Junior-Mid Level Developer

Looking for a start in your development career? Switch is looking for a developer who is keen to get stuck into some exciting development work for Switch and our clients.

A Word on Switch

Switch is a leading Australian digital agency, delivering beautifully crafted and award-winning digital solutions for clients such as HIA, Coates Hire, Cancer Council, Yamaha, Accor, The Wiggles, and Teachers Mutual Bank.

About the Role

This is an excellent opportunity for a developer who is passionate about building websites using some of the latest technology.

We are looking for a junior-mid level developer who has a strong foundation in the software development lifecycle including various practices and standards that should be adhered to.

If you are a natural problem solver who loves working as a part of a collaborative team with a keen interest in learning new technologies, this could be the perfect role for you.

What Are We Looking For?

A successful developer at Switch should take pride in their work, have a positive attitude and show that you can not only work independently but also as a part of a team. You’ll be a self-starter who can prioritise and manage your workload.

Above all, your focus on quality is complemented by a passion for continuous improvement and a customer-first philosophy.

Your main duties & responsibilities are:

  • Participate in pair programming activities with more experienced developers
  • Conduct code reviews to ensure code quality and to gain more knowledge from how other developers approach tasks
  • Communicatie within the project and with the wider company to seek help or assistance
  • Attend client facing meetings to gain insight into the larger view of a project
  • Work with more experienced team members to understand the solution architecture for a project
  • Work semi-autonomously and make micro decisions for tasks that have been assigned
  • Scoping, planning and estimating effort for tasks
  • Identify, research and present findings to task related issues to more experienced developers
  • Assist more experienced developers in producing system and technical design documents
  • Work with and within different disciplines

Qualifications

A TAFE (or equivalent) Diploma in Software or Web Development is desirable but not necessary.

We value common sense and practical experience as highly as any degree, so don’t be afraid of having a go.

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 1 year of software development experience with an agency or within the industry
  • Minimum of 1 years experience using HTML and CSS
  • Minimum of 1 year of writing code using JavaScript or jQuery

Desirable

  • Experience using a variety of CMS solutions such as Umbraco, Kentico, EpiServer, AEM, WordPress.
  • Experience with DevOps using one or more of the following
    • TeamCity*
    • Octopus*
    • VSTS
    • Jenkins
  • Experience using TypeScript
  • Experience with front-end frameworks such as Vue, React or Angular
  • Experience using NodeJS, and NodeJS task runners such as Gulp or Grunt
  • Experience using SCSS
  • Experience using scripting languages (eg. PowerShell)
  • Experience setting up, configuring and maintaining infrastructure
    • On Premise
    • Cloud (Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • 2+ years experience with unit testing practices and methodologies

* preferred

Requirements

The successful applicant will need to have the following skills and capabilities:

  • 1 year of experience in successfully implementing web development projects in complex, fast-moving environments using agile & blended approaches for a Digital Agency or Professional Services organisation
  • Foundational understanding of Agile & Traditional SDLCs
  • Implementing digital solutions based on CMS & eCommerce platforms
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Creating professional documentation using MS Office and Google Apps
  • Excellent time management skills

Nice To Haves

Not absolutely essential, but it would be great if you had knowledge or exposure to:

  • Solid working knowledge of general networking and web concepts (SSL, APIs, HTTP, CORS)
  • Awareness of Digital & Technology Trends
  • Able to write code applying best practice security principles (protecting against XSS, DDoS, SQL Injection attacks)
  • Able to write code using the following design principles
    • SOLID
    • YAGNI
    • KISS
    • DRY
  • Able to write code that uses software design patterns

Even if you’re not an expert at everything listed above, you should be interested in expanding your skills, learning from your peers and from your own practice. You listen to feedback, you pursue improvement and you give yourself room to feel satisfied with what you’ve accomplished.

Let’s get started

This is a wonderful role for a unique individual that’s committed to the delivery of top notch projects. Attention to detail is absolutely essential as is taking care of our excellent customers.

Remuneration is at market rate, reflective of your skills and experience.

This role is full time and is located in our Sydney CBD office.

To apply, send us:

  • a little about yourself
  • your salary expectations
  • availability, and...
  • your resumé with links to your work

Applications are open to Australian residents only. Recruiters please do not contact us in relation to this role. All applications are treated as highly confidential.

Sydney
Level 6
9 Hunter Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone 02 8188 5959
Melbourne
Level 2
696 Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone 03 8566 8819
Phone 02 8188 5959
ABN 15 120 572 750   ·   © 2020 Switch

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