Associate Technical Team Lead (People Management)
Technical Roles with Industry Focus function hiring in: Bulgaria
Engagement Option(s): Full Time
Work Preference Option(s): Hybrid | In Office

Are you looking for a career that offers you the opportunity to delve deep and work side by side with experts in the field of L&D and HR solutions? Then read on.

About us 

Ascent is a design-led software, data and cloud business that specialises in advanced analytics and AI.  We are an engineering business. We design, build and manage cloud-native products, solutions, platforms & experiences on Azure.

Our pan-European community of engineers, architects, data scientists and digital consultants helps customers take on challenges and opportunities, so they can do something new, or do existing things better.

From global insurance, pharma, healthcare and retail to smart home devices, space exploration and cricket - we get to work with some of the sharpest minds in the brightest businesses.

About the role

At Ascent, we take pride in being entrusted by Kallidus, an industry leader in Learning and HR Management Systems. The collaboration between Ascent and Kallidus goes a long way and we have engaged top talent over the years, enabling Kallidus to consistently deliver exceptional value to their esteemed customers.  

Kallidus, through its cutting-edge, data-driven platform, has been instrumental in helping its customers attract, empower, and upskill individuals, thereby creating an unparalleled employee experience. We are currently seeking a passionate Principal/Senior Software Engineer who is eager to delve deep into our products to be able to move into an Associate Technical Team Lead. 

This role is ideal for a strong Senior Software Engineer with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills who is ready to take the first steps into a leadership role while maintaining hands-on technical involvement.  

Key responsibilities and accountabilities 

Oversee and contribute to day-to-day operations:  

● Develop technical specifications and architecture and review engineering solutions 

● Collaborate with internal teams to implement systems and product architecture 

● Support other team members' work  

● Improve development and operational procedures   

● Experience with test automation  

● Analyse system requirements and prioritize tasks 

Line management of engineering staff, including performance management: 

● Create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture  

● Set clear team goals, delegate tasks and set deadlines 

● Monitor team performance and report on metrics 

● Ensure systems security engineering principles are followed 

● Motivate team members 

● Listen to team members' feedback and resolve any issues or conflicts 

● Encourage creativity and risk-taking 

Skills, experience, and behaviours 

● Proven work experience as a .NET Developer in an Agile environment  

● In-depth knowledge of the C# .NET language   

● Proven work experience with cloud infrastructure (preferably Azure) 

● Proven work experience with containerization (preferably Kubernetes) 

● Proficiency in building web-based applications 

● Excellent troubleshooting and communication skills 

● Troubleshooting abilities 

● Confident in your technical skills, happy to challenge others and share your expertise and opinions  

● Decision-making skills 

● Analytical skills for evaluating information carefully and solving a complex problem 

● An academic qualification in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field 

What to expect when working with a Kallidus team 

At Kallidus, we work hard to build an explicitly inclusive space where everybody belongs. Kallidus is a supportive, caring, and enjoyable working environment for all our people, and we are committed to furthering the diversity of our teams. Diversity brings innovation and creativity through different views, backgrounds, and opinions; as a people-first organisation, it's crucial that our teams reflect global diversity. 

Our people are the heart of our success and diversity is what drives that; we welcome applications from all backgrounds and diverse communities. 


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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Our customers.

Ascent works with over 150 businesses in the UK, Europe and North America. From global insurance, healthcare and retail to smart home devices, space exploration and cricket - we get to work with some of the sharpest minds in the brightest businesses.

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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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