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Ten years ago (it seems like only yesterday) we were simply a small group of experienced yet rather frustrated creative recruiters about to launch a brand new business. RedSofa. We were determined to show the world we could do a better job than the competition: and have fun at the same time.

Our philosophy was very simple only hire the very best and watch them and the business flourish. By 2014 we were proud to be acclaimed Europe's fastest growing and most respected Creative Recruitment Agency. A year later we opened our Berlin office.

Of course there are other elements to our success, passion, creativity and building long-term personal relationships, but working with the very best people will always be at the core of our being.

We now cover almost every area in our sector, ranging from junior art workers to global CEOs. Our expertise in every area is widely regarded as being unequalled. IMPRINT

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Head of Operations – Creative Producerion

London

Permanent

£80,000 - £85,000

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We are on the look out for a Head of Operations for a well-known global production agency. Based out of the London studio, the Head of Ops primary responsibility is for the management, commercial performance and operational development of the UK studio’s overall services, as well liaising with European partners to ensure operational consistency.

The role will suit an individual well accustomed to working at a senior level from within a production environment and who can provide leadership and support on all creative production and studio technology. The Head of Operations ensures best practise, oversees studio processes, systems and reporting, whilst being a reliable and collaborative colleague who can foster excellence from team members.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record in a similar role and possess excellent project management and implementation skills. For a full brief, drop me a line.

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Head of Project Management / Account Project Management

London

Permanent

£75,000 - £85,000

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A super role has come up with a global production agency for a fluent German and English speaking Head of Project / Account Management. Working in their London production hub you’ll manage a team that looks after various sized client solutions across digital and print. The nub of the position is to look after clients and ensure your team is delivering work to the highest quality, within agreed timescales and on budget.

Day to day activities will involve liaising with relevant external creative agencies, translation companies and clients to identify and meticulously manage the successful delivery of projects. As a key member of the senior team, you’ll work alongside the Head of Ops and Studio and contribute toward implementing new processes and procedures.

This is a great opportunity to contribute at a senior level and take your career to the next stage. An ability to speak fluent German and English is a must, and conversational French is a distinct advantage!

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Production Manager – Dublin

Dublin

Permanent

£38,000 - £40,000

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This well-known global production agency is looking for a top notch Print Production Manager for their Dublin based arm.

The focus of the role is to provide operational support and manage end-to-end production workflow, as well as managing internal, client stakeholder and supplier relationships. Key to the successful delivery of market projects, the Production Manager ensures collaborative and fluid working partnerships with business suppliers.

You’ll be responsible for inputting into timing plans, quoting and planning on all projects and working with creative teams. You’ll have solid project management skills with attention to detail.

Finally, you’ll be a Production Manager with a professional outlook, a real problem solver, and above all a team player.

For a full brief, please contact me now!

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Deployment Manager

London

Permanent

£60,000 - £70,000

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new Deployment Manager with extensive Azure experience to join one of the largest PR Agencies in London.

As a manager you will have extensive experience managing a team of offshore engineers. You will be responsible for leading an offshore team to delivery support & maintenance tasks, infrastructure design and build, release management and robust continuous integration functions. You will also work closely with internal and offshore developers, client technical teams, key stakeholders and internal project teams.

The successful applicant will have excellent Microsoft Azure platform experience with a proven track record of managing an operational function at a senior level. You will be comfortable with getting involved with planning, setting up and troubleshooting infrastructure and application issues where needed. You will work closely with the developers and project managers to deliver deployments and releases as part of a larger client project solution; providing technical insights towards infrastructure builds and SLA’s.

Essential requirements:

  • Infrastructure Expert towards architecture on cloud services
  • Developer Support towards .Net, PHP and Database technology, MSSQL and MySQL (Programming knowledge a bonus)
  • Setting up and configuring WebApps and VMs
  • Deep understanding of managing DevOps related task & tools (C.I and C.D using tools like Team City)
  • A Microsoft Azure Expert with experience in running architectures within this space
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex deployment and infrastructure issues
  • Maintain high-availability of client solutions
  • Extensive experience working with and managing offshore teams
  • Create/Support Service Level targets and KPI’s
  • Lead/Review Application security testing
  • Can supply estimates towards architecture builds
  • Prepare documentation towards contracts
  • ITIL certified or process understood and followed
  • Work as part of a wider team with Stakeholders, Project Management, Development and Creative teams.

What they looking for:

  • At least 5 to 8 years of experience working within an IT development and hosting & infrastructure space
  • Ideally experience working within a Web development department
  • Experience of core ITIL processes required
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Azure a MUST (Ideally Azure certified)
  • Proven track record of managing global change deployment and releases
  • Application Development & Management
  • Release and Deployment Management
  • Working with Offshore DevOps Engineers
  • Data Architecture
  • IT Standards, Procedures, and Policies Formulation
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Test Management
  • Detail oriented

Full job spec available.

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Fullstack Developer

West London, London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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I am looking for a highly skilled and enthusiastic Full Stack Web Developer to join my clients Digital team.
You will get the opportunity to work with the likes of Sony, Disney, Vodafone and Heineken to deliver some fun and engaging creative campaigns across a wide range of digital channels. You will participate in the execution, planning and the creative conception phases of projects to deliver robust digital experiences across web and mobile. You will help deliver brand microsites, promotions, campaigns, websites, HTML emails, online advertising, web apps, mobile sites and more.
You will be a self-sufficient coding army of one who can manage the technical execution of a project from ended to end, working alongside our Digital Designers, Project Managers and the wider Creative team, while also integrating with a larger technical team and technology partners as and when needed.
You will be passionate about technology with a solid understanding of modern web development, both front-end and server-side. You will have a general knowledge of a wide range of web technologies and be able to jump in and explore new technologies when needed.

Key Skills:

  • Fully capable in modern front-end web layout technologies using HTML5, CSS and corresponding frameworks. Familiarity with CSS pre-processors such as Sass and Less.
  • Good knowledge of implementing modern JavaScript both vanilla and JS libraries such as JQuery. Familiarity with JS application frameworks such as Angular2, React, Flux advantageous.
  • Capable of server-side integration, RESTful APIs and manipulating JSON data.
  • Solid PHP server-side development skills and familiarity of popular frameworks such as Laravel.
  • Database management, Relational Databases, Document Stores, NoSQL.
  • Able to implement code development processes and tools such as Git, Gulp, Grunt, Webpack, Vagrant, Ansible, Jenkins, to facilitate the build process and implement Continuous Integration.
  • Fully capable in the Dev Ops management of Amazon Web Services environments for hosting, storage and backups. Domain and DNS management. Familiar with Linux, Apache, Nginx.
  • Highly aware of mobile web considerations, responsive layouts, mobile browser feature compatibility.
  • Familiar with HTML email compatibility considerations and platform discrepancies. Familiar with email build process and delivery tools.
  • Able to work with Project Managers to estimate and scope concepts, define a granular roadmap, predict potential risks and plan for contingencies, juggle and shuffle task priorities, and track progress.

Bonus Skills:
Familiarity with any of the additional topics below would be a great advantage, as the candidate is likely to be exposed to many of them as part of their role, but are not a prerequisite for the role:

  • Mobile app development technologies PhoneGap / Cordova / TestFlight / React Native, and/or native Swift.
  • Experience with WordPress or similar CMS site building tools.
  • Awareness and experience with online ad formats and ad serving platforms.
  • Beneficial to also have awareness of other back-end languages, particularly Node.JS.

It would be an advantage to have links to any accounts on GitHub, BitBucket, etc and be able to talk through your code using a computer during the interview.

All candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role.

No sponsorship for this role.

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Senior UX Designer

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £60,000

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My client is a global digital agency and is looking for a Senior UX Designer to join their London team. You’ll get to collaborate with a variety of disciplines, working especially closely with strategy, content, design and technology teams, to create world-class digital products and campaigns across a variety of channels, for some of the best brands out there.

Responsibilities include user research, concept development, wire framing, storytelling, functional specs, prototyping, user testing and ensuring the right processes are in place prior to project kick-off. And making tea. The whole agency makes tea, everyone loves tea.

This role is often the central part of their creative process and project lifecycle. That’s why they’re looking for someone who can inspire, guide and challenge clients with a laser sharp focus, a deep understanding of how to extract what’s important to both the user and client, and a true talent for bringing that to life through design.

Core skills and experience:

  • 4+ years of work experience.
  • Degree or experience in Industrial Design, Interaction Design, HCI, or related field of study

In short – this is your chance to see just how good you can be. If you like the sound of this brief and are interested in finding out more then please drop your CV/folio for a confidential chat.

*No Sponsorship

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UX Consultant

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £35,000

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My client, an independent award-winning agency in London, is looking for a UX Consultant to join the team. The purpose of the role is to understand user behaviour for their clients, as this is the foundation for everything they do. The team is dedicated to gaining an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of business and user needs in order to formulate a plan of action, designed to achieve defined objectives and measurable change for clients.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who combines a passion for user experience (UX) in digital environments and a mind for revealing relatable strategic insights. The role will focus on providing support to the existing team in order to reveal insight that improves content, design and strategic decisions.

Core responsibilities will include:
* Leading stakeholder workshops
* Benchmarking performance for clients and their competitors across all online and mobile channels
* Designing and conducting user research studies, including user testing, usability inspections
* Creating and executing optimisation programmes using third-party A/B testing tools e.g. VWO or Optimizely
* Effectively communicating research insights through audit reports and client presentations. *Observing and documenting digital user behaviour, conversion data and customer journeys.
* Growing the relationship between insight and the Design & Development teams to ensure they have the relevant frameworks and materials to commence a project.

Core knowledge & experience:
* Educated to degree level. Ideally an MS in Human Computer Interaction or BA in Psychology or Design.
* Familiar working with Excel, Keynote, Omnigraffle.
* Experience working within an agency environment.
* Strong oral and written communication skills
* Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management and influencing skills. Experience of managing stakeholder relationships.
* Experience of third-party predictive A/B testing and Multivariate Testing (MVT) tools.
* Clear passion for digital media and the use of qualitative data to inform UX strategy.
* Successful track record working on mobile products.
* Knowledge of digital media technologies, databases and product management techniques would be advantageous.
* Experience of the automotive industry a bonus.

Some other key skills needed in the role will include analytical & strategic thinking, communication, influencing & persuading, creative thinking, tenacity & resilience.

If this sounds like you and you’re looking for a new position then please drop me your CV & folio on for review and to arrange a confidential chat.

*No sponsorship

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Lead Designer

London

Permanent

£60,000 - £75,000

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Lead Designer – second in command to the Design Director

You’ll get to collaborate with a variety of disciplines, working especially closely with strategy, UX, content and technology teams, to create world-class digital products and campaigns across a variety of channels, for some of the best brands out there.

Responsibilities include the development of creative ideas and approaches, as well as original visual design concepts. We are looking for a true creator, with proven experience in omnichannel communications and services. You know just how to move audiences and make businesses excel. You can’t wait to wow us with your fresh ideas and clever, well-justified thinking. Independent and self-guided, you perform best in team efforts, are experienced in leading workshops and enjoy presenting your ideas.

We’d like for you to have a strong background in design and an excellent eye for detail. You are able to think big, but aren’t

afraid to roll up your sleeves and execute small. You can also keep designers on track and engaged, inspiring them to exceed expectations. You’re a natural with clients, speaking convincingly because you know exactly what you’re talking about – and just how to get your ideas across.

Degree or experience in Graphic / Communication Design, Human Interface Design or related field of study.

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Senior UI Designer

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £60,000

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Senior UI Digital Designer – Pure Play Agency

You’ll get to collaborate with a variety of disciplines, working especially closely with strategy, UX, content and technology teams, to create world-class digital products for some of the best brands out there.

Responsibilities include playing a key role in defining the customer experience, look and feel, and interaction design of extraordinary interfaces. You’re passionate about every step in the process – concepting, designing, prototyping, testing, and refining products until they meet the highest standards of quality. You can’t wait to solve problems, drive decisions, create exceptional ideas and obsess about the details.

We’d like for you to have a strong background in design and an excellent eye for detail. You are able to think big, but aren’t afraid to roll up your sleeves and execute small. You inspire the people around you to exceed expectations. You’re a natural with clients, speaking convincingly because you know exactly what you’re talking about – and just how to get your ideas across.

Degree or experience in Graphic / Communication Design, Human Interface Design or related field of study.

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Creative Artworker

London

Permanent

£28,000 - £29,000

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Highly creative West End based agency with an impressive client list is looking for a Creative Artworker, ideally with 3 years industry experience to join the ranks.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate great visualising and design ability, with a passion and flair that is evident in everything you do. A positive individual with impeccable attention to detail, good communication, organisation and time management skills.

You must be happy working from scamps, brand guidelines and under creative direction, while maintaining a proactive approach to every creative challenge.

The ideal candidate will have a firm grasp of different file formats and their attributes and possess a good working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Word, PowerPoint and Acrobat whilst having a desire to develop under guidance and through training.

If this sounds like you then please apply now with a relevant cv and portfolio

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RedSofa Radio #1

Steve Buss 1st January 2018

Nightwork Music by Tosh Ohta
Tosh is marketing agency Amplify’s Head of of Client Development. He is responsible for on-boarding new clients and developing existing ones. Amplify is a marketing agency that joins the dots between people, brands and culture. They work with Google, PlayStation, Airbnb, Nike, Netflix and more across strategy, brand activation, influence and amplification. Previous to Amplify he racked up over 20 years working in the technology sector managing marketing campaigns for Cisco, Samsung, Microsoft and EE.

As well as being a b2b marketing and sales strategy expert, Tosh is a DJ, regularly playing festivals, clubs and brand events across the UK and Europe. This summer he has already played at Cannes Film Festival, Gottwood, Love International and next up is a set on the floating Pagoda at the final Secret Garden Party.

Tracklist
Young Wolf – Kabuki (Spiritual version)
Roy of the Ravers – Emotinium
Lusine – Cirrus
Scott Grooves – Detroit 808 (Panther Dub Delay version)
Lobe – Placebo
Lord of the Isles – Ultraviolet
Kinder Atom – Eagle Sprouts (Nuwavedisko mix)
Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve – Diagram Girl (Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve re-imagination)

Go on then, give us your elevator pitch….
Medium sized anglo-japanese person. Husband and cat owner. Clapton resident, currently learning to drive. Head of Client Development at marketing agency Amplify by day, shonky DJ by night.

So what is it about your job that turns you on?
I am particularly proud of Amplify’s creative output. Also our client roster.

What’s the best thing about working at Amplify?
Definitely the people. (I was going to answer that for the previous question but it might be taken the wrong way). As well as having the utmost professional respect for my colleagues they’re good friends.

Any particular thing you’re most proud of?
Work – Helped my previous agency Astute grow from 5 people to nearly 300 over 15 years.
Music – I played all three rooms of Fabric in one night.

If you weren’t in Client Development, what would you be?
I had just dropped out of college when I was 16, I walked through the high street looking for a job. WH Smith said no, McDonalds said no, then a telesales company said yes, that was my first “client development” job. So, I could have ended up at a stationers or a fast food chain in Walton on Thames if my hair cut wasn’t so daft (it was very stupid).

Tell us a little bit about the tracks you have chosen for your ‘music to work to’ mixtape.
You can have it on in the background without it being too intrusive, at the same time if you needed to take your mind off what you’re doing and focus on something else for a minute to clear your head it’s really nice to listen to. Two of the tracks are produced by friends, I’m very lucky to know some extremely talented people.

Why do you love RedSofa so much?
Dan Poole obviously.

Do you have a background in music?
Not particularly, I’m just a massive enthusiast.

Tell us about your early rave days?
I had a very stupid haircut.

Top 5 albums of all time?
This will probably be different next time you ask me..
Pixies – Surfer Rosa
Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes
Bauhaus – Crackle
Nitzer Ebb – This Total Age
Metro Area – Metro Area

Best show on Netflix?
Black Mirror, my music and TV tastes are similar – a bit dark and sounds like it’s from the near future

What was the naughtiest thing you did in school?
I don’t know where to start with this one

In 40 years, what music will people be nostalgic for?
There will be a massive dubstep re-edit scene and Skrillex will probably make a terrible come back (reference disco re-edits and Moroder’s come back)

…….Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully with a driving license

If you like what you hear then get yourself over here for some more Tosh

You can find more RedSofa Radio Mixtapes here

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