Technical Lead with Author-It

If you’re ready for new challenges that give you ownership and a chance to inspire others, opportunities don’t get much better.

Smart, innovative, and growing

What if we told you that you could be part of a world-leading and growing software company – and that you could also play a key role in our future growth and technologies? Well, we hope you’d be very interested!

Author-it Software Co. (ASC) is a world leading provider of on-premise and cloud-based products for authoring technical publications, e-learning and pharmaceutical information.

What does that mean for our customers? Our two software platforms, Docuvera and Author-it, enable the transformation of how our customers create and manage their content, leveraging a component first approach where content is broken down, easily assembled into documents, and reused across their organisation.

Exciting times are ahead, and you’ll be part of them.

As we spread the reach of our platforms here in NZ, we need the best people behind the scenes, making sure our products are better than ever. That’s where you come in.

We’re looking for an experienced software engineering professional with leadership experience to join our growing Engineering team to play a key role in successful delivery of our Docuvera SaaS product.

With a collaborative mindset and a demonstrated history of leading others towards shared goals, you’ll be able to proliferate and embed the evolving engineering strategy, fine tune practices and lead the team working towards a common technical vision.

You’ll be comfortable working at pace in a high-intensity, outcomes driven environment.

Bring your people skills, not just coding

Do you get just as much satisfaction from inspiring/mentoring/coaching a team as you do from writing bug-free code yourself? Perfect. You’ll take an active part in maintaining and improving coding standards and developing skills. Successful software development is always a team effort, so along with proven skill in software engineering, you’ll be someone your team can count on to bring a positive outlook, who encourages them to do their best work.

That said, of course, you will bring significant experience in building scalable, production-quality software that achieves that mightiest goal – for the end user, it ‘just works’.

You’ll have proven commercial software development experience, including the leadership of other developers and be experienced, or familiar, with the following:

  • JavaScript, or a language that compiles to JS such as TypeScript
  • Angular, NodeJs
  • REST and GraphQL APIs
  • Relational and non-relational databases, such as SQL Server, Postgres, or MongoDB
  • AWS platform offerings
  • Agile/Scrum/Kanban development methodology

On top of that, you have a strong, natural ability to take teams on a journey and gain commitment to shared goals and standards. You’ll be able to navigate areas of conflict in an open, positive and proactive way and communicate clearly and concisely using a variety of appropriate mediums.  

This role can be based out of either our Palmerston North or central Wellington offices.

Be supported to grow

Our sights are firmly set on creating the next generation of cloud-based SaaS for Life Sciences and improving our Docuvera product. It’s quite a big goal, and that’s why we need the right people on board. With offices across the globe, generous packages, great flexibility and a range of other benefits options, your future here is as good as it gets.

We’re ready to grow. Are you?

This role is being managed by HainesAttract – all applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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