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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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Web Analyst – 1-3 month contract

Singapore

Contract

£350 - £450

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I am seeking an Analytics Director (willing to get their hands dirty) to be based in my clients Singapore office for between 1 and 3 months (travel, accommodation & daily allowance covered).

OVERVIEW:
The Analytics team partners with our clients and other strategists to create a vivid, data driven, story of the performance of measured digital properties.

What they’d like to see:

  • Plenty of experience in a client facing role developing and implementing strategic solutions with an expertise in the measurement, forecasting, or analytics space.
  • Strong analytical skills, including proficiency in standard platforms such as WebTrends, Omniture, Coremetrics, Hitbox and client databases.
  • Development of web analytics material for incorporation within agency capabilities presentations, pitches, RFI’s, RFP’s, project estimates, and Statements of Work.
  • Ability to work with internal and external resources to develop client tools and services such as segmentation, modeling, dashboard development, decision aids and business case analysis to support programs.
  • Experience in statistical modeling, segmentation, value analysis, as well as reporting for website, online advertising, social media, mobile, email campaigns and e-commerce activity.

Get in touch for more details.

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Lead Back End Engineer

London

Permanent

£60,000 - £70,000

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My client is a well-known global brand and now looking for 2 x Back End Developers to join their digital team here in London.

JOB PURPOSE
The purpose of this role is to take the lead in the definition, implementation and continuous improvement of their digital engineering strategy, specifically for back-end services and API’s. Working with colleagues, you will be required to balance hands on development, strategy and architecture with leading and influencing a number of onshore and offshore teams across multiple back-end domains and disciplines (i.e. Products, eCommerce, Account, Payments etc.).

Reporting to the Director of Delivery this is a key role within the Digital team. It will require an extremely hands on approach with a key part of the role being managing relationships with technical and non-technical stakeholders both inside and outside of Digital.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Extensive experience developing and maintaining applications within a Full Stack environment.
  • A strong Java background.
  • Experience working on global e-commerce products.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, the ability to clearly articulate a point of view to both technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • An excellent understanding of micro-services and proven experience working & leading strategy in such an environment. (including; lean, micro-services, internal open source principals)
  • Experience implementing and championing Agile working practices such as Scrum, Kanban and XP and CI/CD, TDD & BDD etc.
  • A passion for improving existing code and an interest in test automation and modern deployment techniques.
  • The ability to continually improve codebases, and to understand when enough refactoring is enough.
  • At least 6 years’ experience of working with backend end technologies and products including; Java, Spring, AWS, SQL Databases.
  • Experience ensuring the performance and stability of server side end applications.
  • Exposure to the full lifecycle, from requirements gathering to production testing.
  • Involvement in defining and implementing a continuous delivery pipeline
  • Understanding of tools for version control (eg. Git) and continuous integration (eg. Jenkins)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Passion, enthusiasm for and a deep interest in technology and software engineering.

You must be eligible to live and work in the UK for this role.

No sponsorship

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Senior Digital UI Designer

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £65,000

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My client is an independent, award-winning, creative agency that’s sole purpose is to make tired brands famous again.

They’re multi-disciplined their our hearts lie in digital.

Right now, there’s about 38 in the studio (plus 6 rotating office dogs) – but that number grows all the time because they’re still young, ambitious and pretty good at what they do.

Senior Designers should have initiative. Whether it’s to pick up management responsibilities, suggest new ways to improve workflows or just ensure the team’s wellbeing. Seniors should have good relationships with the rest of their team members, and be able to assimilate jobs down to them. You must also be a team player – sometimes you will need to support the juniors in the day-to-day work… or simply help to get the mail.

The type of person:

  • … have 6 years minimum agency experience.

  • … have management experience in developing other team members – and are keen to continue doing so!

  • … have amazing digital design skills and a thousand unique styles and ideas tucked away.

  • … have a strong understanding of design trends and how to harness them.

  • … have good communication and presentation skills in selling your ideas, be it to your team or to clients.

  • … are able to problem solve and bring solutions to the table.

  • … are proactive and committed to developing your own knowledge and skills.

  • … are unafraid to roll up your sleeves and muck in.

  • … are organised and self-disciplined, with an ability to multi-task and consistently hit deadlines.

    The Perks:

    • To be part of something special – this is an exciting growing agency with no board of directors, or shareholders to report to.

    • Free snacks, booze and coffee!

    • Monthly breakfasts with the whole team.

    • Seasonal company parties.

    • Opportunity to pitch your own projects

    • The love of six rotating office dogs.

    • A ‘yes work’s important, but let’s not get too serious’ vibe.

    • A distinct lack of bureaucracy or politics.

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Senior Designer

London

Permanent

£42,000 - £50,000

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International Design and Branding agency based in Central London are looking to take on board a Senior Designer with a minimum 5 years experience to join a highly busy and extremely successful team specialising in high-end property marketing for a range of blue chip clients around the globe.

The ideal candidate will have a fresh and modern portfolio brimming with top quality work from the B2B, B2C and ideally the property marketing sector. You will have worked across a full range of marketing materials in your career and should have no problems working on a bespoke DM piece through to a marketing suite.

You should be highly conceptual in your approach and have no problems taking your work through to final artwork
if required.

This is a very busy studio that requires you to have tons of common sense and a hassle free no-nonsense approach
to the way you work.

Please get your up to date CV and samples across to us asap.

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UX Architect

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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My client is looking for a User Experience Architect to join their UX team.
Working across clients like PayPal, Mazda, L’Oréal and many more they provide a wealth of opportunity for imaginative and ambitious talent.

JOB PURPOSE: Research and design engaging digital experiences for their clients’ customers, utilising user-centred design processes. Work collaboratively with specialists across tech, visual design and data to ensure the digital products they design are usable and memorable.

REPORTING TO: Head of UX

What does the role involve?

The UX Architect is critical in ensuring the products and experiences we develop for their clients are anchored in an understanding of the needs and behaviours of customers. The role combines research, design and validation. Utilising appropriate techniques and tools, you ensure that: we have relevant insight into these customers; the designs and layouts reflect these needs; the designs have been validated with end users.

Insight

  • Perform site evaluations, competitive site audits and desk research

  • Conduct user interviews and surveys to assess needs, behaviours and pain points

  • Work with data and SEO teams to analyse data sets to uncover relevant insights

  • Participate in workshops to understand the client’s objectives

  • Develop personas and user journeys

  • Produce recommendations from user research relevant to the project

  • Prepare and present findings and strategic recommendations

Design

  • Develop forward-thinking, relevant IA: sitemaps, wireframes, prototypes and functional specifications across different interfaces and devices

Validation

  • Plan and run appropriate user tests throughout the product development lifecycle

  • Advise and assist with test audience recruitment

  • Develop testing scenarios/scripts

  • Document session outputs .

Get in touch for more details

You must be eligible to live and work in the UK for this role.

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3D Mid/Senior Designer

London

Permanent

£34,000 - £35,000

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A creative studio based in central London who work with the most exciting luxury
brands and is seeking a Creative Manager/Senior Designer to join their creative team. They
design, build and deliver bespoke retail experience and roll out across in-store installs, window
designs, pop-ups and events.
They need a Creative Manager/Senior Designer who can lead projects and help manage/brief freelancers whilst working on 3D retail/luxury related briefs. in terms of software they are flexible as what’s key to them is your experience within the merchandising/luxury sector and your folio which will be to a very high standard consisting of sketches, technical drawings and 3D renders.
Please apply now with your cv and porfolio

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Senior Designer

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £50,000

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Established design studio based in London is looking for a talented Senior Designer to join their excellent creative team after a very big pitch win working on a transport related client which is said to be as big as the underground.

They are looking for a 360 branding designer who has worked on taking a brand from the initial concept stages and pushing this across multiple touch points, print, campaign, digital etc. If you are looking for a studio where you can be autonomous and produce clever, strategically led work which is ascetically slick then this is the agency for you.

This agency needs a confident individual who is looking to build their career and progress within the agency. You’ll be fully proficient in Adobe CS and able to pick up a pencil and sketch ideas. Personality wise you will be a team player with a thirst for knowledge and sharing ideas, the team is very collaborative and know how to work hard and play hard. This is a truly fantastic opportunity to work with one the industry greats

Please apply with a relevant cv and portfolio

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Senior Designer

London

Permanent

£48,000 - £50,000

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Leading communications and marketing agency based in West London is looking for a strategically lead senior branding designer to join their award winning creative team.

They work with some of the most iconic tech brands creating a wide variety of work, from branding and identities, websites and interactive to content marketing (videos, ebooks, long-ass web pages); with an emphasis on digital and exciting design innovation.

You will be a designer who is creatively looking for a challenge. You will excited by the prospect of creating work that will be award winning for one of the market leading agencies. Your book will be full of amazing thought-provoking ideas, beautifully executed, ideally across digital formats too.

Please apply with a relevant cv and portfolio

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Creative Manager/Mid Designer

London

Permanent

£34,000 - £35,000

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A creative studio based in central London who work with the most exciting luxury
brands and is seeking a Creative Manager/Senior Designer to join their creative team. They
design, build and deliver bespoke retail experience and roll out across in-store installs, window
designs, pop-ups and events.
They need a Creative Manager/Senior Designer who can lead projects and help manage/brief freelancers whilst working on 3D retail/luxury related briefs. in terms of software they are flexible as what’s key to them is your experience within the merchandising/luxury sector and your folio which will be to a very high standard consisting of sketches, technical drawings and 3D renders.
Please apply now with your cv and porfolio

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Senior iOS Engineer

Berlin

Permanent

£65,000 - £80,000

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Senior iOS Developers – Mobility

BERLIN: Genuinely one of the top vacancies right now in the iOS space.

Senior iOS Developer opportunity to join a brand new team for a world first innovative mobility product. Some of the features and projects planned for the near and far future are pretty exciting.

We are looking for creative minds, and those who can help shape the vision for future mobility and user / customer needs. If you are experienced in mobile development and love machine learning, this will be very interesting to you.

Partnered by one of Germany’s most recognised organisations this new venture is already becoming an exciting prospect for smart mobility.

You will be part of a brand new team of mobile enthusiasts and specialists working across both consumer facing and B2B mobility apps. The team is growing and you’ll be one of the first developers working on this type of product.

About:

  • Create innovative and potentially pioneering applications in digital mobility
  • A real opportunity to build something new and innovative from scratch, help shape the engineering culture and tackling everyday problems we all face when travelling
  • You will design product interfaces, implement new features and build high performance scalable systems
  • Responsible for the design and development of the technology.
  • Real genuine passion for mobile development and mobility is a huge plus

You:

  • Degree educated in Computer Science or similar
  • Senior Engineer level is needed with 4+ years experience minimum in mobile software development
  • Swift language experience preferred
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Solid experience building successful mobile applications
  • An interest in Machine learning will be a massive bonus for you
  • Experience in / or interest in MVVM design patterns

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News

Madonna’s “big birthday”

Steve Buss 1st August 2018

Madonna Louise Ciccone turns 60 this year, a “big birthday” by anybody’s reckoning. I remember her at the time of her breakthrough 1983 single Holiday – a mischievous mess of bangles and swinging crucifixes, boasting that she was so hot that you could fry an egg on her belly button. From that point on, Madonna was omnipresent – confrontational, audacious, occasionally annoying and weirdly vulnerable (brought up in a strict Italian-American Catholic family, Madonna’s mother died when she was a child).

She pounded through personas (boy toy, material girl, Hollywood royalty, dancefloor vixen, gangsta momma,), like an all-singing all-dancing one-woman variety show. It was never just about the music Madonna embodied the devilish voice in your ear, saying: “Why not?” A pop queen with a big dirty rock mouth, she was one of the first great influencers, daring at least a couple of generations of girls and young women (not to mention all her loyal gay fans) to be bolder, stronger and, crucially, a lot less humble and apologetic.

No surprise, then, that witch-burners have long been out in force against Madonna. She’s been called everything: ball-breaker, whore, user, crone, narcissist, talent-vampire. Vulgar taste-free zone. While taking criticism is part of the fame gig, it was as though Madonna served as a cautionary tale for women who get too uppity.
In recent years, Madonna, also mother to Lourdes (by Carlos Leon) and Rocco (by Guy Ritchie) has been criticised for adopting (perfectly legally) four orphans, having “work done” (such a shock in celeb circles) and having much younger partners (you mean, like 99% of famous older men?). Every time she tours, there’s gnashing of teeth about her “inappropriate” stage outfits – euphemisms for “too young for her”, as if someone of Madonna’s vintage should crawl on stage in a candlewick dressing gown, begging for forgiveness for not being 25 any more. Burn the witch, not that it’s all been gravy. It’s probably best to politely ignore all the Kaballah nonsense. Her acting has been patchy at best and as for snogging Britney and Christina Aguilera on stage, let’s not go there…
Most of the things people criticise Madonna for, I tend to find funny, including that gigantic, nuclear-strength ego. At some point, we have to ask ourselves: what do we want from our stars – humility and jogging bottoms or magic and dynamite? I know which way I’d usually go.

At this stage, perhaps Madonna’s greatest achievement is that she’s a survivor. Of her era of superstars (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince), she’s the last one left standing, living proof that maturing in music doesn’t just mean the Rolling Stones – it can be a wild, untamed feminine energy too.
Nor has she done it via endless comebacks and the nostalgia trail. Sure, she’d be idiotic (and ungenerous) not to perform songs from her extensive back catalogue, but Madonna has been genuinely active and creative all the way through, always with a new project on the horizon.

So, happy birthday to Madonna. She’s sung, danced, acted, yapped, provoked, riled, worked her butt off, kept a sense of humour and taken all the sexist slurs with her head held high. Here’s to an artist who can’t come back because she never went away.

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