IT Jobs in Christchurch

Christchurch has a reputation for being a world-class hub for IT innovation.

The City’s vibrant and innovative IT sector is New Zealand’s third largest region for IT businesses. Nationally, the IT sector is the country’s third biggest exporter after dairy and tourism.

The sector is known for developing innovative products and services to meet niche markets, and for being flexible, resilient and entrepreneurial. It creates a broad range of IT solutions and services for multiple local and offshore markets – from Australia to Afghanistan.

IT also enables many other business sectors – from supermarkets and clothing, to health and farm services. Collectively, the sector supplies a broad range of national and international markets that includes:

  • Health / Medical
  • Gaming
  • Mining
  • Music
  • Agricultural Technology / Primary Industry
  • Human Resources
  • Energy Management
  • Retail
  • Infrastructure
  • Security
  • Communications
  • Transport
  • Aerospace
  • Marketing
  • Hospitality

Meet the employers

Some of Australasia’s most inventive and successful software, hardware, electronic, telecommunication and service companies call Christchurch home. These include:

Local iconic firms and now global leaders
Listed companies

Supporting these larger organisations is a multitude of smaller, niche businesses that foster an industry culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Tech Sector Strategy

The tech sector is the fastest growing sector in New Zealand and Christchurch has historically outperformed the average New Zealand growth. Successful achievement of tech sector growth will support economic growth and wealth for the city. To support this growth a Christchurch Tech Sector Strategy (2015-2025) has been developed – this was led by CDC and involved a range of people from Christchurch, other parts of NZ and offshore. For more information click here.

Get connected to our tech sector

Christchurch is known for having a vibrant and well connected tech sector. Everyday there are different meetups, networking opportunities, events, and job opportunities.

Find out more on how to get involved.