Digital Transformation Agency

Front End Developer x3 - Sydney

Important dates

Opportunity ID
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 9 January 2017 at 6PM (in Canberra)
Closing date for applications
Friday 13 January 2017 at 6PM (in Canberra)
Friday 6 January 2017


Write a summary of your brief

We are seeking a front end developer/s to join one of our existing delivery teams.

What is the latest start date?
How long is the contract?

Up to 30 June 2017

Where can the work take place?
New South Wales
Who will the specialist work for?
Digital Transformation Agency
How much can you spend per day?

Up to $1456 per day INC GST

About the work

Who will the specialist work with?

You will be working in an existing team comprising of a delivery manager, product manager, user researcher, tech lead and service designer.

What will the specialist do?

The front end developer/s will work in a multidisciplinary team to build world class government digital services. You will be helping government do the hard work to radically improve government information and services. You will work in an agile way to build world-class government digital services using modern open source tools and frameworks (Ruby, Python, JavaScript).

Any additional relevant information?


Work setup

Where will the work take place?

Sydney, NSW

What are the working arrangements?

Working onsite full time, 5 days per week.

Is security clearance required?

Minimum police clearance or the ability to obtain one.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions


Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate sellers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Strong proficiency with the building blocks of the web: HTML, CSS, React, JavaScript
  • Familiarity with one or more web frameworks such as Rails, Django
  • All round experience in frontend and backend development, with an deep understanding and passion in one or more areas, e.g., security, accessibility, i18n, l10n, backend integration, search, JavaScript frameworks.
  • Experience working in and contributing to open source projects and culture an enormous plus (contributions beyond code are highly valued).
  • Work at the team, portfolio or programme level, to help organisations establish the right processes for designing and delivering services in an Agile way (including continuous integration and delivery
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Knowledge of the methodology used by the DTA, familiarity with the research and design community within DTA and the APS.

How sellers will be evaluated

How many specialists will you evaluate?
Cultural fit
  • Ability to work in co-located teams
  • Promote a positive creative culture and help to build a strong development reputation for DTA
  • Work at pace as part of an agile multi-disciplined team
Area of expertise
How will you verify the specialist is right for the role?
  • Work history
  • Scenario or test
How will you evaluate the specialists?

Technical competence

Cultural fit


Seller questions

Seller questions
Seller question Buyer answer
1. Can we submit multiple consultants for this role? the application submission only allows specifying the details of one consultant at a time. My suggestion would be to submit a short one liner on each applicant you wish to submit which outlines their suitability. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to submit their full candidate profile/s.

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