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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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FullStack Developer (11874)

London

Permanent

£50,000 - £70,000

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Full Stack Developer (PHP, JavaScript, Java)

 

FinTech Start-up

City of London

£50,000 to £70,000 + Benefits + Perks

 

We’ve partnered with a fintech startup in a really exciting phase of growth, and so we’re looking to hire a Fullstack Developer to join their team.

 

The product is a scalable application used by big brand name ecommerce client companies to offer retail finance products. The technology improves customer transaction journeys, web performance reliability, security, aggregation of service providers, data acquisition and document production.

 

In the role, you will:

Build applications with a focus on performance, scalability, reliability and security.

Develop responsive web-apps for multiple devices with cross-browser support.

Drive code quality and improvements to the efficiency of development.

Passion for customer experience by continuously driving quality assurance.

Take ownership on the entire lifecycle of your application, from ideation to production.

Mentor and guide less experienced engineers to help them grow.

Share knowledge and participate in the peer review process.

 

We’re looking to speak with you…

4+ years commercial experience in software engineering.

Passion to work in modern development methodologies i.e. Agile, Scrum, TDD, BDD, CI etc.

Knowledge of OOP and SOLID principles

Experience with microservice architectures

Experience writing and consuming restful API’s

Knowledge of these technologies is desirable: PHP, Java, JavaScript, Postgres, React, Git, AWS, Terraform, Docker, CI/CD

Experience with distributed systems and message queues (e.g. SQS, RabbitMQ, Kafka)

 

The role will suit a developer that wants to make decisions, behave as a leader and work collaboratively with other people in the product teams. The culture is a modern-day professional environment, relaxed, autonomous, flexible and focused on delivery. Behaving with the feeling of being responsible and accountable to make things happen, improve the services and improve the company as a whole are all key personality attributes for this role.

 

Please feel free to get in touch with Danny Stewart for more info. Thanks.

Posted by: Danny Stewart

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FullStack Developer (Python, HTML5, CSS3) (12520)

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £45,000

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Full Stack Developer

 

Fine Art SaaS Platform; Technology Company

 

Location: Oval, London

Max budget: £45,000

 

We’re hiring a Full Stack Developer to join a technology company whose business is building a scalable CRM SaaS platform specifically designed for Art Galleries, Artists and Art Collectors.

 

As the Full Stack Developer, your role will be to build innovative web applications and features within a multi-disciplined team of engineers.

 

Tech Stack*:

Python, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript & MySQL

 

*If you have a good grasp of Ruby, C++, PHP, C# or Java and are happy to learn Python, we would be delighted to provide Python training on the job.

 

The company has a track record of hiring programmers with good core skills and providing an opportunity to learn new skills, build cool products and work with a team of people who enjoy being part of a fun culture.

 

Additional info: The office is as you’d expect from a tech company that service the art industry; big open spaces with lots of natural light. They have lots of activities to take part in outside of working hours including; rock climbing, yoga, running, social drinks, takeaway pizza nights and more.

 

For more information or to apply to the role please contact Danny Stewart at Redsofa London.

 

(Python, Full Stack, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Developer, Software Engineer)

Posted by: Danny Stewart

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.Net Developer (FullStack, Umbraco CMS) (12547)

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £50,000

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.Net Developer (FullStack)

 

Advertising Agency (Charity Sector & Commercial Clients)

Central London

 

£30,000 to £50,000 

Flexible Working Hours & Work From Home Allowed 

 

We’re hiring a .Net Developer to join a mission-driven Advertising Agency to work on creative digital projects for clients including household charity brands and impressive commercial clients.

 

As the .Net Developer, you’ll be working within the digital team of 15 people with multi-disciplinary skills; Full Stack Developers, UX designers, UI designers and Project Managers.

 

The tech stack is predominantly C#.Net with Umbraco as the go-to framework, HTML5, CSS3 and Vanilla JavaScript. Modern JS frameworks Node.js and React are being used increasingly more often.

 

Due to the variation of the client projects, there will frequently be the opportunity to try new development languages and tech tools.

 

We would like to hear from you if you have the following:

2 to 5 years of commercial software engineering experience.

Significant experience creating applications in .NET.

Significant experience with a modern CMS solution.

Good frontend development skills: HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.

Any experience of Umbraco is highly beneficial (the minimum requirement is to be keen to use Umbraco professionally).

 

This agency has all the exciting challenges that typically come with the advertising agency industry; the variation in projects, the creative thinking and fun problem to solve but because this agency serves the charity sector, the work can be extremely meaningful to those that get a sense of satisfaction from mission-driven contribution.

 

The culture is relaxed and many people within the organisation take advantage of the flexible hours and working from home days when needed.

 

Please contact Danny Stewart at Redsofa London for more info or to apply for the position.

 

Thanks

 

(.Net Developer, FullStack, Umbraco, JavaScript, Agency, Charity Sector, Software Engineer, CMS)

Posted by: Danny Stewart

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JavaScript Developer (11815)

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £70,000

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JavaScript Developer

 

Social Recognition Tech Platform (Start-up)

Old Street, London

£45,000 – £70,000 + Benefits + Equity Options

 

We’re hiring a JavaScript Developer to join a product company in a phase of growth, building a suite of technology products that enable their client companies to analyse and improve employee engagement.

 

It’s no surprise that happy people produce great work. This platform encourages positive feedback from the ‘ground up’, it helps people recognise colleagues for their work and leadership teams to act on the data to positively improve a company culture.

 

As the JavaScript Developer your role will include:

Define and build new features

Collaborate within small multi-disciplined teams

Help create the product architecture

Improve the scalability and performance of the platform

Work with a focus on high-quality, use a TDD approach

Use customer and user feedback to develop new features

 

We’re looking to hire you if you have the following:

More than 4 years frontend software development (commercial) experience

Significant JavaScript experience and building interactive SPA’s

Experience with modern frameworks; React, Backbone, Angular or Vue

Experience in writing modular CSS (pre/post-processors)

Any knowledge of Cypress, D3, Lodash (or Underscore) and Babel is beneficial

An understanding of SaaS products and how to scale SaaS platforms

Desire to be autonomous and take ownership on projects

A team player mentality with a passion for sharing ideas, knowledge and working collaboratively

 

Additional info;  Frontend tech stack: Backbone (migrating to React), Webpack, D3, Lodash, ES6/7 (with Babel), Cypress. Backend tech stack: Ruby, Sinatra, MongoDB, Resque, RSpec, Heroku, AWS, Cloudinary. Development languages, tools and frameworks evolve so frequently that we’re looking to hire someone with a keen interest in learning and working with new tools.

 

This role will suit a software engineering professional that enjoys satisfaction in seeing their contributions add value to the team, the product and, subsequently, thousands of end users lives as the platform helps people get more from their working culture, social inclusion and employee engagement. It’s an opportunity to progress professionally; technically because of the type of challenges to overcome and commercially because the opportunity to shape a growing company.

Please contact Danny Stewart for info or to apply. Thanks.

 

Posted by: Danny Stewart

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Digital Marketing Specialist (12869)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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My client is looking for a Digital Marketing Specialist  the primary responsibility is to lead the digital marketing on marketplaces with a specific focus on Amazon to start with. They are looking for someone to manage, optimize, and report on marketing campaigns by utilizing Amazon Sponsored Ads and the Amazon Demand Side Platform. In this role, you’ll work directly with their subsidiaries and play a major role in driving sales and enhancing brand awareness on Amazon.

The Digital Marketing Specialist will execute strategic paid marketing campaigns on a global level on the Amazon platform. This role will use, explore, and test all available paid tools within the Amazon ecosystem to meet Victorinox’s goals. Additionally, the Specialist will provide ad hoc support to the Analytics team to understand positive and negative performance variances.

 

You will

Own Amazon and broader marketplaces advertising performance, build and report on marketing campaigns that deliver positive ROAS to meet goals.
Manage paid advertising campaigns on a day-to-day basis (focus on Amazon but open for other market places, paid social and paid search).
Analyze and report on paid campaign performance.
Proactively test new paid Amazon features and tools to drive incremental revenue.
Collaborate across the Business to maximize performance for the Amazon business
Frequent and professional interaction via email, phone, and in-person with the entire stakeholders.

You are

At least 2 years’ experience in Amazon advertising is required with experience in managing AMS & Amazon DSP
Experience in Paid Social (FB / Instagram) is also an added advantage
Strong analytical background
Well versed in working with Google Analytics and Attributions
Experience in eCommerce, and/or Search space, is ideal.
A strong and refined client-service mindset
Sound decision making and proactive initiative with the ability to set and achieve goals
Excellent attention to detail and accomplished verbal and written communication skills
Flexibility to succeed in a challenging, fast-paced, and dynamic digital environment
Cross-collaborative to understand and implement team-oriented initiatives and goals
Analytical and strategic capabilities
Budget management and forecasting
Ability to take ownership and work independently with little or no supervision
Adept at learning new software programs and tools
Amazon advertising accreditation is an added advantage

All candidates must be able to live and work in the UK. No sponsorship for this role.

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Senior Account Executive (12826)

London

Permanent

£24,000 - £27,000

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We have an opening for a proactive and ambitious Account Executive looking for their first role as a Senior Account Executive: To work on one of the UK’s most famous entertainment brands at an established creative agency in central London.

 

An integral role within the team, we are looking for an energetic ‘rising star’ who will become the day-to-day ‘go to’ for key client contacts and creative teams.

 

You will have a track record of building solid client relationships whilst delivering creative work. Ideally you will have experience and a passion for creative, marketing, advertising, events and strategy and be keen to assist one of the UK’s leading brands deliver effective retail marketing and activation campaigns.

 

The role is to take ownership of projects from start to finish, champion client relationships and deliver tactical drive to store and in store creative campaigns.

 

IDEAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Retail or brand activation experience

A critical eye and big attention to detail capabilities

Strong problem-solving skills and can-do attitude

Confidence in communication with internal and client teams

An excellent understanding of agency creative (including digital animation)

An understanding of the print production process

Experience of working on multiple projects on tight deadlines, remaining super cool, calm and collected as deadlines approach.

High levels of self-motivation and well presented.

High energy, outgoing and fun personality

 

You will have frequent contact with:

Clients, to effectively and efficiently manage the assigned account

The Creative Department, to ensure a strong working relationship with this department

Our Suppliers, to maintain a good working relationship with third party suppliers

The Finance Team, to ensure all financial processes and procedures are adhered to at all times

 

DEVELOPMENT

Opportunity to develop within the account team and potentially across the agency through a proven track record of strong account handling skills, continuous development of self together with the desire to take your career to the next level.

 

BENEFITS

In return for your hard work, dedication and loyalty, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. You’ll receive 20 days standard holiday, and in addition you’ll receive your birthday day off and the time between Christmas and New Year. You’re entitled to free eye tests, life assurance, childcare vouchers and may qualify for our Cycle to Work scheme. Training and development, where appropriate, will also be provided.

 

Posted by: Richard Maddox

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Senior Account Manager (12825)

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £40,000

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We have an opening for a Senior Account Manager to lead global promotional and event staffing programmes for famous, cutting edge blue chip brands.

 

The agency offers bespoke staffing solutions in roadshows, in-store, festivals, on-trade activations and technical demonstrations. If you have solid experience in handling detailed staffing projects in a range of formats, excellent people skills and best-in-class project delivery, this could be a fantastic role for you.

 

You will oversee a number of global and European executions for two of the most famous, forward-thinking brands on the planet right now. You will be responsible for the implementation of staff training, detailed reporting, programme budgeting, quality control, high-level client and supplier management.

 

The Agency works throughout Europe and USA and has recently staffed events and activations in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Cannes and Cologne as well as the US.

 

This role will be based in London and is a fantastic role for someone to step in and run and grow two dynamic accounts. There is a real opportunity for the right candidate to develop and grow this position within the agency due to the pace at which we are advancing. As a Senior Account Manager, you will be a key member of the team and integral to the day to day delivery of global projects.

 

If you are a motivated, self-starting Senior Account Manager (or ambitious Account Manager) do share your details as soon as possible.

Posted by: Richard Maddox

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Integrated Designer (12853)

London

Permanent

£60,000 - £65,000

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My client is looking for a hybrid designer who has a mix of animation/after effects experience alongside campaign/print ideally you will have worked on toolkits and FSDU’s as well, this is a very mixed role where boundaries will be pushed.

The client works with some of the leading FMCG brands across all forms of communications and design so its important you have experience of working with global FMCG brands, as this role is 50/50 you need to be happy doing print, campaigns and motion.

There is also the opportunity to mentor and help grow juniors in  the team, which a view of you stepping up into leading the team eventually.

If you are interested then please send me your cv and portfolio.It’s imperative you have campaign and motion experience across FMCG brands and examples of toolkits and FSDU’s in your portfolio.

Posted by: Karan Kaur

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Senior Account Manager (12825)

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £40,000

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We have an opening for a Senior Account Manager to lead global promotional and event staffing programmes for famous, cutting edge blue chip brands.

 

The agency offers bespoke staffing solutions in roadshows, in-store, festivals, on-trade activations and technical demonstrations. If you have solid experience in handling detailed staffing projects in a range of formats, excellent people skills and best-in-class project delivery, this could be a fantastic role for you.

 

You will oversee a number of global and European executions for two of the most famous, forward-thinking brands on the planet right now. You will be responsible for the implementation of staff training, detailed reporting, programme budgeting, quality control, high-level client and supplier management.

 

The Agency works throughout Europe and USA and has recently staffed events and activations in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Cannes and Cologne as well as the US.

 

This role will be based in London and is a fantastic role for someone to step in and run and grow two dynamic accounts. There is a real opportunity for the right candidate to develop and grow this position within the agency due to the pace at which we are advancing. As a Senior Account Manager, you will be a key member of the team and integral to the day to day delivery of global projects.

 

If you are a motivated, self-starting Senior Account Manager (or ambitious Account Manager) do share your details as soon as possible.

Posted by: Richard Maddox

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Senior Account Executive (12826)

London

Permanent

£24,000 - £27,000

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We have an opening for a proactive and ambitious Account Executive looking for their first role as a Senior Account Executive: To work on one of the UK’s most famous entertainment brands at an established creative agency in central London.

An integral role within the team, we are looking for an energetic ‘rising star’ who will become the day-to-day ‘go to’ for key client contacts and creative teams.

You will have a track record of building solid client relationships whilst delivering creative work. Ideally you will have experience and a passion for creative, marketing, advertising, events and strategy and be keen to assist one of the UK’s leading brands deliver effective retail marketing and activation campaigns.

The role is to take ownership of projects from start to finish, champion client relationships and deliver tactical drive to store and in store creative campaigns.

 

IDEAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Retail or brand activation experience

A critical eye and big attention to detail capabilities

Strong problem-solving skills and can-do attitude

Confidence in communication with internal and client teams

An excellent understanding of agency creative (including digital animation)

An understanding of the print production process

Experience of working on multiple projects on tight deadlines, remaining super cool, calm and collected as deadlines approach.

High levels of self-motivation and well presented.

High energy, outgoing and fun personality

 

You will have frequent contact with:

Clients, to effectively and efficiently manage the assigned account

The Creative Department, to ensure a strong working relationship with this department

Our Suppliers, to maintain a good working relationship with third party suppliers

The Finance Team, to ensure all financial processes and procedures are adhered to at all times

 

DEVELOPMENT

Opportunity to develop within the account team and potentially across the agency through a proven track record of strong account handling skills, continuous development of self together with the desire to take your career to the next level.

 

BENEFITS

In return for your hard work, dedication and loyalty, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. You’ll receive 20 days standard holiday, and in addition you’ll receive your birthday day off and the time between Christmas and New Year. You’re entitled to free eye tests, life assurance, childcare vouchers and may qualify for our Cycle to Work scheme. Training and development, where appropriate, will also be provided.

 

Posted by: Richard Maddox

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News

365 day payment terms will wreak havoc on marketing companies

Steve Buss 12th June 2019

It started in the states, it could soon spread here.

30 days become 60 days become 120 days, and now, shock horror, some major clients in the US are demanding 365 day payment terms. Imagine invoicing out on July 1st 2019 and finally getting paid July 1st 2020! Outrageous.

Why should the creative, media and recruitment industries be picked on? Can you see HMRC waiting a year for payment, or your local council or your local builder, of course not.

If these payment terms spread over here and become the norm many brilliant well run businesses will go down, and guess what the cost of marketing and creative services will go up.

How ironic, how stupid.

Steve Buss

Supreme Leader RedSofa

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