// RedSofa London

Location: Mitte, Berlin
Salary:  Freelance: €550 per day (3 months rolling)
Permanent: €80,000 per annum    

Ref: DS 130

Company Overview: a technology hub specialising in rapid development of a suite of financial products, a technology subsidiary of a German financial services giant.

Role Overview: We’re hiring Senior JavaScript Developer (React & NodeJS) to join product development teams working in modern development practices for delivering insurance products in microservices architectures. Rapid delivery is key to modernisation of a traditional product. You’ll be working with other senior professionals in a high performance environment.

Main Experience Needs:
- ReactJS
- NodeJS
- HTML5 & CSS3

Beneficial Experience:
- Portfolio demonstrating relevant projects
- Agile / Scrum / Kanban
- Microservices architecture experience
- Distributed Systems experience

If you’d like to see a full job spec or apply to the position, please get in touch with Danny Stewart at Redsofa Berlin:

DStewart@redsofaberlin.com

Ref: DS 130

Location: Mitte, Berlin
Salary:  Freelance: €550 per day (3 months rolling)
Permanent: €80,000 per annum    

Ref: DS 129

Company Overview: a technology hub specialising in rapid development of a suite of financial products, a technology subsidiary of a German financial services giant.

Role Overview: We’re hiring Senior JavaScript Developer (React & NodeJS) to join product development teams working in modern development practices for delivering insurance products in microservices architectures. Rapid delivery is key to modernisation of a traditional product. You’ll be working with other senior professionals in a high performance environment.

Main Experience Needs:
- ReactJS
- NodeJS
- HTML5 & CSS3

Beneficial Experience:
- Portfolio demonstrating relevant projects
- Agile / Scrum / Kanban
- Microservices architecture experience
- Distributed Systems experience

If you’d like to see a full job spec or apply to the position, please get in touch with Danny Stewart at Redsofa Berlin:

DStewart@redsofaberlin.com

Ref: DS 129

Location: Mitte, Berlin
Salary:  Freelance: €800 per day (3 months rolling)
Permanent: €90,000 per annum    

Ref: DS 128

Company Overview: a technology hub specialising in rapid development of a suite of financial products, a technology subsidiary of a German financial services giant.

Role Overview: We’re hiring Lead Engineer to join product development teams working in modern development practices for delivering insurance products in microservices architectures. Rapid delivery is key to modernisation of a traditional product. You’ll be leading the team, making key technology decisions and guiding other team members to high performance operationational efficiency.

Main Experience Needs:
- Leadership experience within product development environment
- React and NodeJS

Beneficial Experience:
- Portfolio demonstrating relevant projects
- Agile / Scrum / Kanban
- Microservices architecture experience
- Distributed Systems experience

If you’d like to see a full job spec or apply to the position, please get in touch with Danny Stewart at Redsofa Berlin:

DStewart@redsofaberlin.com

Ref: DS 128

Location: Mitte, Berlin
Salary:  Freelance: €1,000 per day (3 months rolling)
Permanent: €110,000 per annum   

Ref: DS 127

Company Overview: a technology hub specialising in rapid development of a suite of financial products, a technology subsidiary of a German financial services giant.

Role Overview: We’re hiring Head of Engineering to lead a product development teams. Your role is to cultivate a high performance environment for development of insurance products in microservices architectures. Rapid delivery is key to modernisation of a traditional product. This position will be the bridge between the parent company and subsidiary technology hub, you’ll be hugely influential in technology and working methodology decisions.

Main Experience Needs:
- Previous experience in managing product development teams
- Excellent understanding of modern best practices for high performance working methods
- Strategic experience in developing product roadmaps
- Experience in hiring technologists
- Previous experience in working with key stakeholders and stakeholder expectation management

Beneficial Experience:
- Agile / Scrum / Kanban
- Microservices architecture experience
- Distributed Systems experience
- React or Node – Java or C++
- HTML5 and CSS3

If you’d like to see a full job spec or apply to the position, please get in touch with Danny Stewart at Redsofa Berlin:

DStewart@redsofaberlin.com

Ref: DS 127

Location: Farringdon
Salary: £45-£65k
Ref: SH620

Im looking for a Senior Account Director/Group Account Director who absolutely thrives on tough challenges.  Someone who can lead the strategic business and creative leadership of the fund raising arm of a famous UK Charity. Someone who is driven by building great client relationships and adding value to their thinking and business, who enjoys advising clients on their marketing problems not just their advertising or digital comms solutions.

You’ll need to have bags of charisma and personality, be a natural born leader and able to rally the internal and client teams.

Working at one of the fastest growing independent creative agencies, this role is open to non agency people, clients, people working at existing charities etc. 

shoughton@redsofalondon.com

Ref: SH620

Location: Mitte, Berlin
Salary:  €65,000 + Benefits  
Ref: DS 126

Company Overview: a video-on-demand platform, a movie streaming technology startup as a subsidiary of a major German movie production company. The pay-per-view model and modern UX appeals to the ‘film fanatic’ target groups, proving to be hugely successful in the face of major competition i.e. Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Role Overview: We’re hiring a Senior iOS Developer who’s an apple brand ambassador. It’s a movie streaming app development role with leadership responsibilities in the form of constantly researching and implementing the latest iOS trends and evolving the iPhone, iPad and App TV apps.

Main Experience Needs:
- Objective-C
- Swift
- Passion for Apple products

Beneficial Experience:
- AVFoundation
- Streaming experience
- Passion for movies
- Interest in user experience for apple users

If you’d like to see a full job spec or apply to the position, please get in touch with Danny Stewart at Redsofa Berlin:

DStewart@redsofaberlin.com

Ref: DS 126

Location: Mitte, Berlin
Salary:  €50,000 + Benefits 
Ref: DS 125

Company Overview: a pioneer in the advertising technology industries; specialising in using big data analytics of the major digital advertising companies (Google, Facebook, Instagram, Bing etc) to provide a platform for targeted product advertising. The product is responsible for billions of €€€ of client product sales around the world.

Role Overview: We’re hiring a Ruby Developer to develop highly scalable and high performance web applications, with a large focus on research & development of new tools for constant innovation & product evolution.

The working methods are focused on ensuring engagement, quality and professional development; you’ll work in collaborative TDD fashion, benefit from a lot of autonomy in decision making and you’ll also be encouraged to make the most of ‘Google time’, which is one day per week to research new ideas.

Main Experience Needs:
- Ruby on Rails
- REST and/or SOAP based APIs
- SOA and MVC architecture

Beneficial Experience:
- TDD / Agile / Scrum / Kanban
- HTML5 and CSS3
- MySQL and PostgreSQL

If you’d like to see a full job spec or apply to the position, please get in touch with Danny Stewart at Redsofa Berlin:

DStewart@redsofaberlin.com

Ref: DS 125

Location: Mitte, Berlin
Salary:  Permanent: €60,000 + Benefits
Ref: DS 124

Company Overview: a pioneer in the advertising technology industries; specialising in using big data analytics of the major digital advertising companies (Google, Facebook, Instagram, Bing etc) to provide a platform for targeted product advertising. The product is responsible for billions of €€€ of client product sales around the world.

Role Overview: We’re hiring a Frontend Developer that will take a key role in design and redevelopment of the 3 major client-facing applications. You’ll be using your experience in either AngularJS, ReactJS or VueJS to improve the usability of the applications.

Main Experience Needs:
- JavaScript (AngularJS or React or Vue)
- HTML5 and CSS3
- Developing large interactive applications

Beneficial Experience:
- TDD / Agile / Scrum / Kanban
- Backbone or CoffeeScript
- Any backend experience or API experience

Additional benefits include: Flexible working hours, budget for professional skills development, ‘Google’ research time each week, brand new offices, latest equipment and company social events.

If you’d like to see a full job spec or apply to the position, please get in touch with Danny Stewart at Redsofa Berlin:

DStewart@redsofaberlin.com

Ref: DS 124

Location: Mitte, Berlin
Salary:  €80,000 + Benefits + Flexible Hours
Ref: DS 123

Company Overview: a pioneer in the advertising technology industries; specialising in using big data analytics of the major digital advertising companies (Google, Facebook, Instagram, Bing etc) to provide a platform for targeted product advertising. The product is responsible for billions of €€€ of client product sales around the world.

Role Overview: We’re hiring a Senior Java Developer for an influential engineering role in design and development of the new product strategy, for the programmatic advert & real-time bidding application. Use your knowledge of creating highly scalable applications, in distributed systems / micro-services architectures.

Main Experience Needs:
- JavaSE
- Multithreading / Concurrent programming
- Micro-services architectures / Distributed systems

Beneficial Experience:
- TDD / Agile / Scrum / Kanban
- PHP
- Real-time data processing engine

Additional benefits include: Flexible working hours, budget for professional skills development, ‘Google’ research time each week, brand new offices, latest equipment and company social events.

If you’d like to see a full job spec or apply to the position, please get in touch with Danny Stewart at Redsofa Berlin:

DStewart@redsofaberlin.com

Ref: DS 123

28 Jun / Account Manager

Location: St Katherine’s Dock

Design and Branding Agency.

My client is a fully integrated independent Agency with over 40 people in the London office.  They’re looking for an AM & SAM with experience of working in branding and design in an Agency environment.  You’ll be used to managing multiple and large projects, working on quotes, briefing and overseeing production as well as studio planning & monitoring.

shoughton@redsofalondon.com

Salary £48-52k
Ref: RM#004

Independent strategic integrated agency in Shoreditch have an opening for an Account Director, ideally with some experience of alcohol brands, on and off trade marketing, Lifestyle or FMCG clients.

The agency has a clear vision and a healthy pitch record on challenger fmcg, drinks and lifestyle brands. This role would especially suit someone looking for a small collaborative environment and wanting to bring brands to life with strategic input as well as below the line, activation delivery.

You will bring commercial acumen, integrated, through-the-line and/or below-the-line expertise and the ability to be hands on when required in a small agency environment.

If this role sounds attractive to you please email me in the first instance, rmaddox@redsofalondon.com or call 07718 583966.

For latest updates follow https://www.linkedin.com/in/joinrichardmaddox

 

Location: Mitte, Berlin
Salary:  €80,000 + Benefits + Flexible Hours
Ref: DS

Company Overview: a pioneer in the advertising technology industries; specialising in using big data analytics of the major digital advertising companies (Google, Facebook, Instagram, Bing etc) to provide a platform for targeted product advertising. The product is responsible for billions of €€€ of client product sales around the world.

Role Overview: We’re hiring a Senior Scala / Hadoop Developer to create big management applications, incorporating machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies for cutting edge programmatic advert bidding. You’ll be creating large scale distributed data processing applications, using your experience and knowledge of deploying large scale multi-TB data systems.

Main Experience Needs:

- Hadoop / HBase / Pig
- Scala
- Micro-services architectures / Distributed systems

Beneficial Experience:

- Mapreduce / Bigtable
- Ruby or Python
- Google AdWords / Universal Analytics
- Storm / Spark
- AdTech / Real-time bidding / Marketing tech

Additional benefits include: Flexible working hours, budget for professional skills development, ‘Google’ research time each week, brand new offices, latest equipment and company social events.

If you’d like to see a full job spec or apply to the position, please get in touch with Danny Stewart at Redsofa Berlin:

DStewart@redsofaberlin.com

Ref: DS

28 Jun / Account Director

Location: Shoreditch
Salary: £55k
Ref: SH582

We’re on the hunt for an Account Director to lead an account team in the management and delivery of industry leading social, digital and direct campaigns for a fab boutique full service digital agency.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Client Relationships

  • Building a strong relationship with senior Client contacts
  • Representing the Agency in a professional manner
  • Providing insightful, business driven ideas and information which positively impact the client’s business

2. Account Management and Growth

  • Leading and inspiring the creative and account teams to ensure consistent, timely and excellent delivery of projects
  • Ensuring correct resource is available
  • Allocating projects according to experience
  • Working with Senior Management to develop insights and innovative thinking that drive creative excellence
  • Providing creative and strategic marketing input at Client presentations
  • Representing the Client at Senior Client / all agency meetings
  • Overseeing the team on impeccable programme execution
  • Overseeing campaign evaluations on all relevant projects to generate actionable insights to inform future projects
  • Proactively growing client business
  • Considering growth of the account at all times including looking at ways of working to improve efficiencies and profitability, or developing our offering to the Client.

3. People Management

  • Responsible for management of account team, including:
    • On-going motivation and contribution to positive morale of team members
    • Leading by example, setting high standards of excellence
    • Clearly delegating appropriate responsibilities
    • Managing the performance and development of team members in line with the Agency’s process

4. Internal Communication

  • Providing timely and consistent communication to Group Account Director and team about project status, profitability and people
  • Developing strong relationships with all other parts of the business
  • Responsibility for reporting back to business

5. Financial

  • Actively manages direct reports to ensure profitability of your Client’s accounts through effective financial planning and management
  • Leverage all additional revenue opportunities within existing Client base

What we’re looking for:

  • Hardworking, ambitious, bright individual with a great personality and a can-do attitude
  • Strong Client service orientation, who has highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial with a track record of growing accounts
  • At least 6 months’ experience as an Account Director, working on consumer accounts, with relevant target market experience (18 – 34, males and females), alcohol experience is an asset, but not necessary
  • Extremely strong digital and social experience is required. Broader integrated / BTL experience is an asset, but not necessary.
  • Strong team leadership and communication skills
  • Senior Client contact is essential
  • Strong strategic thinking skills
  • Good business and financial acumen
  • Appreciates great creative work and be able to judge it accordingly
  • Excellent presentation skills (writing and delivering)
  • Work well under pressure
  • Excellent organisational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Good time, people and project management
  • Express ideas with clarity, confidence and logical reasoning
  • Work proactively and independently, and as part of a team

shoughton@redsofalondon.com

Ref: SH582

28 Jun / Account Manager

Salary: £28-£35k
Location: St Catherine’s Dock
Ref: 3795

We are looking for an Account Manager to join an integrated independent agency, with strengths in strategy & research, branding, marketing & digital. You’ll need experience of having worked in a similar creative Agency environment on the following;

- Coordination and management of projects
- Managing multiple and large projects
- One off quotes
- Briefing and overseeing of all production
- Production meeting management
- Studio planning and monitoring
- Monthly invoicing and project financing
- Supplier management
- Resourcing
- Checking amendments
- Proof reading
- Research
- Contact reports
- Status reports
- POs
- Client Relationship Management

Brilliant opportunity to work with a great team in fantastic offices.

shoughton@redsofalondon.com 

Location: London
Salary: £45
Ref: #8163 

My client is seeking a Senior Sales Executive to join an innovative new advertising division offering data-driven marketing solutions. They’re on the lookout for a highly experienced Senior Sales Executive with a strong understanding of custom online advertising solutions in addition to programmatic, mobile and video sales opportunities. You’ll be commercially minded with strong strategic and operational sales skills.

Responsibilities and skills:

-  You will own and hit/exceed annual sales targets within assigned territory and accounts
-  You will build and maintain strong, long-lasting client relationships
-  You will partner with clients to understand their business needs and objectives
-  You will effectively communicate the value proposition through proposals and presentations
-  You will understand category-specific landscapes and trends, reporting on the forces that shift tactical budgets and strategic direction of accounts
-  You will work closely with the Global Fashion Sales Director to drive a clear and coherent strategy within the digital display marketplace in your market, developing tactics, sales plans and profit targets
-  You will represent the business at conferences, trade fairs and networking events
-  You will identify and report on business opportunities in target markets
-  You will use your brand and agency contacts to drive mutually beneficial revenue partnerships across digital display (online, mobile, iPad etc) properties

We are looking for:

-  You have proven sales and negotiation experience, consistently meeting or exceeding targets
-  Proven digital sales experience and ability to create and package advertising solutions across multiple marketing platforms
-  You would ideally have an exceptional “black book” of relevant fashion client & agency contacts and will be able to hit the ground running from day one.
-  You will have demonstrated ability to communicate, prepare and present proposals an pitches, and influence credibly and effectively at all levels.
-  You have proven ability to drive the sales process from plan to close
-  Proven ability to articulate the distinct aspects of products and services and position them against competitors
-  You have initiative, drive and enthusiasm, good planning and organisational skills
-  You have strong business and commercial acumen
-  You are willing to travel

If this role is a good match for your career aspirations and you have the skills and experience required then please do apply now.

lcampbell@redsofalondon.com

Ref: #8163

Location: Shoreditch
Salary: £22-£24k
Ref: SH923

I’m on the hunt for a bright, organised and creatively minded Account Executive to join my Clients growing team, working on digital, social and (e)CRM campaigns.

With great clients and the opportunity to work on exciting creative campaigns, this is a busy but rewarding team to be a part of. Key skills for this role are being highly organised and proactive, ideally with digital, social and (e)CRM experience.  You’ll be heavily involved in supporting the day-to-day management of the account, developing timelines, writing creative briefs and evaluating creative.

Your Role as a Digital Account Executive:

  • Working with the Account Service team you will work on the execution of the account management needs across a variety of Booze brands – gathering information, management of budget and timelines, client / internal approvals and management of revisions
  • Keep client and account team updated on the status of projects / activities
  • Act at an internal support for account needs
  • Develop strong, trusting relationships with internal & client team
  • Understand clients business and industry by activity learning business, products and competitive environment
  • Complete status reports, contact reports and meeting agendas
  • Assemble presentations as required
  • Assist in billing and budgeting

What we’re looking for:

  • Hardworking, ambitious, bright individual with a great personality and a can-do attitude
  • Digital needs to be more than just something you work in, our ideal candidate lives and breaths social/digital/email
  • Organised, proactive, someone who picks things up quickly
  • Confident and outgoing, with a collaborative attitude
  • Proven ability to multi-task and set priorities in a fast moving environment
  • Extremely strong attention to detail
  • Ability to write and communicate effectively
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • At least 6 months experience as an Account Executive, working on large FMCG accounts (alcohol experience is an asset, but not mandatory)
  • Digital / social experience is required
  • Completed University with a 2:1 or above. A degree in Marketing / Communications is not necessary, but a keen interest in building a career in the industry is very important

Reporting Structure:

  • Senior Account Manager

shoughton@redsofalondon.com

Ref: SH923

Location: Farringdon
Salary: £80,000
Ref: SH699

My client is an independently owned, creative agency. Their proposition is Agents of Change: they work with brands and businesses that share the same ambition to shake things up and make a difference.

They are a £6.5M turnover, 20% net profit business that is looking to double in size in the next 3 years, opening offices in North America and AsiaPac. The work is predominantly global and they are a genuine challenger brand to the big-networked agencies, as well as independently owned creative, advertising and branded content shops.

The Agency do 4 things: advertising; branded content; influencer PR; brand creation.

Their culture is collaborative, down-to-earth, fun, creative and professional. They’re entrepreneurial by nature and are committed to creating the best work environment and package for agency staff.

They celebrate the brave, the hybrid and the unique. They don’t employ cookie-cutter staff and pride themselves on being decent, normal people that you’d want to go for a beer with.

They’re growing rapidly and need strong, capable, ambitious leaders to join the team.

Job description

We are looking for a dynamic, ambitious new Board member to drive significant growth and profit across key business unit/s (and to identify other areas of opportunity). Part of this role will be to actively work on new business pitches with other Board members, while also developing organic growth from existing accounts.

The candidate must have a minimum 15 years of creative / advertising / branded content agency experience – someone who knows the drill and can lead a global creative account confidently and convincingly, while adding genuine value at Board level.

This role would suit a very experienced commercially focused client services professional, looking to play a major role in a very exciting agency whose star is on the ascent. A cool cat who is well connected, understands the global youth consumer, is interested in new technologies and communication channels, who (ideally) is a bit of a sneakerhead…(we’re not looking for much!).

The future of this role could be leading the London or AsiaPac office.

Client management

· Proven experience in running and growing global creative accounts of +£1M-£5M GP

· Ability to manage senior clients and stakeholders to meet the agency’s commercial and creative objectives

· Proven experience of providing strategic thinking / ability to become the clients’ strategic and creative partner

· Proven experience in developing and managing high profile brand and creative campaigns

· Sound commercial understanding and judgement

Team management

· This role would co-run the Client Services team with an existing Client Director (2 x SADs, 1 x AD, 1 x AM/SAM, 2 x AE/SAE) including delivery of a departmental Excellence Plan and development plans for the team

· Ability to enthuse those around you about the creative product and ambition to extend beyond the traditional into engaging and participative campaigns

· Proven experience in effective talent management ensuring we retain, grow and develop a best in class team

Business planning

· Ability to work with the Board to shape the direction of the brand and business

· Proven experience of managing the financial development of accounts and agency

P+L

· Proven experience in creating and delivering effective account plans

Entrepreneurialism

• Ability to become champion new sectors, with an entrepreneurial eye on how we can harness the latest technologies, innovations and market opportunities, to grow accounts and win new business

Your experience

· Must be a proven senior Client Services professional for a creative, advertising and/or branded content agency

· Must have proven experience of leading global accounts to the value of +£1M-5M GP

· Ideally has experience of lifestyle / fashion / youth / sneaker brands

· Ideally a consumer of Hypebeast, Vice, Wallpaper, Highsnobiety et al

· Ideally has agency Board experience

· Ideally has experience of being an agency that has grown from 30-100+ people over a few years

· Has something to bring to the agency we don’t already have

Your Personality

· Charismatic, dynamic, honest, likeable

· Natural leader

· Ambitious – for yourself and the agency

· Spirited, full of energy and drive

· Lateral thinker

· Willing to adapt and be flexible

· Excellent communicator

· Happy disposition, friendly and down-to-earth

· Calm under pressure

shoughton@redsofalondon.com
Ref: SH699

28 Jun / Account Director

Location: London
Branding and Design Agency
Salary: £45-50K

The client is a very big global Chinese start-up car company with offices internationally: the head office is in Shanghai. They have huge investment and some big players from the automotive world involved. It’s a fast-paced and exciting client, with lots of work for the successful candidate to sink their teeth into – branding, advertising and design.

We’re looking for someone who has:

- Mid to large size agency experience, 25 people plus
- They don’t need to be a designer but they need to speak the language of design
- Someone who loves managing client relationships but is also obsessed with the details of delivering to time and budget
- Experience of running long term projects would be beneficial, in complicated environments and with degrees of ambiguity
- Unflappable, unstoppable
- Detailed and diligent
- Professional and confident manner
- Must also be able to communicate their thoughts with clarity both verbally and in the written word.

shoughton@redsofalondon.com

28 Jun / R/MW DESIGNER

Location: WEST LONDON
Salary: £30k-£35k
Reference: ND1DB

We are looking for and talented and experienced brand led Designer to join this integrated communications agency with a health brand focus.

They are looking for a talented  JR/MW Designer to join the team, working on projects across design & branding, digital marketing campaigns, strategy and content marketing across a variety of clients.  In your portfolio we want to see that you have worked with brand identities through various channels from inception to final deliverables.

You will need to have a strong design & branding back ground and have a really impressive portfolio with innovative, stylish and well thought out projects.

This agency has a lot to offer, there’s a great atmosphere in the agency, and they have a really strong collaborative team that work well together and focus on doing the best work they can in a positive working .They are want happy, talented folk to come on board and work their magic and create inspiring design together.

We’re looking for a really strong crafter who has great skills in Adobe CC.

If this sounds like the role for, please email your CV and samples asap.

Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted due to the high volumes of applications we receive.

 

Job Ref: ND1DB

ndennis@redsofalondon.com

Salary: £40-50K
Location: Holborn
Ref: 7373

I’m looking for a PR & Marketing Manager for one of the world’s leading brand experience agencies.  My Client is looking for someone to help give the agency a stronger voice both across marketing channels and in industry press.

In this role you will help define and implement a clear strategy for how different channels are used to raise the agency’s profile in relevant and creative ways, and you will be responsible for the marketing and PR.

You will also manage a team of three – setting objectives, managing workload and carrying out appraisals.

The successful candidate will be someone who really gets the positioning of the Agency, who can define and implement a marketing and PR strategy that is true to the agency’s purpose and personality. We are looking for someone who is ambitious, creative and hands- on, with a proven ability to deliver effective B2B marketing.

shoughton@redsofalondon.com