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Lead Full Stack Developer

Job No: 121901
Location: Canberra

  • Rare opportunity for an experienced developer to take on a senior leadership role with the internationally renowned Australian War Memorial
  • Highly varied role working on a huge range of projects, playing a key part in their ongoing growth & digital development!
  • Attractive base salary circa $99,036 - $107,027 plus 15.4% super & more!

About the Australian War Memorial

First opened to the public in 1941, the Australian War Memorial is a world-class combination of a shrine, extensive archive, and award-winning museum. One of Australia's major tourist attractions, they welcome over a million visitors each year as part of their mission to lead remembrance and understanding of Australia’s wartime experience.

More than just a monument, the Memorial is home to selections from a vast National Collection of war relics, official and private records, art, photographs, film, and sound, employed to relate the story of the Australian nation's experience in world wars, regional conflicts, and international peacekeeping. The Memorial's website is accessed by over 12,000 users daily seeking information on Australia’s military history, researching people and conflicts through their online collections, and researching commemorative events and activities.

About the Opportunity

The Australian War Memorial now has an exciting opportunity for a driven Lead Full Stack Developer to join their team in Canberra on a full-time basis. 

Reporting to the Head of the Digital Experience section, this is a hands-on role that will see you leading the delivery of a wide range of website, 3D, virtual reality and other digital projects, managing a full-time staff member and relevant contractors as required.

This role will see you working closely with staff across the Memorial, particularly the IT team, but also a variety of content creators and museum specialists.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Overseeing the design, development and review of website and intranet architecture, features and functionality;
  • Performing hands-on programming (front and back end development) and security updates for the Memorial website and intranet;
  • Working with content creators to deliver technical development for 3D, VR and 360 degree projects, using in-house skills and contract staff;
  • Reporting on performance analytics to drive quality improvements, focusing on user experience;
  • Providing strategic development, identifying new opportunities and broader scoping of work for the future;
  • Presenting project updates and other repots at meetings or other events as required.

About You

To be successful in this role you will need significant front end and back end programming experience, and be fluent with HTML5 and CSS. Experience working with PHP, JavaScript, and jQuery is also essential, as is an understanding of the Drupal Content Management System. Experience with React VR or other related frameworks will be highly regarded, but is not essential.

With a demonstrated background in project management related roles, you will be capable of scoping, planning and delivering both digital projects and routine work. You'll have a thorough understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (e.g. Requirements, Design, Development, Testing) and exposure to Agile or iterative environments.

Prior leadership experience will be essential in successfully managing the performance of a diverse team of internal staff and specialist contractors, to deliver on shared goals. Capable of seeing the 'big-picture' of projects, you will have the ability to multi-task and manage various project elements simultaneously.

Finally, you will be a confident and engaging communicator, able to effectively articulate technical details to a range of non-technical audiences. Highly personable, you will be comfortable collaborating with diverse and multi-disciplinary teams or individuals, and be capable of building strong working relationships with staff across various areas of the Memorial.

About the Benefits

The Australian War Memorial is an internationally renowned organisation with a diverse workforce, from military historians, airplane builders, curators and more. Currently undergoing a $500million expansion, this is a fantastic time to join the Memorial and be a part of their ongoing growth.

You will be rewarded with an attractive base salary circa $99,036 - $107,027 plus 15.4% super (negotiable based on skills and experience) with a 2% increase each July over the next 3 years. Relocation assistance is negotiable.

They also offer free underground parking, 18 days of personal leave in addition to your statutory annual leave provisions, and a flexible working environment. The memorial is committed to ongoing training and career development, and offers significant career progression opportunities for staff who are invested in a long-term career with the organisation.

This is a rare opportunity to gain experience that isn't possible with any other organisation. Working with a variety of diverse and highly specialised teams, you'll be part of bringing Australia's military history to visitors from around the world, and get to work each day in one of the world's great national monuments, a truly stunning location, surrounded by national relics.

This is a unique opportunity to join a world-class museum and national monument, and help bring Australia's history to life - Apply Now!

Please note: Only current Australian citizens are eligible to apply.

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