Senior Software Engineer (Fullstack Web Developer)

The Senior Software Engineer will develop and enhance application functionality for a range of software systems, including critical emergency management systems that are used across Victoria, supporting forest management and incident management teams, front line firefighters and volunteers to keep the community safe.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: IT and Telecommunications
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50943725
Closing Date: 16-May-2022
Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183
Job Duration: 18 months
Attachments: PD - Senior Software Engineer - Strategic Fuel Breaks - May2022.pdf (PDF, 209KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Ryan Ameri
0493 040 683

Position Details

About You

You are a passionate frontend web developer, someone who can see the big picture while having mastery of details. You are a self-starter and an excellent communicator, and you love taking initiative and pioneering new and creative ideas. Importantly, you're a team player who is driven and passionate about all things web design.

Ideally, we are looking for a candidate with some solid technical skills who knows their way around a supervised learning problem and finds the intersection of web apps and emergency management to be a tantalisingly exciting prospect.


  • Participate in development of web applications, taking into account robustness, scalability, maintainability and performance
  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Be actively involved in improving existing applications
  • Build reusable components and libraries for future use
  • AA/AAA Accessibility focussed
  • Champion unit tests and feature level front end automation across browsers and devices
  • Collaborate with backend developers on API requirements
  • Collaborate with designers and analysts to ensure understanding and feasibility of UI/UX designs

Essential Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications:

  • A strong understanding of HTML, CSS/SCSS, Bootstrap, modern JS and TypeScript, and modern frontend development and build tools (Webpack, Babel, ESLint, Prettier, etc.)
  • Experience using frameworks such as AngularJS, Vue.js, React or similar
  • Experience with REST API integration
  • UX Experience, wireframes, mock-ups and story boarding
  • Familiarity with git and GitHub or similar
  • Excellent communication skills and team attitude
  • A passion for the web and an eye for detail
  • A portfolio of web development work


  • Experience with AngularJS 9+ specifically
  • Familiarity with interface design tools such as Figma
  • Exposure to Azure cloud platform (App Services, App Functions, DevOps)
  • Familiarity with .Net Core, C# and Entity Framework Core
  • An understanding of database design and SQL
  • Understanding of Agile methodologies
  • A link to your GitHub/GitLab repo and/or portfolio in your covering letter

Nice to have:

  • Experience building JAMstack sites
  • Experience building mobile apps (specifically using Xamarin)
  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Contributions to open source projects are favourably looked upon

Why apply?

At DELWP you'll use the latest technologies and work on projects to develop applications that are used across the emergency management sector. You can go to sleep feeling proud that you are, literally, fighting bushfires! Plus, we have an awesome team of developers who will have your back!

You'll learn from some of the best technologists and have access to learning material and courses to stay at the top of your game

  • A team of passionate developers to support you
  • A truly inclusive and diverse organisation where employee wellbeing is a priority
  • Work from our amazing office in the city or remotely (anywhere in Victoria)
  • Flexible hours – as long as you attend your important meetings and meet your commitments, your hours are up to you
  • Extra leave days + budget allocated to your Learning and Development
  • Generous parental packages available + paid time off to look after family members
  • A learning culture with formal and informal learning and promotion opportunities

Who are we?

We are the Forest, Fire and Regions Group, part of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. We manage Victoria's state forests, coasts, and other public land, and deliver integrated, accessible and high-quality programs, projects and services, working collaboratively with local communities and other partners. We provide high-quality advice to the government on forest, fire, and emergency management, and have a lead role in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from fire and other emergencies, to reduce impacts on people, property, and the environment.

This is a fixed term positions available for 18 months.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Monday, 16 May 2022.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


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