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Senior Front End Engineer | Digital News & Media Products

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Job no: 502693
Work type: Contract Full Time
Location: Various
Categories: IT/Technology

  • Flexible working environment including WFH or remote from other states

  • Work with the latest and best front end technologies

  • Make a difference being a part of Australia's most iconic independent national broadcaster

  • Open to internal and external applicants 

About the ABC

The ABC is the nation's most trusted and independent source of Australian conversations, culture, and stories. With over 4,000 employees from diverse backgrounds across over 50 locations around Australia and overseas, we are proud to create, curate and deliver high-quality content that informs, educates and entertains Australian communities.

About the Role

This role will see you lead the development, maintenance and support of new and existing audience facing digital web-based products. You'll support the engineering leadership by providing development, guidance and support to colleagues.  You'll lead the analysis, design and development of complex, re-usable components, and functionality for a broad range of uses across various ABC digital properties.

About You

As an highly experienced front end developer you love the idea of helping everyday audience members to access content easily.  You possess significant technical leadership within a development team, as well as outstanding verbal and written communication skills with a strong ability to foster an open and creative approach both within and across teams.

You will have practical knowledge developing applications for the delivery of content at scale and have extensive experience in the following;

  • 5-6+ years experience HTML, CSS, JavaScript (ES6) and modern web technologies.

  • Using modern web frameworks (e.g. React, Angular, or Vue – we use React).

  • At least one server-side language, preferably Node.JS.

  • Experience mentoring and providing guidance to junior & mid level developers. 

  • Nice to have: TypeScript, Next.js, GraphQL, Design Skills, AWS.

What's in it for you?

Come and join the vibrant Digital Product department in the ABC. As a group of product and platform teams, we develop and maintain the ABC's audience facing digital products across desktop, mobile, connected TV and smart speakers. Whether it is staying informed of the latest breaking news, bringing some great TV on iview, streaming the Hottest 100 on the triple j app and website, or entertaining the kids with our ABC Kids app - the ABC's Digital Product offerings are some of Australia's most loved and most used platforms. 

Millions of Australians will use the product that you build. We’re an AWS shop; you will have the opportunity to work on the latest and greatest cloud technology. You will have the chance to contribute to the solution architecture of our systems. We are an open and cohesive team where your voice will not get lost. You can get a sneak peek into our engineering world through our developer blog

For further information on this position please contact Jamie Nedved, Digital Talent Acquisition Lead via email  

In line with our focus on diversity, applications are strongly encouraged from Indigenous Australians, people from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people with disability and LGBTIQA+ individuals. The ABC also aims to achieve a gender-balanced workforce.

For more information on inclusive employee networks within the ABC please refer to Life Page on ABC LinkedIn. 

For more information on working at the ABC visit

Applications close:03 Feb 2023 11:55 PMAUS Eastern Daylight Time


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