• face2face Recruitment reference # 11758
  • 12 month contract
  • Canberra based
  • Australian Citizenship

About the Role:

Our Federal Government client is seeking a Front end developer to work in a team developing an open source digital platform.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Build quality user experiences for the platform for both web and mobile users using the React javascript framework and the Australian Government Design System
  • Augment the Australian Government Design System by building additional quality design system components to support improved experience
  • Work with users in an agile development environment to understand requirements, elicit feedback and refine the solution through product showcases.
  • Provide technical input into the viability, estimation of effort and delivery of user stories.
  • Develop and use system testing and validation procedures (unit tests, integration tests etc.) which support continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) and DevOps processes.

Essential Criteria:

  • Strong proficiency with Java development stacks, particularly using the Spring Boot framework and microservice architecture
  • Strong proficiency with the building blocks of the web: HTML, CSS, JavaScript and one or more web libraries/frameworks such as React
  • All round experience in frontend and backend development, with a deep understanding in one or more of the following: security, accessibility, backend integration
  • Keen interest in using modern technology to build APIs an advantage
  • Experience at the team, portfolio or programme level

Highly Regarded:

  • Experience working in and contributing to open source projects and culture an enormous plus (contributions beyond code are highly valued)
  • Knowledge of the Digital Service Standard, and familiarity with the research and design community within DTA and the APS


Australian Citizens are considered due to the nature of the role.


If you would like to know more about this role, or for a confidential discussion, please contact Sean at face2face Recruitment: sean@f2frecruitment.com.au / 02 6199 5750