Software Engineering Work Experience Opportunity

A paid Work Experience opportunity exists for Software Engineering students with Rollercoaster Digital in Semester 2, 2017 and into the Summer break. 

Postion Title
Junior Front End Developer

Description of work and tasks
You’ll be developing a front end web application for a local client, using an existing Proof of Concept as a starting point to produce a high quality, responsive and beautiful user interface. The application will be used by organisations and the general public, with potential for this application to be deployed to a wider user base.
The existing PoC was developed in Angular 1.4 using Gulp, Bower and RequireJS, but if you want to use the latest technologies like Angular 2 or React, you’ll have the freedom to do so. You’ll be working under the direction of a senior systems engineer with 5+ years full stack development experience, but you’ll be the arms and legs of the operation.

Expected time commitment per week 
This project will be working in two development periods with different time commitments. We expect a commitment of approximately 15h/wk over a 5 month development period (20/08/2017 - 15/01/2018) and an increased commitment to around 24h/wk over a deployment and testing period (16/01/2018 - 06/03/2018).
Note that we are flexible regarding work location and time. You’re welcome to work from our office in Fyshwick or from your preferred location, and we don’t require you to stick to 9-5, Mon-Fri office hours.

Is this a paid position? If so, what is the pay rate.
In accordance with APS trainee rates (APS1.1), annual salary of $42,051 prorated to an hourly casual rate of $25.87 including a 20% casual loading. No additional loading for weekend or work out of business hours.

How many positions are available
One (1).

Length of the position (e.g. 01/07/2017 – 15/12/2017)
20/08/2017 - 06/03/2018.

Eligibility Criteria:

- Must be an Australian Citizen (due to contractual restrictions on this project)
- 3rd or 4th Year Software Engineering Student

Required Skills/Experience
Please address the following proficiencies:

  • An understanding of Single Page Applications (SPA), including integration with REST APIs
  • AngularJS
  • Bootstrap
  • Sass

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • Experience with Gulp, NodeJS
  • Front end unit testing 
  • UX design experience
  • Agile project methodology

Links to any past work that demonstrate these proficiencies will be highly regarded.

How to apply

Email your CV along with a short introduction addressing the above eligibility criteria to the Rollercoaster Digital contact address ( by Close of Business Monday 31st July, 2017. 

Application closing date

31 July 2017
Applications open for this opportunity: 
10 Jul 2017
Eligible degree type(s): 
Student opportunity type: 

Updated:  1 June 2019/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing