Graduate Front-End Engineer

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Department: Technology

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

THE ROLE

Biology has become digital. We translate genomic data into biological and therapeutic insights and pride ourselves on people-friendly, world-class scientific software and support. 

Our user base is growing.

We are looking for an enthusiastic new graduate level Front-End Engineer to join the technology team at our Auckland HQ.

You will be joining a team that is building our next generation of cloud-based web applications. The applications and technologies you develop will be used to help progress the use of digital data for a wide range of real world biotech activities: from disease research, to the development of the newest class of life-saving therapeutics.

We believe look, feel, and performance matters. Do you?

THE DETAILS

Requirements

  • Right to work in NZ
  • Available;
    • Full time
    • Permanent
  • Auckland CBD
  • Great written and verbal English
  • Programming skills of 3rd year software engineering student
  • Interested in JavaScript or TypeScript

Ideally

  • Finishing, or recently finished, university
  • Experience with
    • Commercial programming
    • Game development
    • Web development
    • UI development
    • Browser DOM API
    • Typescript
    • Angular
    • Webpack
    • Software testing tools (e.g. Karma)
    • HTML & CSS

As a graduate-level role, it is not important for you to have practical experience with most of the above: what is important is enthusiasm and a willingness to continuously learn and upskill!

THE COMPANY

Biomatters is the creator of the Geneious software platform: a integrated collection of scientific applications for world-leading sequence analysis, alignment and assembly for molecular biology. We have over 20,000 users worldwide and we are committed to the platform’s continuing success.

We actively welcome your perspective because we want to help you create, code or co-ordinate your ideas into real-world projects that will benefit our customers and your career. We believe in giving people the chance to sink into a challenge and get stuff done. Your personal working style is important to us.

We are a down-to-earth and honest bunch, and while we’re often in t-shirts, we encourage each other’s ambitions. Once an employee joins Biomatters, they tend to stick around.

Why? Because we:

  • Have an open-plan culture where you can chat with the CEO or anyone else.
  • Regularly communicate with each other through internal blogs, meetings, IM and spontaneous face to face conversations.
  • Allow for flexible working hours.
  • Offer health, life and critical illness insurance.
  • Celebrate our successes casually but confidently.
  • Take care of you with fresh fruit delivered twice a week, a well-stocked drinks fridge, commercial-grade espresso machine and beer/chips/ice cream at the end of the working week - all in our sexy downtown Auckland location.
  • Hold EvoLab days, where everyone in the company can work on what they want (within reason)  for 24 hours, then present their results to the team.
  • Often have our headphones on, but also enjoy lively spontaneous discussions on software, science, YouTube videos and everything else under the sun

THE IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSITY

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

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