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Senior Frontend Developer


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Howatson+Company is an advertising agency that’s committed to expressing creativity in all its forms to positively influence people and culture.

Put simply, we care fiercely. For the people who work here. For the brands we work on. And for the community we live in. That’s why we overinvest in training, generosity and pausing to recognise excellence and effort in our people.

It’s also why we’re 100% carbon neutral.

Located in our Melbourne or Sydney office, our Digital team consists of Engineers, Experience Design and Delivery and is responsible for the successful execution and delivery of our clients’ projects.

The Role

The Senior Front End Developer (React.js) is primarily responsible for building webapps using the latest Javascript technologies for our clients. Using best practice and the highest standard of code, this developer will be a subject matter expert in Front End Development. Working in an agency environment can mean working on a variety of different clients at any given time, giving you the opportunity to design and build beautiful interfaces for some of Australia's most popular and leading household brands.

A Day in the Life

  • Work with our Engineering team on agile development projects.

  • Collaborate with Project Managers, QA Engineers, specialist Developers across AEM, Front and Back End and UX/UI Designers

  • Contribute to architectural and technological decisions involved in modern web-based application

  • Implement new features and maintain existing features using React.js, Node, CSS, Javascript, HTML and Git.

How will we know you are the one?

  • You will have experience in designing, architecting and building web based solutions, with particular focus and skills in the Front End.

  • Strong attention to detail and outstanding analytical and Problem-solving skills.

Other things that would make you excel in this role

  • Bachelor's Degree in either Computer Science, Cloud Computing, Mathematics, Computer Systems or equivalent experience

  • Collaborative and experimental mindset, always looking for optimistic solutions that might be outside of the box thinking.

  • Experience with GraphQL and Typescript

Who are Howatson + Company?

Howatson + Company are a fully integrated creative agency that believe in the power of influence.

We believe that the magic comes from the ‘+’.

The intersection of diverse people, culture and capabilities, that create solutions that drive business outcomes for our clients and leave the world a better place.

How do we do it?

We care fiercely about the people we work with, the brands we work on and the world we live in.

We have five key values:

Be a customer

Act without judgement or preconceptions to find the truth

Diversity creates breakthrough

Magic lives at the intersection of people, culture and capability.

We can only afford to be distinctive

No ‘house style’, we express creativity in all its forms.

Never walk alone

It’s everyone’s job to think, to craft, to support.

Values cost something

Talk is cheap, we act with valour regardless the cost

Some of our most recent accolades

  • D&AD Global Independent Agency of the Year 2022

  • LIA Grand Prix 2022, Independent Agency of The Year AUNZ

  • Mumbrella Emerging Agency of the Year 2022

  • B&T Grand Prix Agency of the Year, Advertising Agency of the Year,

  • Independent Agency of the Year, NSW Agency of the Year

Howatson+Company is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, colour, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We invite anyone to apply. Please send your details and CV to

If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process or the role, please let the recruitment consultant know.

To be eligible to apply, you must have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency status.


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Howatson+Company51-200 employees
We combine unlikely disciplines to create unique breakthroughs. We call it Intersectional Creativity.

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