Senior Consultant Software Engineer

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Published:

    4 months ago

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The company:

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world

The Role:

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer with experience in developing and architecting cloud-native web applications with a focus on backend solutions. You will have in depth experience of designing, implementing, and deploying web based solutions on Azure and/or AWS, using CI/CD, and TDD/BDD techniques to deliver solutions to industry-standard methodology. You will have experience working within a consultancy or agency environment, and be comfortable working with clients, product managers, consultants, engineers and senior leaders. As an enthusiastic problem solver who embraces the unknown, you will be comfortable working outside your skillset. You will provide technical leadership to junior developers, helping to develop the development skills, culture, and practices within the team. This role will be suitable for a mid-level software engineer looking to step up to senior level.

Requirements and skills

Crucial Skills: 

  • Design & development of cloud-native solutions on AWS/Azure/GCP 

  • IAC (Terraform), CI/CD 

  • CI/CD 

  • TDD/BDD 

  • Node.js, Express, REST, GraphQL 

  • Javascript, Typescript, Angular, and/or React 

  • Relational and non-relational databases including PostgreSQL, MSSQL  

Person Attributes: 

  • Experience working in an agency/consulting environment 

  • Experience in developing web-based applications through the whole development life-cycle. 

  • Experience of working simultaneously working across multiple projects using a range of technologies. 

  • Experience in mentoring and supporting junior developers in both technical and non-technical aspects of their work. 

  • Ability and willingness to work outside existing skillset, and be able to rapidly learn new skills and technologies. 

  • Excellent communicator, both written and verbally, and experience of dealing with clients and other project partners outside the technical team. 

  • Provides technical leadership in helping to develop strategic direction of the team and support senior leaders in the implementation of that strategy.

Desirable Skills: 

  •  Experience of enterprise architecture & documentation 

  • Leading Agile projects and acting as Scrum Master on small-medium scale projects 

  • Awareness/understanding of engineering within the built environment 

  • Awareness/understanding of geospatial and/or 3D data   


  • BSc Computer Science or other relevant technical/engineering degree, or proven industry experience in a relevant role.  

Reward and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

Shape your time

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 carer, 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. 

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.