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.


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.


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.



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

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 New Zealand for an interview.


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 200EUR 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.


  • 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

DevOps Engineer

We're looking for an experienced DevOps-practicing engineer to join our optimisation team.

You'll work alongside core development teams to design cloud deployment architectures on Azure and AWS, and will lead the provisioning of deployment environments, including all aspects of servers, services and networking. You'll also support existing operations, with a mandate for continuous improvement and the goal to create systems that are as "hands off" as possible.

Ensuring aspects of security, scalability, supportability and performance are implemented in solution architectures will be central to your role, and you'll carry out scheduled software releases in partnership with development teams where full automation has not yet been achieved.

Role Elements Include:

  • Assisting development teams to build continuous integration and deployment pipelines using toolsets selected for the particular technology stack
  • Configuring monitoring and alerting tools and integrate into support desk software
  • Providing technical assistance to support ticket triaging and troubleshooting, and designing and implementing proactive continuous improvement programmes for our solutions to minimise the occurrence of support issues
  • Actively participating in the diagnosis and remedy of reactive support issues during business hours and on a shared on-call basis after hours
  • Completing incident reports, including recommendations for ongoing mitigation. Implement mitigations in partnership with core development teams
  • Documenting system architecture and configuration/deployment processes and proactively sharing technical knowledge with support developers across multiple teams

Propellerhead delivers a portfolio of software solutions to our clients across a range of technologies. We use both AWS and Azure cloud platforms, and use a variety of pipeline tools. You will bring the following skills and experience

  • Strong and proven experience in Microsoft Azure deployment architectures and Microsoft VSTS deployment pipelines
  • System admin of Linux and Windows-based cloud-based server environments
  • Implementation and configuration of relational and document (NoSQL) databases
  • Some working experience of developing distributed enterprise and web applications in Java and/or .NET
  • Proven scripting experience using PowerShell, Ruby, Groovy, python, shell or other common scripting languages
  • Provisioning and configuration of virtual networking
  • Familiarity with configuration of New Relic or similar monitoring framework, including building dashboards and alerting integration
  • Some experience with AWS and open source pipeline tools would be an advantage
  • Ability to easily switch context across different technologies and complex environments, and the ability to remain calm under the pressure of high-priority issue resolution scenarios

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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Meet the Team

Introducing the LookSee Talent Team who will be looking after you all the way.

  • Sybrand Botes

    Sybrand Botes

    Senior Recruitment Consultant

  • Monika Dewi

    Monika Dewi

    Candidate Manager

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