Senior Front-End Developer

We're looking for someone who respects web standards whilst creating clean, scalable and performant code.

A Word on Switch

At Switch we’re a pretty relaxed bunch of designers, project managers and developers. We are a multiple award winning agency that love delivering solutions that really help our customers. We are an equal opportunity employer that has recently developed solutions for Coates Hire, Cancer Council, Yamaha, Accor, The Wiggles, and Teachers Mutual Bank.

About the Role

We need a senior front end developer to work with us on a range of new and existing projects. You must have a minimum of 3 years experience designing and building mobile-first solutions as you will be pivotal in maintaining our reputation as a company which focuses on delivering excellent customer service and award-winning solutions.

You will collaborate with our Project Managers, Designers and Developers to develop scalable solutions from concept through to production in our office just a short walk from Wynyard station.

This role provides a great deal of creative freedom and is supported by our existing design & development team who are super talented at what they do.

Working in a dynamic business you will have the chance to have input on the full SDLC. From visual design, UI and interaction design to performance, analytics and SEO. You will have every opportunity to grow into an experienced all-rounder who can think at all levels of the web and mobile experience.

Exciting challenges, excellent rewards and a fantastic new office with awesome career opportunities await the right person.

What Are We Looking For?

A successful front end 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.

On top of this you will:

  • Help instill a culture of build quality in the business as a whole
  • Want to work with passionate, curious people on a team that values bold ideas and attention to detail
  • Be happy to put your hand up to solve challenging design / build problems to help our customers excel in their industries
  • Enjoy engaging the team to generate and evaluate ideas, because you know that great design is even better with an awesome build
  • Be able to follow set procedures and coding standards, but also improve upon and introduce new ideas into our workflow
  • Have an appreciation for creating optimised websites that have super-fast load times
  • Good at table tennis, but not too good ;)


The successful applicant will need to have:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience building responsive, mobile-first websites
  • Expert knowledge of HTML and CSS/SCSS
  • Strong proficiency with Javascript
  • Experience with version control sytsems (namely Git)
  • A good understanding of the tradeoffs between speed, design, flexibility and the underlying page architecture
  • Good personal time management and organisational skills
  • The ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment & has the flexibility to accommodate demanding deadlines when required
  • Javascript Task-Runners (namely Gulp)
  • Visual Studio Code (our editor of choice)

Nice To Haves

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

  • SEO and Web Analytics
  • Sitecore and Umbraco CMS’s
  • University Degree or TAFE level equivalent is desirable

Even if you’re not 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.

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.

Level 6
9 Hunter Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone 02 8188 5959
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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