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Career Stories: Meet Dimitar – “We have an agile, entrepreneurial culture, but we are part of something bigger too”

by | January 11, 2023

Name: Dimitar Belchugov

Role: Lead Engineer

Location: Bulgaria, Sofia

Joined Xoomworks, part of Accenture, 3.5 years ago

Dimitar Belchugov has worked on three different client projects in almost as many years.

Projects have ranged from working on a start-up product idea to prevent items left at festivals from ending up in landfill to working with global giants using technology to manage risk and liability or create amazing online customer experiences. It has offered him a stimulating and rewarding work environment in which to further his engineering career.

Dimitar is convinced that Xoomworks Technology is creating value for its likes with its consistently high-quality approach. “We’re always driving to create best-industry standards and implement advanced agile practices for our clients. That way, they know they are getting the best possible solution and expertise for the product they are building.”

He is passionate about passing knowledge about good practices on to future team members. He has invested time with other colleagues to capture, document and share good practices and standards with colleagues and other new joiners, setting them up for success early on. Accessing expertise from the Xoomworks Technology team and Accenture Technology colleagues ensures he is always up to date with the latest advances, creating a stimulating and rewarding work environment.

Pathway to promotion

Dimitar plays an active role in Xoomworks Technology’s formal mentoring scheme, where he mentors junior team members. He also has a “career buddy” for mutual support with whom he can chat about any day-to-day challenges.

He couldn’t be happier with his People Lead, who is highly supportive of his professional and personal career growth and whose role it is to be his ‘career sponsor’. Xoomworks Technology matches its team members to People leads thoughtfully, taking into account their skills and expertise as well as their individual personalities to ensure a successful outcome.

It’s a strategy that has worked well for Dimitar. This December, he was delighted to hear he had been offered a promotion from Advanced Engineer to Associate Manager. He is already thinking about his future development pathway to ultimately becoming a People Lead himself.

Life at Xoomworks, part of Accenture

Dimitar is wholeheartedly embracing all that Accenture Bulgaria has to offer. From taking part in upcoming Tech conferences to joining the running team. His first team run was with colleagues from Xoomworks and Accenture in the Sofia Marathon, which he said was “an amazing experience”. He also just completed a Tech Run along with 45 other colleagues – in freezing conditions! – but all together, “huge fun and a fantastic vibe”.

He has also taken up CrossFit with his wife and does sport five times a week, joking that he plans his workday around it! But having a healthy work/life balance while working at the top of your game is something Dimitar places a lot of value on.

“Immediately after the acquisition, there was a worry that being part of such a big global firm would change our culture, but we have absolutely maintained our freedom and flexibility – we just have a whole world of new opportunities. The Xoomworks Technology team offers a relaxed, friendly environment. You know that you can drop a DM to anyone in the senior leadership team and get a response – that they are accessible. We have an agile, entrepreneurial culture, but we are part of something bigger too.”

Dimitar sets himself a goal of going into the office once a week to connect with the team, join them for lunch and take part in office activities. He recently helped with logistics in the Xoomworks Bulgaria Christmas initiative to donate food to the elderly and presents to children in Northern Bulgaria.

Growing careers – a strategic business goal 

XoomworksTechnology has a focused goal to develop and grow the skillsets and careers of its team. Dimitar agrees that if you want to work and learn in an environment with innovative methodologies, with people who care about your professional growth, Xoomworks, part of Accenture, is a great place to be.

Xoomworks Technology – now part of Accenture, is a specialist Digital Product team within Accenture Technology, dedicated to building end-to-end digital products that people love to use, and delivering value-focused outcomes for clients.

We are growing our team of digital product legends. We need problem-solvers to help our digitally ambitious clients achieve their goals through amazing teamwork. We value creative thinkers with a product mindset who care deeply about the end-user experience, delivering value, and a successful product. Our clients are globally respected brands looking to transform digitally, as well as innovators and leaders in their sector.

Join our fun, close-knit team, and we will give you the support and opportunities to excel. Be assured that we will recognise your potential and value your work. Ours is a “culture inside a culture” at Accenture, where you will also have access to the wide range of choices, benefits and career pathways that Accenture offers.

Ready to start a conversation about your future with us? Look at our vacancies here, or connect directly with our talent lead – Eleonora Varguleva.