Propellerhead are a leading software-services company based in Auckland, New Zealand.
We build software for some of the largest ideas in Government, Commercial, and Non-Profit organisations in New Zealand, and our largest clients include Auckland Transport, New Zealand Rugby, Spark, Ministry of Education, New Zealand Post, and Auckland Museum.
We take influence from Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, and Holacracy, and we build software in an incremental and evolutionary process.
Our team consists of around 50 people, and our offices are in Freemans Bay, Auckland Central.
European Hiring Initiative:
In October 2018 we are travelling to Paris to interview European Technical Specialists for roles we have available at Propellerhead in New Zealand. We will be conducting video and technical screening prior to face-to-face interviews, and are looking for talented specialists who may want to move to New Zealand and work for us.
What We Believe:
We believe you are most effective when given the room to move — when there are as few organisational layers as possible.
Managing from the top down discourages the initiative that makes team members who they are. Instead, we seek to build a more dynamic, self-sufficient organisation where people get a chance to focus on what matters.
In these videos, our Founder Andrew Weston shares our view on software development:
Some Of Our Work:
Our typical client engagements are large-scale, but often start small. We concentrate on the right combination of methodology, architecture, technology, and operating model, and our teams are skilled in the design, development, and support of software systems. They combine expertise in scalable, distributed systems, problem solving, and a deep desire to bring the latest in technology and technique to the software process.
We believe software’s ‘natural state’ is live, in front of real users, and used for the purpose it is intended. The earlier we can deliver working software the sooner we are creating value. We are passionate advocates for open-source software, open data, and open ideas.
New Zealand Rugby
New Zealand Rugby are a recent client, and we are pleased to be building a number of online products for them, including:
- Consumer Game Streaming Portal: AllBlacksTV.com
- Mobile App: *not yet completed
- Consumer Web App: nzrugby.co.nz *not yet completed
Auckland Transport, New Zealand's largest transport authority, have been a client of ours for the last 10 years, and our work with them includes:
- Mobile Apps: Track My Bus, AT Metro and AT Mobile applications
- Consumer Web App: at.govt.nz
- Back-End Systems: Data tracking, collation and distribution for a wide variety of Auckland Transport initiatives
Two years ago, the Auckland War Memorial Museum embarked on a journey with us to share its rich collections with the world, hoping to reach more people, in more ways than through its website alone. Our work for them includes:
- Linked Open Data Platform: a platform which links to thousands of other such datasets using Linked Open Data, adding to a global “knowledge commons.”
For its subsequent contribution to open data, the Museum has recently been named alongside the BBC, the World Bank, and other global greats as an example of best practice for web standards. Read the Case Study >>
Skinny Mobile is an award-winning prepay mobile provider owned by telco provider Spark, but operated as a separate entity while still utilising Spark’s network. Our work for them includes:
- Consumer Website: skinnydirect.co.nz
- Customer Service Portal
- Mobile App: Skinny Direct