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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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NodeJS Developer – Streaming & Video Technology (nodejsdev)

City of London, England, London

Permanent

£50,000 - £65,000

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JavaScript Developer

(NodeJS, JavaScript)

Video Call SaaS Tech Start-up 

HQ in London

Salary £50k – £65k 

Work-from-Home/Remote (within the UK)

We’re hiring JavaScript Developers to build the next generation of video calling software designed specifically to improve B2B sales to suit modern remote working environments. The prototype has already received huge interest and seed investment; now is a great time to join a growing tech company and influence the product.

As the JavaScript Developer, you will work within multi-disciplinary teams within an open, knowledge-sharing business culture. You’ll collaborate with people who are passionate about creating a cool product and who are ambitious to build an impressive tech brand.

Tech stack: Node, JavaScript, TypeScript, React, GraphQL, Nest, CircleCI, Kubernetes, Docker and Google Cloud Platform. 

We’re looking to hire people who get excited about new technologies, who like to be involved with product discussions and who like to be good team players.

If you have experience building SaaS products using modern JavaScript frameworks and are keen to work with React & Node, we’re like to chat with you about this career opportunity.

Please contact Danny Stewart at Red Sofa Berlin to arrange a call (DStewart@RedSofaBerlin.com).

Thanks 🙂

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Presentation Designer (13830)

London

Permanent

£

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I’m looking for a presentation designer who can really add some creative flair to my clients internal/external presentations. If you are looking for a new opportunity as a Presentation Designer for a growing and ambitious organisation, then this role is for you. You will work alongside international teams to design and layout impactful presentations and solve problems creatively.

In this role, you are first and foremost a creative communicator who collaborates with partners to transform concepts into compelling visual presentations. Working with colleagues across key offices, there is an opportunity to raise the bar and influence the standards of presentation output to design impactful presentations and solve problems creatively.

You would be joining this agency at an exciting stage as they are building up a small but strong global in-house creative services team. They are looking to hire presentation designers and/or senior designers in their main markets with the purpose of increasing and improving the quality of our creative output as well as developing processes to ensure an efficient operation. Given you would join the team from the start, you will be able to make a true and meaningful impact on the work we do.

You will have a portfolio full of creatively designed and technically clever presentations.

If this role sounds of is the perfect one for you then please your cv and portfolio over.

Posted by: Karan Kaur

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Design Director (13831)

London

Permanent

£

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One of the most renowned studio’s is looking for a very conceptually and strategically driven Design Director.

This is a key leadership role that is crucial to how this agency works. As a Design Director you will lead multi-disciplinary teams to deliver incredible work throughout all stages of the creative process. You will know how to work with people to get the best out of them and maintain a good working vibe.

You will naturally be a compelling storyteller and a brilliant designer. You will be able to direct the development of concepts across strategy, copy and design, inspiring others to think laterally to evolve big ideas. One of the important parts of this role will be to pioneer cutting edge creativity, and inspire your teams to go beyond current trends.

You will have a very impressive portfolio that shows clever thinking and a love for excellently crafted design.

Posted by: Karan Kaur

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Fullstack Developer (13828)

London

Permanent

£50,000 - £55,000

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My client is an integrated communications agency that is looking for a fullstack developer to join their digital team. They have gone from start-up to multi-national in a little over two decades. The company now ranks in the top 40 agencies worldwide and has 24 offices. Its success is due to a combination of factors: talented people delivering award-winning campaigns; expanding client relationships into new markets or services; making strategic acquisitions. The agency, its people, and client campaigns have won many prestigious awards, including Cannes Lions, Holmes Report, ICCO, PRCA, and European Excellence.

Purpose of the role
You are a forward thinking, engaging Full Stack Developer with a user-centred approach to creating brilliant design experiences. Working directly for the Head of Development and Technical Director within an exciting and expanding team, you will work alongside other digital creatives and developers devising visually arresting and engaging websites, mobile applications, and e-campaigns that surprise and delight users, exploiting cutting edge development techniques and methods.
You will live and breathe development and will be able to demonstrate your ability to not only create complex solutions but also understand how to architect development solutions that uphold the initial vision
and delivers business benefits.
You will be hungry to learn and develop, and in return, you will be welcomed into a tight-knit, evolving team that is part of a unique agency with ambitious growth plans.

Key responsibilities and tasks

  • Work closely with the Technical Director, Head of Development, and other developers to maintain and evolve the development standards of the agency
  • Extends development to include commercial aspects and business value considerations
  • Demonstrates high levels of attention to detail and standards of accuracy in all code deliverables
  • Works as part of a New Business pitch team to sell the capabilities of the development function
  • Develop and progress opportunities to diversify the development product portfolio, highlighting opportunities to expand the agency technical capabilities
  • Maintains regular day-to-day contact with key internal stakeholders to manage their expectations
  • Motivates colleagues to work together in the most efficient manner including Project Management and Client Services

About you
They are looking for a hardworking and passionate Full Stack Developer to contribute to continuous improvement and growth. You will have extensive Full Stack Development experience and the ability to work in a pressurised environment towards tight deadlines.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Advanced experience with an MV* framework preferably vue.js
  • HTML/CSS3/SASS practices that support responsive design, progressive enhancement, SEO best practices, W3C, and accessibility standards across both desktop and mobile web
  • Strong vanilla JS skills and experience with ES6 and jQuery
  • Ideally, some experience working with React, Node.JS, or Angular
  • SVG animation experience with Canvas / CSS3 Keyframes / JS animation
  • Extensive experience of back-end PHP programming, concepts, databases, and configuration
  • Extensive experience developing and deploying WordPress websites
  • Knowledge of performance and security best-practices
  • Full project delivery experience – frontend, backend, testing, and deployment
  • Project estimation and scoping experience
  • Experience of agile/scrum principles, using JIRA and Confluence
  • Extensive experience using git and knowledge of version control best practices
  • Writing technical and functional documentation
  • Experience using Photoshop and/or Sketch in collaboration with UX/UI design
  • Confident communication, both written and verbal – occasional client meetings

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Digital Project Manager (13815)

London

Permanent

£55,000 - £60,000

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I am looking for a Digital PM for my client who is one of the top 40 agencies worldwide and has 24 offices. Its success is due to a combination of factors: talented people delivering award-winning campaigns; expanding client relationships into new markets or services; making strategic acquisitions. The agency, its people, and client campaigns have won many prestigious awards, including Cannes Lions, Holmes Report, ICCO, PRCA, and European Excellence.

Purpose of the role
The Digital Project Manager works with multi-disciplinary teams to define project scopes in detail, plan delivery, ensure the teams’ adherence to scope and plan as well as deliver to quality, deadline and budget whilst maintaining communication, documentation. With an ability to work under pressure, prioritise, multi-task, and manage the project delivery process from concept to completion – and optimisation – the Digital Project Manager remains a champion of process and most of all a motivating team player. Capable of building confidence, earning trust, and gaining respect with clients, teams, and colleagues, and will also act as a conduit of project information from client and client services to the Senior Project Manager and project team.

Main responsibilities
Project definition and governance:

  • Interpret business requirements, project briefs, and determine the appropriate approach.
  • Plan, run, and document requirements and discovery workshops.
  • Identify and document project objectives, timescales, and cost estimates.
  • Organise and deliver projects to plan, budget, and quality, assessing and mitigating risks throughout.

Process adherence:

  • Scope, cost, plan, manage and execute technically complex projects.
  • Identify, book, manage, brief, and utilise resources against project scope.
  • Recognise, manage, and mitigate project risks and issues.
  • Manage and maintain day-to-day operations and delivery of projects and scope.

Project communication:

  • Manage day-to-day client liaison and expectations.
  • Effectively communicate relevant project information to the Senior Project Manager, Client Services team, client, and other project stakeholders using agreed tools and systems.
  • Resolve and/or escalates issues and actively reduce risks to project delivery and client relationships.

Budget and commercial management:

  • Track the progress of project budgets, ensuring that budget expectations are managed/raised with clients and the change control process invoked when necessary.
  • Manage internal expectations around budget over-runs and associated resourcing impact.

About you
Professional experience:

  • 4+ years Project Management experience in a digital agency, consultancy, or software environment.
  • 2+ year practicing one or more recognised methodologies and/or frameworks (we use waterfall, agile and lean methodologies, dependent on project fit).
  • You will need to have a strong knowledge, understanding, and experience project managing web builds
  • A proven track record of successfully delivering high-quality digital products and services to time, specification and budget.
  • A well-rounded understanding of modern web technologies.
  • Experience in delivering technically sophisticated / complex projects – demonstrable ability to talk the talk with clients, suppliers, and developers.
  • Experience of project tools such as MS Project, Jira, InVision, Slack an advantage.

neil@redsofalondon.com

Posted by: Neil Clements

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JavaScript Developer @ Video Call SaaS Tech Start-up (VIDSAAS)

City of London, England, Essex, London

Permanent

£40,000 - £60,000

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JavaScript Developer 

(React, Node, JavaScript)

Video Call SaaS Tech Start-up 

HQ in London

Target Budget Circa £55k (negotiable)

Work-from-Home/Remote (within the UK)

We’re hiring JavaScript Developers to build the next generation of video calling software designed specifically to improve B2B sales to suit modern remote working environments. The prototype has already received huge interest and seed investment; now is a great time to join a growing tech company and influence the product.

As the JavaScript Developer, you will work within multi-disciplinary teams within an open, knowledge-sharing business culture. You’ll collaborate with people who are passionate about creating a cool product and who are ambitious to build an impressive tech brand. 

Tech stack: React, Node, JavaScript, TypeScript, GraphQL, Nest, CircleCI, Kubernetes, Docker and Google Cloud Platform. 

We’re looking to hire people who get excited about new technologies, who like to be involved with product discussions and who like to be good team players. 

If you have experience building SaaS products using modern JavaScript frameworks and are keen to work with React & Node, we’re like to chat with you about this career opportunity. 

Please contact Danny Stewart at Red Sofa Berlin to arrange a call (DStewart@RedSofaBerlin.com). 

Thanks 🙂

Posted by: Danny Stewart

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Tools Support Manager (13768)

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £37,000

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I am looking for a software manager to join my client’s Business Planning team. This role requires a maths-based degree with an interest in marketing topics, along with a desire to learn about methods of analysing communication and the techniques of media planning. Interaction with global teams is a crucial aspect of this role, the tools manager is the champion for the use of advanced techniques in creating media plans.
They are currently in the process of building these tools into a suite of web applications.

Competencies

  • The Tools Support Manager will support and work closely with the Head of Tool Development and Product Director.
  • Advise Local, Worldwide, and Regional teams in the best approach to using the tools
  • Delivery technical training, online, to global teams
  • Liaise with the Tech Team regarding testing, documentation, and implementation of requirements
  • Collaboration with colleagues in the construction of training and support plans
  • Customer support point for internal queries regarding usage of tools and solutions
  • Development of user guides, case studies, and presentational materials
  • Co-operate with other business units’ analysts
  • Source syndicated and public data for inclusion in models

Knowledge and Attributes

  • Media planning and/or buying experience
  • Degree level education: economics, maths or statistics (or science subjects also suitable depending on numeracy)
  • Willingness to learn, in detail, the tools and solutions
  • Interest to learn about marketing effectiveness
  • A curious nature with the desire to get under the skin of a problem
  • Methodical and logical with an extreme eye for detail
  • Awareness of legal and data protection issues
  • A team player

Other Responsibilities

  • Understand the detail of installation and usage of the global tools
  • Oversee installation of Business Planning software and tools
  • Configures the software to users’ needs
  • Supports Programme Director to maintain a central repository of tools and solutions
  • Pitch and ad hoc project support that requires the Manager to run the tools on behalf of others

No sponsorship for this role.

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Digital Content & Marketing Designer (13748)

Essex

Permanent

£27,000 - £37,000

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Digital Content and Marketing Designer – £27-37k – Essex

This is a great opportunity for a proactive Digital Content Designer to increase the brand visibility of this well-established and respected Essex automotive business.

You will be asked to take on a broad digital design role with the aim of growing this business’ social, online and marketing presence across multiple channels while keeping brand reinforcement and integrity at the forefront of all communications.

This role would suit someone with previous experience as a social media designer who is looking for more autonomy and wants the opportunity to get their ideas across. You will need to be comfortable being the sole fulltime creative and being relied upon to create engaging and relevant content. Additionally someone with experience or an understanding of marketing strategy would be preferred.

Because of this business’ enviable offering it would be a distinct advantage if you had a passion or interest in supercars, classic sports cars, F1 or luxury automobiles.

Essential skills include: Adobe Creative Cloud, especially Photoshop; E-marketing delivery experience; Google Adwords and analytics

Preferred skills: After Effects / Motion, Figma/Sketch/Adobe XD

If you are an organised, self-starter with exceptional communication skills then this could be the ideal role for you. In return you will be working for a well established British company at the start of their creative & digital journey and will have the opportunity to see your ideas come to life across multiple channels and make a real impact to the business. (Due to location own transport necessary).

Posted by: Martin King

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Senior Brand Strategist (13327)

City of London, London

Permanent

£45,000 - £50,000

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Head of Concept and Strategy (full time, permanent)

We re looking for an experienced person that knows how to translate a client brief into a marketing strategy and concept with a holistic thinking across all channels but a focus on digital. Creative skills are welcome to steer the design team.

Ideally the person comes with technical knowledge or at least interest as this characterizes a lot of our clients. The beauty of working with the Mittelstand is that you are facing a broad range of diverse clients from small start to global enterprises and across all industry sectors.

Posted by: Nish Lad

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Senior Front End Developer (13499)

London

Permanent

£70,000 - £75,000

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I am looking for a forward thinking, engaging Frontend Developer with a user centred approach to creating brilliant design experiences. Working directly for the Head of Development and Executive Creative Director within an exciting and expanding team, you will work alongside other digital creatives and developers devising visually arresting and engaging websites, mobile applications and e-campaigns that surprise and delight users, exploiting cutting edge development techniques and methods.

You will live and breathe development and will be able to demonstrate your ability to not only create complex solutions, but also understand how to architect development solutions that uphold the initial vision and delivers business benefit.

You will be hungry to learn and develop, and in return you will be welcomed into a tight knit, evolving team that is part of a unique agency with ambitious growth plans.

Purpose of the role
Working directly for the Head of Development and Executive Creative Director within an expanding team, this role works alongside other digital creatives and developers to devise visually arresting and engaging websites, mobile applications and e-campaigns. Campaigns that will surprise and delight users, exploiting cutting edge development techniques and methods.

You will live and breathe development and will be able to demonstrate your ability to not only create complex solutions, but also understand how to architect development solutions that uphold the initial vision and delivers business benefit.

Key responsibilities and tasks

Work closely with the Executive Creative Director, Head of Development and other developers to maintain and evolve the development standards of the agency
Extends development to include commercial aspects and business value considerations
Demonstrates high levels of attention to detail and standards of accuracy in all code deliverables
Works as part of a New Business pitch team to sell the capabilities of the development function
Develops and progresses opportunities to diversify the development product portfolio, highlighting opportunities to expand the agency capability set
Maintains regular day-to-day contact with key internal stakeholders to manage their expectations
Motivates colleagues to work together in the most efficient manner including Project Management and Client Services.

About you
We are looking for a hardworking and passionate Frontend developer to contribute to the continuous improvement and growth at the agency. You will have extensive Frontend Development experience and the ability to work in a pressurised environment towards tight deadlines.

Other responsibilities will include:

Advanced experience with an MV* framework preferably vue.js
HTML/CSS3/SASS practices that support responsive design, progressive enhancement, SEO best practices, W3C and accessibility standards across both desktop and mobile web
Strong vanilla JS skills and experience with ES6 and jQuery
SVG animation experience with Canvas / CSS3 Keyframes / JS animation
Understanding of back-end programming concepts and PHP
Experience developing in WordPress
Experience using Photoshop and/or Sketch in collaboration with UX/UI design
Confident communication, both written and verbal – occasional client meetings may be required

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

Posted by: Neil Clements

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News

2021 Salary Survey

Steve Buss 1st February 2021

What are salaries for 2021 looking like within the advertising, creative and digital industries?

We wanted to take this opportunity to share with you our Salary Survey for 2021. To take a look please click here.

You’ll see that the last page has all the relevant contact information for each of our consultants and their specialist areas should you wish to get in touch.

We would love to support you with any new hires you have currently or coming up this year. We can also help to bench build for freelance requirements, or maybe you know of someone in the market that might be out of work currently and needs some help in finding a new home.

We have worked extremely hard to keep our full team in the business ready to provide recruitment support, guidance or market insight.

Please feel free to get in touch for anything you may need.

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