Technical Lead – Digital Platforms


Opportunity to lead the development of digital Museum experiences including online, VR, AR, and in-gallery applications
Permanent employment with flexible working conditions.
Salary package up to $131,969. Package includes salary ($108,044 – $119,061), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) is an executive agency of the New South Wales State Government. Embodying the best of design ingenuity and innovation, the Museum profiles one of the world’s great collections and is a highly successful interdisciplinary institution that sits at the intersection of the arts, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in supporting the brand and vision of the city.

The opportunity

As the Technical Lead – Digital Platforms at MAAS, you will be responsible for the technical and operational execution of all development work. You mentor and lead a small team of developers and work collaboratively with teams across the museum to deliver digital visitor experiences.

Day to day you will:
Provide technical leadership across the design, development and maintenance of innovative applications for web, mobile, and in-gallery interactive experiences.
Plan, direct, supervise and coordinate work activities of Digital Studio developers and contractors responsible for the Museum’s web applications, including front-end and back-end components.
Lead the reviewing of developer code for quality, security, standards and best practices and document and maintain site development standards and implement and maintain development workflow and the deployment/release process.
Research and develop emerging technologies including AR/VR, AI and machine learning.

About you

Ideally, you are a leader who is confident in technical decision making, developing architecture and delivering solutions across our technology stack. You will be excited by the opportunity to experiment, prototype, research and develop interactive Museum experiences working in collaboration with teams across multiple disciplines.

The ideal candidate for this role has:

3+ years experience leading development teams in the design and development of complex websites and applications.
Technical expertise with contemporary web technologies including, JavaScript, NodeJS, PHP, HTML5, CSS, SASS, React, WordPress (build/theme), REST, GraphQL, MySQL, MongoDB and Elasticsearch.
Demonstrated experience designing technical solutions and architecture using contemporary web technologies.
Strong knowledge of responsive design and web accessibility standards.
Familiarity with build tools such as Vagrant, Gulp and Docker and Webpack.
Strong experience designing and administering highly scalable systems using AWS or similar cloud computing platforms.
Demonstrated experience designing technical solutions, including diagramming and communicating software and infrastructure design
Familiarity with agile development methodologies
Command-line knowledge operating in a Linux environment.
Conversant with analytics tools (Google) and reporting.
Experience with code testing.
Strong experience with Git, Bitbucket, JIRA and Confluence.

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