Senior Full Stack JavaScript Developer

Job Title: Senior Full Stack JavaScript Developer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Southbank, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 177592_1506408849
Contact Name: Nicole Leishman
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 26, 2017 16:54

Job Description

Responsible for:

  • Providing input and expertise into the architecture, design, and technical governance of various digital and Cloud applications.
  • Applying effective analysis, design, programming, and testing skills to produce software systems.
  • Contributing to the technical direction of projects and software applications.

Main activities:

  • Work closely with other developers, both internal and external, to deliver high-quality working software on a regular cadence in accordance with company standards and methodologies.
  • Work close with other developers to continually improve processes and provide internal process automation
  • Participate in peer code-reviews
  • Crate automated unit-tests
  • Create automated acceptance tests when required
  • Participate in production deployment activities as required
  • Provide mentoring to other team members and the wider business as practical
  • Provide analytical and problem-solving support to the development team and the wider business
  • Assist in the production of systems design artefacts such as integration plans, wireframes, process or workflow designs, and functional design documents
  • Produce working prototypes to demonstrate solution efficacy and suitability to developers and stakeholders
  • Work in a hybrid Waterfall/Agile environment
  • Identify development risks and issues as necessary
  • Evaluate tools and technologies with a view to delivering efficient, cost effective quality solutions.
  • Author and maintain documentation including design, tool use and development processes, as required.
  • Analyse software requirements and translate these into epics and user stories, as required
  • Undertake assigned integration planning and software build definition tasks.
  • Assist in short or long term technology planning, making recommendations on technical policies within an overall program.
  • Assist in the preparation of project proposals and with estimations.

Typical experience:

  • 5+ years of software development experience.
  • Tertiary qualifications in computer science and/or information technology.

Key skills:

  • Good written and oral communications.
  • Problem identification and process management skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to perform work in a team.
  • Previous experience mentoring junior staff.
  • Ability to work with and present to customers.
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to deliver to deadlines based on provided estimates

Technical skills:


  • Sound and in-depth understanding of OOP, functional programming, MVC and design patterns
  • Expertise in API design/delivery using RESTful, SOAP and GraphQL interfaces
  • Expertise in responsive web development
  • Expertise in modern front-end web technologies: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript ES5/ES6,
  • Exposure to modern web tooling such as Webpack, Babel, SASS/LESS/PostCSS, Browserify
  • Exposure to and expertise in at least one JavaScript framework such as React, Angular, Ember, Knockout
  • Proficient in modern back-end web technologies: NodeJS, C#, Java
  • Proficient in web application database design and development: SQL, Postgres, MySQL
  • Proficient with front-end unit testing eg. Jasmine, Mocha, Jest
  • Proficient with using AWS services such as EC2, SNS, SQS, RDS
  • Proficient in web accessibility standards including local applicability and the impacts on the development process
  • Proficient with build and management tools e.g Git, grunt, gulp, Jenkins, WebPack
  • Experience with modern issue tracking tools such as Jira
  • Exposure to Agile Development methods
  • Excellent communication skills and team worker
  • Strong problem-solving ability and work well under pressure
  • Experience with Continuous Delivery

Nice to have:

  • LINUX (RedHat, Ubuntu)
  • Shell scripting (Bash/Zsh)
  • Puppet / Salt
  • PostgreSQL / MySQL
  • Docker
  • Apache/Nginx
  • CI/CD tools (e.g. Jenkins)
  • SVG, canvas, Web3D, GIS, data visualisation using D3 or similar