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Front End Developer - Sydney

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About Saber Astronautics

Saber Astronautics is a space engineering company specialising in satellite mission operations. Our global reputation is one of precision, innovation and commitment to the growth of the space industry. Saber launched and operates the next generation Mission Control Center “Responsive Space Operations Center” (RSOC) program with sites in Australia and the USA.

Saber believes our future is among the stars so our goal is to democratise space and make it accessible to everyone. To facilitate our goals, the open dynamic culture at Saber means that an undergraduate can speak up alongside a 20 year industry veteran.

Saber is committed to the most cutting edge technology, and staying at the forefront of our field with a continuous process of invention and discovery.

The Opportunity

Saber Astronautics is expanding rapidly, alongside a booming space industry. Take the opportunity to make your impact today! We’re looking to hire a Front End Developer. You’ll be working with some of the best and brightest in the space industry, no ideas are too big, no jobs too small. See your ideas come to life!

You’ll work in leafy Chippendale, public transport within a 5 minute walk, quick access to restaurants and cafes in Chippendale, Central Park and Spice Alley, with a bakery/cafe making famous sourdough and coffee just seconds away from our front door. We encourage a healthy work-life balance, facilitated by our flexible working arrangements and supportive working relationships.

We encourage anyone who is interested and passionate to apply to see how they can join the space industry and make an impact.

The Role

A Front End Developer at Saber Astronautics works within a continuous integration and testing framework to improve front end infrastructure reliability. This role will allow the successful applicant to grow their career in the direction they want to go at Saber Astronautics. You can specialise in front end, diversify into full stack development and/or learn about the space sector and space technologies. You will be responsible for building new websites, management portals, dashboards and space monitoring sites. Working with modern frameworks and new libraries, you won't be limited to out-dated software and will be able to explore new options to solve new problems.

Reporting to the Head of Infrastructure, you will be a key member of the team in delivering the web based space solutions and information to the space industry.


A mixture of static and dynamic content will be required to be utilised depending on the individual project being worked upon. Additionally, Saber Astronautics develops services that need to be represented in three dimensions, so experience with 3D programming libraries will be an advantage.

You will be required to implement UI/UX workflows and improve the experience of using Saber's front facing websites. You will be responsible for building and configuring software for release and test automation.

This role requires front end web development experience. Desired additional skills include familiarity with web frameworks such as Flask for API development.

Due to the secure nature of the work you may be required to perform, you must be Australian citizen. Non-negotiable. PR and work visas are not able to be hired for this position.

  • Experience with React, Angular or Vue.js for responsive front end pages (React preferred but not required)
  • HTML, CSS, JS, Typescript
  • Experience working with the following:
    • Web applications at scale
    • Developing in Linux
    • Frameworks such as Gatsby and Jamstack
    • Frontend security considerations incl. XSS, CSP, CSRF, browser storage
    • Dependency tools such as yarn, npm, babel, webpack/ parcel
  • Skills in WebGL, Three.js or another 3D js framework
  • Familiarity with CI/CD and/or DevOps work environment
  • Automated Unit Testing
  • Practiced at debugging, browser developer tools & web performance optimisation
  • Automated integration and cross-browser testing
  • Proficient at using version control/ git
  • Experience developing with Python and/or Flask and REST API architectures
Employment Type: Full Time
  • Certification or degree in computer science/software engineering and/or:
  • 1-3 years work experience required if not degree qualified.
  • 0-5 years professional experience.
  • Available for immediate start.
  • AWS Developer certified preferred - Additional AWS certifications highly regarded
  • Good relationship and team player skills
Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be an Australian citizen
Desired Characteristics
  • Have a keen interest in space.
  • Must be detail-oriented self-starter and the ability to remain professional.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to interface with multiple departments and clients.
  • Conducts self in an appropriate manner and values consistent with Saber Astronautics

How to Apply

All applications need the following information supplied:

  • Cover letter
  • Evidence of Australian Citizenship
  • CV or Resume
  • Portfolio of prior work:

    • Code samples in Javascript
    • Examples of previous websites you've worked on or made
    • Other projects you have worked on that you believe will strengthen your application

Once you have assembled your application, email the completed bundle to: with the job role Front End Developer in the email subject line.

Applications are currently open.