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Oracle APEX Developer

Digital Technology
Corporate Services
HYD00001Q Requisition #

A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, we attract a diverse mix of people to work on ground-breaking global projects. We have an ambitious commitment to be the digital leader in the built environment and have digital teams and experts all over the world, who collaborate on world-leading software, data and technology projects and products. Being a global team means we value people with diverse experiences, backgrounds, specialisms, and skills.  

Our Digital Technology team are proud winners of the IT Team of the Year for 2021 at the Chartered Institute of IT’s UK IT Industry Awards. In January 2022 Arup was awarded ‘Britain’s Most Admired Company’ by the publication, Management Today.

The role  

We are seeking an Oracle APEX developer to design and implement Oracle APEX applications to run alongside Arup’s core finance systems. The role will also be supporting the migration of reports and maintenance forms from our legacy Oracle Forms and Reports application to Oracle APEX.

As a member of the Global Finance Systems team, you will be working closely with finance users and accountants. The role requires regular contact with stakeholders so you should be comfortable communicating with individuals at all levels, providing a consistently high level of customer experience throughout. 

The role reports to the finance systems service leader, based in the United Kingdom, and is part of the Global Live Services team within Arup’s Digital Technology Group. 

 “I feel very fortunate to work in an amazing team which values, appreciates and encourages diverse perspectives. In my role I get opportunities to learn and apply cutting edge technologies and develop my skills. Having a good work life balance is important to me, and Arup is an organisation that supports this.”  

Shruti, London  

You should apply if:  

  • You have hands-on experience developing and customising Oracle APEX applications and have a good appreciation of modern development practices and standards
  • You enjoy learning new things, sharing your own knowledge, and collaborating with colleagues 
  • You have a passion for providing a real quality end user experience 

Responsibilities of the role include 

  • Provide technical ‘know-how’ in designing and developing Oracle APEX solutions from user requirements and existing legacy Oracle Forms & Reports
  • Developing PL/SQL packages and procedures
  • Assisting in testing and QA of developed software and processes
  • Providing 3rd-line support for Arup’s finance systems by responding to and managing support requests via ServiceNow
  • Maintaining user confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential
  • Reporting security issues when appropriate and gather required information. Ensure adherence to security requirements

Please don’t be discouraged if you don’t meet every point below – if you meet most, and are strongly motivated by the role, and willing to learn, we are still interested in hearing from you.  

Requirements and skills 

Essential skills and knowledge:

  • Some years relevant experience developing Oracle APEX and able to customise the application beyond the Universal Theme
  • Proven experience developing and performance tuning Oracle applications using PL/SQL and SQL
  • Ability to understand requirements and communicate ideas quickly
  • Good analytic skills, with ability to solve complex problems and openness in sharing your knowledge and thinking with others 
  • Highly motivated with a proven ability to manage priorities flexibly and meet deadlines, working on your own or as part of a team 
  • Strong team working skills with ability to build trusted relationships with people and groups with diverse backgrounds 
  • Strong editorial and quality assurance skills 


  • ITIL qualified and/or good familiarity with IT Service Management processes
  • Experience developing Oracle Forms and Reports (Oracle 12c)
  • Experience working in a Finance systems environment

Required Behaviours: 

  • You have a passion for diversity, recognizing the innovation and competitive edge that comes from a diverse highly skilled team where equal opportunities are truly valued 
  • You will be a mature and self-motivated professional able to work in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment 
  • You will exhibit a high degree of organization and technical rigour 
  • You have an appreciation of future directions that the business and technology are moving towards 
  • You will possess a natural curiosity for all things technical. You will take responsibility for keeping yourself up to date 
  • You will have good English written/verbal communication skills with both non-technical as well as technical audiences managing successful communications with governance boards and stakeholders 


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent is desirable but not essential

Reward and Benefits: 

Equality and diversity

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process

No agencies please  

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