Senior Mobile Developers - Android


The background

Alphero is a digital agency working with businesses big and small across New Zealand, to build digital services that make a difference for all of Aotearoa. You’ll find we’re behind many of the apps and sites you already know well.

We use fresh, modern, reusable code bases and strategic architecture to future-proof our solutions, all while ensuring that accessibility and security are baked in at every level. Our talented and dedicated devs ensure we are able to deliver on the bold and inventive digital experiences that we envision. They take pride in producing rock-solid, high-quality products at pace, with design vision brought to life to the nearest pixel.

The job!

We are looking for a Senior Android Developer to come join the Alphero team.

Being part of an agency (that builds products) means you’ll get to be involved in the full lifecycle of a product - from architecture to continuous delivery and releases.

You’ll be working on really interesting projects from media streaming services and video-on-demand to cutting edge health technology, weather, energy, education, transport and more.

We are looking for warm, collaborative, curious people who love to code. As a Senior you will be hands-on coding and leading workstreams, contributing to products that deliver genuinely impactful outcomes. You will take pride in the elegance and quality of your code, and love to continuously improve it as you go.

You’ll actively enjoy being part of a supportive team of colleagues and clients, and understand the value of sparking ideas by working collaboratively in person. At the same time, we absolutely support flexible and hybrid working for balance.

Working in a consulting business means good communication is vital, but you can do this in your own style. You might be a quiet presence or a more extrovert type - either is great!

At Alphero, we have three key pillars that run right through our business. They are: Inventive, Emotive and Brave. Our whole organisation gets behind these, so in your cover letter we'd love to hear how you'll personally help bring these to life!

What you will focus on

  • Owning an Android work-stream and contributing to the architecture and delivery of exceptional products for our clients. There will also be opportunities to deepen your architecture skills, leverage AI and machine learning, and extend into full stack (cloud understanding or development).
  • Collaborating with our inventive designers, and eagle-eyed testers to create outstanding experiences for mobile. You will have an eye for what good mobile UX/UI looks like.
  • Supporting the continual growth and improvement of the wider development practice at Alphero: from keeping across technology evolutions to mentoring junior devs.

We’re looking for people with 4-10+ years experience with an agency background.

The key ‘doing’ skills in this role are: the creation of understandable, supportable code; experience working on all the layers of an application; and care for the security and privacy of the user's data. If you have some gaps, that’s OK, there’s an opportunity to learn - both technical skills and consulting and leadership.

If you aren't based in Wellington (but are in New Zealand) we may contribute towards relocation costs.


  • Built with balance

    Flexibility around hours and the option to work remotely as required, plus three months paid parental leave for the primary carer, two weeks for secondary - and everyone gets a day off on their birthday.

  • Great pay and perks

    Competitive salaries that keep up with the market and are regularly reviewed, a fancy new phone and account plan after three months, and the latest tools and tech to help you nail your job.

  • Getting to grow

    Lots of opportunities for in-house mentoring, peer-to-peer learning as well as an all-team Te Ao Māori programme, accessibility training and the option to attend external courses and conferences.

  • Wellbeing matters

    A kind and inclusive culture that prioritises mental and physical wellbeing, with counselling services available and wellness leave as needed. Not to mention the discounted gym membership, fresh fruit and Fair Trade coffee.

  • Fun times

    Movie nights, running groups, bake offs, table tennis championships, good old fashioned Friday night drinks… and an epic Christmas party come December. There’s always lots on if you’re feeling social.

  • Sweet spaces

    Cool offices in great locos - Wellington CBD and Kingsland in Auckland - with sit/stand desks, break out spaces and comfy couches. Bike in (we’ve got racks, showers and towels), bring your dog (we love dogs).

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