Full Stack Developer

Full time

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Develop custom responsive sites that seamlessly integrate with market leading plugins and APIs.

Thirst Creative is looking for an experienced Full Stack Developer with 3+ years experience and an ability to bring ambitious design and functionality to life.

About us:

Thirst Creative is a full service creative agency based in Carlton and we’re officially certified as a Great Place to Work! We’re experiencing lots of growth and are at the point where we are ready to expand our team. Are you who we’re looking for?

Strong front-end development skills are essential, you must be able to develop custom responsive sites that seamlessly integrate with market leading plugins and APIs. Our agency primarily works with Craft CMS but experience across other platforms including Wordpress, Sanity and Shopify will be highly regarded. This is a key role for the business with a view to lead a team. The role requires excellent time management and communication skills, as you will work alongside the design and digital marketing team, implementing the development of all projects. This is an autonomous development role.

About you:

Key selection criteria

  • 3+ years experience as a Full Stack Developer in a digital studio
  • Ability to problem solve, create reusable solutions, clean code
  • Knowledge of current web standards including best practices for usability and accessibility
  • An excellent communicator, both oral and written. Ability to communicate and convey technical terms/processes to business stakeholders, colleagues, and team members
  • Confidence to present and explain ideas to clients and colleagues
  • Professional approach to business, attention to details and ability to accurately estimate tasks
  • Extensive knowledge of HTML, CSS, SASS, Tailwind, JavaScript/Typescript and JS frameworks
  • Extensive knowledge of Vue.js & Nuxt.js
  • Experience with decoupled CMS implementation, including RESTful APIs, GraphQL
  • Solid knowledge of Craft CMS and WordPress
  • Hands on experience working with version control tools such as Git
  • Intermediate knowledge of PHP / MySQL
  • Browser testing for platforms (Mac / PC/ IOS / Android)
  • Understanding of GTM, Google Analytics and SEO
  • Understanding of WCAG compliance
  • Good knowledge of AWS services (S3), Netlify, Forge, Nginx, Linux, OSX, Cloudflare
  • Knowledge of Atlassian suite for software and project management
  • Knowledge of Agile software development methodologies
  • Passion for modern web design and coding best practices
  • Attitude to share/hone knowledge for yourself and your teammates and working collaboratively with a diverse range of team members.


  • Experience with Shopify (front and back end)
  • Experience with Sanity
  • Knowledge of React, Angular
  • Knowledge of Webflow
  • Experience with public cloud infrastructure offerings (e.g. Azure, AWS, GCP)

What's on offer

  • An ambitious tech approach: Headless CMS, Component libraries, CI/CD environment
  • The opportunity to work with a range of clients on some very compelling projects
  • Great atmosphere and inclusive, fun work culture
  • A collaborative environment full of diverse, highly-skilled awesome people
  • Be a key part of an exciting, growing business
  • Professional development and training
  • Flexibility

To seal the deal:

We believe in our people first, valuing a work/life balance. We like to have fun and enjoy taking advantage of the night life around our office. We offer a flexible/hybrid working environment, Professional Development, paid volunteer day and we have a clear and strong set of values that we are very proud of;

  • Care: We are kind, compassionate and respectful of each other – and we care about our community and our planet
  • Real: We are practical, good, honest and hard working people. We are down to earth and not egotistical
  • Elevate: We seek next level excellence. We advance with continuous growth and improvement – for ourselves and for our clients
  • Aware: We are conscious, in the know and switched on. We are open-minded and always curious to learn and understand
  • Together: We are connected and collaborative. We are one team with shared passion and purpose
  • Effective: We navigate complex problems to great effect through our agility, efficiency and creative expertise

Thirst Creative embraces inclusivity and diversity when we hire. We strive for a team with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, skills and points of view. We employ and support staff regardless of race, gender, identity, religion, nationality, disability or age.

Apply for this role online by attaching your resume. Applicants must be based in Melbourne, must have working rights and meet the skills and experience outlined above.

No recruiters please.