Open Source Developer

Location: Ōtautahi | Christchurch
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Term: Permanent
Start date: ASAP
Applications close: 5pm, 27 October 2021


  • Exciting opportunity for an open source developer
  • Flexible working options


About the Company

CORE is a forward‐thinking, values‐driven organisation. We are proud of the culture we have created in our workplace, and the atmosphere that staff and visitors experience in our organisation.

At the heart of CORE’s values and practice is Tātai Aho Rau and our commitment to our bicultural identity.  Underpinning all practices are culturally responsible behaviours and attitudes including a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, through our Te Aho Tapu framework. Our mission is to transform communities by pushing the boundaries of educational possibility.


About the Role

An opportunity is now available for an Open Source Developer to join our Development Team. The preferred candidate will have 2+ Years of Experience using modern frameworks such as SilverStripe, Laravel, Vue.js and React.  This role reports to the IT Manager.

Some key areas of responsibilities include:

  • Under supervision of the IT Manager and Lead Developer, plan, develop, test, and maintain web based applications for internal and external projects

  • Assist with the development and maintenance of applications

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Knowledge and industry experience in Laravel, Silverstripe, HTML, Javascript and CSS

  • Proficient in use of Git

  • Sound understanding of development methodologies and performance best-practices

  • A passion for web application development, and a willingness to learn other platforms if required

  • Awareness and knowledge of web accessibility/usability issues

  • Tertiary qualification in Information Systems or Computer Science

  • Proactive with clear ability to work on own initiative and as part of project teams

  • Commitment to high level of professionalism and ongoing personal development

  • A knowledge of web applications in an educational context, e.g. e-Learning platforms, an advantage but not essential

  • Good problem solving skills and attention to detail


How to Apply

Please send your application to:

Please find the relevant Role Description and Application for Appointment form below:

Role Description

Application for Appointment form

We will require a covering letter, CV and application for appointment form.

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