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We’re looking for people to join our industry-leading Creative Technologies team. We’re growing, and we’re looking to increase both our capacity and our capability.

The role of Front End or Back End Developer is a great opportunity to join us.

Bryden Wood are leaders in Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) and the Creative Technologies team are specialists in design automation.

We aren’t software developers, but we do make software ;)

We’re building web-based technologies for configuration and design automation that are changing the way transport, homes, education, and industrial projects are delivered. Our approach is about making the process of designing buildings not just faster, but smarter.

The role

You will work as part of our front + back end development group. You will be responsible to an associate and one junior director in the team and you will work with other junior and senior developers across multiple, parallel projects.

Projects in Creative Technologies typically involve teams of six to ten people and we stitch together a range of computational design strands such as algorithmic routines and 3D model processing. Front + back development work provides distinct functionality and features that both enable and enhance our overall design automation goals.

As well as working closely with your core colleagues, you will be expected to engage with – and be empathetic to – the other complimentary aspects of our projects.

About you

We’re looking for someone passionate about changing the way in which design of the built environment is done. Technical skills are important, but we also value your approach, attitude, outlook and desire to help shape our vision. We aren’t necessarily looking for the ‘finished article’ – we will support you to become an integral part of our team so that we can achieve success together.

Skills

  • For Front End development roles, as a minimum, we’re looking for someone with experience in building interactive web apps or experiences with;
    • General use of JavaScript + HTML5 + CSS
    • One (or more) specific UI frameworks such as React, Vue or Angular
  • We typically develop immersive and interactive 3D and geospatial environments as part of our apps and knowledge or experience of any of the following will be an advantage:
    • js
    • AFrame
    • Unity (C#)
    • Mapbox
    • Google Maps API/ Earth Engine
  • We often develop apps with extensive data visualisation features and an interest in the topic – as well experience of JavaScript libraries such as d3.js - will be a benefit.
  • For Back End development roles, we are looking for someone capable of understanding and integrating new technologies within our overall tech stack. Knowledge and demonstrable experience of some of the following is required:
    • Cloud database deployment and management
    • Server-side JavaScript development
    • Web API development and standards
    • App deployment through serverless technologies or containerisation
    • ‘Big data’ processing
    • User access control and security
  • Specific use of any of the following representative technologies will be advantageous:
    • Mongo NoSQL
    • Node
    • Express/ Flask for Rest API
    • Docker and Kubernetes
    • Python
    • Passport
  • For all roles, we are looking for someone with relevant and demonstratable practice experience. Related academic (or equivalent) qualifications and achievements will be beneficial.
  • We are a collaborative team – all development work is carried out as part of a group. So we will look for experience of collaborative and agile working practices and collaborative coding platforms.

Interview process

We want the interview process to be thorough, but not overwhelming. The goal is for us to find the right person, but also for you to find a place in which you can thrive.

Successful candidates will be invited to a minimum two-stage process.

The first stage is a discussion with the Creative Technologies lead, Phil Langley. The purpose of this is to introduce applicants further to the team’s approach and set-up, to talk in more detail about the role and to discuss your CV, portfolio and level of experience.

The second will be a meeting with a representative group from across the team so that you can meet some potential colleagues. This session will be used to discuss more technical aspects of the role. While there won’t be a coding test, we may ask you to provide supporting material to demonstrate relevant knowledge and experience.

Location

UK or EU.

The Creative Technologies team is (notionally) based in London but we are currently operating remotely. Bryden Wood has EU locations in Barcelona and Milan and it is possible for team members to be employed via these offices. There is considerable flexibility – in the short and long term – for team members to work both in the UK and across the EU.