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Creative Front-End Developer (Mid to Senior)

Only considering Australia-based applicants

Position: Title: Creative Front-End Developer (Mid to Senior)

Reports To: Head of Technology

Location: Collingwood (2 days) & Remote

Core Requirements: Creative Development With 5+ Years of Experience


Who We Are

We’re JTB Studios (www.jtbstudios.com.au). An independent digital development, design and performance marketing agency based in the bustling creative epicentre of Collingwood, and over 20 years of experience doing just about anything digital.

Client projects include; Porsche Australia, AFL, The United Nations, Officeworks, Sushi Sushi, Coopers Beer, AGL + many more

At JTB, each project is a careful cultivation of innovation, talent and technology. We are a passionate team of creative thinkers and problem solvers, with a flare for all things digital. A highly-skilled bunch of subject matter experts who take the specialist route, as opposed to the generalist one, when it comes to building our agency’s capabilities, products and services. We have a team of award-winning designers, experienced project managers, innovative digital marketers, and agnostic technical developers.

We also pride ourselves on supporting people and fostering a fun and engaging working environment that makes you love to come to work. We focus on developing the individual skills and capabilities of each team member, understanding that no one person is the same, and offer competitive working conditions and experiences [did we mention there’s plenty of office doggos?).


What We Do

With a cast of amazing clients from a range of diverse industries, including eCommerce, Finance, Property, Fashion and Education, no one day is the same at JTB.

We not only do things like build new websites, scope integrations, develop data warehouses, design new customer portals, strategise new product & market launches, analyse campaigns, write content, and launch ads [let’s take a breath shall we], we also attend innovation conferences, collaborate with our agency partners, write research papers, conduct user experience tests & conversion experiments, speak with our client’s customers, and offer really great restaurant recommendations.

We’re an agency that’s always looking for ways to learn, develop and grow together, both internally as a team of digital thought-leaders and externally alongside our client tribe.


The Role

We’re seeking a Front-End development specialising in Creative Development - developing interactive elements such as animations, transitions, hover effects, and microinteractions which enhance user engagement and create memorable user experiences.


The role focuses on the Front-of-the-Front-End, working closely with our design team to help conceptualise and develop award winning, user-centric and awe-inspiring interfaces. Your work will cover a range of Tech Stacks and technologies, however you will not need to get bogged down in the minutia of componentry and CMS implementations, you just get to focus on the fun stuff!


Another important aspect of the role is branching out into the responsibilities of a Senior Developer / Tech Lead. If you’re looking to bolster your capabilities and CV, this will be an excellent opportunity for you to work alongside our Technical Director and assist as an interface between the Development Team and our internal staff, as well as assist in scoping and investigating work, and occasional troubleshooting & bugfixes.


Required Experience

  • Extensive experience working with CSS and JavaScript based animations and interactions. Implementing technologies such as Three.js, GSAP, WebGL, scroll-based animation libraries, and hand-coding JS interactions and animations.

  • Extensive experience with JavaScript Frontend technologies such as React/Next, Vue/Nuxt, Svelte/SvelteKit, or Astro. Experience in a single stack is not essential as long as you can demonstrate strong fundamental knowledge.

  • Extensive, current CSS knowledge. Applicants who can demonstrate high-level knowledge of hand-coded CSS will have a clear edge as many of the interactions and experiences we design require either a custom-coded approach to CSS or at the very least heavy custom work within a framework such as Tailwind.

  • Extensive experience with a range of development tools and workflows including technologies such as Gulp, Vite, Scss, Tailwind, GitFlow, CI/CD, Storybook, TDD

  • Extensive experience building fully-custom website Front-Ends. Applicants who cannot demonstrate a ground-up approach to Front-End development (as opposed to using site builders, templates, etc), will not be considered for the role.


Beneficial Experience

  • Senior Developer or Tech Lead level experience (overseeing or assisting junior developers) will be highly regarded however is not essential. A highly skilled mid-weight developer will still present a good fit for the role and we’ll be happy to support your growth into the senior aspects of the role.

  • Experience implementing Headless CMS technology.

  • Full-Stack development experience will be beneficial to assist in troubleshooting and triaging issues for the wider development team.

  • Agency work experience (either in-house or freelance) or within a similar fast-paced environment will be highly regarded.


Personal Attributes/Behaviours

  • You will be passionate about your craft and be able to demonstrate a deep & broad understanding, and innovative view of front-end development best practices

  • Strong written and communication skills.

  • Strong portfolio

  • Ability to communicate to internal and external stakeholders, with the ability to clearly articulate recommendations & solutions.

  • Attention to detail and on time delivery.

  • The ability to work efficiently, both independently and collaboratively within a team.


Additional Information

Due to the nature of the position and industry, there may be a requirement to work outside normal business hours and occasional interstate travel.

JTB must comply with any public health orders, legislation made by state and territory governments as well as community expectations relevant to our services.

JTB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply.

JTB acknowledges and respects the privacy of individuals and handles personal information in compliance with Australian Privacy Principles.

Apply - send your folio to info@jtbstudios.com.au


This is a full-time position with a preference for a 1–4 week start. If this sounds like a place you’d like to spend a bulk of your time, drop an email to info@jtbstudios.com.au


Only considering Australia-based applicants

Not open to recruiters

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