Front-end Engineer


Boardingware was founded under the belief that the safety of our people on any campus, is at risk. The systems that people currently use - are broken. Our name change to Orah is to signify the next phase of our business - to build the technology to fundamentally fix the way that organisations keep people safe, so that they can create a better future.

We are looking for an experienced front-end engineer to join our tight-knit, fast moving development team. You will be a core part of the team, working directly with the product owner, designer, CTO and company founders. Your work will have a big impact on the product which continuously receives feedback from customers around the world as we iterate and improve on it.

The main focus will be on the development of our web/hybrid applications. Our technology stack is ever-evolving as we are open to adopting new technologies, so you will be working with a variety of technologies, including:

  • JavaScript / TypeScript
  • HTML via templating languages
  • React
  • AngularJS
  • Node.js
  • Webpack
  • PhoneGap / Cordova

The ideal candidate will have a high HTML/CSS skill level with a knack for good design and user experience, and be able to communicate efficiently and work closely with product designers to deliver the best experience to our users.

As a secondary part of the role, you will have the opportunity to work on all aspects of development, including back-end development and DevOps. It is a good opportunity to learn new skills and work towards becoming a full-stack engineer, or hone your existing skills. We use Node.js and MySQL, deployed to AWS infrastructure, so any prior knowledge in this regard is a bonus.

Some qualities we look for in an engineer are:

  • The ability to pay close attention to detail, while maintaining a sense of the broader picture
  • A high standard of quality, producing clean, well structured code that implements effective paradigms
  • Consideration of edge cases during development and testing to ensure a robust system
  • The ability to contribute valuable ideas towards solving problems, that are backed by good rationale based on core principles
  • Open minded and willing to learn

If you are after a challenging, rewarding role, and a great opportunity to grow with the company, come and join us on our journey.


Along with our great culture - we offer perks and benefits that we hope will excite you to work at Boardingware.

  • Conferences. We will contribute $1000NZD/annum towards a conference of your choice. The goal would be to help you deepen you understanding of a topic related to your career path.
  • Nutrition. We provide fresh fruit and healthy snack options to keep you topped up and fuelled throughout the day.
  • Books. Learning is engrained in our culture. You will have $250NZD/annum for books of your choice to further your development.
  • Equity. Those that show commitment to our mission and contribute positively to the team are rewarded with equity in the business.
  • Work Remotely. If you're not based in Auckland, you have the chance to work remotely from a shared space or your own home. All that matters is that you get the work done.
  • Online Education. We will contribute $250/annum towards any online course that you would like to participate in.
  • Technology. We will provide you with the best technology (Macbooks are our standard) and equipment so you can do your best work.
  • Healthcare. All New Zealand employees will be entitle to health insurance covered by Boardingware.

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