Your IT Career Starts Here

ScaleFocus Academy is on a mission to ensure the bright future of the IT industry in Bulgaria by bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience working on real projects.

A Career in IT Will Give You:

Freedom

Freedom

Work in any industry you like - IT runs them all.

Creativity

Creativity

Find unique solutions to complex problems.

Flexibility

Flexibility

You’ll be able to work according to your own schedule.

Durability

Durability

The IT industry continues to show a promising demand trend.

Training Method

Mentor Sessions

Mentor Sessions

We will keep the number of lectures at a minimum. Instead, we will provide you with tools, processes and constant mentor support. This way, you will gain the mindset of a software specialist and start thinking more like a seasoned developer rather than a novice learner. As a result, you will be able to solve complex problems on your own.

Office Walk-ins

Office Walk-ins

Training will take place in specially equipped facilities, but regular office walk-ins will be scheduled for you. There, students can have a taste of a real work environment and experience day-to-day life in a leading software development company.

Real Projects

Real Projects

During the course of the academy you will have the unique opportunity to work on real-world projects in a sandbox environment. You’ll be part of agile teams and receive code reviews, guidance and mentorship from the best software specialists in Bulgaria. The best of you will be offered to join Scale Focus and its partnering companies.

Student Profile

Pre-Academy Bootcamp

For those without the necessary knowledge to enter ScaleFocus Academy, we have developed a Basics module, which will prepare them to join the Advanced tracks upon completion.

ScaleFocus Academy

ScaleFocus Academy is suitable for people who are serious about starting a career in IT. Applicants are expected to have basic theoretical knowledge and will go through a two-step evaluation process to determine their level of competence.

Academy timeline

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Preparation

Pre-Academy Bootcamp covers the programming basics required to join ScaleFocus Academy.

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Entrance

Complete a two-part entrance exam, consisting of a basic programming test and a brief meeting with our team.

3

 

Practice

As a part of an agile team, learn while working on real-world projects and having rigorous code reviews from experienced mentors.

4

 

Rise-up

Approach problems as software specialist rather than a novice developer.

5

 

Graduation

Showcase your project and get an offer to join leading tech companies.

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Community

Get the opportunity to give back to your community by joining the ScaleFocus Academy as a mentor.

Technical Tracks

Java

Java

Spring, MongoDB, MySQL

More about Java track
.NET

.NET

C#, .NET Core, Entity Framework, MSSQL

More about .NET track
JS

JS

JavaScript/TypeScript, Angular, React

More about JS track
Mobile

Mobile

Native iOS/Android, Swift/Kotlin

More about Mobile track

Meet the Mentors

Check out the team of experienced mentors who will guide you through your journey from a rookie to a true engineer in ScaleFocus Academy.

member

Valentin Kalchev

Valentin has led the development of dozens of mobile apps used by millions of people daily. He has substantial experience taking numerous products through the entire lifecycle - from analysis and design through development to deployment and further evolution.

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Veronika Stoyanova

Veronika has significant experience in delivering cutting-edge solutions for global clients and users all over the world. Focused on front-end technologies, she’s now responsible for her team to deliver top quality applications, adhering to the latest user standards.

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Gavril Tonev

Gavril is a passionate software engineer and entrepreneur with an extensive background in Mobile App development, DevOps, Blockchain and AI. He loves mentoring junior colleagues and growing teams of motivated and capable developers.

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

Is the Pre-Academy Bootcamp mandatory to join the ScaleFocus Academy?

Not at all! If you think you have what it takes to jump right in, feel free to apply directly with our entrance exam. Bear in mind that joining the SFA requires a solid understanding of programming basics, so make sure to have those covered or join the Bootcamp.

Is ScaleFocus Academy free of charge?

Yes, both the Pre-Academy Bootcamp and the entire ScaleFocus Academy are completely free. That is why candidates undergo a strict selection process and we take only the best candidates for the Academy.

Will I receive an offer of employment after I finish ScaleFocus Academy?

The best performing graduates will get the opportunity to join ScaleFocus shortly after graduation. However, all alumni will have enough practical experience from ScaleFocus Academy to succeed on a professional interview at any software company in Bulgaria.