Senior LAMP Stack Web Developer

Location: Christchurch
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Term: Permanent
Start date: ASAP
Applications close: Monday 30 March, 11am


About the Company

CORE is a not for profit education consultancy, professional learning and research agency actively involved working with individual educators, schools, clusters and partner organisations.  

CORE Education (CORE) is a forward‐thinking, values‐driven organisation. We are proud of the culture we have created in our workplace, and the atmosphere that staff and visitors experience in our organisation. At the heart of CORE’s values and practice is Tātai Aho Rau and our commitment to our bicultural identity.  Underpinning all practices are culturally responsible behaviours and attitudes including a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, through our Te Aho Tapu framework, and working in partnership. Our mission is to push the boundaries of educational possibility. 

About the Role

An opportunity is now available for a LAMP Stack Web Developer to join our Open source Web Development Team.  The preferred candidates will have 7+ Years of Experience in working with the LAMP Stack preferably in Silverstripe and/or Laravel.  This role reports to the IT Manager.


CORE Education’s IT Team is a progressive small team based in Christchurch with exciting internal and customer focused projects.  The successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop and lead in AWS, AI, BI, Laravel, Silverstripe, eCommerce and web design using an established build, test and release process.


Key areas of responsibilities include:

  • Under supervision of the IT Manager, plan, develop, test, document and maintain web-based applications and sites for internal and external projects

  • Work with other development staff in development processes, design, UI and use of code.

  • Commitment to modelling principles of Tātai Aho Rau and CORE’s values - manaakitanga, whānaungatanga, wairuatanga and kaitiakitanga

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • 7 or more years of industry experience

    • Open source LAMP Stack is required

    • Content Management Systems, Silverstripe & Laravel is required

  • Tertiary qualification in Information Systems or Computer Science is preferred

  • A passion for web application development, and a willingness to learn other platforms if required

  • Awareness and knowledge of web accessibility/usability issues

  • Experience in GIT and Vagrant are preferred

  • Experience in vue.js preferred

  • Proactive with clear ability to work on own initiative and as part of project teams

  • Commitment to high level of professionalism and ongoing personal development

  • A knowledge of web applications in an educational context, e.g. e-Learning platforms, an advantage but not essential

  • Good understanding of both written and spoken English is essential

  • Ability to be able to work independently and as part of the team

  • The ability to work in a culturally responsive manner is a requirement. Knowledge of te reo Māori is desirable. The successful applicant will work within the company’s framework –Tātai Aho Rau.

How to Apply

Please send your application to

Please find the relevant role description and application for appointment form below: 

Role Description

Application for Appointment Form


We will require a covering letter, CV and application for appointment form.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.