Category Archives: Red Sofa London

Senior Android Developer – £55k

My client is a well know VOD creative agency who are now looking for a Senior Android Developer to join their mobile team.

You will come from a background where you have developed a number of applications, and worked within teams of Android developers.

Required Experience:

  • Experience with Android SDK and build tools
  • Strong grasp of the Java programming language
  • Experience with frameworks Gradle, Retrofit/RxJava, Picasso or Fresco or Glide, Dagger 2, Butterknife, or equivalents
  • Experience working with RESTful APIs
  • Demonstrable knowledge of software design patterns
  • Familiarity with UNIX / MacOS development environments

Would be great if you knew about these:

  • Experience developing video playback technologies
  • Experience with Android TV
  • Experience with DRM
  • Experience with Amazon fire

The successful candidate will have links to any accounts on GitHub, BitBucket, etc and be able to talk through their code using a computer during the interview.

All candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role.

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Salary survey – 2107 – Red Sofa

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Head of Development – London – c£80k

My client is looking for Head of Development to oversee a successful and growing multi-disciplinary development team, with a passion for people, innovation, and technology.

Their current development team consists of Android, iOS, Front end (HTML, CSS, JS, Angular) and Engineering (Python, AWS, PostgreSQL, NGINX), and whilst it will be beneficial for you to have experience in these specific technologies, candidates with a strong understanding of any relevant full stack will be considered.

You will have previous experience managing a multi-disciplinary team of 15+ developers in an organisation with a significant focus on product design. You will be familiar with the challenges of running large development teams, and have proven experience in shaping and evolving teams as they grow and technology comes and goes.

This is a management role more than a hands on development role, and your time will be focused on empowering a talented and passionate team to implement technology in the best way possible. The team is experienced and educated about what we do, and you will enjoy using others skills to build better ideas, processes and products.

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New for 2017

New opportunities for 2017 – get in touch now.

 

 

Senior JavaScript Developer – London

Amazing creative agency in central London is looking for a talented JS developer.

Get in touch for more details.

 

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DevOps Engineer – £55k

I am looking for a DevOps engineer to join my clients existing team and help them roll out, monitor, scale and optimise their systems.

Working with support lead, the backend development team and system administrator you’ll ensure that developers can start working on new projects quickly, environments can be spun up and torn down with ease, and deployments to production are quick, smooth and reliable. On running systems you’ll know where the bottlenecks are and how to squeeze a bit more performance out of our infrastructure, and how to keep systems up and running under load.
We have teams working on front end web, iOS, and Android and routinely work in tight cross-disciplinary teams to share knowledge and skills across a range of technologies irrespective of coding background.

  • Design, set up and maintain deployment systems
  • Design, set up and interrogate system monitoring
  • Improve and optimise existing system infrastructure
  • Implement best-practice access control and system security
  • Work with development teams to identify and resolve uptime, performance and scalability issues
  • Communicate with multi-disciplinary internal and external teams
  • Take ownership of problems and get stuff done
  • Stay up to date with the latest technology developments and be prepared to present them internally and to clients

REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrable investigative and problem solving skills
  • Amazon Web Services (especially EC2 & RDS)
  • At least one scripting or system orchestration language
  • Linux (preferably Ubuntu)
  • Relational database admin (preferably PostgreSQL)
  • Some knowledge of TCP/IP Networking
  • Working iteratively with regular delivery (especially continuous delivery)
  • Git (or another DVCS)

 

Would be great if you knew about these:?

  • Vagrant (or other virtual machine tools)
  • Jenkins (or other continuous integration tools)

 

All candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role.

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Digital Developer – £40k

This is a really fantastic role for a talented Digital Developer to join an expanding Digital team with a vision of defining digital in the healthcare sector.

Agency background

Based in West London, and part of a larger advertising network. Over the past several years they has built a strong reputation for brand led communications, offering a unique range of services to a wide range of healthcare clients.

THE POSITION

A Senior front-end developer within the fast growing digital team, helping them deliver best of breed solutions for clients.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Design, Develop and deploy Innovative projects
  • Manage the delivery of your project
  • Have an understanding of UI and IA

Page build:

  • HTML/ HTML5 – expert/ advance

Page Styling:

  • CSS/ CSS3/ SASS – expert/ advance

JavaScript:

  • OO JavaScript – average
  • 2 ways binding JS libraries (I.e. AngularJS, RivetsJS) – average

iOS app development

Other desirable skills:

  • MVC (model – view– controller) – architectures
  • Node.js servers – average
  • CLI (command-line interface) – average
  • Git – average
  • MAC user

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 eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role.

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