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Lead Software Engineer - NZ


Join the team who makes Fergus a quality product for our customers in NZ, Australia and the UK!

Fergus is a 100% New Zealand owned tech company that builds outstanding job management software. We're helping tradespeople around the world manage their businesses in a much smarter way.

We are a strong group of Leads focussed on expanding and setting the direction for the future of Fergus. This is an exciting pivot point where we are building and defining an engineering culture that scales and accompanies our growth for the next 10 years.

Our Lead Software Engineer role offers a balance of core product and periphery elements at every stage and level of the product life-cycle, as well as mentoring and coaching our Engineers. This is a hugely rewarding part of our role – while you are building an excellent product, you can really make a difference to the development of the people in your team.

What's great about this role?

  • We are expanding to new markets and increasing the number of teams
  • You are not just a number here – we work hard to preserve our culture and know our people
  • See your ideas and work come to life
  • Lead a team of talented Engineers and feel rewarded by their growth and development

Cool things about Fergus:

  • Reward & recognition programmes
  • ME days
  • On-going personal development budget
  • A second-to-none parental leave policy
  • Company-wide workshops
  • Global team events


Things which will help you succeed in this role:

  • Experience providing technical leadership and strong architectural guidance
  • Knowledge of working within an agile environment where you are building a fast, secure and stable platform for growth
  • Experience managing Engineers, including assisting in hiring, personal development and training
  • Experience and deep knowledge of at least two major programming languages (PHP, JavaScript, C#, Java, Python)
  • Significant experience in Product development - web applications, mobile applications
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and backend development skills essential

Technologies we use:

  • Typescript & Javascript
  • We are hosted in AWS and use a range of AWS services
  • Docker and Linux


Fergus has a very inclusive and collaborative culture and we are united in our goal of really making a difference to our customers. We are super supportive of flexible working arrangements and offer competitive remuneration and professional development.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of an established business which is now scaling up and going global. You can really help shape the future direction of the platform, our products and our people.

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