If you like taking ownership of challenges and providing effective solutions, join us at Ascent and start your Architect journey!
About the role
The technical architects report to the Chief Engineer and form part of a team of highly skilled technical people who in turn form part of the Solutions team at Ascent. The Solutions team complements our sales department, running technical pre-sales initiatives and solution assessments that inform our customers of the best technical approach to their business problems.
In delivery, they assist project teams with technical knowledge and expertise and guide architectural discussions and decisions. They are more heavily involved in projects in the initial stages of discovery and project initiation and help in designing an initial architecture for the solution. They remain close to the team during development and are involved in critical junctures that require decisions to be taken at an architectural level.
The technical architects leverage their experience to ensure that the technical solution is being built correctly, and where needed assist in change.
In view of our focus on Azure and in line with our strategic partnership with Microsoft, technical architects will predominantly design solutions on Azure that leverage modern PaaS offerings.
What you’ll do
The main aim of the technical architect is to ensure that the project is built using the right technology and following sound architectural patterns that ensure that both the functional and non-functional requirements are met, maximizing business value. To this end, the technical architect’s success is measured by ensuring that within projects there is a high and constant measure of:
Required Core Skills
Data Architects are experienced data engineers who are very comfortable with data modeling, building data warehouses, and other data solutions on Azure. They are comfortable with technologies like Data Factory, Databricks, and Azure Synapse and have around 7 years of senior engineering experience with extensive depth and wide coverage of technical expertise such as:
Experience in the following
Working at Ascent
We chose hybrid working, where you balance time at the office or with your customers with working at home. You'll earn a competitive salary, with a range of essential benefits like life assurance and wellness benefits and a contribution to your pension. Our offices are places to connect and collaborate with colleagues, with socials and regular get-togethers. We take your development and growth seriously, with plenty of opportunities to acquire skills and get certified.
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.
Join Ascent and help us do extraordinary things with data for our customers!
About the roleAscent is looking for a highly motivated Lead Software Engineer. You get to work at the heart of our customer businesses to understand their data, identify needs and develop solutions. You’ll join our practice of market-leading data professionals and work typically as part of a cross-functional team on customer projects, supporting their journey through digital transformation and supporting them leverage value from their data.
What you’ll doAs a Lead Data Engineer, you’ll work to design and create pipelines that transform data in a scalable and repeatable way. Producing efficient code that automates the process of ingesting and cleaning the data, you then develop and apply appropriate mechanisms so that data flows toward target data sources as required.
Depending on the project, your daily responsibilities could be quite varied, but typically our Lead Data Engineers:
Skills and experience requiredWe’re looking for people with good data engineering skills, and you’ll ideally bring with you:
You’ll have experience working with data warehouse solutions, extracting and processing data in various ways using off-the-shelf tools and open-source tools. You’ll also be familiar with working with Linux or Windows operating systems and version control systems (Git).
We work in Agile methodologies as a preference, so being comfortable working in this way is important. You should be comfortable in a customer-facing situation where you’ll need to communicate clearly and effectively in English – often with people who might not be as technically experienced, so good written and verbal English skills are important. You should be passionate about team collaboration and knowledge sharing, with the passion and drive to achieve goals and targets. We value empathy in our colleagues, and it’s important you bring a growth mindset and a willingness to learn and adapt.
Working at Ascent
We choose hybrid working, where you balance time at the office or with your customers with working at home. You'll earn a competitive salary, with a good range of benefits. Our offices are places to connect and collaborate with colleagues, with socials and regular get-togethers. We take your development and growth seriously, with plenty of opportunities to acquire skills and get certified.
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, maternity status, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, or disability status. Please let us know when you apply if you require any reasonable accommodation.
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