Opportunity: Front End Developer
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Out of the Square (OOTS), is an award winning, leading regional agency based in Newcastle. Our passionate and talented team of 22 delivers high quality creative solutions to national and local clients on a daily basis. We’re all about ideas, strategy and driving serious results, whilst enjoying ourselves along the way.

At OOTS we love the thrill of birthing ideas and sending them out into the world. This coupled with the urge to make something awesome from literally nothing is what gets us up in the morning. Sometimes we can’t believe this is actually a job.

Our office is located in the heart of Newcastle, harbour views, surrounded by cafes and only 5 minutes to a lunchtime beach swim.

If you want to get a good feel for what it’s like around here, please explore our website (this one) or stalk us on social media.

The Role:

We are looking for a mid-senior front end developer with a minimum of 3+ years’ experience (more senior is wonderful too), with keen attention to detail, a passion for user experience, technology and innovation. If you thrive in an exciting and dynamic environment, love collaborating on exciting projects and want to be part of a fun team at one of Newcastle’s leading agencies, then we want to hear from you. Finding the right person is just as important as finding the right skills and we are on the hunt!

While our office comes with an incredible ocean view – remote work arrangements, work from home and flexible hours, full time and part time are all up for discussion. If you’ve got the skills, we want to hear from all of you!

What will you do in this role?

  • Develop web application user interfaces using HTML, Javascript and CSS
  • Help inform designs with a strong focus on usability, and further refine existing designs to improve user experience and performance
  • Write maintainable and well-structured code
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle including ideation, code reviews, basic testing and ongoing support
  • Collaborate with relevant departments to execute integrated campaigns and projects
  • Bonus if you have experience developing wireframes / prototypes
  • Advise creative teams on latest digital design trends and standards
  • Assist with advising on quotes and scope of works integrating across teams to ensure all projects are delivered on time and on budget
  • Be part of the brainstorming, creative problem solving and idea sessions
  • Be willing to help wherever required, be a team player and like to have a good laugh

Who are you?

You are an experienced developer who’s constantly looking at ways to further your own work and progress yourself to reach new levels in your career. You’re obsessed with UX and using next generation technology to help clients.

  • Ideally a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Front End Developer (we would love to see samples of your work)
  • Strong HTML / CSS and JavaScript skills required
  • Strong experience in WordPress and ability to build custom themes from the ground up
  • Experience supporting Shopify sites a bonus
  • Ability to assist with conversion tracking via GTM and analytics or a willingness to learn
  • Experience in wire framing, prototyping and digital design and familiar with related software/tools a plus (i.e. Sketch, InVision, Illustrator, etc)
  • Passionate about UX/UI with a focus on mobile first
  • Ability to convert complex requirements into intuitive ‘human centred’ products
  • Meticulous attention to detail; coupled with analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • IT and/or Design degree preferred
  • Experience in online animation a bonus!

Reports to: Senior Digital Strategist

If this sounds like you and you like the sound of us, then apply now and get in touch!

Remuneration commensurate with relevant experience.

Please email Martin Adnum, Managing Director at ideas@outofthesquare.com.au with your questions or CV and portfolio.

All applicants will be treated in the strictest confidence.