Jobs/Front End Developer / User Interface Designer


Front End Developer / User Interface Designer



Agency / Department

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$105 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


The Department of Industry, Science, Energy, and Resources is seeking to fill multiple positions to support ongoing major projects across the Corporate and Digital Division. The role will be responsible for driving a human-centric approach to service delivery, with a focus on understanding customer, business, and technology needs and balancing these to deliver effective digital services. This is an opportunity to play an integral part in the transformation of government services to deliver fast, simple and user-centric services for government and the public. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on the following projects: • A high-profile cross-agency program of work, part of the government’s deregulation agenda, with the aim to help make it easier for businesses to take on an employee. The major deliverable is the design and development of an online tool which will guide employers to generate an employee agreement/contract. • Delivering ongoing service improvements, features, and enhancements to the website, as well as developing new products under the umbrella. • Contributing to multiple departmental digital initiatives, and service improvements for pubic-facing and internal services, as part of agile multi-disciplinary teams, in the Corporate and Digital Division. We are seeking experienced Front End Developers / User Interface Designers with a dual skillset, working across both disciplines to deliver intuitive, fit for purpose interfaces through a lean design process, involving rapid prototyping, testing, and iteration of solutions. Candidates will work in multi-disciplinary teams to design and develop product improvements, features, user flows, user interfaces, and front-end enhancements.


The successful candidates will be embedded in a talented and motivated team, working alongside user researchers, business analysts and developers. The team will be primarily co-located in Industry House in Canberra, and will work using agile software development methods.


You will work closely with others in the team to:

  1. Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team, to help define a minimum viable product (MVP) that can be deployed, iterated and improved to add additional value, based on user feedback.
  2. Lead design and front-end development activities, participating in identifying appropriate design methods, and planning and undertaking a range of ideation activities to seek out diverse ideas and concepts.
  3. Effectively scope, plan, and contribute to design activities including prototyping, testing, and evaluation of service performance.
  4. Design and develop wireframes and interactive prototypes for process flows and screens while leveraging off existing models and working within an existing design system.
  5. Work closely with the team’s user researcher to translate findings from usability testing into improvements for the user interface.
  6. Provide professional advice and expertise in HTML, CSS and Javascript/Jquery.
  7. Have proven evidence of being able to adapt to new platforms and frameworks in a short time frame, and be open to learning new platforms and languages, if required.
  8. Be a team player with the ability to contribute to a positive team culture of learning, continuous improvement and collaboration. Candidates must also be flexible with a willingness to cross skill and provide assistance to the team as required in an agile environment.


Essential Criteria

  1. Demonstrated experience designing wireframes, user interfaces, and interactive prototypes with a high attention to detail and ability to rapidly prototype, test, and iterate designs.
  2. Effective communication skills with the ability to work with and influence multiple stakeholders, and clearly articulate design decisions through a well-conceived rationale.
  3. Experience in working with others to translate findings from usability testing into actionable improvements to a user interface.
  4. Demonstrated experience designing user interfaces working within to an existing style guide and/or design system using HTML, CSS, and Javascript/Jquery.
  5. Have proven evidence of being able to adapt to new platforms and frameworks in a short time frame.

Desired Criteria

  1. Experience working within an IT delivery team
  2. Experience in Developing Design Systems and/or contributing to the growth of such.
  3. Tertiary Qualifications in a design related discipline (Human Factors, Communication/Graphic Design, Systems Design, Psychology, Computer Interaction, Web development etc.)

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