Backend Developer

June 26, 2020    -    Sydney


Roam specialises in building awe-inspiring digital products for customers in NZ, US, Aussie and Europe ranging from branding & visual design, mobile apps, user experience, high-end web development and tying it all into the internet of things. We develop with a strong focus on design-led thinking producing innovative and stunning apps with amazing, behind-the-scenes code.

With a strong brand presence in NZ, Roam's expanded onto Aussie soil in Sydney. We’re looking for a talented Backend Developer with a passion for technical innovation and a flair for stakeholder management. The age of JavaScript is upon us so come join us as we tackle frontend, backend, middle-end (where the hobbits are) and everything in between. You know, like mid-front end. We want someone willing to pick up the reins on Node.js and help take our "Sauce" MBaaS to the next level.


  • Javascript / TypeScript backend development is and will remain your first love
  • Node.js, and other JS-based development
  • Relational and NoSQL database development
  • Working closely with our clients and building trusting relationships
  • Attending client workshops and working with our Architects to build flawless systems for beautiful products
  • Working with our mobile and frontend developers to create beautiful REST APIs
  • Backends for games, iBeacons, Taxi Apps, Video Conferencing, Fintech - we build it all.
  • You may be required to work on the client's site from time to time when required but we'll make sure you always have a Roam-base to call home ;)


  • Your audience. How to talk to a developer vs. how to talk to a client.
  • There's REST for the RESTful
  • Great experiences are made of stunning interfaces & clever code
  • All JavaScript code is not created equal (or is that ===)
  • Bleeding edge can cut both ways
  • Experience with Node.js and bonus points for GraphQL
  • The best products are a combination of design, code and a dash of love
  • CV to the top of the stack if you include existing sites, web apps or GitHub repos so you can show us what you’re made of


  • You can talk to clients. Yes. In plain English.
  • You’ve written your own JS web apps in your own time
  • You know that cutting corners isn't cutting edge
  • You’re passionate about the latest tech & framework
  • You understand the role design plays in successful products
  • You’re keen to learn and keen to teach


  • Gorgeous, newly renovated office in Surry Hills
  • As the Aussie extension of a well-established creative house, you get the best of both worlds of a close-knit team of 20 paired with global, enterprise-scale, innovation projects
  • We'll train you further with a range of great opportunities and projects under the guidance of our Head of Web, talented Architects and Backend team of 17 across NZ and Australia