Job Description

The Who, What, Where and Why

Are you an experienced backend developer with a growth mindset and a passion to build world class infrastructure?

We’re looking for a talented backend developer who wants to be at the heart of our team and product. With 20+ integrations (and counting) with some of the world's leading video and online course platforms, this role will continuosly challenge you and require a full range of technical and soft skills.

VidApp is the world’s only, mobile first, OTT/video app creation platform. After going through NZ’s top accelerator program (Flux), we've successfully raised a seed round, made it to breakeven and are now continuing to grow.

We have an open and honest culture, with a team that's on a mission to build a globally recognised NZ tech company. We're off to an exciting start with some of the world's top yoga teachers, educational platforms and fitness instructors already on board as customers, spanning from the US, Canada and UK, all the way back to NZ and Australia.

This is an integral position in our team, perfect for the right person to learn, grow, and become a master of their craft across Python, AWS, Serverless, MySQL and other core processes and frameworks. You’ll also have the opportunity to grow into leadership and management positions as we continue to expand.

You'll work closely with our amazing clients and tight knit team based at the Icehouse in Parnell, one of New Zealand’s most exciting startup communities.

If you want to be at the heart of developing a product with a purpose that you love, work with amazing people and be a part of a startup that’s growing quickly, we’d love to chat.

Does this excite you?

  • Taking ownership of VidApp's backend infrastructure, used by hundreds of thousands of end users
  • Leveraging your skills in Python, AWS, Serverless, MySQL
  • Using your growth mindset to learn and incorporate new frameworks
  • Keeping up-to-date with the ecosystem and continuing to optimise for maximum speed and scalability
  • Striving to continuously improve our team's standards and development best practices
  • Excellent project/time management skills and loves problem solving
  • Ability to work with the team to set key objectives and use agile processes


Who you are:

  • You have a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and 3+ years of experience with software development lifecycle and processes
  • 4+ years of experience with Python, AWS, Serverless, MySQL and other cloud/database platforms
  • Proven history in architecture of backend applications
  • Ability and drive to lead backend development with best practises
  • Work with agile development to show your experience across the whole software dev life-cycle
  • Effective at understanding a problem involving different data sources, making a plan and taking action to achieve a swift outcome. Not afraid to write code and make it happen
  • Documentation and communication skills (in-person, email and slack)
  • You are passionate. Persistent. You get things done.
  • You are excited about the idea of delivering the best video apps in the world to hundreds of thousands of real people
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