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 🙂

Posted by: Danny

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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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Fullstack Developer (13500)

London

Permanent

£50,000 - £55,000

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I am looking for a Full Stack Developer to join my clients incredible team of creative, forward thinking Developers. They are looking for someone with a strong and detailed understanding of both back-end concepts and PHP and front-end development. This is an exciting time to be joining them as they are seeking to rapidly expand their development team.

This is an opportunity that will suit an ambitious professional who relishes the chance to help grow a business, thrives on challenges and working in a fast-paced international environment.

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.

Main responsibilities

Considers website development beyond the brief, and extends it to include commercial aspects and business value considerations
Works closely with the Technical Director, Executive Creative Director, Head of Development and the agency’s development team to maintain and evolve the development standards of the agency
Works as part of a New Business pitch team to sell the capabilities of the development function
Develops designs to an excellent creative standard, collaborating with other delivery functions
Use various software’s on a daily basis including WordPress, PHP, HTML/CSS3/SASS, Vanilla JS and frameworks e.g. vue.js
Demonstrates high levels of attention to detail and standards of accuracy in all code deliverables
Shows a clear understanding, adoption and development of latest techniques and languages and offers exploratory solutions to development requirements
Develops a good ideology for managing maintainable, scalable solutions and blueprint products (re-usable assets)
Encourages and inspires excellence in both the development and design teams
Records and shares lessons learned with team members to facilitate continuous improvement
Ensures development architecture is always current and repositories are set up and maintained correctly

About you
You will be an engaging and forward-thinking Full Stack Developer with a user centred approach to creating brilliant design experiences. You must have HTML/CSS3/SASS practices that support responsive design, progressive enhancement, SEO best practices, W3C and accessibility standards across both desktop and mobile web.

Additional requirements

5+ years development experience
Understanding of back-end programming concepts and PHP
Extensive experience developing in WordPress
Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)
Plug in usages
Multi-Site implementation
End-to-End Theme Development
Demonstrates API and third-party integrations
MySQL Development
WordPress DevOps Experience
Advanced experience with an MV* framework preferably vue.js
Strong vanilla JS skills and experience with ES6 and jQuery
Positive communication, strong work ethic, ambition and drive.

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

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Project Manager (12714)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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Digital Project Manager (digital comms focused)

My Client is a leading global integrated Agency working with the number 1 premium automotive brand in the world, handling all marketing activity from advertising to digital experience, to data science to CRM, to dealer. They’re looking to hire a PM with 3-4+ years experience with experience of

Purpose

With the support of Lead PM, Project Managers ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget both within the agency and externally to clients to ensure the best qualitative output.

Supports account teams in early project stages: project scoping, strategy and creative brief development;
Takes full project and client management (with the help of account team) from late creative development stage, through to design, production and QA stages;
Creates and manages SoW – scope, cost and timings control at all times;
Works directly with off shore production hub in the delivery of adaptions from global playbooks;

Books and manages resource, assures that delivery teams have all the support to produce their work in a timely and efficient way;
Develops design/production briefs, manages briefings, reviews, feedback and amends;
Sources tech requirements, manages trafficking sheet/display serving platform/Facebook Creative Hub set-up;
Takes responsibility for suggesting alternative options in situations where there are challenges from a timings or delivery standpoint’;
Manages and follows up on all internal and third-party costs and POs;

Profile

Integrated PM will have strong communications skills and first-hand experience of taking personal charge for the delivery of similar highly innovative and creative projects along with:

3-4+ years’ proven experience with a track record in marketing communications projects;

Experience and understanding of the processes involved in delivering Online display, Email & Social, DCO / DCE campaigns is essential;
Broad understanding of areas such as: web analytics, personalization, search, customer journey analysis, A/B-testing, trafficking/tracking, FlashTalking is desirable;
Able to manage pressure and risks, prioritize and deliver effectively;
Is a strong team player and stays professional at all times;
A rapid learner, good communicator, negotiator and influencer who’s warm and likeable, able to convince a client;
Is detail focused and has solid writing and speaking skills in English.

Posted by: Sarah Houghton

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HTML5 Banner Developer (12519)

London

Permanent

£36,000 - £38,000

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My client is a well-known creative agency in central London, they are are looking for a HTML5 banner developer to work within their friendly, digital team.

Their clients include Amazon, Lloyds Banking Group, O2, Sony, Three Mobile, Intel, British Gas and Bacardi to name but a few.

You will work on display advertising for desktop, mobile and occasionally on website animations. You will work closely with the development lead, digital designers, project managers and producers.

Ideally you will have the following experience/abilities:

Experience working with rich media vendors such as DoubleClick Studio, DCM, Sizmek and Flashtalking

Ability to animate using JavaScript libraries such as GreenSock (GSAP)

Fluent in CSS3

Solid understanding of cross-browser compatibility and responsive design

Ability to use automation tools such as Gulp

Thorough understanding of source code repositories such as Git

Well versed with Adobe Photoshop and Sketch

Experience with the following is considered a plus, but not crucial:

Creating Dynamic Banners in DoubleClick Studio

Ability to animate SVGA

Must have:

Strong understanding of layout and design
2+ years of experience animating in HTML5/JavaScript

 

You will need to provide URLs for an online portfolio, client work and any side projects they may believe are relevant to the job scope, as well as any other site or application work that shows your digital creative spark.

You must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom to be considered for this role.

 

Posted by: Neil Clements

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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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Digital UI Designer (11828)

Richmond

Permanent

£45,000 - £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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Internal Comms Role (11633)

Richmond

Permanent

£60,000 - £70,000

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My Client is a leading global Agency Network with approx 6000 employees working in the UK. They’re looking for an Internal Comms specialist to deliver their vision in a creative and culturally rich way across the Group.

The role requires strong organisational skills combined with a strategic mindset to understand the breadth of the business and how it should be positioned internally.

Key responsibilities:

Establish an internal communications strategy in conjunction with the Head of Communications
Ensure organisational initiatives and projects are successfully communicated to employees and stakeholders
Plan, edit and write content for a variety of internal communications mediums, including newsletters
You may also be required to work on the layout/design of content
Ghostwrite for CEO and CTO communications
Draft messages or scripts from senior executives for presentation to employees in written or spoken form
Deliver content for internal events
Help produce video and audio content for internal messaging
Ensure internal communications messages are consistent across all mediums and for different departments of the organisation
Ensure internal communication messages are consistent with external communication messages, working closely with the PR leads across the various Agencies within the group.
Handle the internal communication response to crisis situations which affect organisational perception and reputation
Manage all internal platforms/mediums and ensure the database is regularly updated
Advise senior executives of developments throughout the organisation, either face to face or through regular written communication
Manage an editorial calendar for internal communications, working closely with the external comms team

 

Key skills

Writing skills: you will need excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills as well as the journalistic ability to source stories from employees
Speaking skills: You also need strong speaking skills as you are likely to be called on to give presentations to staff. Internal communications managers need sensitivity to an organisation’s goals and values and the ability to relay them to employees
Interpersonal skills: You need good interpersonal and relationship-building skills in order to work with communications and HR departments. You also need to possess the confidence to deal with senior executives and explain communication techniques to them.
Creative skills: You need the creative ability to devise communication strategies
Digital skills: Familiarity with information technology, especially digital and video means of communication, is essential.
Design skills including photoshop and Indesign is a plus

 

 

 

Posted by: Sarah Houghton

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Planning Director (11572)

Richmond

Permanent

£70,000 - £80,000

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Strategy Director – Brand/Digital

Are you a superstar Senior Planner/Planning Director looking for your next big challenge?

My client is a global network with an impressive track record of winning new business. To this end, they are now looking to bring on two Strategy Directors to lead newly won accounts.

You will be integrated but bring strong brand and digital with a natural ability to engage with clients and internal teams. A deep dive research, great knowledge of behavioural economic principles and story telling will be part of repertoire and driving creativity will be second nature.

Salary Circa £80k
If you are stuck in a rut, get in touch today

 

Posted by: Nish Lad

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Full-Stack Developers (13749)

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £55,000

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I am looking to hire 2 x a Full-Stack Engineers, with the experience and passion necessary to get started quickly and who are comfortable working in a changing environment.
As a Full-Stack Engineer, you will get the opportunity to take on new challenges and use your creativity to solve them in a robust and scalable way.

Background
Some of the main things they are looking for in their engineers:

  • You are excited about creating digital products
  • You take pleasure in writing clear code.
  • You are an enthusiastic team player who enjoys collaborating across teams.
  • You enjoy challenges and learning new technologies
  • Requirements
  • Deep knowledge of modern web technologies
  • Experience in Agile working practices

The Stack
They use a wide variety of technologies. Our stack currently includes:

  • JavaScript + Typescript
  • React (hooks if possible) + GraphQL
  • Node + Nest
  • CircleCI, Kubernetes, Docker, and Google Cloud Platform
  • Twilio (nice to have)

They use GitHub for source control, write tests and run continuous integration, and review each other’s code through pull requests.
Ideally, you would be familiar with these technologies or similar patterns, however, what interests us most is your broad experience of software development than of specific tools or libraries.

No sponsorship for this role.
It would be useful to have a link to either your GitHub or BitBucket account with your CV.

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Product Management Lead (or experienced SPdM) (13743)

London

Temporary

£

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I am looking for a freelance Product Management Lead to join my client’s team in London (all remote) for an upcoming project to redesign the website for a global consultancy client. In this role, you will
partner with the leadership team including Director, Business Strategy and UX Director to define the core product vision, goals, milestones, functionality, backlog, and requirements while establishing a shared approach to build alignment on priorities leading to product execution.
Once the vision and roadmap have been established, you’ll move into being the agency side product owner for design sprints, accountable for ongoing prioritisation, gathering requirements, writing user stories, and partnering with designers to deliver client-ready designs aligned with
user, business, and feasibility considerations.

What you’ll be doing.

  • You will help establish a shared vision and build alignment on priorities leading to product execution.
  • You will define and manage product roadmaps to realise business goals and strategies.
  • You will collaborate with user experience experts, visual designers, and engineers to reach the best possible version of a feature or product to bring to market.
  • Create and maintain product roadmaps, feature backlogs, and product documentation such PRDs, user stories, use cases, user flows, logic flows, and functional specifications.
  • Prioritise design activities with strategy, XD and client leadership.
  • Help define and refine working processes in order to maximise efficiency in constantly evolving environments.

What they’d like to see.

  • You have over five years of experience in product management, business analysis, or equivalent experience.
  • You have experience with waterfall and agile methodologies and an understanding of product management’s role in various development methodologies.
  • You have a proven track record of leading and delivering large and complex products and services.
  • You excel in analytical problem solving and decision-making skills and are fluent in Excel/Google sheets.
  • You are able to confidently lead client workshops, create presentations, and advise and on and apply best practice approaches for product strategy and prioritisation.
  • You are able to quickly understand, simplify, internalise, and communicate complex or technical concepts.
  • You have demonstrated thoroughness, follow-up, and attention to detail.
  • Strong appreciation for design and user experience.

Get in touch for more details with either shoughton@redsofalondon or neil@redsofalondon.

Looking to fill this contract ASAP.

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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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Head of E-Commerce (12938)

London

Permanent

£80,000 - £90,000

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Head of E-Commerce

c£80k + equity + bonus + bens

 

Opportunity for an experienced Head of E-Commerce to join an established successful BEAUTY Start-Up as their HEAD OF DIGITAL, responsible for developing and delivering a global E-commerce strategy.

You will be looking to use your practical expertise in ANALYTICS, CRM and PERFORMANCE MARKETING in an entrepreneurial commercially successful brand.

You will be ambitious to be Director level within 2 years.

 

Role description

The Head of Digital will be responsible for driving ambitious online sales growth by delivering a customer-focused, brand-appropriate and best in class online shopping and training experience for our customers and subscribers. This role will also be responsible for digital marketing and CRM, working closely with the marketing team to optimise the total spend to drive acquisition, engagement, and revenue. Ultimately, this person will be fully responsible for the channel.

Key duties and responsibilities:

Responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to;

  • Responsible for P&L of online channel.
  • Implement and drive activities to deliver ambitious sales goal.
  • Lead all ecommerce activities and develop a global customer-focused ecommerce strategy.
  • Ensure the brand is adequately represented on the website and digital media.
  • Developing high-level site performance, you will ensure that the websites are continuously optimised. Work towards an agreed business plan to develop continual site improvement: setting up and running AB/MV test programmes and using tools such as Google Analytics to run a clear development plan. Continually review if site is fit for purpose and make appropriate recommendations if not.
  • Work with key departments (Studios / Wholesale/ Marketing / Design / Finance / Merchandising / IT) to ensure strategies are fully supported and integrated into executional plans.
  • Develop and execute plans to broaden the geographic reach of the brand to agreed geographies and territories.
  • Management of relationships with key agencies
  • Manage the web development product backlog, web releases and web issues.
  • Lead the CRM strategy including the segmentation, data capture and automated engagement programmes, ensuring the profitable spend on recruiting of customers digitally and ensure we are encouraging repeat purchase from our database.
  • Work to ensure that site merchandising optimises sell through, promotion of best sellers or focused product, and is visually appealing.
  • Work with Marketing on developing online campaign execution and broadening campaign reach through digital channels.
  • Ensure appropriate management reporting is in place to demonstrate site performance and future site investment on marketing, merchandising and development.
  • Building strong user/customer business cases for development of new offerings to the online customer.

Posted by: Richard Maddox

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Digital UI Designer (13715)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £40,000

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There are digital designers, and there are digital designers who can create experiences and craft beautiful, original, outstandingly executed work! My client is looking to expand their digital offering within the design department. All candidates are expected to have an acute eye for innovative and well-crafted interface design as well as a great understanding of UX and customer journeys with UD. If you want to change the way people engage with your work this is a pretty cool opportunity.

I am looking for a passionate and skilled middleweight digital UI designer to join an exciting digital team. This is a fantastic opportunity for a designer to work across a multitude of brands within digital creative solutions and internal brand product development.

I am are looking for someone with a thirst for creativity, and the ability to push the boundaries of how brands can push themselves within the user interface space.

 

Skills & Experience

· A great communicator with the ability to multitask, thrive under pressure and hit tight deadlines.

· Used to working closely as part of a team, collaborating with other designers, developers and editorial teams across print and digital.

· Have knowledge of user experience design and functionality principles (XD)

· Be able to wireframe concepts quickly.

· Answer a brief effectively with innovative ideas and the passion to deliver new, interesting and well-considered creative solutions from initial concept through to final build

· Create beautiful, clean designs that stay true to the brand aesthetics

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Design Director (13696)

London

Permanent

£70,000 - £75,000

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Location: London

Salary: £70k-£75k

 

This role spans across branding, campaign branding, advertising and digital/ social. We are looking for someone who will bring the highest level of technical skills, fresh ideas and ownable styles to the table. This means trying new things, learning new skills and breaking norms. A Design Director must have a good ability to understand client business needs, audience, strengths and weaknesses, and apply this information to your ideas and executions. This means being able to drive projects, including leading a brief through to the vision and the delivery deck, whether it’s a pitch, presentation or brand guidelines toolkit. This means being confident in meeting clients and presenting your work. You’ll be getting your hands dirty when it comes to doing the work, but also inspiring your team members to produce equally great work.

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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