Front End Technical Lead | Digital Agency | Melbourne

The place:

A digital agency that’s big on innovation.  The work is fun, varied and challenging - it’s less about static web pages and more about JavaScript-heavy interactive applications.  The development team is loyal and ridiculously talented.  Last but not least, you’ll get to oversee cutting-edge work for the world’s most recognisable brand.

The person:

We’re looking for someone who has worked on large and complex consumer applications in a UI Lead capacity.  Someone with an appreciation for pixel-perfect creative implementation and intuitive interaction.  Maybe pondering how best to implement a responsive grid keeps you up at night.  Or maybe you prefer SASS over LESS, or you've never gone back to adding extra CSS classes once you discovered pseudo-classes.  Maybe the first application you load up when your computer starts is Sublime Text.  And while you may not love them, you know the ins and outs of CSS generators.  If this sounds like you, we’re keen to have a chat.


  • Take ownership of the agency’s front end offering, whilst working in tandem with the Back End Technical Lead
  • Oversee multiple concurrent projects, working to make sure the deliverables meet the vision
  • Lead a fast growing team of bright, driven developers
  • You need to have the coding chops to review your team’s code, and drive the technical direction
  • Develop innovative solutions that not only meet functionality requirements but meet performance, scalability and reliability requirements
  • Identify and advocate methods & protocols, and be influential in successfully establishing new standards
  • Influence strategy by articulating key design or technology issues and building understanding among decision makers
  • Resolve difficult technical issues and remove obstacles for your team, helping projects to move forward on schedule
  • Conduct research into new tools and technology that can used to make visible improvements


  • Someone who’s been in the game for a while i.e. 10+ years experience.  Would suit a Senior FED ready to step up, or a Team Lead looking for greener pastures
  • Even though you won’t be on the tools much, you should still have superior JavaScript, HTML, CSS and responsive design experience plus solid knowledge of JavaScript libraries