Author-it Software Co. (ASC)
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Level 9
TSB Building
1-17 Fitzherbert Ave
Palmerston North 4410

Author-it Software Co. (ASC)

Author-it Software Co. (ASC) is a fast-paced global business working on transformative technology. We are a world leading SaaS and on premise provider for authoring technical publications, e-learning and pharmaceutical information.

Our two software platforms, Docuvera and Author-it, enable the transformation of how our customers create and manage their content, leveraging a component first approach where content is broken down, easily assembled into documents, and reused across their organisation.

Our primary technology hub is based in Palmerston North, with our other tech, product and customer teams spread across Wellington, Auckland, the USA and the Netherlands. In Palmerston North, there are Software Engineers, Testers, Solution Architects and DevOps Engineers, alongside Product and Marketing teams, with plenty of opportunities to innovate together and learn from each other. As a modern tech company, all our infrastructure is cloud-based with extensive use of AWS products and services.

We use a lot of AWS tools:

  • Compute: EC2, Lambda, Serverless Application Repository, AWS Outposts
  • Storage: S3, EFS, S3 Glacier
  • Database: RDS (Aurora: PostgreSQL, MS SQL, MySQL), DynamoDB, ElastiCache, Neptune
  • Analytics: Athena, Amazon Redshift, EMR, Elasticsearch Service, Kinesis, QuickSight, AWS Glue
  • Machine Learning: Amazon SageMaker, Amazon Comprehend
  • Application Integration: Step Functions, Amazon EventBridge, Simple Notification Service, Simple Queue Service
  • Networking and Content Delivery: CloudFront, API Gateway, Direct Connect
  • End User Computing: AppStream 2.0
  • Containers: Elastic Container Service

Our global team of over 120 people will do their best to deliver on their commitments to our customers, so we let them get on with it.  We’re progressive in our approach and know what makes a great product, so we seek people to join us who can show us that they’re passionate about their field of work, show initiative, and are constantly learning so adapt to try new things or take on a different perspective, and are keen to have some fun along the way.

Of the many qualities our diverse global team have, one that stands out is our passion for what we do. We take pride in our work and we are constantly learning and adapt to try new things or take on a different perspective. We enjoy and thrive in our rapidly changing environment, which requires flexibility and self-discipline, but, in return, we relish the excitement that we are part of a fast-paced scale up business working on transformative technology.

We operate in a high trust environment, and we really walk the talk. We aspire for everyone to be themselves and be comfortable at work, so we put great emphasis on ensuring our people have what they need to be at their best. This includes offering a digital first, fully flexible working style, having modern tools and systems, relaxed office hubs stocked with free drinks and snacks, 5 weeks leave, time off for L&D, plus more! Angular AWS C# Docker Elasticsearch git Gitlab GraphQL JavaScript Jira Linux MySQL node.js Postgres PowerShell Python Redis TDD TypeScript Visual Basic Windows
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2022 HRD Awards: Employer of Choice < 200 staff.

2022 TIN Supreme Scale Up.


Junior Software Engineer

What you’ll bring to the role
At ASC we know that the mixture of experience, skills and attitude are key ingredients in making a team succeed so we need the right people on board. Some of the skills we are looking for
(As someone just starting out in this field, we don’t expect you to have all of these skills. Having knowledge of some of these will help. Having a genuine willingness to expand your knowledge and learn in these areas is key!)

JavaScript, or a language that compiles to JS such as TypeScript or CoffeeScript
Backbone, Angular, React, or a similar front-end JS framework
REST and GraphQL APIs
Relational and non-relational databases, such as SQL Server, Postgres, or MongoDB
AWS platform offerings
Agile/Scrum/Kanban development methodology
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely (both written and orally)
Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines in an agile/iterative software development process without losing sight of longer-term goals or the big picture.
Your team-first mindset. Your way of working is collaborative
A willingness to learn, to adapt to try new things, or take on a different perspective
Resiliency, as change comes with the territory in a scale up tech environment
A positive attitude and strong EQ to build and maintain a great connection with your team members across ASC
The ability to think outside the box and focus on solutions

You’ll have these certifications or qualifications
College or Uni degree is desired