Senior Back-End Developer

  •   Wellington, New Zealand
  •   Open
  •   Experienced


Resn is looking for a full time Senior Back-End Developer for our studio in Wellington, New Zealand.


You'll be working on the biggest and brightest international brands in global time zones (with a focus on APAC and USA). Your peerless back-end development skills ensure that projects are completed to the highest standards, on time, within budget and with a smile on everyone's dials.


Your developer experience stack is full, and you possess a deep understanding of web services and technologies.



  • Lead back-end development for multiple projects including, but not limited to, campaign microsites, web based applications, large scale complex Javascript mobile and desktop websites, 3D experiences, games, installations, experiments and AR/VR experiences.
  • Defining project back end requirements, assisting with technical design documentation, project budget estimates and assessing feasibility of technical deliverables with your esteemed Creative and Producer colleagues.
  • Serve as a technical contact for third-party vendors and production partners, identifying and documenting integration points with third party solutions.
  • Work closely with clients technical teams to effectively manage integration with client infrastructures and compliance with security systems.
  • Hands-on implementation of development infrastructure
  • Hosting recommendations / set-up / Deployment Implementation / Overall management
  • Research and development into latest and greatest back end systems and processes


Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of development experience, ideally at senior or tech lead level.
  • Experience setting up and maintaining development and deployment pipelines, including familiarity with Webpack, Rollup, npm, gulp, GIT, Yarn and Bitbucket Pipelines.
  • Deep understanding of hosting and domain setup and management, network infrastructures and protocols, web security, server-side architectures and back-end strategies for a wide variety of situations, with familiarity with AWS and GCP.
  • Experience working on large and complex interactive projects with multidisciplinary creative and technical teams.
  • Experience with short production timelines, hard deadlines, and moving targets.
  • Working with and processing server-side media content, e.g. video compositing with ffmpeg, audio processing sox, image processing, streaming video.
  • A love of planning, scrumming combined with fantastic written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to maintain composure and focus when the escalating demands of work rear up like a rampant wildebeest.
  • Unbounding optimism and the desire to achieve the impossible!


Bonus Points

  • Broad experience and solid understanding of interactive web technologies and front-end development using Javascript, HTML, CSS/LESS/SASS, Vue.js.
  • Experience with Three.js / GLSL / React Native / Unity.
  • Any other visually driven development languages.



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