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Junior Front End Web Developer

Junior Front End Web Developer

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March 28, 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 700,000 Australians.

Today, we deliver a diverse portfolio of courses spanning Business, Finance and Services; Education, Health and Community Services; and Design, Science and Technology. We focus on meeting the needs of adult learners by providing highly flexible, accessible and affordable education and training.

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

About the position

Open Colleges is looking for a Junior Front End Developer to join our vibrant and growing development team who sit within the wider Marketing team. The role requires strong front-end ability utilising HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Although the role initially focusses on front end development, training will be provided which will also see you branch off into back end applications and tasks. Therefore, being open to back end development is also regarded as a pre-requisite and a career path you envision for yourself.

From a design and usability perspective, experience in designing websites, landing-pages and emails is important. Likewise designing and optimising for mobile devices is also a prerequisite. You will be customer focused and encouraged to provide the best user experience with your output.

With several websites and a portfolio of over 90 courses there is always the need for producing online content and applications\s.

A typical day in the role may look like:

  • Coding promotional landing pages, EDM’s and the deployment of these assets.
  • Maintaining, fixing bugs and updating Open Colleges websites.
  • Being involved in the execution of A/B tests.
  • Being involved in technical meetings as the development team tackles larger projects.
  • Being mentored in best practice and exposure to back end development.

This position would best suit a junior web developer with experience in either a web agency environment or client-side role. If you want an opportunity to work in a team that rewards creativity and innovative thinking, with successful growth and a long-term opportunity for autonomous work then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Website Development and formatting of new and existing Open Colleges websites
  • Coding online campaigns including eDMs, landing pages and working with the marketing team in the rollout of microsites.
  • Maintenance and updating of existing websites

Key Attributes & Experience:

  • Minimum 2+ years front end coding
  • Skilled in standards compliant, cross-browser compatible HTML and CSS coding.
  • Working knowledge of Javascript/JQuery focusing on customization and implementation.
  • Email (eDM) coding experience
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Understanding of UI design for various platforms including tablet and mobile
  • Open to learning with a real hunger to develop your programming skills.


  • Experience working with WordPress, Django or similar PHP\Python based CMSs.Interest in learning front end frameworks such as Angular, React.
  • Experience with implementing and optimising responsive designs for websites
  • Optimize 360, A/B testing
  • Exposure to Google analytics
  • Basic knowledge of SEO
  • Experience of basic Photoshop functions.

Educational Qualifications:

  • Relevant qualifications in Information Technology

Please email your resume, cover letter and work samples 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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