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Software Developer

Digital Technology
Corporate Services

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.

The Role

This role provides an opportunity to be exposed to a wide range of activities and technologies in a thriving and highly technical environment.  You will be working to test and analyse solutions that will make a real difference to our engineering teams and to the products and services we deliver to our clients and customers.  There will be opportunities to demonstrate technical leadership on projects and development initiatives.

This role requires exposure to or an appreciation of good development practices, a range of client/server development targets and experience with Cloud providers and services they provide that support software and application development. Although the role draws heavily upon commodity development toolchains, there will be an occasional need to come to terms with specific development tools, frameworks and skill sets to meet project requirements.

You’ll join a growing and collaborative development team with a range of skills and experiences, based mainly in the Asia Pacific region. The role reports to the head of product and application development, who is based in Brisbane.

“I’ve always wanted to work for forward looking companies that embrace people from all cultures and I feel very supported at Arup. I’m relatively junior in my team, but I feel that both my contribution and my opinion are valued. I work in a diverse team alongside colleagues based in countries across the globe which means there is always something new to learn.”

Juhi, Sydney

You should apply if you have a good appreciation of modern developments practices, experience with a range of client/server development targets and cloud providers. If you enjoy learning, sharing your knowledge and collaborating with colleagues this role provides an excellent opportunity to work within a distributed, multinational, multicultural team on global projects.

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Developing software in appropriate programming languages, primarily C# .net & SQL.  Exploring new development techniques and tools that will enhance the performance and/or functionality of the applications.
  • Interrogating, analysing and understanding the data sets associated with each of the systems built by the team.
  • Playing an active part in our agile team: helping to build an inclusive environment, sharing your knowledge and promoting development best practices with colleagues within in the team and the wider Arup developer community.
  • Maintaining the integrity and quality of the application code base through code reviews, use of coding standards, version control, issue tracking, documentation, and testing (Manual and Automated)
  • Responding in a timely manner to elevated (Level 3) user-support requests and incidents and taking ownership of incidents.
  • Keeping up to date with current methods and seek new methods in the industry. Keeping knowledge current through hands-on experimentation with new technologies; technical reading; seminar, meet-ups, workshop conference attendance and interaction with subject matter experts

Requirements and skills

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience with C# .net & SQL
  • An aptitude for analysing and understanding data.
  • Experience / appreciation of cloud hosting, build and deployment in the cloud (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google, Heroku), PaaS and SaaS.
  • Database development experience using SQL (SQL Server, MySQL, Postgres) and/or NoSQL (HBase, Redis, MongoDB) data stores.
  • Experience with DevOps principles and techniques, source code control, CI/CD tools and automationCapable of solving complex technical and software development problems and conveying this information to others.
  • Experience with at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, Perl, BASH, PowerShell, PHP)

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 developing your technical leadership skills and strive to improve the team
  • You will be flexible in your approach to problem solving as you understand that there are multiple technical and commercial drivers for software development. You will be creative and inventive in your approach to problem solving
  • You will be eager to take on new challenges and look for opportunities to improve current solutions on your own.
  • You will be approachable by other Arup staff for problem solving and development request.
  • 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.

Reward and Benefits:

We offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience to the right candidate including Global Profit Share scheme, additional fringe benefits of maternity / paternity leave and long-term career development opportunities.

Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purpose only. Applicants not contacted within 8 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful.

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