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Lead front end developer
(Melbourne)

August is looking for an awesome Senior User Interface Engineer to join our Melbourne-based build team. You’re someone who has a strong background in HTML, CSS and Javascript, a fastidious eye for detail and a love for making things better.

The August team is smart and nimble; working together to build innovative applications, committed to learning and sharing something new every day, and known to own more than a few code-related t-shirts. Front End Developers work within our talented team to ensure that the work we produce today is better than what we put out yesterday. This is a great opportunity for a bright, pragmatic FED with strong collaboration skills.

We are fixated on improving our clients’ outcomes and the experience for their audiences. We expect you to join us in our obsession.

The job in 55 words or less

  • Develop and document beautiful front end code for projects.
  • Provide enhancements for various existing projects.
  • Provide technical support, solutions and recommendations.
  • Work closely with production and design team members to ensure projects follow technical and production processes.
  • Keep up to date with emerging, relevant technologies and trends.

Does this sound like you?

  • Creator of clean, simple, yet blindingly brilliant interfaces.
  • An insatiable appetite and excitement for new web technologies and techniques.
  • Experience working as part of a development team (minimum 6+ years).
  • Advanced understanding of HTML5, CSS3 and JS and related frameworks (Vue, React, Angular or similar).
  • Some experience programming in PHP, with exposure to Open Source CMS platforms (WordPress, Drupal etc).
  • Experience working with web services to build decoupled sites that pull content from a headless CMS.
  • Good problem-solving skills and the ability to think clearly and logically.
  • Solid knowledge of and passion for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), including WCAG 2.0 and WCAG 2.1.
  • Experience with source control (Git and related services).
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of usability issues.
  • A good eye for design detail and high standards.
  • Can work to deadline and juggle competing priorities.
  • Willingness to take ownership of projects.
  • Available to work on site.

You get extra credit for

  • Experience using node.js based build tools (Gulp, Webpack, Sass, etc.).
  • Experience with mobile web and application development.
  • Integrating major third party APIs, like Facebook Open Graph, Twitter, Google Maps, etc.
  • A track record of working with Node.js, WordPress, Symfony and/or Drupal.
  • A sound knowledge of SEO techniques and principles.
  • Making a mean coffee.
  • A love of Bubble Soccer.

What you will get

A creative, dynamic and fun work environment – while we take our work seriously, we really enjoy the company of the people we work with and we don’t take ourselves too seriously. You may notice spontaneous basketball playoffs, table-tennis matches, heaps of laughter around the office and a few fun surprises that we’ll tell you about on your first day.

You will also get:

  • A competitive salary package with various incentives and rewards.
  • Work within a highly motivated, talented and technology–driven team.
  • A team of people who will invest in your career progression
    and development.
  • Many other perks we will discuss when we meet you.

Apply Now

Applications for this role are open now. To apply for this position, you need to:

  • Mention one of our clients in your application.
  • Provide your CV, outlining your skills and experience.
  • Include a covering letter explaining why you are perfect for this role.
  • Please provide a URL or GitHub account in your application; we’d love to check it out.

Are you a recruiter?

We understand you work in a competitive industry and you will be tempted to contact us with potential candidates for this and other listed roles. We respectfully request that you do not contact us regarding applicants for this role.

About August

August is an award-winning digital agency based in Richmond. We aim to nudge the world just enough to make a change. Help us to make it happen.

Junior front end developer
(Melbourne)

You like to build stuff. No, you love to build stuff. HTML, CSS and Javascript are your tools of choice. Building beautiful interfaces and collaborating with team mates is how you would describe your ideal working time. But you know you've got a lot to learn.

We expect you’ll have ninja-like flexibility and be ready to roll up your sleeves for meaty projects. We also expect that you have strong attention to detail so you won’t find these written in a job ad. Junior front end developers that succeed at August are hungry to learn, hungrier to contribute to our work and hungriest to take on feedback and hone their craft.

You have up to three years’ experience front end web development. We want you to become our next Augie and grow in to the role. We’ll help develop your skills – coding, communication, presenting…you name it – but we’ll also expect you to contribute. To help us be better and deliver great work for our clients.

The August team is smart and nimble; working together to build innovative applications, committed to learning and sharing something new every day, and known to own more than a few code-related t-shirts. Front end developers work within our talented team to ensure that the work we produce today is better than what we put out yesterday. This is a great opportunity for a bright, pragmatic front end developer with strong collaboration skills.

We are fixated on improving our clients’ outcomes and the experience for their audiences. We expect you to join us in our obsession.

The job in 55 words or less

  • Develop and document beautiful front end code for projects.
  • Provide enhancements for various existing projects.
  • Provide technical support, solutions and recommendations.
  • Work closely with production and design team members to ensure projects follow technical and production processes.
  • Keep up to date with emerging, relevant technologies and trends.

Does this sound like you?

  • Creator of clean, simple, yet blindingly brilliant interface development.
  • An insatiable appetite and excitement for new web technologies and techniques.
  • Front end development experience (up to 3 years).
  • Understanding of HTML5, CSS3 and JS Frameworks (Vue, React, Angular, etc.).
  • Experience working with AJAX and services/ API's to serve up dynamic and data-heavy content.
  • Good problem-solving skills and the ability to think clearly and logically.
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm of W3C web and accessibility (WCAG) standards.
  • Experience with source control (Git and related services).
  • Knowledge and understanding of usability issues.
  • Experience with MVC frameworks.
  • A good eye for design detail and high standards.
  • Can work to deadline and juggle competing priorities.
  • Willingness to take ownership of projects.
  • Available to work on site.

You get extra credit for

  • Experience using node.js based build tools (Gulp, Webpack, Sass etc.).
  • Experience with mobile web and application development.
  • Integrating major third party APIs, like Facebook Open Graph, Twitter, Google Maps, etc.).
  • A track record of working with WordPress, Symfony, Drupal and/or Expression Engine.
  • A sound knowledge of SEO techniques and principles.
  • Making a mean coffee.
  • A love of Bubble Soccer.

What you will get

A creative, dynamic and fun work environment – while we take our work seriously, we really enjoy the company of the people we work with and we don’t take ourselves too seriously. You may notice spontaneous basketball playoffs, table-tennis matches, heaps of laughter around the office and a few fun surprises that we’ll tell you about on your first day.

You will also get:

  • A competitive salary package with various incentives and rewards.
  • Work within a highly motivated, talented and technology–driven team.
  • Your choice of Mac or PC.
  • A team of people who will invest in your career progression
    and development.
  • Countless other perks we will discuss when we meet you.

Apply Now

Applications for this role are open now. To apply for this position, you need to:

  • Mention one of our clients in your application.
  • Provide your CV, outlining your skills and experience.
  • Include a covering letter explaining why you are perfect for this role.
  • Please provide a URL or GitHub account in your application; we’d love to check it out.

Are you a recruiter?

We understand you work in a competitive industry and you will be tempted to contact us with potential candidates for this and other listed roles. We respectfully request that you do not contact us regarding applicants for this role.

About August

August is an award-winning digital agency based in Richmond. We aim to nudge the world just enough to make a change. Help us to make it happen.

Principal digital designer
(Melbourne)

You understand design principles but aren’t constrained by them. While you’ve built your skills on exciting projects, you still maintain a flexible attitude when it comes to making things happen. After all, you know there are opportunities for inspired design everywhere.

You’re someone who has been in the industry for a while; at least eight years. As a result, you’re as capable on the tools as you are comfortable with clients. You love iterating and prototyping because you know experimentation usually creates exciting results. You’re comfortable getting acquainted with new methodologies and processes; you have a strong focus on user experience, interaction, and interface design; and you love leading design sprints and client workshops—because it’s the best way to get your head around the nitty gritty of design problems.

You’ll become a key member of a smart, nimble team at August. Your team works with you to build innovative applications and products and they’re committed to learning and sharing new experiences every day.

As a Principal Designer, you’ll collaborate with digitally focused clients to bring their ideas—and yours! —to life. This is an exciting opportunity for a bright, pragmatic Principal Designer with strong collaboration skills. This role is a chance for you to level up, continue your growth, and take real ownership over design processes and product outcomes with the support of a talented, enthusiastic team of experienced seniors.

The team at August improves outcomes and experiences by connecting people with compelling technology and design solutions. We hope you’ll jump on board and join us in this obsession.

The job in 55 words or less

  • Design beautiful digital interfaces for client projects
  • Work with the August team to develop concepts quickly and iteratively – in other words, you’ll be constantly jammin’ with the team and you love it.
  • Help production to realise design requirements during prototyping, build, and provide useful feedback throughout all phases of delivery.
  • Keep up–to–date with emerging, relevant technologies and trends

Does this sound like you?

  • Advanced understanding of ux/ui principles
  • Flexible, collaborative attitude: everyone can and does contribute ideas and creativity is a collective responsibility.
  • Insatiable appetite and excitement for new web technologies and trends.
  • Experience with modern design tools beyond just the Adobe suite (Sketch, Figma, Principal etc).
  • Strong understanding of the constraints of the digital medium we work within.
  • An eye for detail and a curiosity to make things better.
  • Experience working as part of a design team (minimum 8 years).
  • Can work to deadline and juggle competing priorities.
  • Willingness to take ownership of projects.
  • Available to work on site.

You get extra credit for

  • Experience building modular design systems.
  • Great knowledge and passion of WCAG standards and the implications it has on design.
  • Public speaking experience and a willingness to do more.
  • A decent Spotify playlist of working tunes and a willingness to cue it up throughout the office.
  • Making a mean coffee

What you will get

A creative, dynamic and fun work environment – while we take our work seriously, we really enjoy the company of the people we work with and we don’t take ourselves too seriously. You may notice spontaneous table-tennis matches, heaps of laughter around the office, interpretive dance, and a few fun surprises that we’ll tell you about on your first day.

You will also get:

  • A competitive salary package with various incentives and rewards.
  • Work within a highly motivated, talented and technology–driven team.
  • A team of people who will invest in your career progression
    and development.
  • Many other perks we will discuss when we meet you.

Apply Now

Applications for this role are open now. To apply for this position, you need to:

  • Mention one of our clients in your application.
  • Provide your CV, outlining your skills and experience.
  • Include a covering letter explaining why you are perfect for this role.
  • Please provide a URL or GitHub account in your application; we’d love to check it out.

Are you a recruiter?

We understand you work in a competitive industry and you will be tempted to contact us with potential candidates for this and other listed roles. We respectfully request that you do not contact us regarding applicants for
this role.

About August

August is an award-winning independent digital consultancy based in Richmond with offices along the east coast of Australia, Manchester (UK), and Toronto (CAN). We aim to nudge the world just enough to make a change. Help us to make it happen.

Director: SEO & performance content
(Melbourne)

We’re looking for a person who loves SEO and PPC but who isn’t a robot. Someone who wants to work closely with awesome businesses to help them grow. Someone who has the technical skills to build performance, but also the people skills to build relationships.

While we love helping people grow their skills, this role isn’t one for mid-weights to step into. Seniors in our team understand how different roles fit together in a business because they’ve lived it. They are specialised in their discipline but have continued to develop complementary skills that help them demonstrate leadership in different ways. If you’re a senior team member at August, you’ll be setting a strong example for others to learn from.

The job in 90 words or less

  • Create and deliver successful SEO and PPC campaigns for our clients.
  • Develop and improve our SEO/PPC offering to help generate more business.
  • Work with our copywriters, analysts, designers, and developers to improve the work we deliver.
  • Track performance and produce SEO and PPC reports across websites, apps and social media.
  • Stay on top of industry changes to ensure our clients stay ahead of the game.
  • Impress clients through engaging communication of your recommendations.
  • Partner with various teams within August to identify new business opportunities with new and existing clients.

Does this sound like you?

  • You have at least six years’ experience working in SEO/PPC.
  • You are both Google Analytics and Google AdWords certified.
  • You have experience across search advertising, display advertising, and remarketing.
  • You understand what outreach is and can provide examples of successful campaigns.
  • You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • You handle spreadsheets like a maestro.
  • You have a thorough understanding of how different web technologies impact search.
  • You can talk confidently to clients and colleagues about the pros and cons of different SEO tools and techniques.
  • Hold a legal right to work in the Australia and are available to work on site in Melbourne.

You get extra credit for

  • An interest in writing, teaching, and public speaking.
  • A demonstrable ability to write high quality business documents.
  • A track record of working with WordPress.
  • Experience running social media ad campaigns across Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

What you will get

A unique opportunity to use your extensive career experience to expand a well-established Australian creative brand. As a team, we take our work seriously, but we really enjoy the company of the people we work with and we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We work hard to break down distance barriers with technology across our global team. You’ll be part of a very supportive and vibrant team—one that wants to see you succeed and will do everything they can to help you reach your goals.

You will also get:

  • A competitive salary package that is part of a fair and rigorous company salary structure.
  • A range of opportunities made available to you as an August team member such as volunteer service, generous parental leave programs, salary sacrifice programs, mentoring opportunities, and a training budget.
  • Work within a highly motivated and talented team.
  • Potential for leadership opportunities and the chance to work in both the UK and Canada.
  • A team of people who are committed to your growth and experience at August.

Apply Now

Applications for this role are open now. To apply for this position:

  • Mention one of our clients in your application.
  • Provide your CV, outlining your skills and experience.
  • Include a covering letter explaining why you are perfect for this role.
  • Write a blog or have a portfolio? Don’t forget to include a link in your application. We’d love to check it out.
  • Bonus tip, read this if you haven’t already.

Are you a recruiter?

We understand you work in a competitive industry and you will be tempted to contact us with potential candidates for this and other listed roles. We respectfully request that you do not contact us regarding applicants for this role. We especially ask that you do not send us unsolicited resumes.

About August

August is an award-winning independent digital practice founded in Melbourne, Australia. We have offices in the United Kingdom and Canada. We aim to nudge the world just enough to make a change. Help us to make it happen.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at August. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

Junior PHP Developer
(Melbourne)

We are looking for certain types of PHP Developers. You're early in your career as a developer and love working with Wordpress, Drupal and PHP. Being a developer is more than just coding for you, it's your way of helping people solve problems.

We are looking for rounded developers with some experience with working on WordPress websites within a LAMP stack environment. You have a solid understanding of the programming principles involved with such duties. You love analysing, building, and implementing plug-ins as well as creating custom features as needed to meet our client’s requirements.

The August team is smart and nimble; working together to build innovative applications, committed to learning and sharing something new every day, and known to own more than a few code-related t-shirts. PHP Developers work within our talented team to ensure that the work we produce today is better than what we put out yesterday. This is a great opportunity for bright, pragmatic PHP Developers with strong collaboration skills.

We are fixated on improving our clients’ outcomes and the experience for their audiences. We expect you to join us in our obsession.

The job in 55 words or less

  • Work with WordPress themes and plugins on a daily basis.
  • Work with the team to deliver awesome functionality that our clients love on their Wordpress sites.
  • Provide technical support, solutions and recommendations.
  • Work closely with production and design team members to ensure projects follow technical and production processes.

Does this sound like you?

  • Up to 3 years' experience as a PHP Developer.
  • You eat Wordpress Themes and Plugins like your favourite burrito.
  • You know the WooCommerce API like the back of your hand.
  • You're an awesome PHP developer with a passion and curiosity for Wordpress.
  • Not only do you love building Wordpress sites, but you know how to extend them the Wordpress way.
  • You love solving problems that use Wordpress.
  • Can work autonomously but loves being part of a team and actively contributing.
  • Good problem-solving skills and the ability to think clearly and logically.
  • Willingness to take ownership of projects.

You get extra credit for

  • Knowledge of Amazon web services or similar cloud infrastructure.
  • Making a mean coffee.
  • A love of Bubble Soccer.
  • Can work to deadlines and juggle competing priorities.

What you will get

A creative, dynamic and fun work environment – while we take our work seriously, we really enjoy the company of the people we work with and we don’t take ourselves too seriously. You may notice spontaneous basketball playoffs, table-tennis matches, heaps of laughter around the office and a few fun surprises that we’ll tell you about on your first day.

You will also get:

  • A competitive salary package with various incentives and rewards.
  • Work within a highly motivated, talented and technology–driven team.
  • Your choice of Mac or PC.
  • A team of people who will invest in your career progression
    and development.
  • Many other perks we will discuss when we meet you.

Apply Now

Applications for this role are open now. To apply for this position, you need to:

  • Mention one of our clients in your application.
  • Provide your CV, outlining your skills and experience.
  • Include a covering letter explaining why you are perfect for this role.
  • Please provide a URL or GitHub account in your application; we’d love to check it out.

Are you a recruiter?

We understand you work in a competitive industry and you will be tempted to contact us with potential candidates for this and other listed roles. We respectfully request that you do not contact us regarding applicants for
this role.

About August

August is an award-winning digital agency based in Richmond. We aim to nudge the world just enough to make a change. Help us to make it happen.

Internships with August
(Melbourne)

Just like work experience, internships can be valuable to your career, particularly at the start of your working life. An internship at August is full on. You become part of the August team and that means you’ll be given responsibilities that you need to collaborate with the team on. You’ll be part of the team ensuring our client and guest services are top notch and running the best they can be. Expect to be thrown challenges from all areas of the business. You'll be demonstrating initiative to jump in and solve problems, contributing to client work, and to internal projects.

We offer a summer internship during the months of November to January as well as through Swinburne University’s Professional Placements program which is a 12-month internship. If you’re currently undertaking your degree at Swinburne, it might be worth checking out this program.

If you’re not attending Swinburne, then you’ll need to work hard to get our attention. That’s not to say don’t try, in fact, be brave and try hard. But make it count. Look at the tips we’ve listed for work experience opportunities that may help you stand out.

The job in 55 words or less

  • Work across different parts of August to understand how the business functions.
  • Assist the team with various client and production related activity.
  • Use your initiative and curious nature to help solve problems in the business.
  • You'll be treated like an Augie from day one - you decide what you make of it.

Does this sound like you?

  • Curious and keen to be challenged.
  • Loves a good deadline.
  • Demonstrates initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • An insatiable appetite for all things digital.
  • Can work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Open to receiving feedback and can demonstrate acting on prior feedback.

You get extra credit for

  • Going above and beyond in your application - show us your personality.
  • Working on becoming Google Adwords certified.
  • Makes a mean coffee...or an indulgent hot chocolate.

What you will get

A creative, dynamic and fun work environment – while we take our work seriously, we really enjoy the company of the people we work with and we don’t take ourselves too seriously. You may notice spontaneous basketball playoffs, table-tennis matches, heaps of laughter around the office and a few fun surprises that we’ll tell you about on your first day.

You will also get:

  • Work within a highly motivated, talented and technology–driven team.
  • A team of people who will invest in your career progression
    and development.
  • Many other perks we will discuss when we meet you.

Apply Now

Applications for this role are open now. To apply for this position, you need to:

  • Provide your CV, outlining your skills and experience.
  • Include a covering letter explaining why you are perfect for this role.
  • Attach a copy of your academic transcript to your application.
  • If you write a blog, have your own website, or other online platform you’d like us to check out, please include the URL in your application. We’d love to take a look.

Are you a recruiter?

We understand you work in a competitive industry and you will be tempted to contact us with potential candidates for this and other listed roles. We respectfully request that you do not contact us regarding applicants for this role.

About August

August is an award-winning independent digital consultancy based in Richmond. We aim to nudge the world just enough to make a change. Help us to make it happen.

Work experience at August

If you’ve landed on this page, you must be interested in work experience. That’s great. But if you’ve come straight here, perhaps go back and have a look around before reading further. Trust us, it will help. Why? Because before you apply, you need to understand what we’re about.

We are big advocates of learning and pushing yourself to be better. Work experience is valuable in the formative years of your career or as you’re nearing the end of high school. It gives you the opportunity – however brief – to be immersed in a company you admire, learn how the company operates, gain an insight into working life and meet people that could help influence your career.

Work experience placements at August are available in June each year.

We take work experience seriously. You’ll be assigned tasks that have a direct impact on the business. Whether it’s assisting with client projects, internal work or being part of team discussions – you’ll be doing much more than just filing or getting coffee.

With that in mind, opportunities here are rare. We don’t advertise, but we do welcome applications from people who push the boundaries with their application.

We want you to stand out. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done work experience before. Show us why you’re different and why we simply shouldn’t say “no” to you.

Things to consider when approaching us about work experience:

  • If you submit online, follow up with a phone call.
  • If at first you don’t succeed, it’s okay to try again at a later date.
  • Be brave and make contact yourself – don’t ask someone else to call on your behalf.
  • Research interview etiquette and tips – it could just help you stand out.
  • Show us that you’ve learnt about August as a company and what we stand for.
  • Be creative in your approach to us.

Please note: Applications open April-May.

Why August?

Because
we’re different.

Everyone that works at August has one goal: help build amazing experiences and services that delight and surprise people. If we achieve that on a daily basis, we think we’re doing all right.

Whatever your role, you’ll partner directly with clients to help them achieve their business aims.

You’ll collaborate with a smart, nimble team that excels at building innovative, technology-led solutions. And you’ll bring along your own personal brand of talent, skills and awesomeness to the mix.

What you get It’s the little
things that count.

  1. Training Professional development your own way

    Courses, seminars and conferences, and other ways to make you think and grow.

  2. Flexible hours Flexible working hours

    We don’t tell you how to manage your time, we just expect that you’ll own your situation.

  3. Our Office The office

    We work side by side in an open plan space that fosters collaboration, communication and plenty of laughs.

  4. Interview Shoes A thorough interview process

    There’s a reason why our interview process is intense. We work hard to choose the right people.

  5. Tickets to events Events and conferences

    It’s important to us that you stay informed of what’s going on in your industry, so we’re here to help you develop those networks.

  6. Pizza and Beer No forced fun

    We’re friends as well as colleagues and like to hang out after hours. We often see a movie, do trivia, or just head to the pub for a cold one.

  7. Maggie and Suki Pooch-friendly zone

    Nine out of 10 doctors recommend pets for relaxation and stress-relief. We made that up, but Suki and Maggie, the office dogs, make us smile.

  8. Table Tennis Ping Pong challenges

    Bring. It. On.

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Life at August Life at August

Love what you do ‘Work’ is only one part of it.

‘Augies’ is the collective noun for the group of individuals that come to work each day at August. We are Augies because we love what we do, we work hard to make things better and we never stop learning.

Roll the August way At August,
everyone contributes.

Our team is made up of a bunch of cross-disciplinary stars that shine across all areas of the business.

You’ll find thinkers and doers in marketing and advertising, software and systems development, graphic, multimedia and interactive design, management consulting, publicity, content, publishing and, logistics management.

No rockstars. Everyone works together, everyone shares knowledge.

 

Work together We trust
our team.

Everyday, our people are entrusted with every element of August’s operations and we are proud of the results they achieve.

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