Web Application Developer

Firefly Education Pty Ltd
Sunshine Coast
Information & Communication Technology
Full time
Posted 22d ago

Firefly Education is a thriving educational publishing company producing high quality print and digital materials for Australian classrooms. 

Located in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast, we offer an amazing, inclusive workplace culture, and lifestyle.  This is an opportunity to join a fun and creative team of writers, editors, graphic and video designers, authors and educational visionaries. 

We are looking for an experienced software developer to develop exceptional web applications for the education market.  This role will be focused on our iMaths Online project, to see it through to its successful completion and launch. 

This full-time contract position, located in-house at our Buderim office, provides an opportunity to work with the rest of the production team to deliver outstanding results. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • be an expert in PHP, with a good understanding of MVC frameworks, OOP and inheritance
  • have strong experience with Javascript and jQuery
  • know HTML and CSS inside and out, and have a good understanding of what's available in HTML5 and CSS3
  • be able to turn any static design into a fully-compliant HTML and CSS-based layout
  • be confident with MySQL
  • have experience with Git or other version control software
  • have a strong belief in building the best systems you possibly can, accessible by all
  • be a good communicator, not afraid to speak your mind, and can give and take constructive criticism
  • be a quick learner and keen to hit the ground running
  • knowledge of full LAMP stack would be handy (but not essential).

Initial 12-month contract with the possibility of extension (dependent on the completion of the project).

The salary will be commensurate with experience. 

The Application

Please send your application through Seek. Include a cover letter explaining how you and your experience are suited to this particular role. We'd love to see examples and hear your stories. And don't forget your CV.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Which of the following programming languages are you experienced in?
  • Which of the following front end development libraries and frameworks are you proficient in?
  • How many years' experience do you have in a software development role?
  • Do you have experience working with user experience and/or interaction designers as part of the software development process?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?

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