Intermediate Backend Software Engineer: Auckland

Help us build the next generation of tools for millions of students and teachers worldwide.
Hāpara began in one classroom in New Zealand and now we are in classrooms around the world. We have small teams with a global mission to power awesome learning anytime, anywhere.
Our offices are in Silicon Valley, Chicago and Auckland, New Zealand. Many of us work from home as well.

Job Description

Help us build the next generation of tools for millions of students and teachers worldwide.

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Intermediate Backend Engineer.  You will work on building and maintaining our cloud native app within a cross-functional agile team.  The role will allow frontend and infrastructure exposure if you are interested.

Skills & Requirements


  • At least three years of commercial software development experience, with a focus on backend technologies.
  • Strong proficiency in at least one backend language such as Go, C# or Java.
  • An understanding of software engineering principles and processes.
  • Ability to work independently without close supervision.
  • Aptitude for continuous self-learning and problem solving.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in an agile software development environment


  • Go
  • MongoDB or other noSQL databases
  • Familiarity with front-end technologies such as React and Typescript.
  • Familiarity with cloud infrastructure (particularly GCP) and Terraform

You will have the opportunity to grow your skills and experience with the support of others with years of industry experience.  You will work with the latest technologies, collaborating with Product Managers, UX Designers, Software Engineers and Testers to create products that make a positive difference in the lives of teachers and students around the world.

About Hāpara

Our tools help schools make the shift to digital learning by making it easier to view and manage student work in the cloud.  We work with Google products such as Google Workspace, Classroom and Chromebooks, making them more efficient and easier to use in the classroom.

We are headquartered in the US, with sales, business development and marketing based in Chicago while engineering and R&D is based in Auckland.

You’ll be working with a world-class team who are passionate about making a difference to student learning outcomes.  We offer flexible hours and a hybrid home/remote working environment.

This role is based in Auckland, New Zealand.  You must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

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