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Front End Developer

Digital Services
Europe Region

A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. We offer a broad range of professional services that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work. For more than 70 years, we have helped bring to life groundbreaking projects across the globe.

We are truly global, and our 15,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants around the world delivering innovative projects with creativity and passion. We have over 600 staff working in Ireland based in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.


Front End Developer


We are currently seeking a developer, based in the Galway, Ireland. It provides a unique opportunity to join a successful organization, that is heavily investing in digital transformation, to fill a pivotal role in its growth and success and to help our clients understand and leverage their data through the production of innovative solutions; including web and mobile applications, data visualisations, data analytics platforms, dashboards, and multimedia solutions. This is a great opportunity to contribute to a growing software development team that is delivering solutions for Arup Europe. 


  • Develop web frontend interfaces, backend APIs/services and data visualizations, for both internal and external clients. 

  • Be able to provide technical direction in day-to-day task management 

  • Help shape the technical direction of the development team 

  • Architect solutions to deliver products from MVPs to full stack solutions. 


Required Technical and Professional Expertise. 

  • At least 5+ years in a web development role, with some experience leading the technical direction of a team and products 

  • Solid experience of web development tools and frameworks. 

  • Experience in data modelling within a relational database. 

  • Ability to work independently and solve technical problems with little supervision. 

  • Qualification in computer science or equivalent discipline. 

  • Excellent collaborator and communicator within your team



Should have experience in some of the following:

  •  Front-end: Node.js, Express, React 

  • Backend: Node.js, AWS Lambda 

  • Javascript; JQuery 

  • Database: MsSql 

  • Development: Agile, CD/CI, Automated Testing 

  • Cloud: Amazon Web Services 


Nice to have experience on some of the below: 

  • Visualisation: D3, chart.js 

  • GIS Javascript; leaflet.js, turf.js 

  • Database: PostgreSQL 

  • IAAS: Docker, Kubernetes 


What to expect at Arup 
We offer a multicultural and informal international working environment where you can develop professionally by being part of a team of professionals who enjoy what they do:

  • Be part of a company with a strong corporate culture committed to its values and aims: quality of work, holistic approach, humane organization, straight and honorable dealings, social usefulness and reasonable prosperity

  • Short, long or educational assignments at Arup’s offices and projects anywhere in the world

  • Continuous training and professional development that will allow you to adapt to the growing needs of our clients being in the midst of the digital transformation

  • Employees at Arup are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme, dependent on the firm’s financial performance. Competitive performance based salary growth

  • We offer a flexible Friday scheme. We are open to candidates seeking a more flexible working week including flexible start/finish times, planned working from home and offer the ability to purchase additional leave.


Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a great place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact. 


Shape your time with us

At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role. 


In light of the current coronavirus (COVID) we are continuously and frequently reviewing our recruitment and onboarding processes. The health and safety of our candidates, employees, and community is our top priority. We will be conducting any interviews via video conference and other digital collaboration tools during this time. As a firm, we will continuously adapt our approach in line with any government guidelines and regulations as this situation develops.

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