Graduate Software Developer - Advanced Technology & Research - Solihull

About us

At Arup, we design and deliver ground-breaking icons through our work in infrastructure, building design and specialist technical services. Independent in ownership and spirit, we’re a global firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical experts who use our skills to make a positive difference in the world.

Arup began developing its own software more than 40 years ago in response to our evolving challenges. Today, our software house Oasys brings relevant, flexible tools to organisations worldwide.

Oasys software leads the field in structural, seismic, geotechnical and document management. Its programs are used across 200 countries, by leading designers of the built environment – including the UK’s top 25 building design consultants – and by numerous universities.

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About the role

In response to growing demand, we have an exciting opportunity to grow our team of software developers.  The successful candidate will join the team at our Solihull office to develop the market leading Oasys Suite of pre- and post-processing software for the LS-DYNA finite element analysis code. This software is used in the automotive, nuclear and civil engineering community. Its primary use is testing vehicle crash worthiness for the automotive industry (65%) and object impact worthiness within our seismic, geotechnic and building specialisms.

You’ll help us to deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients. While you’ll have a great deal of responsibility from day one, we’ll give you the chance to take on more as you progress and broaden your skills.

Our software team members take responsibility both for the development of larger tasks, which they take ownership of to see tasks through from beginning to end, and maintenance of existing features. They contribute to other related responsibilities such as quality assurance and day-to-day technical support.  There are also opportunities for client contact through regular meetings, training courses and other events both in the UK and abroad.

We are looking for candidates with some experience of using either finite element analysis software or other numerical solution software, and who can demonstrate an interest and aptitude for software development. It is desirable that C and Fortran are known however training will be given from within the team if required.

Although this role is based in Solihull, we ask that you are flexible on location as you may at times be required to work from other locations across the UK. This is dependent upon the needs of our clients and business. 

What we look for

We’re looking for graduates with curiosity, personal drive and technical knowhow. If you can combine these skills with an understanding of (or willingness to learn about) the industry and a desire to deliver excellent services for clients, we’d like to hear from you.

We’re looking for the following qualifications, attributes and skills:

Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in one of the following subjects: Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or similar disciplines
  • Degree result of 2.1 or above
  • Preference for grade B or above in A-Level Maths, but not essential

Skills

  • Experience of FEA software is advantageous
  • Knowledge of C or Fortran is advantageous
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • An understanding of the needs of your clients

Behaviours

  • Be planned and organised in your approach to work and meeting deadlines
  • Have enthusiasm for a career in software development, underpinned through a knowledge and understanding of our sector and work
  • Demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving
  • Seek to improve existing ways of working, by finding efficiencies in processes
  • Have the aptitude to work on your own initiative and be proactive
  • Be flexible to the needs of the business, and changes to project plans
  • Be dedicated to the delivery of projects, and the development of the team and business as a whole

What we offer

There are infinite possibilities when you join Arup. You’ll receive all the opportunities that come with a challenging, fulfilling career, including:

  • A competitive salary and welcome bonus
  • Profit share scheme
  • A comprehensive package, including a flexible benefits fund and a generous pension
  • Opportunities to work on international projects
  • An interesting and varied workload where you’ll make a tangible difference to the world
  • A collaborative, intelligent and friendly team in an excellent working environment
  • A challenging workload that will stretch your mind and make the most of your skills
  • The support you need to develop your career through professional accreditation and training

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: May 31, 2017
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Minimum Degree: 2:1
  • Location: Solihull
  • Region: West Midlands
  • Type: Graduate Programme

Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer & IT
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Software
  • Systems

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Job ID Number: 0955
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