Your software development and engineering career starts here

Toitū Te Whenua is looking for the future superstars of software development and engineering to help us build one of the most important software applications in New Zealand.

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We need people who are bold, unafraid to learn, try new things and get results. Plus, you can be proud to know you’re directly helping fellow New Zealanders connect to and protect our land, sea, and waterways. Sound intriguing? Read on!

We are time travellers! We have a rich history going back more than 150 years, and we are also a future-focused, data-led, agile team of experts and advisors. Our property rights systems are considered world-leading breaking the boundaries of how land title and survey information is accessed and used by the public.

Our open-license data underpins much of the infrastructure of New Zealand, powering:

  • environmental and climate change planning,
  • logistics planning,
  • construction and engineering works,
  • land management,
  • location-based apps,
  • marine mapping,
  • disaster recovery planning, and
  • archaeology.

Learn more about the roles we have available

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Making a difference through agile, in-house software development on a global scale

When New Zealanders buy, sell, or alter property, they want to be certain about details such as location, size, boundaries, and that they’re buying from the current owner. All of this information is recorded in the ‘title’ for each property and held in our online platform Landonline. This underpins and informs much of the financial and banking systems our country’s economy relies on.

Landonline is a world-class system but, at 20 years old, it needs to be modernised. This will ensure it:

  • is future-proofed
  • integrates with modern software
  • includes new features and services
  • is focusing on our customer experience journey.

That’s where you come in!

Rather than outsourcing this project, we’re developing in-house to ensure Landonline is built right and managed sustainably into the future.

A real work-life balance with opportunity to grow – professionally AND personally

We offer a friendly and supportive work environment, with an extensive induction programme. We have on-the-job training (junior developers, let’s talk!), coaching and external learning experiences.

We also have a strong commitment to promoting work-life balance. Want to work from home? No problem. Remotely? Let’s chat. Our employment packages are competitive and our agile-led approach means you can have confidence in our software development roadmap.

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Our diverse team also has a range of networks you can become a part of: Āniwaniwa Rainbow Network, Pasifika Network, Parents & Caregivers Network, Toastmasters, Boot Camp & Yoga, Whānau Group, Women’s Network, and more.

Role opportunities

We’re hiring all levels of software developers – junior, intermediate, and senior – as well as a range of engineering, development, agile, and business support roles. If you have experience in the following areas, we’d love to hear from you!

Roles include:

  • Software developer, entry through to senior
  • Solution architect
  • DevOps engineer
  • Test automation engineer
  • Business analyst
  • Senior UX designer
  • Product owner
  • Scrum master
  • Change manager
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Help us protect our land, seas, and waterways!

Here at Toitū Te Whenua we have an important job to understand, develop and care for our whenua, moana and arawai.

We manage the countries land titles, geodetic and cadastral survey systems, topographic information, and hydrographic information. We also manage Crown property, national place names, and support government decision-making on overseas companies and individuals investing in New Zealand.

We are a team of 700 experts across our three offices in Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch, as well as those who work remotely. Come join us!

View current vacancies on our Careers Centre

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