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Front End JavaScript Developer (12 Month Contract)

Front End JavaScript Developer (12 Month Contract)

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Feb. 23, 2018

About us

We are one of Australia’s oldest and largest providers of open learning. For over 100 years we have been helping people from all walks of life to improve their lives through learning. Over this time, we have delivered education and training to more than 800,000 Australians.

Today, we deliver a diverse portfolio of over 100 courses and focus on meeting the needs of adult learners by providing highly flexible, accessible and affordable education and training.

We have a clear vision and have experienced step-change growth and organisational expansion over the last three years. We are well positioned to sustain strong growth into the future - driven by increased market demand for online learning combined with continued investment in further expanding our course portfolio and improving the learner experience and competitiveness of our courses.

Our team includes over 350 staff and 100 contract educators. Over the last three years, we have been through a fundamental organisational transformation.


Open Colleges is seeking to appoint a passionate Front-End Java Script Developer with experience in responsive rich front-end web development and a passion for learning. Any fast-paced agency or startup experience is a huge plus.

Your core functions:

The Front-End Java Script Developer works closely with Multimedia Designers, Video producers, Learning Designers, Product Managers and the OpenSpace development team to deliver a modern, responsive online UX for our learners, including:

  • Implementation of new FE features and functional enhancements
  • Improving FE application performance and GUI responsiveness
  • Front-end improvements
  • Ensuring the student experience is seamless across desktop, mobile and tablet devices

Skills & Experience:

  • Experience working as part of an agile development team

Essential Technical skills:

  • Responsive FE development (Zurb Foundation is a plus)
  • Experience with one or more modern web MVC frameworks, preferably Angularjs (1-2 years)
  • Understanding of JavaScript, jQuery, HTML 5, CSS3 (TypeScript is a plus)
  • Experience managing CSS with either SASS or LESS
  • A good understanding of the Open Source software community and available resources

Desirable Technical Skills:

  • Experience with FE Testing of responsive web applications
  • Experience with build tools (gulp, grunt, webpack)
  • Experience with Drupal
  • Experience in a fast-paced product centric environment like an agency or start up.
  • Experience with one or more modern web MVC frameworks


  • Relevant qualifications in Information technology or equivalent

Please email your resume and cover letter to Ciaran Martin, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Open Colleges (02) 8048 5006.

Please note that due to the high volume of response anticipated for this role, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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