Lead Developer

Full time

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An exciting opportunity to join a formidable Digital team.

Are you an experienced frontend developer looking to take that next step and lead a team?

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 CraftCMS but experience across other platforms including Wordpress and Shopify will be highly regarded. 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.

Key selection criteria

  • An excellent communicator who is able to lead, mentor and inspire others

  • Ability to problem solve, create reusable solutions, clean code

  • Ability to write and maintain clear documentation

  • Confident in presenting solutions to internal teams and clients

  • 4+ years experience in a digital studio or working in a development role

  • Solid experience with decoupled CMS implementation, including: GraphQL, Rest API

  • Extensive knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and JS frameworks

  • Extensive knowledge of Javascript ECMAScript 2015, Vue.js, Nuxt.js

  • Bonus to have knowledge of React, Angular

  • Solid knowledge of CraftCMS and WordPress

  • Intermediate knowledge of PHP / MySQL

  • Browser testing for platforms (Mac / PC / IOS / Android)

  • Understanding of Google Analytics and SEO

  • Passion for modern web design and coding best practices

What's on offer

  • The opportunity to become a key member of the team and make a difference

  • 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

  • A collaborative environment full of diverse, highly-skilled awesome people

  • Be a key part of an exciting, growing business

  • A satisfying work/life balance, including remote working arrangements

  • 1 day a year to volunteer with a charity of your choice!

  • 5% on top of your salary devoted to your personal professional development and training

  • Great atmosphere and inclusive, fun work culture

To seal the deal

Thirst Creative is a full-service marketing, brand, design and digital agency based amongst the mecca of coffee and wine in Carlton. We believe in our people first. We’re good honest hard working folk who value our work life balance. We like to have fun and enjoy taking advantage of the night life around our office. We offer a flexible and remote working environment, a Professional Development and Training budget, paid volunteer day and we have a clear and strong set of values that we are very proud of;

  • Amplifying Potential
  • Synchronicity
  • A Culture of Care
  • Think Excellence
  • Level Up

Apply for this role online by attaching your resume, and cover letter addressed to Olivier Michelet via apply ‘now button’. Melbourne applicants preferred, must have working rights and meet the skills and experience outlined above.

No recruiters please.