Snowball Effect is hiring! Web Developer

Snowball Effect is looking for a Web Developer to join our small and 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 new 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 build the next wave of software solutions.

We’re hiring a Web 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’ll plan and manage any outsourced development projects.

What skills might you need?

Skill requirement Essential set Preferred set
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Website development experience
  • Hands-on software engineering experience and project management
  • Technical skills in areas such as PHP (Laravel), SASS, MySQL, Nginx, and AngularJS
  • Understanding of test-driven design
  • Experience in developing modular and extendable applications
  • Experience in managing successful project rollouts
  • Strong leadership, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding and appreciation of UX principles
  • User analytics experience
  • Experience working with hosted or cloud services (eg. AWS, Azure)
  • Experience working in an agile team
Industry experience
  • Previous experience working in or for a digital startup business
Interested in
  • Frontend design
  • Marketing

PD continues on below…

Develop using latest industry tools and frameworks

(eg. Laravel, AngularJS, SASS)

Work from 1 Faraday

(Parnell, Auckland)

Be a part of a driven, motivated team

(who don’t all wear suits)

Key accountabilities

Website development

  • Collaborate with management 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 to successful on-time completions.
  • Collaborate with outsourced service providers, customers, and other cross-functional teams.
  • Continuously explore new software technologies to identify opportunities.

Continuous improvement

  • Instil development best practices that drive a high quality result
  • Maintain a culture of innovation to deliver first-in-class solutions
  • Implement a development reporting system to ensure transparent visibility to senior management and Board on development progress

About Snowball Effect

We’re on a mission to simplify investment into high growth Kiwi companies.

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.

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 simeon.burnett@snowballeffect.co.nz.