Snowball Effect is looking for a Senior Web Engineer/Developer to join our small but growing team. If you’re the right sort of person, you’ll love helping Kiwi businesses reach their potential, and want to be part of a high performing growth company in an emerging and dynamic market.

A bit about the role

Our initial success has paved the way to significantly develop our core business and explore complementary business. This has created an opportunity to extend our existing web platform.

We’re hiring a Senior Web Engineer/Developer to help lead the ongoing development of Snowball Effect’s marketplace and complementary applications. You’ll provide the skills and expertise to manage the internal development, maintenance, and responsive iteration of the marketplace. You will also architect, plan, coordinate and manage any outsourced development projects.

  • Develop using the latest industry tools and frameworks

    Laravel (PHP), Docker, MySQL, NGINX, SASS, React, and AngularJS

  • Convenient outer-city location

    Work from 1 Faraday located in Parnell, Auckland

  • High performing team

    Be a part of a driven, motivated team (who don’t all wear suits)

What skills might you need?

Developer experience can vary depending on previous experience, so only refer to the table below as a rough guide. Above all, applicants should be curious and have the drive to learn on the fly.

Skill requirement Essential set Preferred set
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Bespoke web platform development
  • Hands-on software engineering experience and project management
  • Technical skills in areas such as Laravel (PHP), Docker, MySQL, NGINX, SASS, React, and AngularJS
  • Understanding of test-driven design
  • Experience in developing modular and extendable applications
  • Experience in managing the roll-out of successful projects
  • Strong leadership, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with server
  • Understanding and appreciation of UX principles
  • User analytics experience
  • Experience working with cloud services (eg. AWS, Azure)
  • Experience working in an agile team
  • Experience working in or with a DevOps team
  • Experience managing external development teams

Key accountabilities


  • Collaborate with management and wider team on product strategy and deliverables.
  • Extend and maintain the marketplace using a test-driven development approach for both user-facing and back-end functionality.
  • Manage multiple projects in parallel to successful on-time completions.
  • Collaborate with outsourced service providers, customers, and other cross-functional teams.
  • Continuously explore new technology and techniques to identify opportunities for increased efficiency.

Continuous improvement

  • Instil development best practices that drive robust and resilient development cycles
  • Maintain a culture of innovation to deliver first-in-class products
  • Implement a development reporting system to ensure transparent visibility to senior management and Board on development progress

About Snowball Effect

Snowball Effect is a marketplace that simplifies access to a range of alternative investment opportunities. We do this by facilitating offers of securities through public offers, private offers, and wholesale investor offers.

For companies, it’s a complete capital raising package and access to a wide investor audience, so it’s a quick and efficient way to raise funds. For investors, it’s a simple channel to discover and invest in early-stage growth businesses, that has historically been difficult to access.

Snowball Effect is NZ's leading private equity investment marketplace. We launched NZ’s first equity crowdfunding offer in August 2014, and over our three and a half years of operations, we’ve facilitated more investment in NZ than all other equity crowdfunding marketplaces together (over 60% market share).

Final words

Snowball Effect benefits from world-class directors and advisors. Day to day we’re a small team with a flat structure. Everyone in the team has a specific role, with each role commanding significant responsibility. As a company, we’re focused with a clear plan of where we’re heading. We expect performance of the highest calibre, and we’re confident that our remuneration is representative of the investment we expect from each member of the team in Snowball Effect’s success.

We’re here for the long term, and this role provides the right person with an opportunity to shape the future of New Zealand’s capital markets. If you’re excited by this opportunity, please send your CV to Simeon Burnett at

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