IN NEW ZEALAND
Engineering the future world of work
The demand for Software Engineers in New Zealand and around the world has never been greater as digital transformation positions software at the heart of many business models today.
With efficiency a major goal, Software Engineers who can build, design and manage superior software systems are highly desirable. Up for the challenge? Whether you’re looking to help a start-up become a Unicorn or make waves in a multinational corporate enterprise – we can get you there.
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Do you know what you want from your next software engineering job? The opportunity to make an impact in a forward-thinking start-up or shake up an NZX-listed organisation? We can support you every step of the way to realise your potential.
Our network of New Zealand’s top employers means we have Software Engineer jobs you can get excited about and the expertise to support you to secure them.
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Your software engineer job questions, answered
Where can I find Software Engineer jobs in New Zealand?
We regularly advertise new jobs Software Engineers right around New Zealand. Click below to check out all our Software Engineer jobs or those in your nearest city:
What does a Software Engineer do?
What skills does a Software Engineer need to have?
What are a Software Engineer’s job responsibilities?
- Build, design and manage software systems
- Gather information and define requirements needed to build the respective system or application
- Consult with Designers, Business Analysts and Project Managers on the most effective way to create and implement the software
- Write code and coordinate tests on the software to make sure all bugs are removed
- Review their individual code and the code of their colleagues
- Launch the program and continue to monitor up until the final release
- Identify any limitations in current systems or processes and present viable solutions
What skills and experience are employers looking for from Software Engineers?
Efficiency is a major goal for organisations across all industries and superior software is becoming a highly desirable solution. To achieve this, we have found that employers are looking for Software Engineers that meet the following criteria:
- Attention to detail
Multi-tasking is high on the list of core skills needed to be a successful Software Engineer. Employers regularly require Software Engineers to manage numerous projects at any given point in time. This may mean dealing with alternate IT professionals and having to meet strict deadlines at different intervals of the design and development phase.
This also places emphasis on the necessity for great attention to detail. Organisations rely on Software Engineers to build and review systems with the expectation that they will easily identify any bugs.
This is critical to the process as bugs are inevitable, and a failure to recognise and rectify them quickly can result in a failed project.
Software Engineers should be able to work well within a team environment. In what is a collaborative role, employers are looking for individuals who have experience in stakeholder management. We have found that most Software Engineer jobs involve liaising with other members of engineering and production teams.
- Programming and Coding
- Software testing and debugging
Those with extensive programming skills or additional certification will be in a position of strength.
Another major skill of a successful Software Engineer is to not only be a critical thinker, but to be able identify bugs in software in a timely and efficient manner. This is to be complemented by undertaking rigorous testing and structured analysis on the software to find a solution in the most cost-effective manner.
What type of employers hire Software Engineers?
What technologies does a Software Engineer use?
Databases: Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, MongoDB
Other: Experience with UNIX, Linux and Cloud systems, e.g. AWS, Azure
Communication Platforms: Slack, Teams, Zoom, Google Meets etc
How much do Software Engineers earn in New Zealand?
How to become a Software Engineer in New Zealand?