Senior Developer (VB6)
Remote
Full Time
Posted: 2021-03-18

About Us:

We are Ascent. We are on a mission to help our customers connect data, software and purpose to create extraordinary outcomes. You could say we are a digital transformation business. But we’d rather say we help people solve problems, or do new things, or do existing things better.

We specialise in software product development, analytics, and data science, IoT solutions, machine learning, DevOps optimisation and modernisation of applications, data and platforms. And in case you were wondering, our customers are awesome. From smart home devices, space exploration and beer to manufacturing, finance, ecology, and logistics - we work with some of the sharpest minds in the brightest businesses.

Ascent is UK based with specialist hubs in Malta and Bulgaria and smaller local teams in 14 countries worldwide. We’re a 300+ strong team that’s growing – fast – in a vibrant market and we are continuously looking for new talent and perspectives. And right now, we’re looking for a strong VB6 Developer.
 

Our Culture:

  • We’re really good at what we do and we’re easy to work with. We’re a friendly bunch working in an open, highly collaborative environment - and we think success is best shared. Our teams are geared to get the best out of everyone, achieving objectives for our business and our customers as a collective.
  • Change is good: Continuous evolution is necessary to keep us at the top of our game as individuals - and our business at the forefront of our industry.
  • Diversity delivers more: We operate all over the world and pride ourselves on inclusivity. We believe diversity of people encourages diversity of thought and reflects the world we and our customers inhabit.
  • Quality without compromise: We leave nothing to chance, and that starts with the very first step of our recruitment process right through to the last deliverable in a customer engagement.
  • Your voice matters: We are always keen to hear your opinions and those ideas that come to you at 3am (some of them are as good as they seemed at the time).
  • Audacious thinking: We encourage our teams to think big. Then we turn these big ideas into durable, simple design and experience.
  • Training benefits everyone: We are committed to the growth of our teams and talent through personal development and upskilling programmers.

 

The Role:

Ascent is looking for a highly motivated Senior VB6 Developer. The successful candidate will form part of a team supporting and adding features to our logistics product deployed at a number of clients around the globe.

 

Required skills and qualifications:

  •   At least 5 years of software development experience in VB6
  •   Strong initiative and ownership
  •   Excellent knowledge of VB6 and SQL Server
  •   Strong analytical and logical thinking abilities
  •   Strong problem solving and diagnostic skills
  •   Excellent communication skills.  Able to convey information effectively and an active listener
  •   Experience in source control and collaboration tools like GIT and Azure DevOps
  •   Experience in working in an Agile team
  •   Strong team player who can understand the dynamics of a team
  •   A can do approach.  Flexible and able to provide effective solutions
  •   Ability to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task with a strong attention to detail

 

Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the design and development choices made during the delivery of the project
  • Collaborate with the product owner to refine backlog items
  • Applying independence and creativity to problem solving across backlog items.
  • Manage code reviews (pull requests) ensuring quality code.
  • Involved and vocal in the agile ceremonies.
  • Identify, review and mitigate technical risk, issues and impediments
  • Remove impediments which could block the development with respect to technology aspects

 

  Why join Ascent: 

  • Ascent Software is on an upward trajectory to become a leading European provider of digital transformation with very clear targets on how to get there. Your role with us will help drive your career path upwards 
  • We have an open and friendly environment and commitment to empowering employee growth through training/upskilling 
  • We are a fast-growing company with modern offices in good locations 
  • You will be involved in delivering exciting technology projects to leading global clients across the world 
  • We offer competitive salaries with on call and Public Holiday allowance  

Our customers.

We love what we do and we get to work with some of the sharpest minds in the brightest businesses: from smart home devices, space exploration and beer to manufacturing, finance, ecology and logistics.

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Why join Ascent?

We’re fast becoming a leading European digital transformation business.

Joining Ascent means you’ll be involved in delivering exciting technology projects for leading global brands. You’ll be part of a growing team of super-talented people who are actively choosing to join us on our journey rather than working in big corporates.

Your voice matters at Ascent. We are always keen to hear your opinions and those ideas that come to you at 3am (some of them are definitely as good as they seemed at the time). You’ll develop your talent through our internal Academy, providing a wide range of personal development, up-skilling and cross-skilling opportunities.

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