Back-end Engineer - Bespoke Solutions


About us

With offices in Sydney, Christchurch, Auckland, and Boulder, Trineo delivers custom technology solutions for global organisations. Our work tackles system integration and data brokering, API development, and highly specific customer and employee applications. As an agile team, we present a complete service offering -- with senior advisory services, product and project management, business analysis, UX, and engineering. We’re known for our ability to ship valuable work into production in complex and challenging environments.

We believe the best work is done when everyone is aligned with shared values, no matter the different skill sets, experiences, and dreams we bring. Our culture is ever-changing, evolving with every new Trineo, but our ways of working are based on principles that remain steady.

About the role

We’re looking for a Back-End Engineer to join our team in Christchurch. You will be part of a growing global professional services practice in the process of expanding our worldwide footprint. You will have the opportunity to work in a diversely skilled team as described above.

What you’ll do

  • Be involved in the full software development life cycle, from feature planning and estimation, through development, to delivery and testing
  • Share your knowledge and learn from your team through pair programming and code review, taking and giving feedback appropriately
  • Communicate effectively with your team and customer. Know when it is required to push back on inappropriate specifications
  • Understand the non-functional implications (e.g., security and performance) of your work
  • Strive to do the best work you can
  • Live by and champion our culture
  • Adhere to agile delivery (Scrum/Kanban), continuous integration, test-driven development


About you

  • You thrive when working within an agile, cross-functional, and distributed / remote team
  • You have several years of overall experience (typically)
  • Strong backend skills with emphasis on Ruby and Rails
  • We’d prefer at least 2+ years of SQL (or related) experience
  • Experience with the development and consumption of APIs
  • Working knowledge of Git
  • Experience working with cloud hosting technologies such as Heroku and AWS
  • Experience with optimizing high-performance applications under significant load

Bonus Points

  • Service-Oriented and Monolithic Architecture
  • Identity Management (Authentication and Authorization)
  • A thorough understanding of security principles, common exploits and an interest in recent advisories and corresponding mitigation strategies
  • Front end development with an emphasis on Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, React

We're an agile, dynamic company and this job description isn't meant to be a complete list of your qualifications or all of the things you'll do


  • Paid Time Off
  • Work From Home
  • Training & Development