Front End Developer – UI focused | Learn React Native | Social impact projects


Before we get all heavy in the details of this Front End Developer gig, let’s play a quick game… If you answer “yeah” to the following three points, we win a copy of your resume and a chat! Wanna play? 

  • I want to create award-winning digital products that truly improve people’s lives
  • I’m looking for a team that will invest in my growth and allow me to work with new tech
  • I thrive working in a collaborative, cross-functional UX Design & Engineering squad

If you’re nodding your head right now, you’re gonna wanna to read on!
So, here’s the deal:
We’re pairing up again with our friends at a multi-award winning product design and customer experience agency in creative Collingwood. They’re a cool bunch of thinkers, human centred design facilitators and software engineers, who produce exciting, meaningful digital products that truly improve people’s lives! From service design and iPad app projects that reduce anxiety levels in children facing major hospital operation (like scary MRI scans); to applications that allow women and their children to safely leave abusive relationships and seek help. 
The team has a mature agile studio workflow and they get to work on super interesting and complex client problems; often acting as the innovation team for tonnes of well-known brands. So, no boring, stale, maintenance code in sight for this one. Just new projects. New builds. New challenges!
On the subject of challenges…

For me, the best part of this role; beyond the awesome team, culture and quality of work they produce – is the fact that they aren’t restricted or confined to working with just one tech stack, or one digital medium.
They produce web apps, native/hybrid mobile apps and the odd website. They work with React.js, React Native, Xamarin and a heap more. Sure, they like to play to their strengths, but the opportunity here is to spread your wings and get exposure to a range of different technologies and frameworks!
So, if you’ve been thinking “I’d really like to get some commercial experience with React.js and/or React Native” or “I’ve got some side projects built in React, but my current workplace aren’t letting me use it” – THIS GIG IS MADE FOR YOU!

What’s important from a technical perspective? 

So, straight up – this team is high performing and they do have high standards. What we’re really looking for is three fold:

1. A strong foundation in HTML, CSS and JavaScript (ES5/6) best practice.
2. A strong engineering/problem solving mindset
3. Creativity and high attention to UI polish

But beyond those, we’re looking for technical chops in:

  • SASS, LESS, PostCSS etc
  • Experience building applications in any modern SPA framework or kick-ass jQuery skills
  • Experience (whether commercial or through own projects) in React and/or React Native, or a keen interest to gain some
  • Experience setting up SPA’s in either of these frameworks 
  • Well versed in modern front-end tooling like Grunt, Gulp etc

You’ve probably already hit apply by now, but for if you haven’t {yeah you} here’s a bit more goodness:
The development team is 10 strong across front end, back end and native mobile. They work in Agile scrum teams, often pairing up to deliver projects and keep each other accountable. Every engineer has an opportunity to “lead” a project when they feel comfortable to – which is, well, awesome!
Above all, these guys value a good attitude and mindset, the ability to listen and contribute. Bonus points if you can whip up a coffee with fancy latte art on their top-notch coffee machine!
This one won’t be about for long, I can promise that! Apply now to have a chat with me, Sara, and let’s spread some digital goodness! [email protected]

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Permanent / Full Time