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Senior Front-end Developer

Organisation/Entity: Art Gallery of NSW
Job Category:
  • Information and Communications Technology | Web Development
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney City
Job Reference Number: 00007LBP
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $119,208. Package includes salary ($97,151 - $107,540), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 9225 1796 - Jay Smith
Closing Date: 28/02/2020 - 11:59 PM


  • Ongoing, Fulltime
  • Sydney CBD – The Domain
  • Clerk Grade 7/8
  • Total Remuneration Package up to $119,208
  • Salary Range ($97,151 to $107,540)


Established in 1871, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is located in Sydney’s The Domain adjacent to the Royal Botanic Garden and near the Central Business District, the Gallery acknowledges the original custodians of this land – the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. The Gallery attracts around 1.4 million visitors annually and runs Australia’s largest education program with over 90,000 student and teacher visits per year.


With the recent approval of our expansion project, the Gallery is poised to deliver a new state-of-the-art building, located next to our existing and much-loved building. Providing us with close to double the current exhibition space, the expanded Gallery will enable us to share more art with more people and provide more family, learning and educational programming for all our audiences.

To help us achieve our ambition, we are seeking diverse, collaborative, supportive and brilliant individuals to work alongside our existing talent and build on our rich history to create an even more inspiring Gallery for the future.


For more information about the Gallery and our future, please visit our website www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au


Our commitment to diversity

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability. 

About the Role

The Senior Front-end Developer designs and develops digital services and products with a clear focus on audience needs. They require strong front-end skills and experience and will drive the adoption of component-based architecture and UX/UI pattern libraries to build accessible, performant, and responsive websites and in-gallery digital interactives. The person in this role will apply their development skills to create templating systems, design build pipelines and integrate with source-of-truth Gallery systems such as content and collection management.

The Senior Front-end Developer will use their creative technology background to present art in an inclusive and considered way that meets the needs of audience and staff alike. They will be an advocate for innovation in the application of technology within the Gallery.

For more information about the role please view the role description and information for applicants or call the nominated contact person listed in the advertisement.

What technical / soft skills you require
  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or demonstrated experience in developing accessible, performant, secure and responsive websites and digital products.
  2. High-level knowledge of front-end web development technologies and standards including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript plus demonstrated experience with templating systems as well as build tools such as pre-processors and post-processors.
  3. Experience with implementing, configuring and maintaining content management systems, in particular using headless or decoupled architectures.
  4. Experience integrating with databases, products and services using APIs and other methods.
  5. Experience with prototyping, end-to-end testing and iterative design and development of products using modular, component-based patterns.
  6. Ability to work with third-party developers as well as work within, and contribute to, coding, comment and commit standards, conventions and styles.
  7. High-level communication and documentation skills including requirements gathering and user needs analysis.
  8. Ability to work on multiple concurrent projects and prioritise to meet deadlines.

Targeted questions
  1. Describe a digital project you have worked on where you used an iterative design process with usability and/or accessibility testing to make changes to the UX/UI that resulted in a more successful product. (600 word limit)
  2. Give an example of a digital project where you used component-based architecture, pattern libraries and automated build processes. What were the main advantages and disadvantages of the languages, technologies and frameworks you used?  (600 word limit)

Part of the assessment process may include additional online capability testing, skills testing or work samples in accordance with the new Government Sector Employment Act 2013, therefore you may be contacted to participate.


The successful applicant will be required to undertake a National Police Records Check, refer to link; https://npcoapr.police.nsw.gov.au/aspx/dataentry/Introduction.aspx


If you require further details about this role, please contact Jay Smith on 02 9225 1796 or email jay.smith@ag.nsw.gov.au


Applications must be lodged electronically via the iworkfor.nsw.gov.au website. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted.


Closing date for applications: Friday 28th February 2020 11.59 pm