Application closing date: Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 06:00 pm (in Canberra)

Estimated start date: Fri Jul 01 2022

Location of work: All States

Length of contract: 12 months

Contract extensions: Up to 2 x 12 months

Security clearance: Must have current baseline clearance (Must be Australian Citizen)

Rates: $100 - $120 per hour (inc. super)

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy, and Resources seeks to fill multiple Front-end developer / User interface Designer positions to support ongoing major projects across the CIO Group. The roles will be responsible for driving a human-centric approach to service delivery, focusing on understanding customer, business, and technology needs and balancing these to deliver effective digital services.

We are seeking experienced Front End Developers / User Interface Designers with a dual skillset, working across both disciplines to deliver intuitive, fit for purpose interfaces through a lean design process involving rapid prototyping, testing, and implementation of solutions.

This is an opportunity to play an integral part in the transformation of government services to deliver fast, simple and user-centric services for government and the public. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to multiple departmental digital initiatives, and service improvements for pubic-facing and internal services, as part of agile multi-disciplinary teams, in the CIO Group.

Candidates will work in multi-disciplinary teams to design and develop product improvements, features, user flows, user interfaces, and front-end development. You will work closely with others in the team to:
· Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team, to help define user-centric designs, iterate and improve to add additional value, based on user feedback
· Be responsible for user-focused UI designs and specification of user flows, prototypes, high-fidelity interfaces
· Plan and perform user experience evaluation to check and confirm that usability and accessibility requirements have been met
· Implement UI component using HTML/CSS and JavaScript
· Work closely with the team’s user researcher and designers to translate findings from usability testing into improvements for the user interface
· Advocate and problem solve for user-centric design solutions with developers
· Coach back-end engineers on usability and front-end development

As a UI Designer, you will tackle complex problems and transform them into intuitive and easy-to-use designs. Then, communicate them by user flows, wireframes, and prototypes.

As a Front-end developer, you will work with developers translating and problem-solving designs, POC and wireframes into modules and high-quality codes for the best usability and accessibility outcomes.

Required skills and experience:
· Experience implementing responsive UI components for web applications and websites using HTML/CSS, ReactJS and/or Angular
· Experience using prototyping tools such as Adobe XD, Axure or Figma is highly desirable
· Understanding of design principles and systems
· Understanding and implementation of WCAG 2.1 level AA guidelines as a minimum, how those guidelines relate to websites and applications, and how visual design, page and code structures and attributes affect accessibility
· Ability to adapt to new technical skills and methodologies
· You’re an advocate for accessibility best practices, responsiveness, and user experience

Please note: Remote working arrangements may be considered on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the supervising manager, subject to business needs. Please indicate clearly in your response the candidates desired work location if outside ACT/Canberra.

Essential Criteria

  1. Demonstrated experience designing user interfaces working within to an existing style guide and/or design system using HTML, CSS, and Javascript framework such as ReactJS, and/or Angular.
  2. Effective communication skills with the ability to work with and influence multiple stakeholders, and clearly articulate design decisions through a well-conceived rationale.
  3. Demonstrated experience in working with others to translate findings from usability testing into actionable improvements to a user interface.
  4. Knowledge and implementation of Accessibility requirements - Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, level AA as a minimum.

Desirable Criteria

  1. Demonstrated experience designing wireframes, user interfaces, and interactive prototypes with a high attention to detail and ability to rapidly prototype, test, and iterate designs.
  2. Tertiary Qualifications in a design or computer science/ICT related discipline (Human Factors, Communication/Graphic Design, Systems Design, Psychology, Computer Interaction, Web development etc.)
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