Lead a team of Web Developers at one of NZ’s most successful business groups. This role can be based in Auckland or Christchurch.


Our client is a highly successful, Kiwi-owned company that’s made up of several different organisations, including a digital marketing agency and several publishing businesses. The company is over 30 years old and has an entrepreneurial spirit, with a family feel to the team culture. ​

  • Join one of New Zealand’s most successful business groups.
  • Large and well-known organisation, with several businesses under its umbrella.
  • Fun, passionate, and tight-knit team.
  • Plenty of opportunities for career progression and development.


As the Team Lead, you’ll be responsible for the overall performance of the web development team. There are several exciting projects on the go. A lot of the businesses that sit within the umbrella company have websites that are a bit dated, and you will work with the senior leadership team to improve their functionality and appearance. One website in particular has a huge amount of traffic from both within NZ and overseas, and it needs a complete overhaul. So, you’ll be busy overseeing multiple projects, as well as managing your team and ensuring their best technical work.

  • Lead the web development team.
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders – ideally, in laymen’s terms that they can understand.
  • Oversee the team and help them deliver multiple web projects.
  • Work with modern JavaScript libraries and frameworks.
  • Use Web APIs to collect data (Internal and public RESTful Web APIs).

about you

You'll need proven experience in web development and API integrations, ideally in a client-facing role, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Proficiency in REST, GraphQL, and SOAP, as well as experience with database systems like MySQL, HTML/CSS, and modern JavaScript and TypeScript, is required. Additionally, you’ll have a passion for the digital space and staying up to date with the latest technologies and trends within the industry. ​

  • 5+ years of experience as a Developer with PHP
  • Highly beneficial if your experience in web development has been in New Zealand OR for a NZ-based company.
  • Experience with Grit and modern JavaScript and Typescript libraries and frameworks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Website frontend UI HTML, CSS, JavaScript experience.

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  • Salary Range: Competitive Base Salary + Great Benefits  
  • Recruiter: Ieuan Padfield 
  • Job ID: 824332CF 


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