Senior Digital Developer

  • Senior Developer and technical expert responsible for the design, development and maintenance of innovative, dynamic websites and online applications
  • Ongoing employment with flexible working conditions.
  • Salary package up to $110,689 Package includes salary ($90,215 – $99,862) employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

About us

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) is Australia’s contemporary museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences. Established in 1879, MAAS’s venues include Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Museums Discovery Centre. Internationally, MAAS is acknowledged for the calibre of its collection, scholarship and exhibitions. The MAAS collection spans history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration.

How you will contribute

The Museum is seeking a Senior Developer within the Digital Studio team. The team works collaboratively with Museum staff to develop innovative online and in-gallery content and visitor experiences to drive engagement with the Museum’s collection, exhibitions and programs.

This Senior Developer role will work across all aspects of the Museum’s website and interactive development. He/she will be responsible for designing and developing online services and applications with a clear focus on audience needs.  The ideal candidate will possess strong front-end web development skills and experience, the ability to develop information architecture and interface design, and will be an advocate for innovation in the application of technology within the Museum.

This role will:

  • Serve as the front-end lead developer and technical expert in designing, developing, and maintaining innovative, dynamic, and complex online digital applications
  • Be responsible for prototyping and delivering user-centered software solutions for search and discovery
  • Be familiar with component based front-end architecture
  • Develop connections between content management system (CMS), collections information system, application programming interfaces (APIs), and front-end applications
  • Build and maintain the MAAS website and content publishing workflows to enable staff members to create, edit, and publish content to the website and other digital outlets.
  • Serve as an expert on technical matters concerning web, mobile, and other software applications
  • Advise on applications, systems and metadata and writing technical documentation and specifications.
  • Undertake research and development on emerging technologies including AR/VR, AI and machine learning and their application within the Museum environment.

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To be eligible for this role you must meet these requirements



  1. Degree in ICT or related discipline, or at least 5 years of equivalent demonstrable industry experience.


  1. Demonstrated ability to research, design, and implement web applications.
  2. Expert working knowledge of contemporary web programming languages and databases including, MySQL and MongoDB, NodeJS, JavaScript (including ES6), PHP, HTML5, CSS, SASS, React, Redux, WordPress (build/theme), REST, GraphQL.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of responsive design and web accessibility standards.
  4. Well-developed digital design and UX skills including Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.
  5. Familiarity with JavaScript build tools such as Gulp and Webpack is desirable.
  6. Command-line knowledge operating in a Linux environment is desirable.
  7. Conversant with analytics tools (Google) and reporting.
  8. Knowledge of AWS and other cloud computing platforms is an advantage.

Your application must include the following:

  • Cover Letter (no more than 1 A4 page)
  • Resume
  • Short statements in response to the two targeted questions below

Question 1 – Can you provide an example of an audience focussed web project for which you were responsible? Describe the tasks you undertook to plan and deliver the project, including key success metrics.

Question 2 – When you work with a team or a group, disagreement about direction or decisions are common. Tell us about a time when you handled a disagreement. How did you approach the situation and what was the resolution?

Other – The successful applicant is required to undergo and meet the cost of a National Police Records Check.


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The Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with a disability.  If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in the selection process and join the Museum, please indicate this in your application.