Front-End Developer

  • Role located in Canberra
  • Applications close on Friday 15 January 2021
  • Immediate start
  • 3 month contract with a 3 month extension option available
  • A Baseline Security Clearance is required or the ability to obtain one

A Front-End Developer is required to:

  • Develop and implement a content hub that will enable products to be published on a ‘create once publish everywhere’ basis;
  • Work with the interaction designer and technical lead to build features for Style Manual;
  • Make accessibility fixes to Style Manual; and
  • Help with testing and troubleshooting.

Selection Criteria

  • Experience developing GovCMS (Saas) and Drupal 8 including:
    • SASS, JavaScript and associated frameworks,
    • PHP and Twig,
    • NPM, Docker, GitLab and associated tool chains.
    • You must demonstrate experience delivering innovative solutions to content problems within the limitations of a GovCMS SaaS environment.
  • An understanding of content hubs and experience delivering multi-channel publishing, including:
    • content modelling for create once, publish everywhere (COPE) strategies,
    • implementing schemas, structured data, and metadata,
    • publishing and consuming public and private APIs,
    • integrating government content and data with 3rd party private and community-generated content.
  • An understanding of SEO best practices, including structuring data for search, voice and AI.
  • Familiarity with WCAG 2.1 AA and the ability to implement expert recommendations to improve site accessibility across devices, understanding of mobile-first responsive development and familiarity with the Australian Government Design System.
  • The ability to work at pace within an agile, multidisciplinary team.
  • An understanding of content strategy, modelling, types and templates (desirable).
  • The ability to translate the language of content strategy and modelling into technical contexts and back again (desirable).

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