The Code for Australia Fellowship is a 6 month, outcomes-based paid role for experienced technologists and service designers. Each team is made up of three people, who work alongside entrepreneurial teams in government, designing and developing digital services for those who need it most.
We’re looking for one Service Designer and two Web Developers to work alongside Service NSW in Sydney CBD, to find new ways of thinking about digital services.
We’re not an ordinary workplace. We work quickly, in an agile way and are optimistic about having a positive impact in everything that we do.
We work in the open and have clear values that guide how we treat each other.
Diversity at our core
Diversity in our teams
One of the key reasons that governments are failing to adequately meet the needs of their residents is that they don’t represent the diversity of the communities they serve. Without a mix of perspectives inside government, and input that includes the range of views found in the community, crucial ideas for improving government will be lost or ignored and decisions will continue to serve those at the decision-making table at the expense of groups that have traditionally been excluded: principally people of colour, the underserved, women, young people, people with disabilities, immigrants, and LGBTQI individuals. Both during our engagements with governments and other public institutions, and through the applications that we develop to help solve civic problems, we seek to bring diverse voices into the public discussion of community goals and reforms.
Diversity in the wider community
Diversity in our organisation
A diverse team is essential to fulfilling our goal of making Code for Australia look like and represent Australia. We strive to include a full range of voices as we explore solutions to civic problems with our partner communities and institutions, and critical to that endeavour is having diverse perspectives represented on our team. Consistent with this goal, Code for Australia does not discriminate against any person on any basis including, but not limited to, gender and gender expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion or disability.
– Irina Anastasiu, Fellow, Moreton Bay Regional Council
When does this Fellowship start?
We’re looking to kick off the project with Service NSW in the second week of January 2019. If you’re currently looking for opportunities, we’d love to hear from you.
Where will I be based?
Fellows are based where their respective government partner is located – in this case Sydney CBD, NSW. Your first week is with us for an immersive induction and we’ll fly you to Melbourne to be with the rest of the team every six weeks or so.
Is this a volunteer thing?
I already have a job - can I be a Fellow?
Who are Fellows?
Fellows work in a self-managed, multi-disciplinary team. This means we look for people who are self-aware, curious, entrepreneurial, and have a demonstrated commitment to teamwork and respectful communication. We welcome and support people from traditionally underrepresented communities.
Are there any preferences given to applicants?
Supporting local communities is central to our theory of change, so we will give preference to applicants who are currently living in Sydney, or intend to live there for an extended period.
We also give preference to people who have been active in the Code for Australia community or have worked with us on any past programs, because without them we wouldn’t be here today.