Senior front end developer

• Do you have demonstrated experience in software design and development?

• Are you highly organised with exceptional problem-solving abilities?

• Contribute to solution design & development within a cross functional agile team

Help lead the introduction of iterative agile development using the latest technologies, tools and techniques.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Technology
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VG_50938480
Closing Date: 09-Mar-2021
Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348
Job Duration: until 31 December 2022.
Attachments: PD - 50938480 - Senior Front End Developer - VPSG5.docx (Word, 176KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Janine Radford - Manager Solution Delivery
0475 735 396

Position Details

Come and help us build and improve our modern digital platform and make a difference for the people of Victoria and the people who work at DELWP. You'll be part of a team leading the introduction of iterative agile development using the latest technologies, tools and techniques.

The Senior Front-End Developer position is a part of the Planning Information Service's Solution Delivery Team, which oversees the digital product development pipeline in line with business needs and architecture directions. The position will work to design and develop intuitive and scalable products within a cross functional agile team.

The Planning Information Services Branch manages the delivery, support and enhancement of all business technology, information services and systems including public facing systems and services.  The team maintains and develops systems to support the work of the Planning Group and the wider planning industry including local government. We adapt and adopt high-quality, secure software engineering practices and blend fast paced software delivery with best practices, helping us shorten the gap between development and production.

We're looking for a candidate who has the skills and experience to be a leader in their area of expertise, helping us make sound development choices, and who also shows a demonstrated preference for working across all areas of software delivery to gain new skills and experience, helping the team achieve its goals.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in computer science or equivalent career experience.
  • Extensive and broad experience in designing and developing web applications focusing on the front end but with exposure to and integration with microservices.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience designing and developing complex web applications using the following technologies:  React, Vue, AWS, Docker, GitLab, REST APIs.
  • Substantial agile software development including experience with CI/CD and regular short release cycles (e.g. end of sprint)
  • A sound understanding of modern UX theory and practice

This is a fixed term position until 31 December 2022.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday, 9 March 2021.

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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