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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Dunedin
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines), Information Technology

Downer has been designing, building and sustaining New Zealand’s infrastructure for over a century and is a leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 12,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

As a division of Downer NZ – ITS National is a business geared towards growth in the sector of Intelligent Transport Systems. The growing business needs has provided a new opportunity for Software Developer/Engineer to join our Dunedin team.

About the role:

To support the ITS IT Team and Project Manager to deliver bespoke, niche market, software solutions for internal and external clients – this will include the Milford Road Alliance and NZTA Network Outcome Contracts – software programming in PHP, Python, or similar, Linux, Scripting - PowerShell/Bash, networking, routing, database incl. SQL, and system administration.

The successful candidate will work directly with the team and clients to fully understand their needs, be able to provide iterative delivery to the client to get ongoing feedback to work towards improved and desired solutions. This will include developing and implementing systems to streamline data collection and delivery as well as enhanced data visualisation.

In addition you will collaborate closely with the product team to build new features and infrastructure by;

  • Providing ideas on improvements to promote more productivity and quality
  • Evaluate new technologies building prototypes for continuous improvements, and produce high quality, production-ready code in a frequently changing environment
  • Development and maintenance of remote monitoring software systems
  • Advocate for top programming practices
  • Technical development / Mentoring

About You:

We are looking for candidates with the following skills, qualifications and experience;


  • At least 3 years’ experience in software engineering
  • Python (Django experience preferable)
  • PHP
  • Windows and Linux environments
  • Scripting – PowerShell/Bash
  • Networking – routing/switching
  • Good knowledge of SQL database


  • A relevant tertiary qualification in software engineering
  • AWS (EC2, RDS)
  • SIP servers
  • Sysadmin experience – deployment and maintenance of Windows and Linux systems

In return we offer:

  • An outstanding opportunity with diverse and challenging work
  • You will be competitively remunerated and be supported in your career development
  • The opportunity to be part of a fantastic team

To apply for this role please go to reference number 556244

All successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test and medical.

Advertised: New Zealand Daylight Time
Applications close: New Zealand Standard Time

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