One Team, One Dream
(and 4 Coffee Machines)

Here at Ascend we harness the power of diverse experiences, skills, and caffeine preferences to achieve a shared mission of empowering everyone to create smarter products.

Our Values

Ascend owes its rapid growth and success to the talented individuals who live and breathe our core values every day.

null

one team, one dream

We win and lose as a team; there are no hidden agendas here.
null

Evolve with Intent

Understand why the status quo exists and be intentional about the changes we make.
null

I Got It

Go beyond your day-to-day to move the company forward.
null

Build for 10x, Plan for 100x

Ensure success in the near future and a strong foundation for the long term.

Ascender Spotlight

Our Traditions

Monday Kickoffs & TGIF

In practice of our core value, “One Team, One Dream”, we start and end the week as a team. At Monday Kickoff, the entire company gathers in the open area of the office to share progress on current projects and goals for the week by department. On Friday, we’re back in the open area for TGIF during which we celebrate and demo our hard work from the week passed over drinks and treats.

Careers_I-Got-It

I Got It Award

In practice of our core value, “I Got It”, this is a peer-nominated award given at the end of each TGIF to a team member who really went above and beyond their day-to-day to move the company forward. Winners receive a special “I Got It” t-shirt and get to rock the “I Got It” cape (optional) for the coming week.

#Gift

#GIFT—or give individuals feedback today—sets up a culture that places a high value on frequent feedback, allowing us to grow faster and smarter. We run bi-annual #GIFT sessions that involve both manager and peer feedback, but as the acronym says, feedback is welcome at any time at Ascend.

Volunteering Events

We aim to not only change the world with technology, but also by giving back. Once a quarter, we take half the day to go out and help our community in anyway we can. Past events have been held at food banks, environmental eco-centers, and community closets.

Hackday

Every quarter, the whole team participates in a themed Hackday, where we collaborate – often cross-functionally – on some pretty impressive projects. At the end, we gather to demo our projects, vote and present awards (such as “most impactful” and “most prod ready”) and of course, celebrate!

Our Traditions

Monday Kickoffs & TGIF

In practice of our core value, “I Got It”, this is a peer-nominated award given at the end of each TGIF to a team member who really went above and beyond their day-to-day to move the company forward. Winners receive a special “I Got It” t-shirt and get to rock the “I Got It” cape (optional) for the coming week.

I Got It Award

In practice of our core value, “One Team, One Dream”, we start and end the week as a team. At Monday Kickoff, the entire company gathers in the open area of the office to share progress on current projects and goals for the week by department. On Friday, we’re back in the open area for TGIF during which we celebrate and demo our hard work from the week passed over drinks and treats.

#Gift

#GIFT—or give individuals feedback today—sets up a culture that places a high value on frequent feedback, allowing us to grow faster and smarter. We run bi-annual #GIFT sessions that involve both manager and peer feedback, but as the acronym says, feedback is welcome at any time at Ascend.

Volunteering Events

We aim to not only change the world with technology, but also by giving back. Once a quarter, we take half the day to go out and help our community in anyway we can. Past events have been held at food banks, environmental eco-centers, and community closets.

Hackday

Every quarter, the whole team participates in a themed Hackday, where we collaborate – often cross-functionally – on some pretty impressive projects. At the end, we gather to demo our projects, vote and present awards (such as “most impactful” and “most prod ready”) and of course, celebrate!

Benefits

Ascend is proud to offer a wide range of competitive benefits

PET
FRIENDLY

BEAUTIFUL
OFFICE

WORKSHOPS /
CONFERENCES

401K
PLAN

HEALTH
INSURANCE

FLEXIBLE
HOURS

COMPETITIVE
VACATION POLICY

FREE
FOOD

RELOCATION
STIPEND

TEAM
ACTIVITIES

Open Positions