies as a whole.

Essential skills:

Nice to have:

Knowledge of any of:

Based in Wellington (or keen to be)


About us

Our purpose is to create a more financially empowered generation. We believe that everyone deserves the chance to live the life they choose. Everyone deserves the right to be able to grow their wealth, and everyone should be able to invest. We’re developing a new generation of investors, one pay-day a time.

In a little over two years, we've helped over 60,000 people invest over $85m. We've made investing engaging, accessible and straight-up for realsies.

Oh, hang on a minute! We're also Wellington's latest Gold awards recipient for “Cyber Gold” and Deloitte Fast 50 “Rising Star”.

We're looking for a lead back-end developer to add to our technical leadership team, someone who enjoys leading the whole process of discovery, communication and development.

We're looking specifically for people who want to feel pride in their work and pride in the impact that they're making.

We believe:

Our values

What we offer in return:

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