Intermediate Developer - Front End

Location: Christchurch
Hours: 37.5
Term: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Applications close: Monday 29 May 2017, 9am



CORE is a not for profit education consultancy, professional learning and research agency actively involved working with individual educators, schools, clusters and partner organisations. 

CORE Education (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. Our mission is to push the boundaries of educational possibility.

An opportunity is now available for an Intermediate Front End Developer to join our Open source Web Development Team. The preferred candidate will have 3+ Years of Experience in working with the LAMP Stack with a focus on Front End Development and Styling.  This role reports to the IT Manager.

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 application server infrastructure

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Knowledge and industry experience in the use of (some but not all) php, MySQL, xhtml, css, ajax, jQuery, Bootstrap, Foundation, Less/Sass, HTML5
  • Industry experience with setup and maintenance of web application server infrastructure, primarily LAMP
  • Industry experience with Content Management Systems, Silverstripe
  • Industry knowledge of open source solutions is a key advantage
  • Three or more years of industry experience using the above technologies
  • Tertiary qualification in Information Systems or Computer Science
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience in GIT and Vagrant are preferred
  • A passion for web application development, and a willingness to learn other platforms if required
  • Awareness and knowledge of web accessibility/usability issues
  • 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


Other information

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Please send your application to

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

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