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The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war or on operational service and those who have served our nation in times of conflict. Its mission is leading remembrance and understanding of Australia’s wartime experience.

This position works on high-profile projects seen by millions of users every year. Our projects help to engage users with the Memorial’s extensive collection, assist in remembrance, and educate about the Australian experience of war and its impact on Australian society. We have a collaborative work environment and this position works closely with the other members of the Digital Experience (DEX) team. Our team consists of a variety of backgrounds and experience levels and includes content producers, designers and developers.  The role works across a variety of backend and frontend technologies and frameworks.

The key duties of the position include:

Core Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Lead Developer:

  • Assist with maintenance and application updates to the Australian War Memorial’s websites.
  • Develop enhancements and conduct updates to the staff intranet and other internal applications.
  • Provide support to the digital content team in the creation of new content and improvements to existing content.
  • Contribute to the development of new web products including online exhibitions, educational content and interactive experiences.
  • Work effectively with multiple stakeholders to gather requirements and propose user focused solutions.

Eligibility – Selection Criteria

Essential Criteria:

  1. Full-stack development experience. Experience of server-side development in PHP as well as front-end technology such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  2. Attention to detail and the ability to produce bug-free code that is maintainable into the future.
  3.  A user-focused attitude to problem solving.
  4. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal and the ability to work efficiently and achieve outcomes.
  5. Ability and flexibility to work across multiple projects and ongoing maintenance and provide support to stakeholders.

Desirable Criteria:
Familiarity with the CMS Drupal.
A degree or related qualification in a relevant field.


The Memorial is committed to workplace diversity and maintains an environment that values the contribution of people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The Memorial welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. To be eligible for ongoing or non-ongoing employment, Australian Citizenship is required.

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