Careers

Great connectivity starts with great people.

Why Lightwire

A career at Lightwire is more than just a job — it’s an opportunity to connect businesses and people. At Lightwire, we harness the power of connectivity to enable our staff, customers, and partners to do more. Join us to make a better connected world happen and accelerate your career.

Meet the team

When we celebrated our 15th birthday, we made a short video to give you a little bit of a feel for where we’ve come from, where we’re going, and the people within the business.

Here’s a collection of thoughts and experiences from the team.  

our values

Technology is our means, humanity is our foundation. We embrace a set of values that power our results, shape our culture, and lead to strong relationships inside our company and out.

We care

We are focused on the best outcomes for our customers, communities, and team.

WE GROW AS PEOPLE

We foster and challenge a highly capable and motivated team to be a bit better every day.

WE ARE EXPERTS

We are a talented and collaborative team who work together to create smart and innovative solutions.

WE CAN DO IT

No problem is too big. We are trustworthy, resourceful problem solvers who get the job done.

get taken care of

By joining Lightwire, you become part of a humble, hungry, driven and relentlessly customer focused team. The amazing experience we provide our customers doesn’t happen by accident, it comes as the result of coordinated training and the delivery of targeted wellness initiatives.

Includes an in-house gym (or reimbursement for remote workers), wellness sessions, and Personal Trainer & Wellbeing Coordinator. We offer a 45-minute weekly wellness session to encourage activities and coaching that will support the health and wellbeing of our team (this relays to both physical and mental health).

A quarterly allowance to encourage employees to take ownership of their wellbeing so they can be their best self both personally and professionally, and create new life-long wellbeing habits. 

Different people have different work-ons and areas of interest. We recognise that soft skills and technical expertise are important and as such we offer opportunities to grow in both areas.

Our generous training and development budget allows for a tailored approach for each of our team members. Our department managers and People & Culture team will assist you to design and implement a learning structure that gets you ahead.

We understand that a 9–5 job can be a juggle. So to make things easier for our team, we consider flexible working arrangements to create a work + life fit that works for each individual, as well as the Company. How do we achieve this? We trust our team.

We provide all the setup you need to have an effective home office – it also fits in with our work from anywhere, and flexible working hours philosophy  – sometimes you just need to be able to work from home for a variety of reasons – like family!

An unlimited home internet connection is available to our team from the best provider in town (Lightwire of course!). 

For A players, we recognise that taking that first big step and committing to buying your own home is a big deal, we help with a one-off contribution (up to $7,500) to your deposit.

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Lightwire Employee NPS

The best work place?

Disclaimer, we don’t have a fussball or ping-pong table, but we do have a program that adds real benefits that create genuine wellbeing to the team.

At Lightwire we strive to understand the needs of our people and aligning our efforts with these to ensure every team member feels valued for the contribution they make. 

Once someone joins the Lightwire team, they rarely leave.

What career progression looks like

Great careers don’t happen by accident. Over the years, many of Lightwire’s team members have found their careers take off as they grew with the business.

Here are examples from the team detailing their professional journeys within Lightwire.

Lightwire's recruiting process

The recruitment process might differ per role. Below is a rough guideline on what you can expect when you apply.

Lightwire recruitment process vertical
recruitment process

join Lightwire

Job opening or not, we’re always keen to hear from talented people who believe they have something unique to contribute to Lightwire or our partners and clients.

Lightwire is actively looking for the following;

To support the growth of Lightwire and our product offerings, we are looking for an intermediate DevOps engineer to join our cross-functional development team. We are looking for an individual who is passionate and dedicated to advancing their technical expertise and who is excited about the prospect of making major, long-lasting contributions across our infrastructure and organisation.  

This role is flexible for you to base yourself from our Hamilton office, or remotely across New Zealand where our Team are equipped with a home office setup and everything they need to support effective remote / hybrid working. 

What you’ll be doing? 

This role would suit an engineer with 2-3 years of experience in a DevOps, cloud, systems administration, or development role who is looking to grow their engineering skills in a fast-paced commercial environment. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with a thirst for knowledge across the whole gamut of a modern, distributed technology stack. Things you will be doing will include but not be limited to: 

  •  Developing and maintaining Kubernetes driven, cloud native distributed application systems in AWS 
  • Writing backend software for both internal and customer facing systems, deployed in containers on-prem and in the cloud  
  • Creating and automating cloud and on-prem infrastructure 
  • Integrating tooling to capture data from network devices and business systems to feed into our real time monitoring system and cloud native device management platform, using protocols and methods such as HTTP APIs, SSH, SNMP and TR069. 
  • Developing tools and automations to make our development processes as good as they can be. 
  • Working with our application developers to deliver high quality projects.
  • Sharing your passion and knowledge for DevOps within our team to help contribute to our culture of continuous improvement. 
  • Participate in our rotating 24/7 on-call roster, ensuring the health and reliability of our platforms and applications. 

 

Why Lightwire? 

We strive to be the foundation from which great things happen. Lightwire provides the building blocks on which our partners build their success, we bring internet to areas where there was none, and we enable our staff to flourish professionally. We work to ensure that each member of our Team feels appreciated for the hard work and value that they bring to our Team.

If you’re not familiar with Lightwire… we provide telecommunication services across New Zealand and Australia and are the largest independent wireless internet service provider in NZ. The detail on our business brand can be found at Lightwirebusiness.com and our rural brand at Lightwire.co.nz 

 

What you’ll need to qualify for this role? 

Our ideal candidate would have a working knowledge of some of the following – or would jump at the opportunity to get stuck in and become an expert on these topics: 

  • Linux-based systems: Focused on container technologies like Docker and Kubernetes. A good working knowledge of filesystems, storage, security/firewall configuration and networking. 
  • Distributed systems engineering and software development: Networked application development, backend systems development, web server/proxy configurations, Golang, Python development. 
  • API development: Golang, PHP, Python 
  • Monitoring and time series data collection systems: Ideally Prometheus
  • NoSQL databases: Ideally RethinkDB 
  • Relational database design and Maintenance: Ideally Postgres 
  • DevOps engineering: Continuous integration/deployment, automated software build systems, automated software testing systems, tooling development.  
  • Knowledge of source code version control systems: Ideally Git. 
  • Systems automation/scripting: Building and maintaining configuration management systems, ideally using Ansible. Linux scripting using Python and bash. 
  • Cloud computing systems/development: AWS infrastructure, modern cloud-native software development. Knowledge of networking and IoT protocols such as TCP/IP, HTTP, TR069, MQT and SSH 

 Growth and development is a core part of our culture, and knowledge sharing and training forms part of who we are. Working with the rest of the DevOps team to cross-pollinate systems/infrastructure knowledge, our engineers are continuously developing and sharing skills with the rest of the team.  

What’s next? 

This role is a full-time role, and flexible for you to base yourself at our Hamilton office, or remotely across New Zealand. 

 If you are interested in this role and meet the above requirements, then please apply online today.  We start considering applications as soon as they arrive so encourage you to apply early. 

Please note that on this occasion we are only accepting applications from New Zealand or Australian Residents, or those with a Residents Visa.

To support the growth of Lightwire and our product offerings, we are looking for an intermediate DevOps engineer to join our cross-functional development team. We are looking for an individual who is passionate and dedicated to advancing their technical expertise and who is excited about the prospect of making major, long-lasting contributions across our infrastructure and organisation.  

This role is flexible for you to base yourself from our Hamilton office, or remotely across New Zealand where our Team are equipped with a home office setup and everything they need to support effective remote / hybrid working. 

What you’ll be doing? 

This role would suit an engineer with 2-3 years of experience in a DevOps, cloud, systems administration, or development role who is looking to grow their engineering skills in a fast-paced commercial environment. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with a thirst for knowledge across the whole gamut of a modern, distributed technology stack. Things you will be doing will include but not be limited to: 

  •  Developing and maintaining Kubernetes driven, cloud native distributed application systems in AWS 
  • Writing backend software for both internal and customer facing systems, deployed in containers on-prem and in the cloud  
  • Creating and automating cloud and on-prem infrastructure 
  • Integrating tooling to capture data from network devices and business systems to feed into our real time monitoring system and cloud native device management platform, using protocols and methods such as HTTP APIs, SSH, SNMP and TR069. 
  • Developing tools and automations to make our development processes as good as they can be. 
  • Working with our application developers to deliver high quality projects.
  • Sharing your passion and knowledge for DevOps within our team to help contribute to our culture of continuous improvement. 
  • Participate in our rotating 24/7 on-call roster, ensuring the health and reliability of our platforms and applications. 

 

Why Lightwire? 

We strive to be the foundation from which great things happen. Lightwire provides the building blocks on which our partners build their success, we bring internet to areas where there was none, and we enable our staff to flourish professionally. We work to ensure that each member of our Team feels appreciated for the hard work and value that they bring to our Team.

If you’re not familiar with Lightwire… we provide telecommunication services across New Zealand and Australia and are the largest independent wireless internet service provider in NZ. The detail on our business brand can be found at Lightwirebusiness.com and our rural brand at Lightwire.co.nz 

 

What you’ll need to qualify for this role? 

Our ideal candidate would have a working knowledge of some of the following – or would jump at the opportunity to get stuck in and become an expert on these topics: 

  • Linux-based systems: Focused on container technologies like Docker and Kubernetes. A good working knowledge of filesystems, storage, security/firewall configuration and networking. 
  • Distributed systems engineering and software development: Networked application development, backend systems development, web server/proxy configurations, Golang, Python development. 
  • API development: Golang, PHP, Python 
  • Monitoring and time series data collection systems: Ideally Prometheus
  • NoSQL databases: Ideally RethinkDB 
  • Relational database design and Maintenance: Ideally Postgres 
  • DevOps engineering: Continuous integration/deployment, automated software build systems, automated software testing systems, tooling development.  
  • Knowledge of source code version control systems: Ideally Git. 
  • Systems automation/scripting: Building and maintaining configuration management systems, ideally using Ansible. Linux scripting using Python and bash. 
  • Cloud computing systems/development: AWS infrastructure, modern cloud-native software development. Knowledge of networking and IoT protocols such as TCP/IP, HTTP, TR069, MQT and SSH 

 Growth and development is a core part of our culture, and knowledge sharing and training forms part of who we are. Working with the rest of the DevOps team to cross-pollinate systems/infrastructure knowledge, our engineers are continuously developing and sharing skills with the rest of the team.  

What’s next? 

This role is a full-time role, and flexible for you to base yourself at our Hamilton office, or remotely across New Zealand. 

 If you are interested in this role and meet the above requirements, then please apply online today.  We start considering applications as soon as they arrive so encourage you to apply early. 

Please note that on this occasion we are only accepting applications from New Zealand or Australian Residents, or those with a Residents Visa.

To support the growth of Lightwire and our product offerings, we are looking for an intermediate DevOps engineer to join our cross-functional development team. We are looking for an individual who is passionate and dedicated to advancing their technical expertise and who is excited about the prospect of making major, long-lasting contributions across our infrastructure and organisation.  

This role is flexible for you to base yourself from our shared space in Wellington, or remotely across New Zealand where our Team are equipped with a home office setup and everything they need to support effective remote / hybrid working. 

What you’ll be doing? 

This role would suit an engineer with 2-3 years of experience in a DevOps, cloud, systems administration, or development role who is looking to grow their engineering skills in a fast-paced commercial environment. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with a thirst for knowledge across the whole gamut of a modern, distributed technology stack. Things you will be doing will include but not be limited to: 

  •  Developing and maintaining Kubernetes driven, cloud native distributed application systems in AWS 
  • Writing backend software for both internal and customer facing systems, deployed in containers on-prem and in the cloud  
  • Creating and automating cloud and on-prem infrastructure 
  • Integrating tooling to capture data from network devices and business systems to feed into our real time monitoring system and cloud native device management platform, using protocols and methods such as HTTP APIs, SSH, SNMP and TR069. 
  • Developing tools and automations to make our development processes as good as they can be. 
  • Working with our application developers to deliver high quality projects.
  • Sharing your passion and knowledge for DevOps within our team to help contribute to our culture of continuous improvement. 
  • Participate in our rotating 24/7 on-call roster, ensuring the health and reliability of our platforms and applications. 

 

Why Lightwire? 

We strive to be the foundation from which great things happen. Lightwire provides the building blocks on which our partners build their success, we bring internet to areas where there was none, and we enable our staff to flourish professionally. We work to ensure that each member of our Team feels appreciated for the hard work and value that they bring to our Team.

If you’re not familiar with Lightwire… we provide telecommunication services across New Zealand and Australia and are the largest independent wireless internet service provider in NZ. The detail on our business brand can be found at Lightwirebusiness.com and our rural brand at Lightwire.co.nz 

 

What you’ll need to qualify for this role? 

Our ideal candidate would have a working knowledge of some of the following – or would jump at the opportunity to get stuck in and become an expert on these topics: 

  • Linux-based systems: Focused on container technologies like Docker and Kubernetes. A good working knowledge of filesystems, storage, security/firewall configuration and networking. 
  • Distributed systems engineering and software development: Networked application development, backend systems development, web server/proxy configurations, Golang, Python development. 
  • API development: Golang, PHP, Python 
  • Monitoring and time series data collection systems: Ideally Prometheus
  • NoSQL databases: Ideally RethinkDB 
  • Relational database design and Maintenance: Ideally Postgres 
  • DevOps engineering: Continuous integration/deployment, automated software build systems, automated software testing systems, tooling development.  
  • Knowledge of source code version control systems: Ideally Git. 
  • Systems automation/scripting: Building and maintaining configuration management systems, ideally using Ansible. Linux scripting using Python and bash. 
  • Cloud computing systems/development: AWS infrastructure, modern cloud-native software development. Knowledge of networking and IoT protocols such as TCP/IP, HTTP, TR069, MQT and SSH 

 Growth and development is a core part of our culture, and knowledge sharing and training forms part of who we are. Working with the rest of the DevOps team to cross-pollinate systems/infrastructure knowledge, our engineers are continuously developing and sharing skills with the rest of the team.  

What’s next? 

This role is a full-time role, and flexible for you to base yourself at our Hamilton office, or remotely across New Zealand. 

 If you are interested in this role and meet the above requirements, then please apply online today.  We start considering applications as soon as they arrive so encourage you to apply early. 

Please note that on this occasion we are only accepting applications from New Zealand or Australian Residents, or those with a Residents Visa.

 

To support the growth of Lightwire, we are looking for a Channel focused Business Development & Account Manager who fosters a growth mindset both personally and professionally, is passionate about technology, and driven by building strong relationships. We have ambitious growth goals and are looking for an experienced BDM (ideally experienced working in Telco / Info Tech) to join our business team to help us achieve these goals through partnering with like-minded clients to provide solutions for their customers.   

 

What you’ll be doing? 

Working as part of Lightwire’s Business Sales Team, this rewarding opportunity will see you engaging online and in person with potential and existing clients. With clients across Australia and New Zealand, your focus will be on growing and retaining clients in the Australian Region. 

With experience in a B2B environment, you will be developing partnerships to sell services such as voice, data and managed hardware. 

Creating and maintaining a network of active partners is key as Lightwire focuses largely on a channel-based sales strategy.   

We pride ourselves on our service, so the ability to provide fast and accurate information to our partners is key.  Our clients see us as an extension of their business, and we are key to their success, so you will need to be motivated by the idea of providing the foundations for their success.  

To foster these strong relationships with our clients and partners, we focus on opportunities to add value, and a key way to do this is through excellent pre-sales engagement. You will form part of a team that prides itself on its in-depth product knowledge and its work in educating clients/partners and advocating for feedback and solutions to enhance the client experience.   

Key responsibilities within this role include:  

  • Business Development – proactively market Lightwire Business, winning new business from both new and existing clients.  
  • Account Management – create and manage strong client relationships through building client satisfaction, retention and profitability. 

 

Why Lightwire? 

We strive to be the foundation from which great things happen. Lightwire provides the building blocks on which our partners build their success, we bring internet to areas where there was none, and we enable our staff to flourish professionally.  

We work to ensure that each member of our Team feels appreciated for the hard work and value that they bring to our Team – take a look for yourself at some of our unique employee benefits https://lightwirebusiness.com/blog/staff-benefits-and-how-to-keep-them-aligned/

If you’re not familiar with Lightwire… we provide telecommunication services across New Zealand and Australia and are the largest independent wireless internet service provider in NZ. The detail on our business brand can be found at Lightwirebusiness.com and our rural brand at Lightwire.co.nz 

 

What you’ll need to qualify for this role? 

We are looking for a self-motivated professional who has a proven sales track record and a passion for technology.  Alongside this you will need; 

  • Minimum of 3 years of Business Development / Sales experience in a B2B environment. 
  • Industry experience in Telecommunication or Managed Service Provider is a distinct advantage. 
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, you need to be interested in technology and be driven to learn about the telecommunication space.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.  
  • Willingness to travel as required to sell effectively into multiple regions. A drivers license is also a requirement.  
  • A need for flexibility, both in relation to working outside of normal office hours and in meeting the requirements of the position. 

 

What’s next? 

If you are interested in this role and meet the above requirements, then please apply online today.  We start considering applications as soon as they arrive so encourage you to apply early. 

Please note that on this occasion we are only accepting applications from New Zealand and Australian Residents, or those with a Residents Visa. 

Careers at Lightwire

NOC Cadetship Program

After 6 months with Lightwire, Network Operations Centre (NOC) team members are invited to join our Cadetship program which runs for a 2 year period. During that time you will learn new skills, are presented with opportunities to grow professionally, and are mentored in an area of their interest. 

The NOC Cadetship program is here to;

What your first
months will look like

Alongside ensuring candidates are the right fit for Lightwire, we are aggressively transparent about what it’s like to work for Lightwire – knowing that there’s nothing worse than joining a company to find out months later that what you thought you were signing up for hasn’t lined up as expected.

We want to ensure candidates fully understand the work they will be doing, and how we operate as individuals, a team, and a company.

Here’s what you can expect throughout your first month working for Lightwire.

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