Software to bring good ideas to life

If you're an IT expert with a true passion and pride for what you create, this could be your ticket to the perfect job and lifestyle in New Zealand!

From Architects to Engineers, Developers to Product Owners, Propellerhead need talented software professionals to join their team in Auckland.

The LookSee Team and Propellerhead are strengthening their partnership by embarking on their third recruitment drive together. Many LookSee candidates saw success through the previous campaigns and have joined the Propellerhead team... now it's your turn.

How it Works

By signing up with LookSee and creating a profile, you could have a new job with Propellerhead in New Zealand within months.

1

Express Interest

Sign up with a LookSee account below and complete your profile to submit it for review.

You'll need to upload a recent copy of your CV, along with fill out some basic details, work history, education and a profile questionnaire to help us get a better idea of what you're looking for.

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Get Reviewed

After you've completed your profile, it will go through two stages of review before your profile is made visible to the Propellerhead team – the first review is a look at your profile to see if you’re generally the right fit, and the second review includes an additional questionnaire and optional profile video to get some final details.

You'll be notified by email regarding the outcome of each review, but please note that due to high volumes we will not be able to provide individual feedback if you are unsuccessful.

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Pre-screening

If our Talent Team think you make a good match for a role, we'll personally present your profile to the Propellerhead team for feedback. If they're interested, they'll get in touch with you to complete their initial pre-screening tests.

The pre-screening phase consists of the following tests:

  • Video Interview (answering a set of pre-recorded questions on video)
  • Psychometric Assessment
  • Technical Assessment (if applicable)
  • Skype Interview
4

Attend an Interview

If you're successful throughout the pre-screening phase, Propellerhead will get in touch to schedule in a face-to-face interview. You must be able to pay your own travel costs to get to Singapore / New Zealand for an interview.

Interview Schedule:

  • Singapore - June 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th or 21st, 2019
  • New Zealand - Successful candidates can also interview in New Zealand at any time in 2019
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Job Offers

If all goes well during your face-to-face interview, you'll be asked to provide at least two referees for reference checking, and evidence of qualifications. You may also be asked to agree to a background check, including a police and credit history check. After that, if everything checks out Propellerhead will contact you with a job offer!

Once you've been in your new job for 90 days, we'll also refund up to 400 NZD to cover the cost of travelling for interviews.

While the LookSee Team can offer you support and guidance, you must be prepared to cover any costs related to visas and relocation.

About Propellerhead

Propellerhead started in 2002 to change the way software services were delivered in New Zealand. Fast-forward a few years and they now work with some of our countries largest entities, building interesting and challenging technology, and helping to improve the lives of New Zealanders every day.

They are a leading Kiwi software-services company working with large clients such as Auckland Transport, New Zealand Rugby, Spark, Skinny and New Zealand Post, across a range of technologies.

They are freethinkers and innovators - priding themselves as a technology partner to their clients, questioning the status quo, and understanding that great people shine when given the freedom to lead and do the right thing. This means they offer a supportive culture based on openness, communication, collaboration and flexibility.

Benefits:

  • Interesting, varied projects for big clients
  • World-class team
  • Market-rate or above New Zealand salaries
  • Equal opportunity workplace, free from discrimination
  • A culture of collaboration and flexibility
  • Plenty of office perks and beautifully designed, comfortable offices in the heart of Auckland
  • The ability to apply for the Talent Visa, reserved for Accredited companies

Roles with Propellerhead

Solutions Architect / Service Owner

We are looking for a senior software developer strong in solution architecture design to join our team.

We'd like you to bring technical vision and extensive experience to Propellerhead, helping us to continue producing software solutions in an agile, lean and evolutionary manner.

You’ll be adept at pivoting from big picture strategy to design and technical implementation, as the project requires. You'll set and advise on local or team-based standards for programming tools and techniques, including security and test automation guidelines, and the selection of appropriate development methods.

You will specify and design large or complex systems while providing advice, mentorship and assistance to less experienced colleagues. We’ll depend on your judgement, opinion and insights to ensure that early delivery and continuous improvement is possible.

Far from being a theorist, you will be contributing to code on a day-to-day basis. You'll be up with the play on emerging trends and be able to quickly prototype new ideas to judge their value.

  • You will have had a minimum of 8 - 10 years development experience in multi-tier and distributed applications in Java or .NET. (If .NET, you will need to also demonstrate some Java experience).
  • You have had experience in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Node.js, ReactJS and AngularJS or similar front-end frameworks
  • Hands-on experience with designing solutions targeting cloud platforms such as Azure or AWS, including active participation in building CI/CD pipelines.
  • You will be sufficiently technology agnostic to be able to draw from the best components or programming languages to deliver an outcome
  • You have software design experience for architecture with highly inter-dependent features, balancing flexibility and a manageable level of complexity
  • You are regarded as a valued advisor to previous clients and colleagues, balancing technical excellence with commercial pragmatism
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate and translate complex topics with clarity in different business circles, from a development team to a board of directors. This includes being able to present your designs using lightweight documentation and clear diagrams as well as providing verbal explanation.
  • Experience achieving strategic objectives with lean product roadmaps
  • Career evidence of getting things done: staying organised, building rapport, and following through on work while have others' best interests at heart

Senior / Expert Developer

We're looking for an experienced Senior Developer to join us. You'll work with a cross-functional team of expert developers and technical specialists to deliver value-driven solutions.

  • In-depth expertise developing scaleable web applications
  • Highly proficient in Java or alternatively, come from a strong .NET background with some Java experience
  • Experience in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Node.js, ReactJS, AngularJS or similar front-end frameworks
  • Hands-on experience with deploying your solutions to cloud platforms such as Azure or AWS, including active participation in building CI/CD pipelines
  • Software design experience for architecture with highly inter-dependent features, balancing flexibility and a manageable level of complexity
  • You can produce clear and concise design documents
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills to translate between requirements and technical tasks
  • You will be used to using techniques such as user stories to express the work to be done as business outcomes
  • Your portfolio includes significant extension or adaptation of a current framework, integrating a major external library or multiple new subsystems
  • You are regarded as a valued advisor by previous clients, balancing technical excellence with commercial pragmatism

Senior Front-End Developer

Do you have extensive development experience and great UX sensibilities? Can you move comfortably from big picture strategy to design and technical implementation? Do you value beautiful design aesthetic, with a belief that form and function can work in unison?

You'll be given projects that challenge and inspire you. Working in a creative and supportive environment, you will be instrumental in producing software solutions in a lean, Agile and evolutionary manner.

We pride ourselves on crafting collaborative, cross-­functional and self-managing teams of equally talented developers, so your judgement, opinion and insights will be required to ensure early delivery and continuous improvement is possible.

  • You will have extensive experience involving JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Node.js, ReactJS and AngularJS or similar front-end frameworks
  • You have design and development experience in multi-tier and distributed enterprise web applications
  • Your portfolio includes extension or adaptation of a current framework, integrating a major external library or new subsystems
  • You are well regarded as a valued advisor to previous clients
  • You have experience leading user research
  • You are knowledgeable across a range of existing and emerging UX and digital product design tools and techniques
  • You will value beautiful aesthetic, with a believe that form and function can work in unison

Senior Business Analyst / Product Owner

We are looking for a Business Analyst who will be the vital link between our information technology capacity and our business objectives.

Working in the capacity of Product Owner alongside both our commercial and technical team members, you'll nurture the goals, strategy and requirements of our clients' solutions from inception to delivery.

You'll define business requirements for the long-term roadmap of digital products and facilitating the elaboration of requirement details for pending development sprints. Owning and developing relationships with partner agencies will be integral to your role, working with them to optimise and enhance their provision of services.

You'll also help design, document and maintain business processes, and communicate key insights and findings to project teams and clients. Delivering value will be critically important to you, and you'll have a natural affinity for finding ways to improve value to our clients.

It is essential that you have worked in an agile development environment and are familiar with the development of user stories and/or other outcome-based methods for describing requirements.

  • Comprehensive experience in business analysis and/or product ownership specifically for software development
  • Demonstratable experience writing user stories (examples in your application would be useful)
  • Demonstratable experience with the long-term development of product roadmaps
  • Demonstratable experience as a critical thinker, with the ability to devise alternative ways to achieving outcomes to the benefit of our clients
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including technical writing skills
  • Experience in leading client-facing requirements workshops, both pre and post sales
  • Experience with working with 3rd party UI/UX designers and integrating them into agile software delivery
  • Ability to work with complex organisations with several stakeholders at once, and have proven strategies for facilitating prioritisation of tasks

Senior Quality Analyst

We are looking for a capable individual to join our team as an Senior Quality Analyst.

This role spans the traditional roles of Business Analyst and Software Tester, and rather than simply checking work that developers have completed, you’ll take an Agile and collaborative approach. You’ll work alongside our developers, service and product owners, and also our clients every step of the way.

You’ll understand software requirements and will shepherd them through from design and build to deployment. You’ll be responsible for documenting the tests that the software will need to pass, carrying out manual tests and helping developers to design automated tests.

To be considered for this role, it is highly desirable that you have worked in an Agile development environment and are familiar with the development of user stories and other outcome-based methods for describing requirements. You’ll also be able to think outside the square, look beyond the obvious, and will have clearly demonstrable attention to detail.

  • Refining business requirements and specifying conditions of satisfaction
  • Performing Quality Assurance by designing and carrying out software tests
  • Ensuring user stories and all deliverables are completed
  • Leading manual test efforts and assisting with test automation
  • Managing the process of releasing changes

  • The ability and commercial experience that enables you to describe what ‘done’ looks like, and proven experience in eliciting requirements
  • Technical troubleshooting including log file analysis and basic data analysis
  • Decent experience in designing test strategy and test plans based around acceptance criteria
  • Experience with working with clients on defining user stories and confirming acceptance criteria
  • Experience in analysing data to draw business-relevant conclusions and in data visualisation techniques and tools
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including technical writing skills

What New Zealand has to offer

New Zealand regularly ranks amongst the best countries to live in for a variety of reasons, including a high quality of life, family friendly lifestyle for migrants, gender equality, and a great work-life balance.

Auckland is probably the most popular place for people arriving from overseas to base themselves. There are more jobs in New Zealand’s biggest city so it’s a natural draw, but Auckland is about way more than just big city jobs. Auckland is an awesome place to live and one of the best waterfront cities in the world. With an abundance of beaches, amazing regional parks, awesome restaurants, great places to head out, theatres, hiking tracks, sports events and more, Auckland is a city with a lot to offer, making it one of the best places to live in the world.

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Looking after you all the way

  • Sybrand Botes

    Sybrand Botes

    Senior Recruitment Consultant

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