Software Developer

  • Company: Arup
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  • Date: 1 month ago
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Software Developer (Oasys Suite)- Solihull or London

Closing Date: 28th September

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers,consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professionalservices. The firm is 100% employee owned which means we have fullindependence in making decisions about our future and the clients we work with.

Arup's Advanced Digital Engineering group is a team of over 300 expertconsultants that brings together Arup's traditional engineering and designstrengths with advanced digital expertise in data, software development,analytics, and user-centred design.

We have an exciting vacancy in our Advanced Digital Engineering group'ssoftware team. We are seeking someone passionate about software development tojoin us in developing the Oasys Suite of software products (PRIMER, D3PLOT,T/HIS and REPORTER) that form part of the Oasys LS-DYNA Environmentsoftware. The software is currently used in the automotive, nuclear andcivil engineering community. One of its primary uses is the modelling andtesting of vehicle crashworthiness, but it is also used for other impactassessment scenarios in seismic, nuclear, geotechnical and structuralapplications. We would also like to develop the software for new markets suchas aerospace or product design.

This position offers software development and interaction with end users,both internal and external to Arup. The role also provides the opportunity tobe based in Arup's Solihull, London or Manchester offices however, a reasonableamount of time in the first year must be spent in either Solihull or Londondepending on which product / Product Manager you are working most closelywith.

The Role:

The post-holder will work closely with the relevant Product Manager,taking responsibility for particular functions within the Oasys Suite ofsoftware products. They will be improving current functionality as well asdeveloping new features including industry-specific tools that help make theproducts appropriate for new markets, or for new applications such ascomputational fluid dynamics.

The post holder will also contribute to all elements of the softwarerelease cycle including prioritisation of new features, QA testing anddocumentation.

The role also includes customer support of the software products onwhich the post-holder will be working. This includes direct phone and emailcommunication with end-users, as well as client interaction at events.

As we broaden the application of our software into other industries, theproject may provide the opportunity for the post-holder to identify and developnew tools, features or software products.

The post-holder will report directly to the relevant Product Manager butwill be working alongside the wider development, administration and marketingteams on a day-to-day basis. There will also be regular communication with theProject Manager and the Project Director.

The role would suit an engineer who is interested in or has moved intothe software developer environment, or a mathematician, scientist or softwaredeveloper who is interested in the automotive industry or solving engineeringproblems.

Requirements and skills:

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Proficient in one or more of the following programming languages: C /C++ / Fortran / JavaScript
  • Agile software programming skills
  • Logical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to see a problem from an end user's prospective
  • Practical application of mathematics e.g. vector geometry
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work well in a in a team and individually
  • Good communication skills


  • Degree (minimum 2:1) in computer science, engineering, mathematics,physics or similar discipline

Desirable Skills and Knowledge:

  • Interest in / knowledge of computer aided engineering / finite elementsoftware
  • Interest in / knowledge of OpenGL graphics, OpenMP etc.

Reward and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the bestbenefits package in our sector.

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

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

Shape your time with us

Ourgoal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a greatplace to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around theworld, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includesthem. Weaim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued fortheir contribution. This includes peoplewith disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitmentcontact.

At Arup, you'llbe a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in culturaland social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or byjoining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You'll have access to a range of flexible working options - whetheryou'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 hoursso if you're interested in flexible start and finish times, working fromhome or working part-time, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discusshow this could work in your role.

Join us in shaping abetter world.

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

What happens next?

If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply. Allapplications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond toyou within 72 hours of receiving your application.

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