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With a content portfolio like no other media organisation in the country, SBS occupies multiple channels and platforms, and provides a unique opportunity for employees to help make Australia a better place to live.

Creative Developer/Front-End Developer

SBS seeks a Creative Developer/Front-End Developer to join our Digital Creative Labs – a team that produces award-winning digital interactive projects which combine technology with stories to inspire and engage.

We are looking for a creative technical professional who brings ingenuity, passion and a can-do attitude to the team, someone capable of programming ambitious projects which are primarily expressive and that demonstrate the potential of digital to create emotional experiences. Some of the work will be experimental in nature – projects that break the mould of what a website should be, often combining video, audio and animation.

Examples of similar projects include:

You will be embedded in the Content division, collaborating with a team of developers, designers, journalists and producers to create culturally significant and innovative projects of an international standard. You have a strong portfolio that clearly demonstrates your previous work that distinctly makes use of cutting-edge web technologies. You are a creative technical thinker, with the desire to feedback into the ideation process of a project and openly share your ideas with all of your stakeholders. Your passion for implementing emerging web technologies and techniques is unmistakable. More specifically, these are the skills we are looking for:

  • Experience with HTML and CSS
  • Expert knowledge of OOP and functional principles as applied to Javascript.
  • Knowledge of ES6, WebGL, Canvas 2D and WebAudio.
  • Demonstrated use of code libraries used in creating rich web experiences such as GSAP, PixiJS, ThreeJS, CreateJS.
  • Good knowledge of the Adobe suite of products.
  • Ability to create web ready assets from artwork supplied in a broad range of formats (not limited to static imagery: this includes creating sprite sheets, encoding video for the appropriate platforms, 3D models, etc).
  • A basic understanding of geometry and mathematics as relevant to animation and interaction development - both 2D and 3D.
  • Ability to work with backend services.
  • Build processes and dependency management (Gulp, Browserify, Webpack, etc).
  • Source control and issue tracking.
  • Platform optimisation, including for mobile.

If this is you then we look forward to receiving your application that embodies:

  • A portfolio demonstrating your development of websites, using HTML and CSS, including CSS transitions and off the shelf grid systems
  • Your strong technical skills, including expert working knowledge of OOP principles as applied to Javascript and use of code libraries used in creating rich web experiences such as GSAP, PixiJS, ThreeJS, CreateJS.
  • Previous experience working in the media sector, including across entertainment, documentary, drama and news genres.
  • A strong working history in successfully collaborating on complex content, design and development projects working across multiple teams, both internally and externally.

On offer is a fantastic work environment. At SBS we put people first. We want you to love your place of work, so not only are you part of an organisation focused on making a positive social difference, but there’s also free onsite parking (subject on availability), free gym membership, retail discounts at a variety of chains, and an active social club.

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