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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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Junior Social/ Motion Designer (13234)

London

Contract

£24,000 - £29,000

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-My client are a boutique privately owned doggie friendly agency based in East London.

This role within the design team will be a minimum of 3 months (potentially 6), working as an agency based retained designer for one of the agencies major growth accounts creating social content or assisting with mock-ups, social design and digital artworking.

This role is to execute all requests made by the client with enthusiasm, speed and reliability, demonstrating great attention to detail, total trustworthiness and initiative. This is a great opportunity if you want to be the lead designer on an account as well as pushing your visual and motion skills. You must be talented, ambitious and driven.

Retained work will include: ? Moving video / GIFs ? Content creation ? Artworking

The type of people we want to meet If you live and breathe design, we want to meet you. But above all, you must embody core values and fit within the culture.
We want to meet you if you…
? … have 1-2 years agency experience
? … are able to easily understand a brief and take initiative to ask questions when needed
? … have great visual & motion design skills
? … have a strong understanding of design trends and how to harness them
? … have good communication skills
? … are able to problem solve and bring solutions to the table
? … are proactive and committed to developing your own knowledge and skills

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Engineering Manager (13226)

London

Permanent

£80,000 - £90,000

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Engineering Manager

(Distributed Systems, Technical Architecture, Development Manager)

Payment Platform Technology Company

City of London

£80,000 to £90,000 + Benefits + Bonus

We’re hiring an Engineering Manager to join a Payment Platform Technology Company during an exciting growth phase, supplying huge brand name clients retail finance products. The scalable technology improves customer transaction journeys, web performance reliability, security, aggregation of service providers, data acquisition and document production.

As the Engineering Manager, you’ll oversee three product teams formed by Backend Developers, Frontend Developers, DevOps, QA engineers and Designers. You’ll be instrumental using Domain Driven Development processes in collaboration to achieve product goals. You will also be managing people, managing expectations, encouraging skill growth, team harmony and inspiring peers.

Tech stack: Java, PHP, Node, JavaScript, React, Postgres, Git, AWS, Terraform, Docker, CI/CD, SQS, RabbitMQ, Kafka, Distributed Systems (event-driven architecture).

We’re looking to hire someone with:

  • Domain-Driven Development experience
  • People Management & Team Management experience
  • Coaching and Motivation skills
  • Significant software development experience
  • Good technical architectural skills
  • Tech Start-up experience

Any FinTech / Payments experience is beneficial but not necessary

The company are at the beginning of a huge project that is expected to evolve for the next 5 years at least; this role will suit the professional engineer & technical leader that enjoys variety in challenges, who enjoys stability from long term projects and someone who’s looking for a chance to really shape a team, product and growth phase technology company. The relaxed & professional culture will suit someone who is keen to separate work and life with a healthy balance. You’ll work with cutting edge tools, to modern processes and collaborate with prestigious clients – all great for long term career objectives.

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

 

Posted by: Danny Stewart

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Senior Backend Developer (11873)

London

Permanent

£60,000 - £85,000

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Senior Backend Developer (PHP, Java, JavaScript, Scala)

FinTech Start-up

City of London

£60,000 to £85,000 + Benefits + Perks

We’ve partnered with a fintech startup in a really exciting phase of growth, and so we’re looking to hire a Senior Backend Developer to work within their React and Redux tech stack.

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…

  • 5+ years commercial experience in software engineering.
  • Passion to work in modern development methodologies i.e. Agile, Scrum, TDD, BDD, CI etc.
  • Deep understanding of OOP and SOLID principles
  • Excellent knowledge of design patterns and when to apply them
  • 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)
  • Any experience with event-driven architectures

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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Front-End Developer (12795)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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I am looking for a Mid-weight creative front-end developer for a client of mine, able to handle a variety of tasks from mailers, holding pages, through to building large websites and web apps.

Working in conjunction with a creative lead but also able to take on projects independently.

This is a key role with a long-term objective of growing with their business – an excellent opportunity for an ambitious developer who would like to step into a more senior role down the line.

Skills

HTML/CSS
Strong javascript skills
Knowledge of React, and WordPress is a bonus but must be willing to learn on the job
Version control using Git
Basic proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch

Day to day

Developing larger projects (1-2+ months) using either React or vanilla JS
Building a variety of websites for marketing campaigns
Providing support to existing internal/external web apps and websites – amends, bug fixes, etc
Setting up marketing mailers and assisting with other smaller development jobs
Improving and maintaining the development environment

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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Head of Development (12897)

London

Permanent

£75,000 - £80,000

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I am looking for a talented and enthusiastic Head of Development to join my clients’ team in their Shoreditch studio, this function is to lead the Python Developers and work alongside the other technology team leads. As a company built on a reputation of quality products, with high standards for their technical builds, the Technology function is a core component of this and the Head of Development is critical to ensure the python team are building reliable and well-engineered products and developing as individuals.

You’ll be reporting to our CTO and work alongside an impressive studio-wide team who work across a range of technologies and applications.

Requirements

You are experienced in:

Ensuring code quality is of a high standard, easily transferable between individuals and monitored and peer-reviewed
Representing the engineering function internally and to clients, ensuring work is visible to all regardless of technical ability or knowledge
Problem-solving in a consistent and considered manner
Carrying out due diligence ahead of implementing new features
Overseeing a function to ensure risk is at a suitable level and specifications are followed
Collaboratively design and plan architecture with other members of the technology team
Python web frameworks, ideally Django, using these to create performant applications that scale as well as testing frameworks
Developing Rest API’s as part of a microservice architecture
Lead and support the team in estimating new features and projects
Recruiting, retaining and developing a team of Python Developers

You must be able to live and work in the UK for the position. They would require to see examples on your GitHub account

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Brand Designer (13214)

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £50,000

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A well established global brand is looking for an internal Brand Designer who will be fully experienced in brand building and identity development. You will be responsible for upholding and evolving the brand identity guidelines, developing identities for internal platforms and brand assets, plus the design of brand guidelines, pitch decks and other collateral (emails, posters, newsletters etc.)

You will have previously worked for a brand or agencies and have a portfolio that shows your 360 involvement in brand/identity design across multiple touch points.

Posted by: Karan Kaur

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Community Manager (12049)

London

Permanent

£30 - £35

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Community Manager

A rare opportunity for an experienced Community Manager to join a leading word of mouth Agency to work on one of their biggest and most established accounts. This is a fantastic role for someone who loves tech of all kinds, with the chance to produce content in partnership with many of the world’s top consumer tech brands.

An exciting hybrid role, you will take on a largely autonomous position, spending 3 days per week as part of the brand’s in-house social team at their London HQ offices and 2 days per week at the Agency’s Soho office – the best of both worlds working both agency and client side!

Having recently undergone a strategic overhaul, the Community Manager has a pivotal role taking charge of the brand’s social channels and, in partnership with a dedicated designer, producing killer content which people want to like, share, and respond to on a daily basis.

With a reactive content stream at the heart of the strategy, you will always be on the lookout for ways to react to relevant or trending topics, provoking conversation online. A nature flair for creating witty and engaging reactive content is essential.

Beyond your day-to-day accounts, you will also have the opportunity to work on new business and projects, advise on the changing landscape of platforms and tools across our roster, be a go-to for social knowledge, and contribute to industry and social trend reports.

You will form part of an 18-strong passionate Community team who get together every other week to chat about the latest tech, campaigns, and trends they’ve seen.

Responsibilities

?  Creative copywriting and social publishing

?  Daily moderation for reactive social opportunities

?  Managing the day-to-day delivery of editorial, creative, and strategic plans

?  Building strong relationships with clients and identifying business development

opportunities

?  Helping to develop and implement best-in-class social communication strategy,

offering creative spark, and commercial understanding to develop plans

?  Researching the latest social tools, platforms and trends – and working to ensure that we are the first to innovate and experiment

?  Delivering reports, performance tracking & trend analysis to clients

Key skills

?  A solid understanding of social media and its impact on brands

?  Excellent written and verbal communication skills

?  An eye for creative content: both written and visual

?  The ability to think:

o Creatively (capable of thinking differently and disruptively)

o Strategically (able to analyse situations and see the big picture)

?  Excellent organisation, time management & team management skills

?  The ability to work under pressure whilst keeping an eye on the finer details

?  Proficiency in using a wide variety of social platforms and tools

?  A strong understanding of what it takes to build rock solid client relationships,

particularly for the time spent in-house at the brand’s HQ

Experience:

1-2 years agency experience working with social media

Experience working in a variety of industries or demonstration that you can quicklyget under the skin of accounts that might be outside of your comfort zone or direct experience

 

Posted by: Sarah Houghton

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Digital Project Manager – LEEDS (13205)

Permanent

£40,000 - £42,000

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My Client is a leading Integrated Agency based in Leeds. They’re looking for a Senior Digital Project Manager to join a team that has recently restructured. This role is about setting up the teams for success and establishing your mark within the agency.

WHAT YOU WILL BRING TO THE AGENCY
You are a digital native, and an experienced creatively-minded professional; with agency background in sports and/or premium fashion brands. You have previously worked on creative innovative products and experiential campaigns using the latest technologies. You are passionate about creativity and its ability to unlock growth for brands. You have an agile mindset and experience partnering with multiple stakeholders across the agency. This role will look to you to own the successful delivery of projects for a leading global fashion/sports brand.

General Competencies:

Thrives on taking ownership of your project team and delivering market leading campaign experiences from positioning to concept to design to implementation to evaluation, on time and within budget.
Confident communicator both written and verbal. Calm and level-headed, leading all project meetings, both internal or external.
Project owner, ability to work in partnership with all cross-functional teams to deliver value to the client, on time, to scope, to quality and within budget.
Owner and advocate of internal approvals process at all stages of the project, ensuring a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Supports with the strategy to drive development of the creative campaign.
Makes informed decisions based on analysis of the situation and different perspectives from either the client or partner agencies.
Works closely with our third-party partners.
Builds strong relationships with all internal stakeholders, in particular; regular liaison with Resource Management team to manage and prevent over-servicing.
Appreciation of great creative work and the ability to judge accordingly.
Excellent presentation skills.

Relationships and Impact

Demonstrate a solid understanding of the our client’s brand to in order to positively impact their business.
Display a deep interest in customer experience and a willingness to deliver an outstanding customer first campaign.
Be able to work with clients and within cross agency teams to drive the development of campaigns.
Excellent experience in managing client relationships. Trusted by the client to consistently deliver and perceived by the client and agency staff as a safe pair of hands.
Manage client’s expectations around all areas of projects: timings, budgets, resources, change requests.
Build strong relationships with all associated suppliers and departments, addressing any financial or quality issues professionally.

Account Management

Willing to take ownership of project and go the extra mile to ensure the best outcome for the client and agency.
Strong attention to detail.
Must be proactive and demonstrate problem solving ability.
Identify and leverages all additional revenue opportunities within existing projects..

Project Management
Define the scope of work (SOW) and support the team to set up initial budgets by partnering with agency teams and third parties. Thereafter, have continuous oversight of financial management and reconciliations run by the team.

Attending all pre-production meetings, organising/running team stand-ups, managing schedules and meetings in line with daily project needs.
Maintains projects status update on a weekly basis.
Manage budgets: tracking hours spent vs estimated hours and understanding the rationale for over-spend.
Work with project team to ensure the consistent recording of project documentation for all work.
Responsible for all internal, client and third-party supplier wash-ups, ensuring all learnings are cascaded to the relevant teams and merchandising manager.
Ability to identity and deal with all risks and issues within your projects.

Skills and Experience
Digital native with integrated marketing campaign, experiential, digital product development and product innovation experience.

Solid project management experience gained within an agency environment.
Previous sports or luxury goods experience is a must.
Has extensive experience working with creative/conceptual teams, visual designers, product engineers, user experience specialists and data analysts/scientists etc.
Knowledge across most areas of digital and creative process.

Behaviours

Someone who is curious, flexible and agile.
A team player who is happy to supports the wider team.
A continuous-learning mindset, always looking for ways to develop and refine existing structures in place.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

 

Posted by: Sarah Houghton

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Creative Strategist – Contract (13178)

London

Temporary, Contract

£0

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I am looking for a Creative Strategists to inspire and craft breakthrough strategies and ideas based on powerful human insights, supported by hands-on research and analytics. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional internal teams to rapidly deliver on briefs and lead/facilitate workshops for key clients in all industries. Bring expertise in communications, media and users, as well a cutting edge understanding of all things digital and technology.
The Client is a multi-national global leader in the tech industry.

What they’d like to see:

Relevant work experience in industry-leading creative and/or media/tech agencies/companies, preferably digitally-driven, including experience working directly with senior and C-level client and agency partners.
Preferably international/global organisations or having leading/iconic brands as clients. Experience with businesses/users in the UK, Germany and France is also preferred.
Expertise in multi-channel communications and the media and tech landscape.
Track record of award-winning strategic and creative output that generates business, builds brands and engages users.
Ability to inspire clients and creative teams by connecting the dots among research/data, insights and strategic ideas.
Proficient with Design Thinking user-centred design/creativity methodologies.
Excellent presentation, verbal and written skills, as well as proven ability to facilitate workshops and work directly with clients.
Excellent at data analysis and visualisation, and familiar with data manipulation/extraction (e.g., SQL scripting or similar data extraction tools).
Enthusiasm for working at both the macro and micro level, from the details of data sets and product features all the way up to influencing business strategy at the client C-level.
A doer, not just a thinker, willing to wear multiple hats beyond strategy and get your hands dirty – no task is below you.
A natural learner, ready to try and learn new skills (from facilitation techniques to working with proprietary data tools).
Comfortable with ambiguity and able to make decisions based on incomplete or contradictory information. You see potential mistakes as opportunities to learn and improve, not as challenges to your ego or reputation.
Self-driven and self-sufficient, effective at designing, executing and managing your own work plan and projects.
Ability to work across borders and lead/coordinate remote teams to deliver shared goals.
Fluency in English.
Open to travel across EMEA region and further if necessary.
Willing to work some cross-geo hours to accommodate calls with California-based product team.

Start: April 2020
Duration: 6 months approx
Inside IR35

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Freelance ASP.Net Developer (13172)

London

Contract

£

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Freelance ASP.Net Developer 

(Full-Stack, ASP.Net)

Digital Magazine & Media Brand 

(Music, Fashion and Youth Culture)

Central London

*16th March Start Date: 4 weeks*

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.

Project Brief: “Currently, we have a system where our audience can vote for their favourite things from a collection we publish, and we want to put a data harvest gate in front of the voting mechanism. This will require a new modal form created for a name, email address etc with validation, an email with confirmation link sent to that address, and tracking the number of votes that user then makes once activated. If we are able and have time, we would also want Facebook Login and Google Login integration.”

TECH STACK:

  • C# (Essential)
  • ASP.NET, MVC (Essential)
  • SQL server or similar (Essential)
  • API Design and Creation
  • Signup form creation / Possible Mailchimp experience / Facebook login / Google login (desirable)
  • JavaScript, JS Frameworks / JQuery (Beneficial)
  • Windows Azure / AWS (Beneficial)
  • CMS Experience (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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