Senior Software Engineer (C++)
Software Engineering function hiring in: Malta
Engagement Option(s): Full Time
Work Preference Option(s): Hybrid | In Office | Work From Home

If you like providing efficient, effective solutions to complex challenges, join us at Ascent! Be at the heart of helping achieve extraordinary things with software and data for our customers! 

About us  

We are Ascent! and we help our customers solve problems, elevate, and do existing things better. 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. 

We specialize in software product development, analytics, data science, IoT solutions, machine learning, DevOps optimization, and modernization of applications, data, and platforms. 

We work with incredible clients in all types of industries such as smart home devices, space exploration, beer manufacturing, finance, ecology, and logistics. We work with some of the sharpest minds in the brightest businesses and we employ the sharpest minds too! 

At Ascent, we also believe in fostering a vibrant office community where collaboration thrives and connections flourish. With our hybrid approach, we prioritize hiring individuals who reside in close proximity to our offices. Our aim is to cultivate a positive atmosphere and sense of belonging by facilitating easy access to the office. However, we welcome applicants from all other areas in the indicated countries, as we value diversity and recognize the unique perspectives each individual brings to our team. Join us in shaping a workplace where proximity enhances collaboration while inclusivity strengthens our community. 

The opportunity 

**Please note that this role is currently available in Malta** 

We are looking for an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our team. We have several long-term projects with our customer, namely Bosch, a leader in the automotive technology sector. Our relationship with Bosch dates to 2011 when we started with just 2 C++ developers. Thanks to the quality and values of our teams, today Bosch entrusts us with 4 teams and over 20 engineers engaged on very interesting projects.  The bond today is much more of a strong partnership than a supplier-to-customer relationship.  

The tools we work on are used by professional engineers to simulate, measure, and calibrate Electronic Control Units (ECUs) for the cars of today and tomorrow.   

This role will give you experience and exposure to a variety of automotive topics, technologies, and networking protocols. Our team practices well-established delivery methodologies and processes.  Our long collaboration with Bosch has led to impressive results and great innovations.   

Your responsibilities 

Joining us as a Senior Software Engineer in this team puts you at the heart of this project, working closely with our customers. You will be responsible for designing and implementing solutions to customer requirements, using the latest available standards and compilers.   

Being dedicated to quality results requires an understanding and capability of creating solutions that are inherently testable and provable.  Therefore, we need experienced developers, able to ensure these critical requirements are handled well and who are able to design, write, and test software to meet complex requirements  

You will also work with our analysts to help clarify imprecise specifications and develop an excellent understanding of the domain.   

  • Responsibility for aspects of the software architecture.   
  • Support the team in carrying out effective effort estimations for development work.   
  • You understand the value of professional software engineering and work to the highest quality standards while remaining focused on meeting requirements.  
  • Create high-quality, secure, and robust solutions.  
  • Adhering to strictly defined processes and Quality goals.  

Required skills and experience  

  • Strong expertise in C++ including C++11/14/17/20
  • Teamwork and knowledge sharing  
  • The ability to mentor less experienced team members  
  • A good understanding of software development processes  
  • Familiarity with the development environments and tools of Windows  
  • Familiarity with the C++ Standard Template Library  
  • Comfortable with modern Defect Tracking and Source Management tools e.g. Jira, Bitbucket, Git.  
  • Experience working with and writing automated tests 
  • Ability to write and understand complex software requirements and to verify requirements are satisfied.  
  • Strong analytical skills  
  • Exposure to modern agile testing techniques with CI/CD  
  • Familiarity with Visual Studio  

Working at Ascent  

At Ascent we promote a healthy work-life balance by offering flexibility in where you work.  We also promote well-being and provide access to Well Being Coaches.  

Your development and learning will be taken seriously, and we'll support your professional development with training and certification, with regular feedback and review. It is a fun, supportive and modern workplace where we really live by our company values of Empathy, Energy and Audacity! Ascent also offers a variety of benefits in each of our countries. 

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 favourably 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. 



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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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