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Web Developer - Full-time

Department: Website Team

Australia Zoo is seeking Expressions of Interest from Web Developers looking to join our busy team based on-site at Beerwah.

The Web Developer is employed to maintain a high standard of development throughout all Australia Zoo websites.


• Developing and maintaining administration sections for content updated on a regular basis
• Maintaining a high standard of accessibility throughout all websites
• Ensuring that design and development remains cross browser compliant
• Aiming to complete tasks in a timely manner
• Maintain robust, well commented and consistent code
• Database management - configuring and manipulating data, server tuning, general administration
• Assisting in producing Monthly & Annual Web Team Reports
• Sourcing, editing and producing content for websites, newsletters, etc
• Sourcing and editing photographs for websites, newsletters, etc

Key result areas and activities performed

• Website, backend development and maintenance
• Maintenance and updating of existing websites.
• Development of additions to functionality of existing websites.
• Rebuilding of low performance or high maintenance sections of websites to more CMS-like structure
• Content development / editing / updating
• Source and update content for all websites
• Research and Development
• Keeping updated on, and testing of, current and developing technologies that may increase the efficiency or add to the UX/UI of our websites.
• Finding fixes for bugs and compatibility issues in order to keep sites consistent and uniform across various platforms and devices
• Help Desk Internal and External
• Assist customers with issues with any online transaction, from ticketing to newsletter registrations.
• Assist staff with queries regarding internal systems.

Other General duties

• Maintaining Australia Zoo's customer service standards
• Ensure company ethics and professional standards are adhered to at all times
• Maintain Australia Zoo's customer service standards
• Maintain and ensure a commitment to confidentiality and privacy
• Maintain an appropriate level of attendance
• Work within the guidelines of health and safety procedures to ensure staff and visitor safety & security.
• Participate in performance training and development reviews or programs as requested by the company both on and off the job.
• Other duties as requested by the Zoo Director or Owners.
• Commitment to our privacy and confidentiality policies
• Ensure company ethics and professional standards are adhered to at all times
• Working within the guidelines of Workplace Health and Safety procedures to ensure security.

Essential Criteria

• A demonstrated ability to work in a high-pressure, flexible environment and to deliver all communications to a high level
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Well developed organisational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks
• A high level of interpersonal skills and the ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with staff at all levels
• Knowledge and understanding of past and current Web Technologies.
• Experience in design, development and maintenance of websites
• PHP/MySQL, HTML, CSS, SSH, Linux/Unix Scripting, several CMS systems, Google Analytics, Sass, API integration, SSH, DBA

Preferred Criteria

• Current 1st Aid qualifications
• Any other relevant certificates involving Leadership, Training, WHS


Apply for this job below. Applications close 18th of February 2017

Here is a checklist of information you will need to have ready before you start to complete the employment application form:

  • Education history
  • Employment history
  • References
  • Any qualifications you may have eg First Aid
  • Any achievements you may like to tell us about
  • your availability (what hours can you work)
  • A resume in .pdf or .doc format
  • Any other info that may support your application

Please allow 20 minutes to complete the application.