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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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Business Analyst – Contract

London

Contract

£360 - £380

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I am looking for a BA contractor for my client based in Baker Street, London.

Duration: January 2019 – July 2019
Day rate: £380

Summary:
The core of this role is working as a liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the intricacies of an organization, as well as customer requirements, and help my clients experience design team create solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals.

Responsibilities and expectations:
  • Efficiently communicate and liaise with internal and external stakeholders
  • Understand, investigate and finesse requirements and feedback into the service, function or product provided
  • Writing and owning the user stories
  • Use data modelling practices to analyse findings and create suggestions for strategic and operational improvements and changes
  • Consider opportunities and potential risks attached to suggestions made by my clients team / client team / integration team
  • Identify the processes and information technology required to introduce your recommendations
  • Understand and capture back end system integration
  • Communicate the benefits of your recommendations across teams and help to address any uncertainty and concern
  • Support staff and teams in making your recommended changes, including helping to resolve any issues
  • Supporting planning events and helping define and craft tasks leading to ultimate project success
  • Produce written documentation to support your work, report on your findings and to present to stakeholders when necessary
  • Make sure all of the team’s outputs are aligned and consistent
  • The role is largely office-based but will require a degree of travel to US to meet different internal and external stakeholders.
Skills:
You’ll need:
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to talk and present to a range of audiences, sometimes acting as a translator / mediator between parties
  • The ability to motivate others and lead change
  • The ability to work under pressure on multiple projects within your project timeframes
  • A passion for creating solutions with a positive attitude to change
  • Excellent analytical skills and an informed, evidence-based approach
  • A strong interest in business and business development
  • A good understanding of information technology
  • A strong knowledge of experience design methods and processes
  • Work well within tight deadlines and delivery dependencies
  • Be familiar or willing to learn more about Safe Agile as a methodology
Example output
  • Workshop Facilitation / Stakeholder Interviews / Write-up and Playback
  • System Schematics / Integration Diagrams / Logic flows
  • JIRA configuration / User Stories / Acceptance Criteria
  • Sprint Planning / Backlog Management
Experience
Substantial digital project delivery experience and proven track record within similar scale programmes of work preferably within travel sector.

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Banner Designer

London

Permanent

£27,000 - £36,000

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Working for an industry-leading gaming developer in the heart of Central London, this role is a fast-paced, challenging role suited to a confident designer that strives to output work at an efficient rate without compromising quality. You will need excellent knowledge of the Adobe CC including Photoshop, Animate, Illustrator and After Effects. HTML and CSS experience is highly desirable.

The role will be based within the busy marketing design team, the backbone of work mostly involving designing and producing HTML5-based banners, along with either animated or static GIF/PNG back-ups.

The company provides a very welcoming environment with a culture centred around looking after their employees. For more information on this role please get in touch.

*Please note only successful applicants will be contacted.

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Banner Designer

London

Permanent

£27,000 - £36,000

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Working for an industry-leading gaming developer in the heart of Central London, this role is a fast-paced, challenging role suited to a confident designer that strives to output work at an efficient rate without compromising quality. You will need excellent knowledge of the Adobe CC including Photoshop, Animate, Illustrator and After Effects.

The role will be based within the busy marketing design team, the backbone of work mostly involving designing and producing HTML5-based banners, along with either animated or static GIF/PNG back-ups.

The company provides a very welcoming environment with a culture centred around looking after their employees. For more information on this role please get in touch.

*Please note only successful applicants will be contacted.

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Brand Marketing and Event Manager

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £33,000

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This role is with an established start up event business in Central London. It’s an exciting successful business now in its 3rd year.

As Marketing and Brand Manager for an event business working with a range of commercial partners, your role encompasses Brand, Social, Marketing and PR.

Brand: Planning, organisation and management of brand-focussed events, Partner management, Brand guidelines, collateral and assets

Social: Creating, planning and managing social and content campaigns across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, newsletter and blog, Partner management

Marketing: creating and executing impactful marketing campaigns, creating processes to automate some aspects of marketing to streamline inbound sales and optimise user experience.

PR: take ownership of the media partner relationships, work with external PR agency to maximise event exposure and Licensee announcements

You will need a proven track record in events, partnered with a range of experience in brand management, B2B and B2C marketing, content creation, social media strategy and implementation and PR.

An interest in food, restaurants, sustainability and technology would be ideal.

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UX Designer

London

Permanent

£33,000 - £42,000

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I am looking for a UX designer to join my clients growing UX team, you should have a solid knowledge of UX. You will need to communicate with multiple teams in the business to ensure that the design meets requirements from all stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creating and validating experience for multiple devices and platforms which may include but not limit to user flows, storyboards, low and high fidelity wireframes and prototypes.
  • Translating requirements to intuitive interfaces to enhance experience.
  • Presenting deliverables and findings to team members and internal stakeholders.
  • Researching, conceptualizing, and prototyping for our platforms
  • Applying the best design practices on all their deliverables.
  • Understanding and incorporating technical, business and user requirements into designs.
  • Collaborating with multiple teams which may include Visual Designers, Front and Back-End development, QA, Admin team, Marketing, BI & Customer Service and other departments to create and develop the best quality designs.
  • Facilitating various teams through the design process, gathering actionable feedback and iterating deliverables.
  • Collaborating on user experience planning with a lead experience designer

Desired Skills and Experience

  • A degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Interactive Media, Computer Science, Graphic Design or related field.
  • One to two years professional experience as a UX designer with a design portfolio that demonstrates strong design principles for web and/or mobile platforms
  • Have an appreciation for aesthetics and a high level of production quality.
  • Strong knowledge of wireframing software tools like Omnigraffle, Sketch and Axure or similar.
  • Have a good knowledge of best design practices across different platforms – Web, Mobile (iOS, Android)
  • Be familiar with terminology such as responsive design and Agile work environments.
  • Ability to work as part of a team is essential.
  • Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and confidence to present designs or prototypes to company management and directors.
  • Excellent attention to details and passion for User Experience.
  • Good understanding of technical requirements and limitations, having experience with Front-End Development (HTML / CSS / JavaScript) is a major plus.

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iOS Developer – Berlin

Berlin

Permanent

£45,000 - £60,000

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iOS Developer – Berlin

For who? A nice, respected travel product company – they are looking for a mid-senior iOS Developer to be part of their mobile engineering team. We know them well, top company to join…

You will be working on a new product that is currently available and is/will be used by hundreds and thousands of customers.

With new features still to come, the mission is to enhance the way we travel. Cheap tickets, comfy seats, short journeys? we’ve got this…

User and customer experience is key to the role – building a product used daily by the public you will work cross-functionally with design, mobile, data, web dev and product specialists.

You:

  • 2+ years of developing iOS applications with Swift, and good knowledge of Obj-C
  • Knowledge of modern Javascript web stacks and ideally its integration with mobile
  • Agile development environment
  • A great belief in not only yourself but your team members who will support you
  • Good English language, spoken and written
  • Positivity and an all-round nice person to work with 🙂

Them:

  • Lovely business and close client of ours who look after their employees
  • A good name in the Berlin market
  • Enjoyable working culture, top salary and great benefits package
  • An awesome and known product that exists which has been invested in heavily to take it to the next level
  • Free German classes and self-learning time weekly
  • A company that is very technology and developer friendly

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Fullstack (Drupal) Developer

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £42,500

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I am looking for a forward-thinking and security-minded full-stack developer to join my clients expanding Creative and Digital practice. The practice produces a broad range of digital and web outputs including websites, microsites, landing pages and digital advertising and content.
The role will play a key part in growing capabilities and capacity in the scoping and production of work for clients, primarily in PHP technologies such as Drupal 7/8, WordPress with some Concrete 5 and Laravel (not essential).

Key Skills

  • Thorough understanding of web technologies and underlying infrastructure. Possess an established set of core technical capabilities, but always open and willing to learn new technologies and concepts. Approach each project with a fresh view to explore a range of possible solutions.
  • Able to design and architect the technical solution to a wide range of projects and challenges. Strong understanding across the full stack of technology tiers and how to plan a graceful solution based on business requirements and client needs. Involved with requirements gathering, technical specifications, feature / function definition.
  • Strong presentation tier development skills using HTML/CSS/JS. Wide knowledge of relevant modern front end frameworks, libraries and design patterns. Familiarity with CSS Preprocessors. Good understanding of HTML5 and modern browser capabilities. Understands responsive design, optimisation and SEO.
  • Solid backend dev capabilities, specifically with PHP and MySQL. Familiarity with MVC design pattern considerations and corresponding code frameworks along with other industry standard OOP design patterns.
  • Good DevOps skills, specifically within a LAMP/MAMP technology stack. Defining and maintaining server environments, setting up build and deployment processes. Planning for high performance through scalability and load balancing. Anticipating security and technical risks, proactive troubleshooting of network issues. Ensuring adequate back-up and disaster recovery measures are in place. Implementation of SSL certificates and CDN is essential for this role.
  • Proficient in the assessment, selection and implementation of developer tools, environments, utilities, code repositories and task management tools. Ability to optimise workflow, implement automation and continuous integration. Create consistency across environments and replicate locally for developers. Define deployment schedules to tag, branch, review, test and promote code from Dev through to Production environments.
  • Thorough understanding of API integration (particularly CRM platforms including HubSpot and Salesforce)
  • Experience of using Google Web Developer to create dynamic banner ads including 3D format
  • Knowledge and experience of app prototyping and development.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for setting up the clients hosting packages (from basic through to complex set up)
  • Management of all client Technical and Functional specifications (written in conjunction with a senior member of the account team)
  • Ensuring all third party platforms, plug-ins and modules are regularly updated
  • Assisting the account team with any client training
  • Mentoring of junior developers.

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.

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Senior Designer (Design Agency – Beauty Brand)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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We’re on the hunt for an awesome Senior Designer to join a buzzing central London creative department. You’ll need to be super passionate about all things creative, have experience of design for the luxury industries, but most importantly, be crazy excited to be part of an industry leader in Social and Word of Mouth marketing.

The role will see you working alongside the rest of the creative team but primarily spearheading a team on an international beauty brand so an interest in hair, fashion and beauty is essential.

DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES TYPICALLY INCLUDE:

In a nutshell you’ll working within the design team on a market leader in the hair and beauty industry. You be tasked owning and leading the creative output on this account, producing campaigns, overseeing retainer content and developing our team with your impressive luxury / beauty design knowledge.

Designers are involved from the start of a brief right through to output. You will go further, helping guide the client on the future of the brand identity, be involved in ideations, project development and creation of content that across a variety of channels and mediums.

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Conceptualise, scope in and implement complex integrated campaigns

* Creative ideation and design thinking, on your own or as a team

* Delivering campaign and brand development, overseeing retainer workflow

* Art direction of both video and photography

* Ownership and quality oversight of all content outputted by the team

* Stay up-to-date with social platforms and industry trends

* Leading team members, collaborating with client service and community teams

* Confidently present work and build client relationships

CHARACTERISTICS

* , Entrepreneurial with a team-player approach and a can-do attitude to go with it.

* Someone not afraid to push back, but always eager to support and find a solution

* Passion, passion, passion

* Flexibility and adaptability to changing workloads and to understand the styles of a range of brands

* Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

* Meticulous attention to detail and a hunger for problem-solving

EXPERIENCE

* Premium / luxury / beauty experience

* Agency experience highly desirable

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Mid-weight Creative (Social)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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Social Creative – Content Agency

I am looking for an entrepreneurial Mid-weight Creative with a passion for Social to work alongside and inspiring Creative Director at a growing digital content agency. The agency works with brands from beauty through to food, is based in the heart of Farringdon and promotes a healthy work life balance environment with the opportunity to work from home 1 to 2 days a week. The environment is relaxed, friendly and creative.

Specifics:

  • Generate creative campaigns, bringing ideas to life through print, digital and film
  • Creating concepts and presenting new ideas to teams and clients – this is all about ideas – the agency have a crack pot production/design department
  • Format innovations to position the agency and looking at what’s new and next when it comes to social
  • The role fulfils social media ideas the agency creates and be pivotal in new business pitches and wins.
  • This mid-weight creative needs to be an evangelist for creativity. Live and breathe it. Constantly doing, looking and sharing with others.

To apply please include your folio

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Fullstack Developer

City of London, London

Permanent

£40,000 - £60,000

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Full stack developer – Central London – Permanent

Are you looking for your next full stack developer role within central London and have over 3 years experience as a developer? Want to build and release engaging, innovative applications to market quickly? This could be the job for you.

The role

  • Work alongside Business Analysts to developer ideas to find a pragmatic approach to the rapid delivery of prototypes
  • Continuously research, evaluate and present new technology services and solutions that fit
  • the business needs
  • Collaborate with the product development teams (designers, business analysts, product owners, developers and quality assurance) to deliver amazing experiences for our customers.
  • Coach and encourage colleagues through constant learning to improve their skills

What you definitely need

Client is very open to the technology stack and is not limiting themselves to any specific stack.

  • Experience with Agile development methodologies including SCRUM, TDD and BDD
  • Highly proficient in web based OOP (e.g. Java / JavaScript / C#)
  • Knowledge of frameworks for designing front-end web applications (e.g. Angular / REACT)
  • Experience deploying web applications on large cloud-based services provider (e.g. Azure / AWS)
  • Experience working with web services / APIs (e.g. SOAP / REST)
  • Understanding of database technologies (e.g. SQL / NoSQL / MongoDB)
  • Working knowledge of server-side frameworks (e.g. J2EE / Node.js / ASP.NET MVC)
  • Experience building responsive UIs on the web that are robust, scalable and maintainable
  • Experience with source code management, continuous integration and automated deployment

If you’d be keen to find out more send over your CV to or hit the apply now button!

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News

RAE MACKENZIE – REDSOFA’S NEWEST TECH CONSULTANT

Steve Buss 29th November 2018

Rae joins RedSofa with a wealth of tech recruitment experience.

She has experience recruiting Tech in the following industries luxury retail, banking, finance, creative, design and much, much more. Although based mainly within London she has overseen a good many global projects. In the space of 5 years she has gained a reputation that is second to none.

When not hard at work Rae loves cooking and going out and ‘dancing’ around with friends. Her knowledge of songs is legendary, a walking database to rival Spotify, in fact this was responsible for her being given the nick name Juke, as in Juke Box! As if this was not enough she is also a full on adrenaline junkie. Motocross, Skydiving, Mountain Jumps, Paragliding and Off Road Quad Biking……Phew!!!

Email Rae: rmackenzie@redsofalondon.com

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