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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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Interaction UI Designer (11856)

London

Permanent

£0 - £45,000

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About the role:

You will be joining our growing digital team, based in London and you will be reporting into our Senior Digital Designer. You will be responsible for designing and developing innovative branded solutions such as website, apps and other digital touchpoints for retail markets with specific contribution across 2D brand communications and digital design within a seamless customer journey. As a Digital Designer, you will be expected to work with Digital Designers, Developers, UX Designers to develop creative concepts across all aspects of digital interaction working with a wider multidisciplinary creative team.

PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:

3 year+ digital design experience (Brand, Digital)
A strong knowledge of UI design principles and techniques
Good working knowledge of UX and Interaction Design
Knowledge of Motion / Prototyping
Strong verbal & written communication skills in English and other languages a bonus
Understanding how mobile, web and screen-based content works
Highly proficient graphics and digital software including Sketch, Invision, Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Illustrator,

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The majority of time within the role is dedicated to:

Contribute into the development and delivery of effective user interfaces across a range of client websites and mobile apps
Ensure complex information is delivered and displayed in the most compelling way
Proactively developing graphics, digital and website design with other team members
Work with the UX Design team to ensure all client sites and apps deliver the best experience possible
Contributing to brainstorming sessions for creative concepting
Staying current on market trends and research as it relates to digital and retail design, communicating and feeding back to other team.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY WHO:

Have a passion for design
Cares about user experience
Have great attention to details
Delivers
Enjoys working in fast-paced projects
Can work alone and with a team
Curious and innovative

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Digital UI Designer (11828)

Richmond

Permanent

£0 - £45,000

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My client are an ambitious and fast-growing marketing agency, led by award-winning creatives and based in Richmond.

They’re always exploring new ways to tell great stories, through incredible content.

The spec:

We’re looking for a Senior Designer to join a super-talented design team, currently comprised of: 1 Head of Design, 1 Design Director, 1 Senior, 1 Motion Lead, 4 Mid-weights and 3 Creative Artworkers.

We produce a wide variety of work, from branding and identities, websites and interactive to content marketing (videos, ebooks, long-ass web pages… stuff like that); with an emphasis on digital and exciting design innovation.

You’ll be…

Designing content across multiple channels from concept to final deliverables. So, someone hands-on with excellent technical skills who can also provide art direction would be perfect.
Working with our fantastic writing, accounts and web teams to turn briefs
into breakthrough work.
Helping sell in agency ideas and work to clients.

You’ll have…

A book full of amazing thought-provoking ideas, beautifully executed, predominantly in digital formats.
A solid foundation in the principles of design, type and creative direction.
Proven experience of creating and delivering design that works across responsive web packages.
Experience in prototyping and testing design ideas.
Decent branding experience, knowing the value of a powerful identity.
Plenty of passion, not only about how things look, but how they work and feel.
An impressive cultural awareness, strong at producing content for social media.
At least 3 years experience working in a digital creative agency.

And these technical skills…

Highly proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Familiarity with industry standard UX and UI design and prototyping tools; Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD and InVision, Zeplin

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Mid-weight Motion Designer (11775)

London

Permanent

£25,000 - £33,000

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Design Agency based in Soho are looking for a mid-weight Motion Designer that can work across the following:

After Effects
Cinema 4D (nice to have)
Premiere (editing, colour grading)
Storyboarding

Filming (we have kit, so using a basic setup – we use 3rd parties for larger shoots)

The spec:

First and foremost our motion designers are creative thinkers and problem solvers. Their role is to be a key member of the team, continuously learning from and contributing to projects. They will be taking a greater lead on projects and begin owning some of the small to medium projects. They should be good listeners, not be afraid to air their views, be great team players, have very good mac skills, be enthusiastic and have strong sense of personal responsibility for the work they produce.

A Motion Designer should have a relevant design degree, 3 or 4 years experience (may vary) and an excellent portfolio and/or showreel which demonstrates their ability to think intellectually about design problems and demonstrates their ability to flex their idea, in motion, across the different channels of a brand.

The role:

To help the team produce inspiring digital presentations, social media content, video and motion work for clients

Help develop/challenge/understand briefs, conduct audits, gather information, understand client’s business

Production of original, appropriate and highly creative motion concepts. Ability to present these to the team, explaining your ideas using whatever media best represents your thinking.

To develop and craft yours and others work working closely with the team

Have a strong knowledge of what is possible with existing and emerging digital platforms and devices, motion tools and devices

Be involved in award winning projects

Be inquisitive, ask questions, learn how things work

Be enthusiastic about as much as you can

Make even the seemingly mundane task a challenge and an opportunity to learn

Develop an awareness of 3rd party expertise such as digital designers, animators, 3d specialists, coders and proactively share new ‘finds’ across the consultancy

Keep abreast of what is happening in the motion, social and design industry and share those findings with the wider team

Your ‘team’ includes non designers such as project managers and account handlers, it is important to understand their goals and work closely with them

Begin to take responsibility for smaller projects in the studio

 

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Freelance Talent Project Manager (13489)

London

Contract

£0

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Talent Project Manager wanted to work with the HR team, remotely for a major Healthcare Advertising network.  We need a strong mid-weight candidate with solid experience of career families (grouping together jobs with similar characteristics), writing job descriptions and making job evaluations.  You’ll also have industry knowledge of gender pay gaps; ethnicity reporting, diversity and inclusion and can contribute toward team building exercises and employee relations.  Other day-to-day activities will involve data presentations (infographics), managing pay processes and reward compensation.

This is a 12-week contract from £200 p/d.

Posted by: Alex Collins

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Drupal Developer – Contract (13431)

London

Contract

£0 - £2,000

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I am looking for a senior Drupal developer for a 2-3 month contract.

They are ideally looking for:

  • 8+ years of experience on a development team deploying agile methodologies,
    collaborating with technologists, creatives, project managers, and strategists.
  • A high level of competency in PHP and JavaScript and a deep understanding of
    associated computer science fundamentals: object-oriented programming, data
    structures, algorithm design, problem-solving, and complexity analysis.

Get in touch for more details

neil@redsofalondon.com

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Digital Content Designer (13441)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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A client-side firm that supports professional athletes. We currently have an incredible opening for a Senior Digital Designer / Art Worker. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a well established organisation, with a start-up mentality. You will have the freedom to truly lead and shape the future of a growing sport.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

– Create designs that stand out in the sporting world

– Elevate our athletes through powerful designs and campaigns

– Creation of design briefs and proposals

– Creation of our weekly mailout and video thumbnails

– Provision of design suggestions for projects

– Creation of mock-ups for new campaigns

– Work closely with the development team for implementation

– Oversee consistency throughout the organisation, being led by existing brand guidelines

– Discuss creative solutions and provide innovative ideas

– Maintain high awareness of industry trends

SKILLS

– 4+ years experience as a senior designer in a digital environment

– Strong Photoshop and Illustrator skills

– Lightroom Photo editing capabilities

– Adobe CC based

– Strong typography skills

– After Effects knowledge a bonus

ABOUT YOU

– Must show portfolio of print based work

– Experience designing large-scale website or mobile platforms projects

– Confident working on large campaigns with many moving parts

– Be deadline focused

– Keen to learn and not afraid to ask questions

– Self-driven and enthusiastic

– Takes ownership of own tasks

– Constantly creating new concepts and ideas

– Team player but able to work on own initiative

– High attention to detail and quick worker

Posted by: Alistair Kirkby

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Principal Developer (13438)

London

Permanent

£75,000 - £85,000

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Hi guys, I am looking for a Principal Developer to join my clients London studio (although we are open to other working arrangements).
– Salary: £75k – £85k
– Location: London. This person will need to co-locate regularly (at least 2 days per week) with the rest of the team in London following the end of the pandemic!

As a Principal Developer, you will lead the new and growing team of developers within their Digital team, and set the standard for their coding approach.
You’ll report to their Head of Digital to provide oversight of technical delivery and provide coaching for technical specialists.

You will:

  • Line-manage the team of developers. Provide mentoring and support to build individual and team capability.
  • Develop, test, deploy, and improve digital products and services in production.
  • Develop their technology practices including test-driven development, code review, pair-programming, QA, approaches, and professional development and training.

You will help create a supportive team and a culture of partnership, consistency, operational excellence, and delivery. You will foster good engineering practices, rhythms, and rituals, team dynamics and delivery within the Head of Digital’s team. And you will help the team make brilliant connections with the other designers and researchers across the rest of the agency. Principals are our most senior practitioners, but you’ll also work with other Principals across service design and user research to help set and raise the standard of human-centred design across the agency.

Responsibilities
You should be able to demonstrate that you have experience of some or all of the following responsibilities:

  • Leading multi-disciplinary project teams to develop and test digital products, proof of concepts, and prototypes.
  • Demonstrating a human centred design approach and prioritising user needs over business or technical constraints.
  • Ensuring client satisfaction in the delivery of our technical solutions; that they are on time and budget.
  • Fostering a culture of proactive open communication, operational excellence, and consistent delivery.
  • Providing mentoring and support to a team of developers so that their capability improves as individuals and a team.
  • Building awareness and understanding of technical possibilities and constraints with team and clients, to make sure our wider service design approach is fit for purpose.
  • Supporting the wider team on new business proposals and pitches when required.

Your skills and experience
They want to hear from a range of people who can demonstrate some, or all, of the following skills and experience:

  • Leading the technical vision for products and services within a development team.
  • Skillfully translating and communicating technical concepts for clients, delivery team members, and other technical specialists like design and research.
  • Developing software in at least two programming languages (eg Python, Node.js, Go, Ruby).
  • Working with Git version control and leading an environment of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD).
  • Deploying, hosting, securing, monitoring, and scaling in the cloud and experience with configuration management tools (eg Terraform, Chef, Ansible, Puppet, KMS).
  • Delivering work using test-driven development (TDD) and/or behaviour-driven development (BDD) approaches.
  • Delivering work using agile and lean approaches.
  • Ensuring work meets accessibility, scalability, robustness, and security requirements.
  • Understanding of service design and user research, and how they relate to development.
  • Experience of skillfully translating and communicating technical concepts for non-technical stakeholders.
  • Awareness of technology trends and an openness to experimentation.
  • Experience of pair-programming and code review, willing to work collaboratively to both give and receive feedback within a shared code ownership team.

You are keen to consider flexible working arrangements, and should not consider living outside London as a barrier to applying for this role.

  • Full time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Closing date: Friday 16th October 2020.

Please note: This role will require you to hold, or be willing to undertake, UK Government security clearance. Applicants will need to have been resident in the UK for the past 5 years, hold Settled Status, or have Indefinite Leave to Remain.

Get in touch for more details, neil@redsofalondon.com.

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Interaction Designer (13427)

London

Permanent

£38,000 - £40,000

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-Interaction Designer –

Our client work with organisations to design more effective services which help people thrive. They do this by engaging with users, building digital products, training clients, and much more.

We’re keen to hear from a range of applicants who can demonstrate some, or all, of the following skills and experience:

Proven interaction design experience including wireframing and website development
A strong portfolio of user-centred, responsive and well-researched design work
Experience in taking feedback from users, clients and peers on your designs
Knowledge of the WCAG 2.1 guidelines and general accessibility criteria
A working knowledge of front-end frameworks (React, Vue.js) and design patterns (MVC, MVVM, Flux, etc.) and understanding of their benefits and constraints
Experience of working with development teams
An understanding of user experience best practice across web and mobile
Experience of using design systems (e.g Gov.uk prototyping kit)

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Head of Partnerships (13410)

London

Permanent

£0 - £80,000

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We are looking for a Head Of Partnerships for my client based in Shoreditch, you will be responsible for identifying, establishing and growing relationships with selected, best-in-class partners. They have a partnership strategy that is based on developing close commercial and strategic relationships with a small selection of high quality partners, this role is crucial in ensuring this strategy is effective. Partnerships are a key component of their commercial strategy, making this role central to the growth and success. For this reason the Head of Partnerships must have an entrepreneurial mind set, but also be able to identify and shape relevant opportunities by working proactively with our technical, product and sales teams. Their product is a headless content management platform primarily for video-centric/OTT products, so an understanding of the on-demand, TV broadcaster and digital content landscape, would be useful. It’s not essential though, and if you have experience managing accounts or partnerships in a Saas or digital software environment.

Key responsibilities:

Work closely with the leadership team to define and shape the vision and strategy of a partnership
Identifying, establishing and managing relationships with strategic agencies, SIs and technology partners at the VP/C-Level
Educating partners about the value of the agency to their end customers and establishing effective go-to-market plans with them
Driving new opportunities through your network of partners and working with their sales team to close them
Understand their partners’ strategic priorities, challenges, and internal roadmaps; regularly communicate insights and strategic recommendations to internal stakeholders
Developing and owning a strategy that ensures mutually beneficial partnerships with different segments
Evaluating and iterating our approach to each partnership to ensure better outcomes for their customers
Taking the initiative in driving product and sales training, marketing campaigns, and other strategically important initiatives.

What they’re looking for:

5+ years of experience in partner management, business development, strategic project management, account management, product management, or similar roles at a technology company, consultancy, or systems integrator (SI).
Experience prospecting, recruiting, presenting, closing, and managing partnerships at the Dir/VP/C-Level
Track record in creating a sustainable partnership ecosystem
Strong product instincts and ability to identify opportunities to leverage partners’ existing and in-development products, as well as the ability to collaborate with the Product and Engineering organisation to build market-defining features for our users.
Strong presentational skills and the ability to construct a narrative that speaks to different stakeholder groups, including business development, product, and engineering, both internally and externally
Experience of content infrastructure, preferably including Content Management Systems, Video Management Systems, Media Asset Management, and video workflows
Experience educating organisations on how to use technology in order to make your mutual customers successful, and educating the partner organisation on the value of your technology in order to build their pipeline
Experience navigating multi-vendor deals and complex client engagements.

Contact: neil@redsofalondon.com or shoughton@redsofalondon.com

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Python Developer – (Mid-Senior) (13391)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £65,000

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My client is a mix of around 40 researchers, designers and technologists based in a lovely studio in Shoreditch. They’re committed to designing, building and evolving the world’s best video-based consumer products.

They’re proud to deliver flagship products for major broadcast and sports organisations, including Formula 1, BBC, Arsenal, and Channel 4.
They operate at the high end of their markets, working with clients who want to innovate, and understand the importance of user insights.
They hire people who know their craft, and love working alongside colleagues with varied skill-sets, backgrounds and viewpoints.
They believe strongly in the power of empathy; working as a united team, learning what forces are driving and challenging clients, and understanding their audience’s’ motivations and anxieties.
They work in cross-discipline project teams, who are given full ownership of their delivery. Teams work using Agile methodologies, and are encouraged to hone their approach.

You should be experienced in:

Defining standards for infrastructure as code
Writing Infrastructure code and relevant tests
Creating CI pipelines as code
A collaborative team player with strong internal and client facing communication skills

You have a strong technical knowledge of:

Terraform
Containerisation technologies including Docker and Kubernetes
Networking
Cloud native and serverless applications
Amazon Web Services
Logging, monitoring and observability tools and practices
Scripting (e.g. bash, python etc.)

Additionally, it would be nice if you had experience in:

Modern CD tools such as Spinnaker/ArgoCD
Service discovery
Service mesh
Modern API Gateways and ingress controllers

You’ll get to:

Work with one of the nicest and most talented teams in London
Be part of the team developing and evolving our in house products
Explore, execute and deliver on large projects for TV, tablet, mobile, responsive web, and emergent technologies from Discovery through to Shipping, with the opportunity to iteratively improve and grow products over time
Create and develop intuitive and innovative processes and tools
Improve yourself and help shape the direction of our studio offering in the years to come alongside your peers
Keep yourself informed on developments in the industry such as new tools, processes and shifts in technology, evolving to ensure you always remain relevant

We will provide:

Yearly bonus based on company profits
Own Macbook Pro to work on, which you are welcome to take home should you choose
Time off at short notice and work from home when necessary
Cycle to work scheme
Pension scheme
A monthly entertainment budget to use with your team
After 3 years, you’ll be eligible to take a sabbatical career break

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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News

Public Service Announcement: funny stuff on Amazon Prime

Steve Buss 19th August 2020

“Seinfeld” is a ‘90s sitcom that became a huge hit in the States.

Confusingly Jerry Seinfeld himself is a pretty lame stand-up, but just ignore that.

Anyways, it’s back on Amazon Prime so here’s a shortlist of the funniest episodes and some of the most famous comedy episodes of any US TV.

Written by Larry David who moved on to write and star in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, Seinfeld is pretty much “Curb Your Enthusiasm: Lighter, Funnier, Better”.

Actually, Seinfeld might as well be called “The Elaine, George and Kramer Show” as Jerry Seinfeld is the weakest link:

Elaine – Jerry’s ex-. Played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus from VEEP. No 1 funny person on the show.

George and his Italian American parents – dad Frank played by Ben Stiller’s dad, Jerry Stiller.

Kramer – the kooky neighbour.

The following episodes are the classics. I watched these during lockdown and they’re still fresh. Most episodes throughout series 4-7 are decent but really you only need to watch these 12 episodes and then move on.

The 12 funniest episodes are:

  • The Contest (season 4)
  • The Hamptons (season 5)
  • The Opposite (season 5)
  • The Pledge Drive (season 6)
  • The Fusilli Jerry (season 6)
  • The Wink (season 7)
  • The Gum (season 7)
  • The Doll (season 7)
  • The Bizarro Jerry (season 8)
  • The Little Kicks (season 8)
  • The Susie (season 8)
  • The Yada Yada (season 8)

Perhaps finish up with “Highlights of a Hundred” (season 6’s clip highlights episode).

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047644297/

Written by Richard Maddox

 

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