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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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UI Designer (12628)

Göteborg

Permanent

£30,000 - £50,000

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As a member of the Creative department you will influence changes in consumer behaviour through ideas, creativity and the use of interactive media. You will make a difference to digital communications, marketing, advertising and inspire the best global brands. You will bring exceptional creative thought to the Agency, delivering projects from brief to consumer in partnership with the Client, Technology and Creative teams

 

Key Responsibilities

 

• Deliver and inspire award-winning work from both yourself and others who work with you, influencing where appropriate a dramatic change through ideas, creativity and the use of interactive media.

 

• Consistently deliver high quality work on time.

 

• High level internal and external client satisfaction.

 

• High level of team satisfaction.

 

• Learn new skills and stay abreast of technical and digital design developments and successfully apply these to work

practices to help improve processes and procedures.

 

Skills and Experience

 

• Proven experience working as a Designer is required, including experience in web design.

 

• Experience working in a creative/agency environment is advantageous.

 

• Experience working with the latest versions of PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash and HTML.

 

• A degree in Design, Interaction Design, Visual Studies or other design-related field is preferred.

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Creative Artworker (12615)

London

Permanent

£0 - £35,000

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An independent Marketing & Advertising Agency are looking for a talented Creative Artworker to work on site with their client, a travel company, based in Weybridge. The work will be largely digital banners and print collateral, so we’re looking for somebody with solid experience in this area and top skills in Adobe CC. It’s a lovely company to work with – nice environment, regular working hours and a lovely team.

Salary is £35k + benefits

If you’d like to apply, please send your CV & portfolio.

Posted by: Nikki Dennis

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FREELANCE DEVELOPER (ASP.Net, Full Stack, Senior) (12605)

London

Contract

£400 - £450

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Freelance ASP.Net Developer 

(Full-Stack, ASP.Net)

Digital Magazine & Media Brand 

(Music, Fashion and Youth Culture)

Central London

Budget £400-£450 per day

3-6 Month Contract

We’re hiring a Senior Freelance Developer (ASP.Net, Full-Stack) for a contract role within a digital magazine and creative agency working with culturally iconic brands within the worlds of fashion, music, art and style.

As the Senior Freelance Developer (ASP.Net, Full-Stack), you will play an influential role in ensuring the modernisation of the digital offering. This digital transformation continues to upgrade and improve the digital publications, the creative agency offering and the content management systems used by internal teams across the suite of magazine brands.

TECH STACK:

  • C# (Essential)
  • ASP.NET, MVC (Essential)
  • SQL server or similar (Essential)
  • DVCS, Mercurial / Git (Essential)
  • JavaScript, JS Frameworks / JQuery (Essential)
  • Windows Azure / AWS (Essential)
  • CMS Experience (Essential)
  • TeamCity or similar build server (Beneficial)
  • Powershell (Beneficial)
  • TypeScript (Beneficial)
  • Nhibernate (Beneficial)

Contact Danny Stewart at Redosfa London for more info and/or to apply for the position.

(Freelance Developer, Senior Developer, ASP.Net, MVC, Full Stack, JavaScript)

 

Posted by: Danny Stewart

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Analytics Manager (12287)

Chiswick

Permanent

£50,000 - £55,000

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My client is looking for an Analytics Manager to setup and implement web tracking solutions. To provide analytics-based strategic insights and directions in the development of media & communications initiatives, and be a significant contributor to the team providing insights and recommendations.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Work closely with key leads across the organization to understand reporting needs, new product requirements and business opportunities.
Providing analytics, integrated marketing solutions to improve client decision-making
Tracking marketplace, technology, and consumer demographic trends within and across multiple industries
Analyze Web site behavior using Web analytics tools to determine areas of site improvement
Designing and conducting analysis, interpreting results and synthesizing recommendations.
Uphold best standards practice in terms of data cleanliness, data management and tracking across websites including the new in-house web team developing the new website modular system which will be used by all event properties.
Create simple dashboards that visualize data and provide insights in a simple way to all levels of management
Be pro-active in suggesting and scoping improvements to ways of working, connecting data sources and providing solutions to improve the business within your areas of expertise.
Proficient in rolling out tracking solutions (Experience with Adobe tech stack preferred but not essential)
Assist the paid media managers in identifying trends within the campaign by integrating channel data
Any other duties that are within the scope of the role that may be required

Key Areas

Significant but realistic improvements in website conversion
Streamlining of reporting to satisfy all levels of management
Well practiced implementation plan for website tracking, for rollout or site optimization
Lead the analytics resource in EMEA for the events division, be the go-to resource for analytics (web and campaign)
Integrated reporting with paid media that identifies actionable insight/trends within the campaign

 

Knowledge and Experience

Demonstrable/established experience in working in the Business Intelligence and analytics landscape.
Demonstrable experience of Digital Marketing, Online, Media or eCommerce.
Experience in using web analytics platforms and software packages such as Google Product Suite, Adobe Product Suite.
Some experience in analytics and reporting best practices (thorough understanding of standard analytics, report builder tools, and online analytics metric).
Knowledge of emerging trends and practices in customer intelligence and data warehouse fields.
Understanding of online advertising planning, buying and performance metrics is an advantage 3
Experience of working in an environment of Digital marketing, Online, Media or eCommerce experience.
Understanding of statistics, customer profiling and segmentations

Skills & Abilities (Personal and Professional)

Ability and willingness to delve into the details as well as manage and assist with projects/initiatives.
Ability to understanding of statistics, customer profiling and segmentations.
Understanding of online advertising planning, buying and performance metrics is a plus
Willingness to build relationships with events teams to be able to establish new and improved ways of working using data
Ability to build long-lasting working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Able to work within a team environment, feel comfortable being involved in all aspects of digital marketing
A strong team player that is flexible dependent on business demand.
Ability to self-direct and motivate and work with minimal supervision.
Proficiency in Tableau, Data Studio, PowerBI, and Datorama is advantageous
Strong working knowledge of MS Office packages, such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent time management skills, ability to work calmly under pressure whilst meeting deadlines.
Strong organisational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritise.

 

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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Lead Full-Stack Developer – Digital Magazine & Creative Agency (12593)

London

Permanent

£55,000 - £65,000

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Lead Developer 

(Full-Stack, ASP.Net)

Digital Magazine & Media Brand 

(Music, Fashion and Youth Culture)

£60,000 to £70,000

Central London

We’re hiring a Lead Developer to join a digital magazine and creative agency working with culturally iconic brands within the worlds of fashion, music, art and style.

As the Lead Developer, you will play an influential role in ensuring the modernisation of the digital offering. This digital transformation continues to upgrade and improve the digital publications, the creative agency offering and the content management systems used by internal teams across the suite of magazine brands.

This role will hands-on with writing code and architecting systems. You’ll have autonomy with reviewing and improving development practices. It’s also a role that will give great exposure to creative ideation during concept stages with internal stakeholders and external clients.

TECH STACK:

  • C# (Essential)

  • ASP.NET, MVC (Essential)

  • SQL server or similar (Essential)

  • DVCS, Mercurial / Git (Essential)

  • JavaScript, JS Frameworks / JQuery (Essential)

  • Windows Azure / AWS (Essential)

  • TeamCity or similar build server (Beneficial)

  • Powershell (Beneficial)

  • TypeScript (Beneficial)

  • Nhibernate (Beneficial)

We’re looking for a lead developer with at least 5 years commercial software engineering experience and leadership skills. Any Unit Testing/TDD skills will be highly beneficial. CMS experience is essential.

This role will suit a software engineering professional with a breadth of technical and commercial skills, who seeks the opportunity to create a legacy by leading internal greenfield projects and delivering mouth watering external client campaigns.

Contact Danny Stewart at Redosfa London for more info and/or to apply for the position.

(Lead Developer, Senior Developer, ASP.Net, MVC, Full Stack, JavaScript)

Posted by: Danny Stewart

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WordPress Developer (12576)

London

Contract

£250 - £300

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WordPress Developer (Freelance)

 

Boutique Hotel Group – eCommerce Technology

City of London (Remote working within the UK)

 

We’re hiring a freelance WordPress Developer to start a short project next week.

 

The tasks will include reworking forms, add page navigation and other modules. It’s a collaborative role with the designers marked up in Invision/Sketch.

 

Key requirements:

– PHP

– HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript

– QA / Testing

 

Budget: £250-£350

 

Please contact Danny Stewart at Redsofa for more info.

Posted by: Danny Stewart

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Software Engineer (12226)

London

Permanent

£50,000 - £85,000

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I am looking for a mid to senior-level Software Engineer who’s looking to join an exciting product team.

You’ll be collaborative by nature and will be happy defining new features and how they work. You’ll be able to scale a product and identify performance issues before they’ve occurred. You’ll also love taking a test-and-learn approach to development and will use insights to inform your decisions where appropriate.

They rely on the following tools and technologies

AWS for most of their infrastructure
Terraform for provisioning their infrastructure
Kafka for their asynchronous message queue
Go and Ruby to write their micro service application code
React for our frontend applications
Kubernetes and Docker to schedule and run their micro services
AWS Lambda for serverless tasks
Postgres and MongoDB for their persistent data storage

 

REQUIREMENTS

You should apply if

You’re familiar with some of the above tools and technologies or specialise in just one area
You’re keen to learn more about new technologies
You want to help build scalable platform to support millions of people
You’re comfortable working with your own team and other departments
You’re interested in building microservices

Their Product team is growing fast, with some distinct areas of responsibility (user, customer, and platform). Reporting into the Head of Backend Engineering, you’ll work with other engineers and a product designer to build a product that changes HR forever.

Excellent benefits.

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 able to live and work in the UK. No sponsorship for this role.

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Senior Designer (12575)

London

Permanent

£0 - £40,000

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I’m looking for a highly conceptual designer with excellent skills in, typography, branding and identity creation with some digital knowledge. You will be able interpret the creative brief and implement the creative vision across a broad range of projects ranging from place making, digital, social, print, environmental design. It is also imperative that your portfolio  showcases your work in the mentioned areas.
This agency works with some amazing brands and will give you the opportunity to build a career, they are looking for a Designer who has aspirations to grow with the agency.

Posted by: Karan Kaur

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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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Sr Designer (12531)

London

Permanent

£450,000 - £58,000

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We’re looking for an exceptionally talented Sr Designer with a proven background in Packaging & Brand Design. We’re passionate about what we do – working with amazing brands to deliver thought proviking, beautiful work. We put our creative hearts into everything we do, and are looking for somebody who wants to do the same too. Here’s a run down of what the role entails;

Your main duties and responsibilities include:

Designing independently or as part of a team, depending on each project

Supplying the lions share of creative concepts for each presentation

Creatively lead and present mid-sized projects

Inputting strongly to each design critique and ensuring your voice is heard

Questioning and challenging briefing documents

Working in collaboration with client service peers

Taking an active interest in design strategy

Presenting your designs with conviction and on occasion to clients with senior team support

Seeing jobs through from concept to print

Challenging senior creative team members with innovative and inspiring thinking

Acting as a creative catalyst on each project, inspiring your creative team

Attempting to have your design chosen every time and helping to implement the winning design thereafter

Briefing illustrators, lettering artists and general suppliers

Art directing photo-shoots

In addition to the duties stated above you may be required to undertake further tasks as necessary to meet the demands of the Employer’s business.

Team Imperatives:

First and foremost deliver show stopping and awe-inspiring design solutions against each brief you are given

Support all thinking with reference, research and a thorough visible thought process

Inspire, nurture and support design talent of your level and below

Inspire, support and impress design talent of your level and above

Live a truly creative life at our agency, bringing ideas and perspectives to the agency in general

Roll up your sleeves and go the extra mile in order to set us apart from our peers and competitors

With that said, we’re looking to see the experience and ability to execute all of the above. Along with that, we’re looking for somebody that will fit in to our fun and fearless family atmosphere, and wants to take risks and be bold.

It’s important that we can see this in your portfolio – we want to be wowed. A solid background in reputable branding and packaging agencies is essentail, and a portfolio must show your abilities in both brand and pack design.

If this sounds like you, then we would love to see your work. Please send your CV, portfolio and salary expectations. Thanks!

Posted by: Nikki Dennis

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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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