React Job: Engineer - JavaScript (ReactJS and NodeJS)

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Westpac Group


Surfers Paradise - Australia

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This role is based on the Gold Coast and we are aiming to bring some great talent from New Zealand over to Australia to help in delivering our Digital Platforms!

Our new engineering hub, located on Australia’s Gold Coast – the premier lifestyle location in Australia – is only a couple of hundred metres from one of the most iconic beaches in Australia and the world, Surfers Paradise. This is an Australian first, mixing lifestyle and engineering as a unique employee value proposition in Australia.

We are reimaging our digital platforms to deliver the best customer experience in the market, and you could be part of a team that is instrumental in delivery cutting edge technology into the hands of millions of our customers.

The Gold Coast Engineering team is responsible for the technology that is the powerhouse for Consumer and Business Banking Digital Technology.

How will I help?

This role exists to design and develop software solutions (packaged or bespoke), ensuring adherence to relevant Westpac standards and processes.

This Engineer position sits within the Transformation and Integration domain which delivers customer servicing and originations technology solutions for the bank’s business customer portfolio via both online and staff facing channels. The applications delivered are focused on user experience and are built to utilise browser display capabilities for use on multiple platforms across multiple brands within the bank.

The technologies used are predominantly JavaScript (ReactJS and NodeJS) and Java code based which use REST services to integrate with the banks enterprise services layer, databases, and host systems. Software development practices within the team are aligning to agile methodologies.

The Transformation and Integration team has a strong focus on customers. We are accountable to our business partners for the delivery and support of technology solutions that create value and mitigate risk.

The main role and responsibilities are:

  • Perform the design and development of software solutions for business-critical application change projects, enhancements, maintenance and/or support
  • Develop (including supervision of Developer/s) operational and system documentation to enable effective maintenance and support of applications
  • Plan and conduct unit testing of software solutions designed and developed to ensure quality and (fit for purpose) deliverables
  • Create functional automation testing scripts for software solutions
  • Using an understanding of business requirements and the applications roadmap, clarify with and influence the business in defining technical requirements to ensure system changes are aligned to longer term investment plans and meet business requirements
  • Apply Agile frameworks, techniques and processes and overlay agile reporting and governance to deliver incremental value to areas of responsibility
  • Utilise Lean Principles that ensure effective delivery of value to customers. Consider and apply process efficiencies within sphere of influence, eliminating waste and maintaining continuous flow based on customer demand
  • Apply Design Thinking principles such as customer empathy, creative collaboration and test & learn ensuring solutions address customer needs and are viable and feasible for the business
  • Contribute to the development of detailed design documents to enable solutions development to identify final sizing and costing within application domain
  • Conduct medium level complexity problem management and level three issue support to ensure system availability, reliability, stability, currency and recoverability of applications
  • Perform the design and development of software solutions according to Group development standards, with the goal of providing reliable, stable and operationally sound applications that meet business requirements
  • Consistently apply tools, standards, methods and processes in developing solutions to ensure that quality applications are developed with consistent maintainable code which supports risk and compliance management
  • Review code to deliver quality, regulatory compliance, security and fraud detection
  • Prepare and update high level functional and technical specification documents.
  • Deployment of application in various test environments and then delivering it to the testing team for Integration testing.
  • Perform unit and integration testing to ensure the code coverage of the specified business requirements and to ensure quality and maintainability of the delivered code.
  • Create and update of support & operational documents and user manuals.

What’s in it for me?

You will play an important and significant part in the future of a business that has been around for 200 years. Our vision is to create better futures together. So, we will back you in the development of your career, with internal career prospects and flexible working. You will also be backed by a fantastic team of people in a can-do, supportive structure.

What do I need?

  • 5 years of experience in JavaScript
  • Experience in ReactJS, HTML, Bootstrap, JS, CSS/Less
  • Experience with Node JS NPM, bower, grunt
  • Experience with Groovy/Cucumber or other Test Automation tools
  • Experience with Stash/GIT
  • Experience with Swagger
  • Experience with Atlassian suite (Confluence, Stash, JIRA)
  • Knowledge and experience with CI/CD practices and tools.
  • Experience supporting high availability production systems is highly desirable
  • Knowledge and experience with Agile software delivery and Development practices (BDD, TDD, Pair Programming)

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in Java development (preferably Java 8)
  • Experience with Spring framework
  • Experience with Spring Boot
  • Experience with Hibernate, HQL
  • Experience with DBMS & SQL
  • Proficient in designing, developing, and integrating with SOAP/REST APIs
  • Familiarity with Cloud technology (e.g. AWS), Serverless Computing (e.g. AWS Lambdas)

Competency Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of the general digital landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies
  • Ability to analyse business requirements and provide appropriate alternatives and solutions to meet those requirements
  • Knowledge of software development life cycle
  • Knowledge of applications support and development
  • Proven Diagnostic and Troubleshooting skills

What’s it like to work there?

As well as competitive remuneration and a great culture, joining the Westpac family means you will get some of the best banking, wealth and insurance benefits in the market.

We back our employees by helping them work towards industry-recognised qualifications, using online learning, training modules and career planning tools for you to grow with us. We will even pay you to do volunteer or community work.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are proud to have created a culture and work environment that values diversity and flexibility – and champions inclusion.

How do I Apply?

As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, this role is open to experienced candidates seeking a discussion around workplace flexibility. We invite candidates of all ages, genders, sexual orientation, cultural backgrounds, people with disability, neurodiverse individuals, and Indigenous Australians to apply.

Do you need reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process?

At Westpac we are committed to providing a supportive culture and creating inclusive and accessible workplaces, branches, products and services for our customers, employees, and community.

We can provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability and/or neurodiversity. If you require an adjustment to be made during the recruitment process at any stage, please call 1800 655 592 Option 1.2 or email [email protected]