Software Developer

  • Role located in Canberra
  • Contract to 30/6/2022
  • 2×12 month extension options
  • A BASELINE security clearance is required for this role

JavaScript Developers are required to deliver agile programming capability implementing JavaDcript applications with an emphasis on design, optimisation and user experience. You will join join multi-disciplinary teams to modernise digital services.

You will:

    • Design and improve software that meets the user needs prioritised by the team;
    • Develop secure and well-tested code that’s easy for others to re-use;
    • Work with other team members to understand what needs to be built;
    • Operate the services developed by the team and identify issues in production;
    • Collaborate with other developers to continually improve the overall quality of the codebase;
    • Create simple solutions that meet user needs with both frontend and backend technologies;
    • Deliver and produce a test-driven or behaviour-driven development and continuous integration / continuous delivery cadence.

The skills and experience required include:

    • Exceptional development capability writing test-driven frontend and backend code in JavaScript;
    • Strong experience with client-side JavaScript frameworks like React.js;
    • Strong experience with backend JavaScript technologies including Node and Express.js;
    • Experience with other JS tools and libraries highly regarded, eg. Webpack, Babel, and Jasmine;
    • Strong experience with HTML, CSS and SASS;
    • Specific knowledge of common web security issues and how to avoid them;
    • Experience developing and iterating software in agile multi-disciplinary teams;
    • Ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical people;
    • Strong understanding of common patterns for developing maintainable and scalable web applications;
    • Understand how web applications are operated in production (eg. familiarity with platform-as-a-service and building twelve-factor apps);
    • Excellent communication skills;
    • Be a strong team player;
    • Be collaborative, curious and helpful;
    • Relevant tertiary qualifications.

Selection Criteria

    • Exceptional development capability writing test-driven frontend and backend code in JavaScript.
    • Strong experience with client-side JavaScript frameworks like React.js.
    • Strong experience with backend JavaScript technologies including Node and Express.js.
    • Experience with other JS tools and libraries highly regarded, eg. Webpack, Babel, and Jasmine and trong experience with HTML, CSS and SASS.

 

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