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Senior Software Developer


Job Description

Arup’s purpose, shared values and collaborative approach has set us apart for over 75 years, guiding how we shape a better world. At Arup, you belong to an extraordinary collective – in which we encourage individuality to thrive. Our strength comes from how we respect, share and connect our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas. You will have the opportunity do socially useful work that has meaning – to Arup, to your career, to our members and to the clients and communities we serve.



The Digital, Data and Geospatial Team is seeking a Senior Software Developer to join us in San Francisco or Oakland or Los Angeles office. We are a group of software developers, product managers, geospatial professionals, user experience designers and digital consultants within Arup. We use our collective talents to incubate and deliver technology-led solutions to clients, and in doing so help transform the way that cities, buildings, and physical networks are planned and delivered with particular importance on long-term sustainable transportation (i.e.: rail and public transit) projects.


Our team members are involved in the full life cycle of digital solutions, from ideation to requirements gathering, design, development, deployment and ongoing maintenance and support. We collaborate with discipline experts across our firm to develop and deploy computational tools to enhance their ability to perform design and analysis. Our team serves as a catalyst for automation across Arup. Every day we use elegant software tools, cloud-based web applications, novel automation workflows, geospatial tools, advanced data analytics, machine learning and more to advance the design and delivery of our projects.


In this role, you will provide technical leadership on a wide range of projects. The candidate has experience expected to delivering tasks independently as well as is able to supervise the work of a team of developers across several projects, provide guidance on approach, schedule and resource, undertake regular technical check-ins and quality checks and ensure that documentation is completed.


Key Responsibilities


  • Supervise the work of small project teams of 2 to 3 members and mentorship of junior developers, including guidance on skill development and training plans.
  • Delegation and oversight of development tasks and software stack responsibilities across the software lifecycle including research, development, software refactoring and refinement, and production services.
  • Technical review of software architecture designs and code, and the management of codebase updates through pull requests.
  • Active and independent development of code using languages and frameworks standard to the team.
  • Review of code quality and conformance with product feature roadmap.
  • Engaging experts across the built environment. You will work closely with the Geography digital leadership team to find opportunities for digital transformation across our design, engineering and consultancy teams and help evaluate client expectations and commercial models. .
  • Periodic coordination with geography and regional leadership to help align policies and practices across projects and teams.
  • Communication through writing and presenting. Your role will involve the documentation of methods and outcomes. You will also represent the services and offerings of the Digital team broadly throughout the firm, conveying the work we do to other teams through presentations.







  • Bachelors degree in an engineering field, preferably Computer Science
  • 5 or more years development experience
  • Strong in object-oriented design principles
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms such as AWS or Azure
  • Strong in Python, Java or C++ and extensive web application development experience in JavaScript/Node.js/HTML/CSS
  • Experience using 3rd party APIs, frameworks and development kits
  • Development and support of relational databases (SQL) and/or NoSQL technologies
  • Experience in DevOps processes such as docker and tools for continuous integration/continuous delivery
  • Knowledge of statistics, data science and machine learning
  • Strong familiarity with relevant JavaScript frameworks, such as Angular 8 or React
  • Master’s Degree in computer science or similar technical field of study
  • Familiarity with building web applications: web maps, websites, data visualization
  • Understanding of UX/UI research, design methods, and Design System integration.
  • Familiarity with visualization techniques and libraries, e.g. D3.js


Notable Projects and Digital Solutions


  • Arup Solar – A collaborative design tool that analyses, in real time, a proposed building design, identifies how much sunlight it is likely to absorb, offers design options for shading and façade design (
  • As our reliance on renewable energy grows, it’s vital to ensure our offshore wind farms are performing as intended. Arup has developed a suite of digital services that optimize windfarm design and operation (
  • Open-sourced data and analysis to help NGO's, governments, and firms understand equity and explore socio-economic parameters. (;
  • Charge4Fleets - Adopting technologies to decarbonize transport with zero emission buses (
  • Digital Twins - Arup is at the forefront of developing digital twin solutions, supporting the UK’s National Digital Twin program, providing clients in many performance-critical contexts with new levels of business intelligence (


Hiring Range: The good faith base salary hiring range for this job performed in California is $96,500 and $130,000. Benefits are not included in the base salary range. Summary of benefits are included in this posting with details provided to applicants at the time of interview. Please note hiring ranges for candidates performing work outside of California will differ.



Benefits that Work - At Arup, we have a comprehensive and valuable benefits program that works for our employees and their families while keeping costs low. These benefits provide health and welfare security for you as well as paid time off for rest and renewal. Our Global Profit Share Plan (paid bi-annually) provides an opportunity for you to share in the success of the Firm. As a valued employee of Arup, you can also choose to participate in our 401(k) plan with up to 10% company match to help you save for your future.



Flexible Working - We believe that flexible arrangements create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people. Options for alternative schedules and the ability to work outside of the office for a portion of your workweek are available.



Arup is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, spouse of protected veteran, or disability.


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