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Front-end JS Architect


Founded in early 2015 and based in Sydney, Hireup is a trusted online platform and community for people with disability and their families to find, hire and manage support workers that fit their needs and share their interests. Whether it’s support with getting to work, catching a local footy game or taking the scenic route, Hireup gives people with disability the tools to live the most flexible, seamless and supported life possible. With over 80,000 registered users and support workers in communities all across Australia, Hireup is a national network of local supports. As a purpose-led organisation, we promote a culture defined by its humanity, curiosity and creativity, and allow this to infuse our services, product and people.

Product at Hireup

At Hireup, we understand the important role technology, and specifically, digital product plays in connecting people. For our team, it’s not only about creating the most elegant, intuitive, accessible and powerful peer-to-peer platform in Australia, but to ensure we are building an efficient and lean model that maximises choice and control for both Australians living with disability and their support workers. The team is passionate about solving complex problems and love being able to see the direct impact these solutions have for the thousands of people in Hireup’s rapidly growing community.

The opportunity

As the Front-end JS Architect, your main focus will be leading the long-term technical direction of Hireup’s front-end application architecture. You’ll work closely with the UX Engineering Architect to enable development teams to build performant, high quality, and accessible front-end systems which brings us ever closer to achieving our purpose — building a more inclusive, connected community.

The big picture

  • Join one of Australia's fastest growing tech companies - winner of the 2018 Google.org Impact Challenge and 2017 Deloitte Tech Fast 50
  • Lead the front-end JS direction for a complex and exciting re-platforming project
  • Make meaningful social impact through your work whilst being a part of a driven, specialist product team with the potential to become leaders in disability tech space

Priorities - the work

  • Establish the long-term technical direction for the product and business within the front-end JS domain, in collaboration with lead developers, other architects, and key business stakeholders
  • Consult closely with development teams to assist them with overcoming challenges in day-to-day delivery
  • Devise and document architectural solutions for the challenges teams are facing
  • Maintain a deep knowledge of the front-end ecosystem and keep a critical and ongoing focus on the appropriate technology and approach for product
  • Lead team education around front-end technology and JS engineering practices

Skills - the person

  • Experience with a wide variety of front-end frameworks and development paradigms
  • Excellent JS skillset with deep and pragmatic knowledge of the pitfalls and gotchas as well as the special powers JS has to offer
  • A pragmatic attitude to choosing the right tools for the job
  • Knowledge of the pros and cons of various component systems and ways of scaling front-end codebases
  • Excellent working understanding of accessibility and assistive technology as it pertains to the browser
  • Articulate, experienced communicator and presenter, comfortable presenting and taking feedback on strategic and technical initiatives to large and small groups of stakeholders alike
  • Experienced as a senior or lead developer, with specific experience leading large scale and long-term engineering projects. Has worked with high traffic/use systems and understands the broader patterns required to get them to operate effectively at scale
  • Experienced working with senior business stakeholders to structure and plan project delivery
  • Attuned to the needs of the team in day to day delivery of platform initiatives
  • Maintains a keen interest in the specifics of technology in both broad contexts as well as deep knowledge within the front-end domain
  • Strong connection to, or interest in building an understanding of the Australian disability sector and community
  • Approach work with high-energy, drive and internal motivation
  • Exhibit adaptability, resilience, transparency, trustworthiness, passion and innate curiosity

What you’ll get from us

  • The chance to be part of a meaningful challenge and witness the positive social impact of your work
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Five days paid study leave (after probation)
  • Four days wellbeing leave (after probation)
  • Exciting and challenging projects that will push your technical skills and provide ample opportunity for personal and professional growth
  • An open culture that thrives on new initiatives and ideas
  • Your choice of laptop and tools to get the job done

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