Senior Software Engineer-Team Lead at Ascend Learning, Inc.

Posted in Management 21 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Leawood, Kansas

Job Description:

We Impact Lives Through Purpose-Driven Work in A People First Culture

Ascend Learning is the connection between a powerful portfolio of brands serving students, educators, and employers with outcomes-based, data driven solutions across the lifecycle of learning.

Our values-driven culture unifies our teams and inspires a mindset of action, innovation, and collaboration, with a relentless focus on customers.

We're always looking for talented, passionate professionals to join us in our mission to help change lives. If this sounds like an environment where you'd thrive, read on to learn more.


As a Senior Software Engineer – Team Lead you will have responsibility for developing, testing, implementing, and maintaining software applications in a for-profit organization utilizing Microsoft technologies. This position will also mentor other engineers.


This position will work a hybrid schedule from our Leawood, KS office location.


  • Enhance and develop functionality for the Nursing platform using advanced technologies like C#, .NET Framework, Angular, Docker, Kubernetes, SQL Server, and Kafka

  • Collaborate with a diverse team of Platform Analysts, Scrum Masters, QA Analysts, and Product Owners to define and deliver impactful projects

  • Work independently, as well as with team members on different teams and in different locations

  • Conduct thorough code reviews as a reviewer to ensure high-quality software development

  • Provide technical mentoring and guidance to less experienced Software Engineers

  • Establishing and maintaining software engineering best practices and patterns

  • Assisting in setting expectations with business stakeholders for key deliverables by providing estimates are participating in feature refinement discussions

  • Continually work towards making improvements in the release process and facilitate migration to a Continuous Deployment/Continuous Integration approach

  • Provide technical expertise and troubleshooting as needed to support production issues

  • Assist and in some cases be responsible for the design and architecture of projects and features

  • Execute deployments in production and non-production environments and willing to support deployments outside of work hours participate in an on-call rotation


  • Bachelor’s degree in a computer related field and/or equivalent work experience

  • 6+ years of relevant work experience in software development for web-based applications

  • Demonstrating strong organizational and teamwork skills, meticulous attention to detail, and a proactive willingness to actively engage and collaborate with other development teams working on different integrations

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and an ability to translate a business scenario into a technical solution

  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively convey ideas, collaborate with team members, product partners, and stakeholders. This includes actively engaging with product partners to understand requirements, collaborating with the team and Quality Engineering (QE) to troubleshoot issues, and working together with QE to ensure comprehensive coverage for validation and verification of the delivered value

  • Proficiency in .NET, C#, SQL, HTML, and CSS

  • Experience with web frameworks such as Angular

  • Experience with Kafka, Docker and Kubernetes is strongly recommended

  • Understanding of an Agile based development methodology or similar formal methodologies

  • Strong understanding of software development best practices and principles


    • Flexible and generous paid time off

    • Competitive medical, dental, vision and life insurance

    • 401(k) employer matching program

    • Parental leave

    • Wellness resources

    • Charitable matching program

    • Hybrid work

    • On-site workout facilities (Leawood, Gilbert, Burlington)

    • Community outreach groups

    • Tuition reimbursement

    Fostering A Sense of Belonging

    We seek out and celebrate all people and perspectives and cultivate an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive, feel valued and be their authentic selves. Our culture is firmly rooted in the belief that by embracing our differences and drawing on diverse perspectives, we are a stronger, more innovative, and more successful organization where employees experience a sense of belonging.

    About Ascend Learning

    As a tech-enabled services company, Ascend Learning is a national leader in developing and delivering data-driven online educational content, software, assessments, analytics, and simulations serving institutions, students and employers across healthcare, fitness and wellness, public and workplace safety, skilled trades, insurance, financial services, cybersecurity, and higher education. We're committed to accelerating the learning pathways that can move people into careers where they have the knowledge and skills to have an impact and help change lives in the communities they serve. Headquartered in Burlington, MA with additional office locations and hybrid and remote workers in cities across the U.S., Ascend Learning was recognized by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group as one of America's 2023 Greatest Workplaces for Diversity.

    Ascend Learning, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (M/F/Vets/Disabled). No agency or search firm submissions will be accepted. Applications for U.S. based positions with Ascend Learning, LLC must be legally authorized to work in the United States and verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.



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