UX Designer / Front End Developer

UX Designer / Front End Developer

Job Title: UX Designer / Front End Developer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Canberra
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2021-05-05
Reference: V-39045
Contact Name: Joanne Finchett
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 06, 2021 17:22

Job Description

Seeking a UX Designer / Front End Developer 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 iteration of solutions    

The Role:

The role will be responsible for driving a human-centric approach to service delivery, with a focus on understanding customer, business, and technology needs and balancing these to deliver effective digital services. This is an opportunity to play an integral part in the transformation of government services and deliver fast, simple and user-centric services.
The successful candidates will have the opportunity to support multiple departmental digital initiatives, and service improvements for public-facing and internal services, as part of agile multi-disciplinary teams, in the Corporate and Digital Division.
They will work in multi-disciplinary teams to design and develop product improvements, features, user flows, user interfaces, and front-end enhancements.
The successful candidate will work closely with others in the team to:
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team, to help define a minimum viable product (MVP) that can be deployed, iterated and improved to add additional value, based on user feedback.
  • Lead design and front-end development activities, participating in identifying appropriate design methods, and planning and undertaking a range of ideation activities to seek out diverse ideas and concepts.
  • Effectively scope, plan, and contribute to design activities including prototyping, testing, and evaluation of service performance.
  • Design and develop wireframes and interactive prototypes for process flows and screens while leveraging off existing models and working within an existing design system.
  • Work closely with the team’s user researcher to translate findings from usability testing into improvements for the user interface.
  • Provide expertise and develop designs in HTML, CSS, Javascript/Jquery, and ReactJS.
The successful candidate will require strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to exercise initiative and sound judgement. They will work as part of a multidisciplinary agile team, and must communicate effectively and manage relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders; including team members, product owners and executives. They must also be flexible with a willingness to cross skill and provide assistance to the team as required within an agile delivery environment.

The team is primarily co-located in Canberra, ACT. However, flexible remote working options are available for part of the week, and will need to be negotiated

Skills and Experience Required
Essential criteria
  • Demonstrated experience designing wireframes, user interfaces, and interactive prototypes with a high attention to detail and ability to rapidly prototype, test, and iterate designs. - 30%
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to work with and influence multiple stakeholders, and clearly articulate design decisions through a well-conceived rationale. - 20%
  • Experience in working with others to translate findings from usability testing into actionable improvements to a user interface. - 20%
  • Demonstrated experience designing user interfaces working within an existing style guide and/or design system using HTML, CSS, and Javascript/Jquery. Experience working with Sharepoint, ReactJS, and Microsoft CRM Dynamics would be highly favourable, but not essential. - 30%
Desirable criteria
  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary ICT delivery team.
  • Tertiary Qualifications in a design related discipline (Human Factors, Communication/Graphic Design, Systems Design, Psychology, Computer Interaction, Web development etc.).
  Location and Contract Term:

Canberra Based – 12 Month Contract with 2 x 12 Month extension options  

Security Requirements:

Must be an Australian Citizen. Must have current baseline security clearance

How to Apply:

Applications close 12 May 2021

Please upload your resume to apply. Please note you may need to complete selection criteria to complete this application process. We will be in touch with instructions for suitably skilled candidates

Call Jo Finchett 1300 944 936 for any further information.