Senior Developer

Job Category: Software Development
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: UK / Remote

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

Start Date: September – October 2021
Salary: £38,000 – £45,000


With a bold vision for organising the world’s building information to create safer, more efficient environments, Operance is a turnkey digital construction services and software developer providing innovative solutions for customers in the AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations) sector.

Following investment, rapid growth and a strong pipeline of work, we are a small, creative, innovative, agile and fast-growing business. With a remote-first philosophy, we have headquarters based at the Centre for Digital Innovation [C4DI], situated in Hull’s tech and social-driven Fruit Market district, but with satellite office space in London and across the UK, enabling us to recruit the country’s best talent.

We help our customers digitise their businesses, estates, projects and building information through our 4-key solutions:

  • OPERANCE DX: Digital 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.


The successful candidate will be an important member of our software development team working on digital solutions which tackle various challenges facing the modern construction industry. You will work with our CTO and scrum team to rapidly build cloud-native software solutions using modern technologies and tools to create innovative new features, maintain a growing code-base, and help mentor and motivate the wider development team.

As a senior developer, yours will be a leadership role within the development team playing a key part in steering and continually improving our code quality and development processes. You will have the opportunity to shape the growing software development department within Operance which will be pivotal to the product’s future success.


  • Developing code on a daily basis to build existing and brand new software products
  • Leadership role within the scrum team
    • Technical analysis of requirements and making architectual and implementation decisions
    • Mentoring junior members of the team
  • Code reviews to ensure code quality
  • Key role in planning meetings and other agile “ceremonies”
  • Take an active role in personal development
  • Work on larger and more critical features/bugs
  • Take responsibility for own and team delivery targets
  • Work closely with stakeholders to help identify and refine requirements
  • Continually improve tools and processes
    • Suggest and assist with automations wherever possible to increase team efficiency

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 (Amplify)
      • Custom resolvers in Velocity Template Language (VTL)
    • CloudFormation Infrastructure as Code
  • Languages
    • Dart – Flutter framework for cross-platform app development
    • Python – Legacy services and Lambda Functions
  • Management Tools
    • Jira – Project Management
    • Bitbucket – Source control with git
    • Slack & Teams – Internal Communication

What you get back

  • Full-time salary of £38k-£45k per year dependent upon experience.
  • Business delivery-related expenses.
  • A generous 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, fast-growing funded venture you will help shape the future of!



We love working with people that are curious, honest, innovative, personable and selfless above all else, we feel it is very important to encourage the following behaviours too:

  • Regularly learns and implements new skills.
  • Makes decisions through evidence.
  • Generates digital assets.
  • Solves problems with solutions.


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 a demonstrable 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:

  • 3+ years of experience in software engineering
  • In-depth knowledge of technology to enable informed decision-making
  • Confident interacting with Senior Stakeholders
  • Always looking for ways to improve everything including yourself
  • 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/Peer review
    • Databases + database design (SQL & NoSQL)
    • Coding and Delivery Best practices
    • Cloud 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.


Did you know we run a referral scheme? We’ll give you £300 worth of vouchers if you introduce us to anyone who we then successfully place in a new job role. Just send us their information and we’ll do the rest.


We will keep a copy of your details on file only for the duration of your application and as long as the role is available. In accordance with GDPR, we will only process your data for the stated purpose of this application in line with our Privacy and Data Protection Policies which can be read on the privacy policy page on our website.

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

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

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