Hiring Contractors? Looking for a Contract role?

Are you a client who hires contractors into your Tech or Product teams?

Do you know what your contractor margins are? Do you know what percentage of the day rate goes to the recruiter and how much the candidate is actually getting?

Are you a candidate who has been negotiated down hard on your day rate? Did you feel like the recruiter would say anything to get you to drop that extra £20 or £50 per day?

Coupled with 15 years of tech recruitment experience, we have a completely transparent commission of just £50 per day here at LHR.

This means we regularly save clients 100’s sometimes 1000’s of pounds per month in comparison to other recruiters.

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Working with LHR means clients get the same quality contractor at a fraction of the fee and Candidates get to work on the same great gig but without the car boot sale type bartering and maybe end up with extra cash too!

Need a contractor? Looking for your next contract? Call us now on 07858973473.

 

Senior Ruby Software Engineer | Tech Start-Up | London & WFH | £80,000 + Options

Senior Ruby Software Engineer | Tech Start-Up | London & WFH | £80,000 + Options

Our client, a tech start-up disrupting the supply chain within the fashion and apparel industry, is looking to hire a team of skilled and experienced Software Engineers.

Having built a successful MVP, secured excellent funding and the onboarding of a number of key clients (some very high profile), we are now hiring the first, second and third members of the Product & Engineering team. Starting with a Senior Ruby Software Engineer.

Being an early member of the team this role offers massive opportunity to create culture, define processes and huge scope for innovation within the product. This role would best suit a Senior Developer who is keen to own and lead tech product development.

The current product is built on a Rails/React stack, with solid unit and integration test coverage and supporting infrastructure allowing automated deployment to Digital Ocean.

The best candidates for this role will have:

  • Excellent Ruby/Rails experience
  • The ability to set up another software stack.
  • Experience with databases and infrastructure technologies.
  • Strong understanding of both software development & product development practices.
  • AWS experience.
  • Javascript (React)

Your primary focus will be writing high-quality software that delivers the product strategy. The current product really is in its infancy with an exciting roadmap ahead, and this is excellent opportunity to create a platform that has a huge impact on brands, manufacturers, and – ultimately – end consumers.

We imagine the perfect person will have Start-up experience and is currently sat in a tech business thinking “this could be run better, this team and product could function better” This is your opportunity to make that difference and change how software development should be done…

As well as an excellent base salary there are company options available along with flexible working hours and working from home.

Contact Jordan Norris on 07858973473 or email your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com

 

E-Commerce Product Manager | Sports & Digital Media | London | £60,000

eCommerce Product Manager | Sports & Digital Media | London | £60,000

Our client is building the largest active and digitally connected, cross-platform sports-focused community in the world around a unique combination of fan-centric programming, products and services.

We are looking for an eCommerce Product Manager to join the London team and help create & build a brand new eCommerce proposition.

The right candidate will be ambitious and excited by the idea of joining a dynamic, fast-growing digital business.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understand the brand, audience and business – and translate into a successful eCommerce strategy
  • Manage the daily, weekly, and annual eCommerce project plan – tracking progress, recognising internal dependencies, and reporting and escalating to senior stakeholders as appropriate
  • Own the internal P&L for eCommerce, ensuring that investment is justified across both direct/indirect revenue generation, as well as contributing to the global brand growth
  • Set the long-term vision and strategy for the eCommerce proposition, ensuring it aligns with broader business strategy and vision, including but not limited to brand collaborations, unique product offerings, and marketing opportunities for other client partners.
  • Direct report to Chief Product Officer and then working cross-functionally with key stakeholders across content, marketing and operations to deliver a fully integrated launch.
  • Manage eCommerce product design resource (both full-time and freelance) to ensure final product designs align to brand guidelines and can deliver on commercial objectives, and other eCom related staff in the future.

REQUIREMENTS / DESIRED SKILLS:

  • 3-5 years of work experience in an eCommerce-related environment
  • Experience in Retail, Tech, Media Publishers and/or eCommerce companies
  • A proven and demonstrable track record as a product owner or product manager
  • An eagerness to learn, to test new ideas, and to grasp hold of an eCommerce opportunity that you have the ability (and responsibility) to shape
  • Creative, innovative thinker who is in tune with current product/fashion trends
  • Ability to work unsupervised and as a self-starter – working with the initiative to take responsibility and proactively think of new ideas and opportunities across eCommerce
  • Ability to work in London, UK (unfortunately we are unable to sponsor visas for this role)

This is a unique opportunity for an E-commerce Product manager to create, build and manage an E-commerce offering for a global community from scratch.  

The role will suit a doer who is happy getting his or her hands dirty rather than a manager of people. You’ll build an e-commerce brand/product from scratch at an amazing place to work.

If you are in-tune with the latest trends in fashion, streetwear, and football-related products and also have a deep understanding of how a content brand can position itself for eCommerce success with new and existing audiences; driving profitable, long-term sales growth the I urge you to get in touch ASAP!

Contact Jordan Norris on 07858973473 or email your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com

 

Senior Product Manager | Fin-Tech | London | £90,000+

Senior Product Manager | Fin-Tech | London | £90,000+

LHR has teamed up with a “Bank of the Future” to hire a Senior Product Manager experienced in helping to develop consumer-facing digital products within an agile environment.

The best candidates will thrive in a high-growth startup environment and Ideally, would have led/shaped a product function from an early stage.

The role involves understanding consumers’ financial needs and challenges, the Senior Product Manager designs and delivers products to deliver on the promise to help consumers with their financial lives.

You’ll need to be digitally aware, creative, adept at Agile and a great communicator. You’ll use these skills to drive continuous delivery of innovative ideas live on our digital platforms, and use your insight, external stimulus and excellent stakeholder management skills to feed into the backlogs and continue the evolution of multiple digital products.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for the end to end product lifecycle from working with the Product & Marketing Director on overall product strategy and roadmap, through to customer development discovery techniques and delivering that product in code through an agile development process
  • Cross-functional working with stakeholders, designers and developers to create compelling and competitive product features that align with the overall mission to help consumers save money
  • Deeply understand the needs of customers through qualitative and quantitative user research and testing; define and frame those needs for the teams; translate these into product definitions and prioritised backlogs
  • Create high-quality user stories and acceptance criteria, A/B test, prototype, and define product rollout
  • Act as an ambassador for the product internally and externally. Demonstrate the latest iteration of the product, key results, and customer feedback to the business and senior stakeholders
  • Define, monitor and analyse key product metrics for existing and upcoming features, feeding learnings back into the product development process

Capabilities and Knowledge:

  • 6+ years of product management experience, developing consumer-facing digital products within an agile environment
  • Previous high-growth startup experience, preferably having led and/or shaped the product function at an early stage startup
  • Experience of launching multiple successful products and features, across multiple platforms (iOS, Android, web)
  • A customer obsessive, who understands and values the role of UX and design in product success
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to gather feedback from stakeholders and communicate effectively with technical team
  • Ability to effectively prioritise an ever-changing backlog by balancing and championing both business, customer and technology needs
  • Confidence to make clear and well-thought recommendations to influence decisions
  • Has an understanding of the technical architecture of complex mobile and web applications
  • Very strong analytical and quantitative skills, deriving insights and driving actions from data and metrics
  • Working knowledge of tools such as Jira, Mixpanel, GA, etc

The Senior Product role is going to best suit a highly customer-centric candidate with a passion to deliver best-in-class customer experience. You’ll need a passion for digital products and user design, with high attention to detail along with high levels of personal and professional integrity.

If you are a positive, self-starter with excellent communication skills, intellect and energy and someone who thrives in a fast-moving environment then please get in contact ASAP.

For more details and to apply please contact Jordan Norris on 07858973473 or email your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com

 

Product Manager | Payments | London | £60,000 to £90,000 plus equity

Product Manager | Payments | London | £60,000 to £90,000 plus equity

Lewis Hollings Recruitment is working with a Series A start-up that digitises a vital part of a payment process.

We are looking for a talented Product Manager who shares our belief and passion for digital products!

Working directly with the CEO as well as the Engineering, Design and Sales teams, you will be responsible for helping deliver new products and features that will shape our clients offering for years to come.

In the short term, you will be working on consumer and merchant products that will allow users and clients to access and utilise data. Beyond building awesome products, we expect that you will also be responsible for leading and growing a highly skilled product team to take us to greater heights.

Requirements

  • At least 5 years experience of product management experience
  • Working knowledge of software development to the point where you can understand the Engineering team about how to architect and build a complex distributed system
  • Working knowledge of statistics and data analytics to appropriately measure and interpret data and results
  • Fundamental desire to create exceptional user experiences and can speak the same language as the UX team
  • Have an analytical mindset that approaches challenges from first principles and data-driven way
  • Decisions made are backed up by data, logic and common sense
  • Have demonstrable business acumen through commercial experience working in or closely with decision-making functions
  • Personally motivated to succeed in the face of new challenges
  • Meticulously organised with a focus on the details. Everything is approached with diligence
  • Can balance being confident and assertive whilst remaining humble and a good listener when working with others
  • Ability to read a room and adapt your style accordingly
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Permission to work in the UK (unfortunately we will not be able to provide Visa sponsorship for this role)

Desired Requirements

  • Commercial experience in a fast-growing tech start-up environment
  • Commercial experience in data analysis
  • Commercial experience of managing the build of a large scale tech product
  • Commercial experience of negotiating contracts, especially around matters relating to data

Benefits

  • £60k – £90k salary + equity + performance bonus
  • Generous holiday allowance (28 days) – we encourage everyone to use their allowance!
  • Weekly team lunches
  • Annual company trip
  • Work from home Fridays
  • Central London location between Shoreditch and Old Street
  • Fresh fruits, nuts, beers and other snacks provided
  • Latest MacBook Pro, screen and additional tech set-up required
  • Office building perks such as weekly yoga and fitness classes

For more details and to apply please contact Jordan Norris on 07858973473 or email your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com

Product Owner. Disruptive Marketplace. London. £70,000

Product Owner. Disruptive Marketplace. London. £70,000

Our client is building a game-changing marketplace for both the retail and property industries, they have raised over $20m in funding to date and now need another excellent Product Owner to join the team.

We require an experienced Product Owner to own and develop outstanding consumer and internal facing digital products within the marketplace.

Product and technology are at the heart of the business, they have a relentless commitment to building innovative products for each site of the marketplace.

The Product Owner will:

  • Work with stakeholders to build a product roadmap, creating appropriate business cases to drive product enhancement
  • Work on product definition, analysis, prioritisation and planning, transforming ideas into actionable initiatives
  • Create, maintain and prioritise the product backlog in alignment with the product vision and goals.
  • Engage with users and internal stakeholders to understand their requirements, as well as capturing your own via primary research
  • Liaise with international teams to ensure all market specific requirements are captured and considered
  • Use qualitative and quantitative customer insight to help inform the product vision and to validate problems and solutions throughout the product development process
  • Ensure the design for the product provides the best value for the given initiative, and ensure that measures are in place to accurately reflect the value achieved
  • Collaborate with the product engineering teams throughout product development, ensuring the end product is of the highest quality and delivers on the vision and goals
  • Clearly communicate the product roadmap with the business, making sure stakeholders are informed of changes and are kept up to date with delivery efforts
  • Monitor product performance on an ongoing basis and identify key performance indicators
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the competitive landscape; recognising game-changing innovations and introducing relevant products to the portfolio
  • Working in partnership with other product managers to ensure cohesion across product roadmaps
  • Contribute to the Digital Product strategy

As an excellent communicator, you’ll also be able to bridge the gap between the business and technology worlds and work with stakeholders at all levels

The best Product Owner will have a passion for, and a strong understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods to draw out customer insight to help inform your decision making

You’ll thrive in a lean and agile environment, and have a willingness to adapt and learn in a fast paced environment.

Experience in e-commerce, property or marketplaces would be beneficial

If you like to make ideas happen while working with some of the most inspiring and innovative brands out there in a no BS or excuses working environment please get in touch ASAP.

Excellent salary, career progression, learning and benefits also on offer.

For more details and to apply please contact Jordan Norris on 07858973473 or email your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com

Product Owner | World-renowned Brand | London | £65,000+

Are you a Product Owner looking for your next challenge to develop and deliver best-in-class customer experiences on a global scale?

We have an amazing opportunity for a Product Owner to join a world-renowned brand that is continuously improving their customer experience through better use of platform technology across the web, mobile/tablet, wearables and AR / VR.

You’ll get the chance to own and develop the product vision and strategy, collaborating and learning with business, customer experience (including UX / UI), delivery and tech teams.

It is important that the Product Owner “champions” the platform/product throughout the organisation – so you should have a real passion for platform technology and strong stakeholder management skills at a global level.

If you want to join a forward-thinking brand that is implementing next-generation platform technology on a global scale, please apply now for more information!

As a Product Owner, you will:

  • Work as a Product Owner across a number of products that seek to deliver best-in-class customer experiences.
  • Be responsible for a number of workstreams on this global customer experience platform build, owning the product vision and strategy along the way.
  • Collaborate with global stakeholders and teams to understand business needs and strategies, understanding requirements and managing the product backlog.
  • Translate business needs in user stories/acceptance criteria / mock-ups, communicating these to development teams.
  • Work closely with development teams to ensure stories are delivered within sprints alongside the release plan, acting as a Scrum Product Owner.
  • Oversee the product roadmap, managing development vendors as well as in-house technical teams.
  • Work in Agile – involving sprint planning, retrospectives, reviews etc.
  • Act as a “product champion” throughout the company.

To apply, you’ll ideally have:

  • A solid understanding of customer experience, product development and conversions.
  • Experience working in a product function – either as a Product Owner or Product Manager – on a large-scale platform build.
  • Working knowledge of web platforms, applications, information systems and digital marketing solutions as well as development languages and infrastructure.
  • Experience on an enterprise-level CMS is preferred.
  • Used Jira in the past.
  • Agile / Scrum experience, overseeing sprints and retrospectives.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, written and communication skills.
  • A passion for how platform technology can improve customer experiences as well as product development.

For more details and to apply please contact Jordan Norris on 07858973473 or email your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com

 

What do you want from a recruiter?

Everyone knows businesses need to stand out, go the extra mile and offer something more than their competitors to thrive. The recruitment market is tough and we don’t have the best reputation (!) so building trustworthy relationships is a priority for me.

A couple of months ago I decided to try to get even more involved with the Ruby market and build on my knowledge of the sector by attending a developer event. I really enjoyed it, although of course most of the tech chat went over my head! I very deliberately didn’t approach anybody with “sales patter” nor did I make it obvious I was a recruiter.

In the days following the event I did what I believe to be the normal stuff, followed the speakers on Twitter, tweeted to say I enjoyed it etc and I also tagged a few attendees and speakers into a tweet, nothing salesy or opinionated and certainly not asking for business. To my surprise, I received quite a bit of push back and negativity. I received one message from a client (and speaker) I’d love to work with saying my interest and excitement in the event was making him “uncomfortable” and I should delete the tweets.

This was pretty tough to take, so it led me to wonder ‘what do people want from a recruiter’? Is fact-finding, knowing your market and increasing your knowledge important or not?

So, what do you want from a recruiter? I would love to hear your views and opinions….

Ruby on Rails Developer. Music Industry. London. £75,000+

Ruby on Rails Developer. Music Industry. London. £75,000+

Are you an experienced Ruby on Rails Developer with a passion for Music? Do you want to work in an environment where everyone has excitement and energy about what we’re building?

Our client creates secret​ ​intimate ​live performances in​ ​more​ ​than​ 400 ​cities​ ​around​ ​the​ ​world.

We’re looking for an experienced Ruby on Rails Developer to join us who understands how to create scalable, maintainable code using best practices.

Reporting into the Head of Engineering, you’ll be joining a growing engineering team, and working alongside design and product teams.

Requirements:

  • 4+ years of Ruby on Rails experience
  • Experience of Postgres
  • Experience of TDD or BDD testing (We use RSpec & Cucumber)
  • Knowledge of Git and a passion for clear concise commit history
  • Fluent in English with excellent communication skills.
  • Flexibility to work in a dynamic continuous delivery environment.
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience of React or other front end Javascript technologies.
  • Experience of Agile / Scrum, or similar.
  • A passion for music
  • Experience of scaling a platform using micro-services or other approaches.
  • Experience working in startups
  • Experience mentoring junior team members.

We are looking for an experienced Ruby on Rails Developer to help create new features and deliver an excellent end-to-end customer experience, from the moment they first encounter content. You’ll be expected to write elegant code that is scalable & maintainable and work closely with UX, Product, QA  and other teams to define and deliver features that solve real business needs.

It’s an exciting time to join as we help our client enter a period of accelerated growth. You’ll gain valuable experience working on a wide variety of projects. Including engineering a platform for our next phase of growth, moving our platform to a react front end powered by APIs and integrating with 3rd parties.

Along with the fantastic learning opportunities and the opportunity to work in a really exciting industry with great colleagues out client also offer a very competitive salary and great benefits.

For more details and to apply please contact Jordan Norris on 07858973473 or email your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com

 

Senior Ruby Developer | Fast-growing Tech Start-up | London | £70,000+

Are you interesting in joining a fast-growing tech Start-up as a Lead Ruby Developer? Do you currently have the opportunity to technically lead projects and give opinions on architecture?

Our client is scaling rapidly and needs a Senior Ruby Developer with a strong focus on the customer experience & excellent code to help drive scalability and performance of the platform.

The successful Senior Ruby developer will need:

  • Confidence technically leading on projects and giving opinions on architecture
  • Experience of building large scale applications in Ruby
  • A passion for writing clean and efficient code
  • An excellent understanding of Rails API, Docker, Kubernetes, Ruby on Rails and a familiarity on microservices and ci/cd pipelines will be advantageous
  • Follow a TTD approach
  • A keenness to learn new technologies

As my client continues to scale their offering, they have devised a long-term digital strategy with significant investment being made into their technical teams. This position will heavily involve the redevelopment of backend services from the ground up using cutting edge technology, removing external partnerships and shifting towards being truly agile.

Day to day, this position involves:

  • Building and deploying features for brand new products
  • Assist with the creation of tooling to improve their ecosystem
  • Discussing ideas, implementation and planning
  • Improving internal process and how they interact with the business

This is an excellent opportunity to shape the culture and technology landscape for an incredibly ambitious company!

To apply please call me on 07858973473 and email a CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com