Senior Developer

Job Category: Software Development
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Birmingham Hull Leeds London Manchester Newcastle Nottingham Remote Sheffield UK

About the Role

Start Date: July – September 2021
Salary: £40,000 – £45,000

We politely ask that employment agencies/recruiters DO NOT apply and DO NOT contact us about this role.

Following investment, rapid growth and a strong pipeline of work, Bimsense has evolved into Operance, a turnkey professional services and software provider. We are a small and agile but growing team now looking for a self-motivated, full-time Senior Developer to join our friendly, creative and innovative team. First and foremost we are a digital business providing digital solutions for our customers and our business processes.

The successful candidate will be an important member of our software development team working on our digital solutions which tackle various scenarios from the construction industry. You will work alongside with our CTO and team to help build cloud software solutions by developing new features, fixing bugs, and generally producing quality code and getting stuck into the development process.

As well as producing your own code, you will also get to perform code reviews on other developers code and enhance your knowledge of the language and the system we are building. Unlike some other roles, you will also be helping to test other developers’ code against requirements.

As we are a growing development team, you will play an important role in helping to define our process and best practice as well as the tools, platforms, and even languages that we use! There is a lot of creative freedom afforded here and the work you do will be visible to stakeholders making this a great opportunity to show what you can do as well as grow, learn, and really contribute to some amazing products.

We are a remote-first organisation, with satellite office space in London and across the UK, allowing us to recruit the country’s best talent.

With headquarters based at the Centre for Digital Innovation [C4DI], situated in Hull’s tech and social-driven Fruit Market district , Operance has a bold vision for organising the world’s building information to create safer, more efficient environments. We help our customers do this by digitising their businesses, projects and estates building information through our 4-key solutions:

  • OPERANCE DXDigital transformation services to help clients define their digital estates and smart building ambitions before developing and delivering digital initiatives.
  • OPERANCE BIM – Delivery of BIM implementation and accreditation, management, coordination, and information management services to curate digital as-planned, as-designed and as-built information.
  • OPERANCE O&M – Our innovative web-application and document control resource to coordinate and audit O&M asset management and ‘golden thread’ building safety and fire safety information.
  • OPERANCE FM – Our easy-to-use mobile-app enabling owners, operators, and occupiers to search, share, edit, update and utilise digital building information to operate facilities and maintain building information.


  • Bug fixing
  • Code reviews
  • Testing
  • Building new features
  • Take part in planning meetings
  • Take an active role in personal development
  • Help with technical analysis
  • Work on larger and more critical features/bugs
  • Work closely with stakeholders
  • Provide technical input at design meetings
  • Increased code quality and productivity
  • Leadership role within the development team
  • Mentor other development team members
  • Additional autonomy and decision-making
  • Proactively contribute to continuous improvement (process, tools, best practice, etc.)
  • Further increased code quality and productivity

Tech Stack

If you are already familiar with any of the technologies we use then that is a bonus but this information is here solely to inform you of some of the cool modern technologies we work with day-to-day:

  • Amazon Web Services
    • Cognito Authentication
    • Lambda Functions
    • DynamoDB (NoSQL)
    • RDS (Relational Database Service)
    • ECS (Elastic Container Service)
    • AppSync GraphQL
  • Languages
    • Dart – Flutter framework for cross-platform app development
    • Python – Data-driven API, ML, and AI (Tensorflow 2)
    • PHP for our public-facing websites
    • NodeJS – Lambda functions
  • Management Tools
    • Jira – Project Management
    • Bitbucket – Source control with git
    • Slack – Internal Communication

What you get back

  • Full-time salary of £38k-£45k per year dependent upon experience.
  • Business delivery-related expenses.
  • 28 days paid leave plus the statutory bank holidays.


  • ⏰ Flexibility – work flexible hours to suit you.
  • 👨‍🌾 Pension – Smart pension with 3% employer contribution fully managed and available online.
  • 💰 Competitive Salary – We know it is not all about money but we value and appreciate what you do.
  • 📍 Location – Remote first: manage your work/life balance by working from home, your favourite cafe, hotel, campervan, one of our many UK satellite office spaces or at our C4DI Tech Campus headquarters in the vibrant Fruit Market – it’s up to you!
  • 😎 Be part of something amazing – As part of a small business, you will help shape what it will become and how it grows which is really exciting!

About the Applicant

Cultural Fit

We love working with people that are curious, honest, innovative, personable and selfless above all else, but also appreciate the following abilities to;

  • Regularly learn and implement new skills.
  • Make decisions through evidence.
  • Stand on the shoulders of giants.
  • Generate digital assets.
  • Solve problems with solutions.
  • Fail with a feeling of learning and experience, not failure.


Degree level or equivalent qualification in Engineering, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Computer Science or other relevant disciplines desirable but not necessary.

Skills & Experience

You may not be familiar with all the tech in our stack or you may bring something entirely new to the team which is great! You will, however, have an aptitude for development and working as part of a team so we request you are able to display an understanding and appreciation of the following:

  • 6+ years of experience in the industry
  • In-depth knowledge of technology to enable informed decision-making
  • Confident interacting with Senior Stakeholders
  • Always looking for ways to improve everything including self
  • Full-Stack experience for big picture thinking
  • Applied knowledge of:
    • Design patterns
    • Version control
    • Agile development
    • Code quality and cleanliness
    • Secure code and common vulnerabilities
    • Code security
    • Code/Peer review
    • Databases + database design (SQL & NoSQL)
    • Best practices
    • Infrastructure
    • CI/CD pipelines


If you meet the criteria above, fill in the above right boxes and send us your CV, we will be in touch with you ASAP.

We will keep a copy of your details on file for future vacancies should we feel this particular role is not right for you at this time. In accordance with GDPR, by applying for this position you give us your consent to process your data in-line with our Privacy and Data Protection Policies which can be read on the privacy policy page on our website.


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Employment agencies/recruiters need not apply and we politely ask that you do not contact us about this role.

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Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application! 😊

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