Want to shape how problems get solved and help to find great solutions to complex technical challenges?
About the role
Technical Architects at Ascent work closely with our customers to help make architectural decisions and guide the technical direction of the project through its lifecycle. Our Technical Architects are deep subject matter experts, who still spend a lot of their time developing proof of concept work and writing code. But alongside that, you get to work closely with customers during the pre-sales and proposal stages of projects to ensure the right architectural choices get made.
You’ll be working with interesting customers, diverse sectors, and complex challenges, on both major transformations (typically 6-18 months) and smaller scope engagements, so this is a role to stretch both your technical and your customer-facing skills. You’ll also work as part of our core architecture team, helping to establish and promote best practices through the company”.
Skills and experience
We’re looking for a strong background in software development in .NET, with extensive role experience in developing coding in C# and .NET core. If your front-end knowledge includes Angular and React, this is a big advantage. Whilst you don’t need to already be in a formal technical architect role, we’ll expect you to show role experience in a client-facing, decision-making role where you’re accountable for technical choices. You’ll have deep knowledge of cloud-based distributed systems and a good overall knowledge of Azure using PaaS technologies. Knowledge of CI/CD, preferably using Azure DevOps, and source control and collaboration tools like Git and Azure DevOps will be important. If you’re already certified in Azure that’s fab – but not necessary as we would support, you with gaining a qualification.
These things are important to us:
- Really strong English communication skills – both verbal and written. You’ll often find yourself talking “tech” with a non-technical audience.
- We choose Agile ways of working mainly, so being comfortable and confident working this way is a necessity.
- A strong vibe for collaboration. We are team-oriented and expect people to lean in to support each other, with a can-do mindset to solving problems with a team.
Working at Ascent
We're looking to fill this role in any one of our core hubs, so salary and benefits do vary slightly by location. Your specific salary will depend on your country of employment, and the level of expertise and knowledge you’ve gained. But, irrespective of your location and level, you’ll earn a competitive rate, and a comprehensive benefit and reward package. We choose hybrid working, where you balance time at the office with time and home; an environment where your development and learning will be taken seriously, and we'll support your professional development with training and certification as an authority in your field, and regular feedback and review.
Ascent is an equal opportunities employer. We take intentional steps to ensure inclusion and belonging are something real here, not just something we talk about. No person will be treated less favorably because of their gender, pregnancy, and maternity status, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, or disability status. If you require any reasonable accommodation, please let us know when you apply.
We are Ascent
We’re 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 specialize in software product development, analytics, and data science, IoT solutions, machine learning, DevOps optimization, and modernization 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 400+ strong team that’s growing – fast – in a vibrant market, and we are continuously looking for new talent and perspectives.
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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