Tech Lead / Architect


Roam is looking for a Tech Lead with a background in solution design who's been around the block and seen it all from startup to enterprise-scale.

  • Hands-on technical mastery, solution design & team mentoring
  • Experience with Node.js, Typescript, React and AWS is preferred
  • Global innovation projects, Bday Leave, BBQs on the deck, epic company culture!

Roam specialises in building a range of awe-inspiring digital products for our customers in NZ, US, Aussie and Europe ranging from branding & visual design, mobile apps, user experience, high-end web development and tying it all into the internet of things. We create beautiful digital experiences with a strong focus on design-led thinking, producing innovative and stunning apps with amazing, behind-the-scenes code.
Keeping our feet firmly on the throttle during 2020, we're now opening up a new studio in Wellington in early 2021. We're looking for an experienced Tech Lead or Senior Backend Developer who's been around the block and seen it all in a variety of industries. From startup to enterprise-scale projects, you’ve been there, done that. You’re a tinkerer, troubleshooter, problem-solver and sleeve-roller-upper combining technical mastery, solution design, stakeholder management and team mentoring all in one.
  • You’ll be hands-on as the Tech Lead in one or more of our high-stake client projects
  • You'll be coordinating with our Auckland and Sydney teams on a daily basis all the while building up our dev capability in our Wellington studio as we grow
  • You’ll be the Master of the Craft mentoring our devs and getting involved in critical technical discussions
  • Owning the product from start to finish, working closely with the PM on technical decisions and planning
  • Building trust with the client and translating their business needs into viable business solutions
  • Pushing the boundaries of the spec and blowing our clients away with innovative solution design
  • Security - you know how to poke holes in systems and how to patch them
  • Reviewing PRs and assisting our devs with complex technical questions
  • Removing road blocks, finding workarounds and pushing the team to pursue excellence in everything we do

  • Great experiences are made of stunning interfaces & clever code
  • You know first-hand how to craft a complete solution from start to finish, including every single component of the solution
  • Backend development is your jam, but you’ve done more than just dabble in frontend and mobile too
  • Experience with Node.js and Typescript, and React
  • Know SQL? or NoSQL? We’re not prejudiced; we love databases that work for the solution
  • DevOps and AWS or Azure experience
  • Resumes at the top of the stack include existing sites, web apps or GitHub repos

  • You live and breathe the qualities of an Exceptional Roamer - you’re curious, passionate, honest, empathetic and pursue excellence everyday
  • You’re pragmatic and don’t over-engineer solutions
  • You take ownership of the product from the beginning to the very end
  • You take the lead and naturally inspire and motivate your team mates
  • You’re proactive and take initiative at every opportunity
  • You understand the importance design plays in building successful products
  • Handy location in a shared office-space in Lambton Quay
  • Flexible working options
  • Working with a close-knit Wellington crew supported by our well-established, high performance dev teams in AKL and SYD
  • We'll train you further with a range of great opportunities and innovative projects under the guidance of our VP of Engineering, Practice Leads & alongside other talented Tech Leads
  • Working on innovation projects for our clients on a global scale
  • Working with genuinely awesome, ambitious and humble people. A combo that is hard to find and we have over 100 of them!

This is a 12 month fixed-term contract with the potential to extend as we secure our 2021 project pipeline.