Lead Full Stack Engineer (.NET)
Software Engineering function hiring in: Bulgaria | Malta | Portugal
Engagement Option(s): Full Time
Work Preference Option(s): Work From Home | In Office | Hybrid

The burnt-out Super Hero right?  Well thankfully at Ascent, you do not need to be.  It's still busy and fast-paced, but you are supported by our approachable Development Managers, our understanding Product Owners, our caring Agile Coaches, and most importantly by your own superbly skilled team.


About the role

This role is available to candidates in Bulgaria, Malta, or Portugal.

Ascent is looking for a highly motivated Lead Software Engineer. Being at the helm of a cross-functional team, you will have a pivotal role in the functionality, quality, and success of the project. As a Lead Software Engineer, you will report to the Head of Software Development and work for hand in hand with the Product Owner and Agile Coaches, to bring out the full potential of the development team to deliver a high-quality product, as an essential part of Ascent’s vision and success.



  • Provides technical insight to the team.
  • Contributes to the architectural and technological choices made during the delivery of the project.
  • Guides and mentors members of the team on a day-to-day basis.
  • Strives to empower the members of the team to grow and increase the knowledge within the team
  • 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
  • Provides technical feedback and reviews to the team.
  • Remove impediments which could block the development with respect to technology aspects.


Required skills and qualifications

  • Several years of software development experience in .NET
  • Some experience in leading a team of developers
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent knowledge of C# and .NET Framework
  • Strong knowledge of cloud-based solutions, in the Azure Ecosystem
  • Strong analytical and logical thinking abilities
  • Strong problem-solving and diagnostic skills
  • Excellent communication skills - conveying information effectively and active listening
  • Experience in source control and collaboration tools Azure DevOps and GIT
  • Experience working in an Agile team
  • Teamwork – Understand the dynamics of a team and how to be an effective leader
  • Can do approach – flexible and able to provide effective solutions
  • Attention to detail - ability to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task


Working at Ascent

We work primarily from home but we love to meet and mingle.  Essentially you choose the pattern that works best for you.  If you prefer to work from home, that's fine.  If you prefer to work from an office, or a combination, that is fine as well. This position is open in 3 of our countries with 4 possible offices, Sofia and Plovdiv in Bulgaria, Luqa in Malta, and Lisbon in Portugal.  Also If you are a Brazilian national and willing to relocate to Portugal, we also help with Tech Visas.

Ascent is an equal opportunities employer. We take intentional steps to ensure inclusion and belonging.  These are tangible aspects, not just something we talk about. No person will be treated less favorably because of their gender, maternity status, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, or disability status. If you require any particular accommodation, please let us know when you apply.

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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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