Senior Software Engineer (SME) - New Zealand Based

Engineering · Wellington, WLG
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $111,300-$140,300

Who are we?

At Cogo, we're on a mission to help millions of people and businesses worldwide to understand and reduce their carbon footprint and create a fairer, more sustainable world. 

We build tech solutions that help businesses and consumers measure and improve their impact. We have partnered with the biggest banks in the world and created a free consumer app and real-time API to empower individuals to use their money to shape a future they value. If you want to use your skills to help address some of the major challenges facing humanity, such as climate change, come join us!

Join our Tech Team

We are looking for a New Zealand based Senior Software Engineer to join our SME team. This team is focused on building solutions that enable businesses to understand their environmental impact and take steps to improve it.

We aim to make an impact in the world, so we rely on our team to be mission-driven, have an appetite for learning new things, offer continuous support to one other, and to be discerning about what matters. All while building and improving our products that people love to use!

Role Requirements

  • Working collaboratively with your peers to design, build, and maintain medium to large size features while reducing the system’s tech debt
  • Becoming the go-to person for one or more of our core technologies, and taking initiative to learn new ones
  • Owning the production operation and monitoring of the systems your work on
  • Teaching your skills to your team, mentoring team members to accelerate their career-growth
  • Questioning and adjusting our delivery processes, proactively looking for ways that we can improve
  • Troubleshooting problems across a wide array of services and functional areas

Critical competencies: 

  • Several years of experience building and maintaining web facing systems using high level languages
  • Experience with (or a willingness to learn) Elixir and functional programming. It’s a straightforward transition from Ruby on Rails, Python, Node, etc. so we encourage those with experience with other frameworks to enquire
  • Solid understanding of cloud infrastructure
  • Ability to learn and use a wide variety of open source technologies and tools
  • Strong bias toward team building and continuous improvement

Nice-to-have experience: 

  • Solid database/SQL experience
  • API design experience

The salary for this role is $111,300 - $140,300 NZD depending on experience.

This role currently doesn't have a closing date. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible, as interviews are held continuously.

Why Cogo?

We believe that sharing about our unique Cogo culture during the hiring process helps to create a more transparent and engaging experience for our candidates. So here’s what you can expect from life at Cogo.

Dedication to sustainability and commitment to integrity:

  • Proud Certified B Corporation
  • Active member of the Tech Talent Charter, committed to delivering diversity in the tech sector
  • Sustainable travel stipend for environmentally conscious transport

Culture founded on transparency and trust:

  • Fully transparent pay scale across the entire business
  • Equal pay opportunities for all team members
  • Clear promotion pathways and competency framework available for each role

Commitment to our people:

  • Personal and professional development stipend
  • Flexible and remote working options
  • Wellbeing initiatives across all teams
  • Generous paid leave
    • 5 weeks annual leave (plus public holidays),
    • Unlimited sick leave, 
    • Parental leave and return to work flexibility, 
    • Extra day off on your birthday,
    • Paid day volunteering at a charity of your choice.

We look forward to sharing more about these benefits and our Cogo culture with you during our interviews. 

Please Note: 

Cogo conducts background (police) checks on candidates progressing to the final stage of our hiring process. For some roles, for security reasons, Cogo also conducts credit checks at this stage. Our Hiring Team will notify candidates before any checks are conducted. 

At this time, Cogo does not provide employment sponsorship and/or relocation allowances for candidates. 

If you have any questions during your application process, please reach out to our People Experience team at

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