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Senior Developer Full Time

at Operance Sheffield in Sheffield (Published at 03-08-2021)


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 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.


  • 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

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 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 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

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, fast-growing funded venture you will help shape the future of!

Reference ID: Operance-Snr Dev 1

Application deadline: 31/08/2021

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

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £38,000.00-£45,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Flexible schedule
  • Work from home


  • Monday to Friday

Application question(s):

  • This is a remote-first position, meaning you are free to work from home, from our network of remote offices or any other appropriate place that you prefer. Are you happy to work remotely?
  • Whilst this is predominantly a remote-first position, would you be able to reliably commute to Kingston upon Hull HU1 1UU for occasional meetings, events or for general work?


  • professional software development: 3 years (required)


  • English (required)

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