Front-end Developer

National /
Digital Lighthouse – Digital Lighthouse /
Permanent Full-Time
/ Hybrid
KPMG New Zealand is part of the international KPMG network, one of the world’s leading professional services organisations. We provide audit, tax, and advisory services to individuals, SMEs, not-for-profit organisations, multi-nationals and government agencies.
KPMG Digital Lighthouse is comprised of several specialist chapters who combine to design, deliver and operate cutting edge digital solutions on a variety of architectures, supporting our cross-sector clients to digitally transform their organisations and thrive on a global scale. We are a passionate, inclusive and supportive team who care about our clients, our people and the work we do. Join us today and accelerate your digital career with KPMG.

The opportunity:

    • We’re looking for a talented, passionate frontend developer to join of our cross-functional agile development team who work on a wide variety of exciting projects and autonomously write secure, testable, stable, and maintainable code.
    • We use many of the latest technologies, practices, and tools, so you will need to be comfortable with constantly learning and have a keen interest in your own professional development, which we will enthusiastically support. 

Day to day you will:

    • Write testable, maintainable code in our frontend (React/ Typescript) tech stack with a focus on reusability, maintainability, accessibility, and modern best practices which adhere to our development standards.
    • Work with the development team to break down the work components, plan and design the detailed technical specification of a solution and implement new features, enhancements, and bugfixes in a highly collaborative environment
    • Manage multiple streams of work in a high-pressure environment, identify and remove technical impediments, raise development-related concerns, risks, and challenges early.
    • Contribute to and follow the workflow process, advocate for improvements to product quality, and automate processes wherever possible.
    • Maintain and evolve an existing suite of unit / component test and UI E2E tests.

What you'll bring to the team:

    • A good comprehension of core web and browser concepts and have experience with CSS, HTML, JavaScript and modern JavaScript frameworks such as Angular /React/Vue/ Typescript/ Bootstrap, ideally in a SaaS environment.
    • Experience with debugging tools (Chrome Dev Tools or similar) and consuming RESTful API and JSON.
    • Familiarity or experience with MVC or mobile responsive design. 
    • A good understanding of Agile principles, methodologies and working in a CI / CD environment. 
    • A can-do attitude and willingness to learn, innovate and challenge the status quo by introducing new ideas and concepts to the team

Life at KPMG

KPMG values diversity in the workforce and we encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for roles, including individuals with a disability, additional mental health needs, chronic health conditions or who identify as neurodivergent. 

If you encounter accessibility barriers or if you have access needs and require support to participate equitably in the recruitment process, please phone Georgia Davies on 04 816 4598 or email

We offer rewarding careers to talented individuals and a holistic range of benefits to support your life balance, whatever your circumstance. We want you to do Work That Matters, Thrive and Grow and know that you Belong here with us, at KPMG. 

As a KPMG employee, we will offer you:
—  Access to the firm's annual incentive scheme
—  Opportunities for local and international secondments
—  Hybrid working across a mix of office, client and home hubs to recognise that people have individual circumstances and preferences when it comes to where and how they work
— A technology starter pack to get your 'home hub' set up
— The ability to work from overseas and extend time connecting with friends and family outside New Zealand
—  Flexible leave options, including the ability to purchase additional annual leave.
—  Gender-neutral support for all stages of the parental journey, including access to 18 weeks of fully paid parental leave for all new parents
—   A paid professional association membership of your choice
—   Unlimited digital accreditations through our partnership with Microsoft, LinkedIn Learning, with bespoke learning pathways for all employees
—   A wide-range of special offers and discounts on insurances, banking services, and lifestyle goods and services.
—   The support, allyship and opportunity to join our many Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Affinity networks, including the Kiwa, Pride, Ethnicity, Accessibility and Wahine groups
—  The opportunity to participate in Green Team activities, as we work toward reducing the firm’s environmental footprint and become carbon zero by 2030
—  An invitation to join your local Social club and enjoy events aimed at bringing people together for social, sporting, cultural, family and fundraising activities
—  Paid time off for volunteering and involvement in citizenship activities
—  An array of health and wellness benefits such as free flu vaccinations, subsidised sporting events, free confidential counselling services, additional leave to support you and your family in the recovery from COVID-19, access to our Wellbeing portal with an extensive range of advice and resources and much much more!
We believe that diversity of background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, clients and communities. Our goal is to be recognised as an employer of choice for all, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability. Further info can be found on our website
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