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C# / .NET Developer


Manchester, United Kingdom

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.

Do you enjoy using your software development skills to help other teams deliver their big objectives?
Would you like to see your efforts have an impact in shaping a better future for the world?

We are looking for people excited by the potential to use digital thinking to shape a better physical world.

We are currently seeking two Software Developers to join our growing BIM + Design Technology team, part of Arup’s Technical Software Group. The role is part of a global Design Automation initiative and would involve working directly with engineering teams to apply your software development skills to help solve complex workflow, data or geometry challenges.

We currently have one position available within our London Office, with the second in Manchester. Both positions will be working closely with project teams across the UK region, and as part of a virtual team with colleagues in all Arup regions (Americas, Australasia, East Asia, Europe and United Kingdom, Middle East, Africa).


In this role, you will be responsible for:
working directly with end-users, and enjoy learning about their needs
working in a fast paced environment to take charge, define the solution and then deliver tools to automate tasks for those users
applying technologies such as .Net in a number of scenarios (desktop, web, cloud) and tools such as Microsoft Excel
identifying recurrent problems and see opportunities for delivering a generic solution.

To be successful, you will need to be comfortable with:
A high level of autonomy
Managing your day to day workload, and priorities.
Promoting the work you do across the office and across the region, in order to uncover more challenges and opportunities to tackle.
However you won’t be alone.You will be working as part of a remote team of developers, and co-located with your end-users

You will report to the BIM + Design Technology team leader based in London to provide oversight, and look for opportunities to share work or solutions with your peers.

Requirements and skills

Essentials about you:
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science, Software Engineering
or Bachelor’s Degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline, with demonstrated experience in delivering a variety of technical software projects
4+ years demonstrable proficiency in two or more of the following languages: C# (or VB.NET), Python, Javascript, Excel VBA, C, C++, Java
Experience with developing addins hosted within another application and/or experience with developing Windows desktop applications.
Experience with Cloud Hosting and Deployment (e.g. AWS, Azure, Heroku), PaaS and SaaS
Experience with Web Application and Server Architectures (e.g. MVC, REST APIs, Apache, Nginx, IIS), but curious about ‘serverless’ solutions such as AWS Lambda
Experience using SQL (SQL Server, MySQL, Postgres) and/or NoSQL (HBase, Redis, MongoDB) data stores
Experience in at least one scripting language (Python, Perl, BASH, PowerShell, PHP)
Experienced with source code control (git, svn)
Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
Bonus points that will make you stand out:
If you have worked in an Architecture, Engineering or Construction firm
If you have worked with software typical to AEC industry – Revit, Rhino, AutoCAD, Microstation, various BIM interfaces
If you have worked with 3d modelling software or games engines (Unity3d, Unreal Engine)
If you can undertake simple UI designs for software you create
If you have cross-platform mobile experience
If you have presented your work at conferences or have experience in open source.
If you enjoy building a personal network across the business, and can evangelize the role of technology in delivering efficiency and innovation.


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