Senior Software Development Manager – Sofia, Bulgaria

About the company

Sandgate BG is a newly established satellite branch of Every, based in Sofia. We develop and deliver indispensable Compliance and HR management software solutions for the Education Sector in the UK. As an independently owned business that is growing extensively year on year, this is a very exciting time to join a thriving culture with a distinct family-feel.

About the role

We are looking for a Senior Software Developer to manage our Bulgarian office and work alongside our highly competent technical delivery team in the UK to design, build and maintain elements for our core Compliance and HR software. Utilising C#, .NET, SQL Server and UX Design you will ensure the best possible performance of applications and services for our end users.

Key Responsibilities

Software Development

  • Design, build and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable C# code
  • Work side by side with our QA and Dev Ops teams to ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications
  • Have a test first mindset on code testing through unit tests
  • Help maintain code quality, organisation, and automation
  • Proactively investigate and recommend improvements to the Development Lifecycle
  • Providing excellent judgment and decision-making skills with the ability to independently identify high priority projects and drive them to completion
  • Demonstrating senior skills capability in cross-functional and remote team environments
  • Mentoring of other developers
  • A high degree of comfort with complex technical environments
  • Being able to articulate/defend an informed opinion on important topics


  • Communicate requirements and strategy with Development Managers, Business Analysts and QAs in the UK office on a daily basis
  • Participate in handling recruitment and building the team in Bulgaria
  • Lead the team of developers
  • Manage the office in Bulgaria

Required Skills and Experience

  • Fluency in English (both spoken and written)
  • Strong in C#, with a good knowledge of its ecosystems including RESTful Web API’s and MVC
  • Familiarity with the .NET framework (4.5 to 4.8, including .Net Core (up to version 3.1 desirable))
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming, including SOLID principles
  • Familiar with using Agile methodologies
  • Up to date knowledge of web security risks
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Proficient understanding of code source control versioning tools
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills to convey ideas in an effective manner
  • Extremely thorough, detail-oriented, and organised, with the ability to manage multiple parallel projects
  • Experience with using cloud-based technologies
  • Experience of CSS (such as Bootstrap) and Javascript libraries (such as jQuery)
  • Familiar with SQL databases
  • Worked with high load API’s and applications

Hours of work

The Development Team operates in a 7-hour working day between 09:00 and 17:00 or 10:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday with 1 hour lunch break.

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