Senior Web Developer

Portable is searching for passionate and motivated people to join our awesome team!  With offices in Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide, and flexible hybrid or remote working conditions, we encourage anyone located in Australia to invest some of their time to explore our new opportunities. 

We're looking for full-stack Senior Web Developers with experience across SilverstripeCMS and React, very strong fundamentals in HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP.

About Portable

Our mission is to seek out areas of social need and policy failure and make transformational change using design and technology. We believe that government, organisations and businesses can be forces for good. But there’s a gap in their understanding of, and ability to meet, the expectations of those in need of positive change. Our job is to use design and technology to narrow the gap between those with the power and responsibility to make a positive change, and those who need it.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Very experienced with developing and supporting full-stack web applications; working with PHP, Silverstripe CMS, React (Typescript is a bonus!), and has very strong web fundamentals
  • Able to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams of designers, developers and producers
  • Seeking opportunities to learn, and helps others by providing feedback
  • Able to communicate clearly to a broad range of stakeholders, both in person and in writing

For this role, we're looking for a Senior Web Developer who has had 5+ years experience with PHP (SilverstripeCMS) and Web Application fundamentals such as Javascript/Typescript, HTML and CSS, and has worked on a number of different applications during their career.

You've led on technical design and implementation of Silverstripe, including custom integrations. 

You may have also had experience in frontend frameworks such as React or Svelte for implementing highly interactive features as part of your full stack applications, or have configured secure deployment pipelines to AWS and Docker environments.

An example of what a week at Portable as a Senior Developer might look like:

  • Writing code - implementing new APIs for a justice project, adding new elements to the UI components (and writing end-to-end tests!) for a public sector project
  • Working with the team to scope, plan and define the technical approach for a new project
  • Collaborating with the project producer to do sprint planning, writing up tickets in Jira and thinking about how you could break up tasks to provide learning opportunities to junior developers.
  • Pairing and mentoring on a feature with a mid-level or junior developer, to provide directed advice and guidance that will help them grow professionally as a developer
  • Reviewing pull requests to help individuals and the team grow in committing good code to projects
  • Running one of our fortnightly tech practice sessions in an area you are interested in, to help other developers grow their skills
  • Scoping new work with our Business Development Specialist, helping think through what the project would take to implement, and how much we should bid for it


The salary range for this role is between $110,000 - $145,000, depending on your level of experience.

Other benefits include: 

  • Flexible working conditions
  • Bonus annual leave based on tenure
  • Paid volunteering leave
  • Option to purchase additional leave
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Annual professional development budget 
  • Access to our Emerging Leaders program and a range of other professional development initiatives 

We are committed to building a diverse and equal team - people from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

To be considered, please send us your resume and a brief cover letter addressing why you would be a great fit for the role and want to work at Portable.


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