Contract React Developer. E-Commerce. London. £500+ p/d

Contract React Developer. E-Commerce. London. £500+ p/d

LHR is working with a fantastic business with an immediate opportunity for an experienced and talented Front End Developer, specialising in React, to work building a brand new consumer-facing website for one of the UK’s leading E-Commerce brands.

As part of a cross-functional development team, you’ll be tasked with putting to use your expert knowledge of React & Redux to help create a first-class web platform that will play a part in processing millions of transactions every month.

The best candidates will lead by example through clean, maintainable code and displaying knowledge of best software practices, as well as helping those around them continue to improve and learn.

This is an initial 4-month contract, based in central London. We expect to pay around £500 per day.

Required skills:

  • A deep level of expertise in React with Redux
  • Expert level of HTML5, CSS3 knowledge Demonstrable history of developing commercially used UIs
  • Understanding of Agile principles TDD, BDD knowledge

Please apply now for more information by calling Jordan on 07858973473 or email Jordan@lewishollings.com 

PHP Developer. Contract, Central London. £400 p/d 

PHP Developer. Contract, Central London. £400 p/d 

We are working with a well known .Com to hire a professional & enthusiastic PHP Contractor on an initial 6-month contract.

The best candidates will have experience working on a large scale, long term projects, as well as smaller projects, you’ll also be comfortable in a team and working independently. 

As an experienced PHP Developer, you’ll get the opportunity to assist the team with brand new greenfield projects as well as other key projects & builds during this very busy time for the company.

Based in modern offices in central London with some WFH possibilities this is a great contract opportunity for the right person.

Key skills & Requirements :

• Excellent Commercial PHP experience

• Strong Laravel knowledge

• Good REST API experience

• OOP with design patterns

• Agile experience

We expect to pay around £400 p/d for an initial 6-month contract with a very good chance of extension and an immediate start available.

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

Contract VS Permanent

Contract VS Permanent

Does this sound familiar?

You have been looking for a permanent developer for the last 2 months, you haven’t seen many promising perm CV’s, you’ve been messed around by the good ones you have seen, spent hour’s talking to recruiters both internal and external, only to end up without a new developer and now you’ve lost ground on a number of important projects. Maybe the current team are being overworked and getting frustrated too? 

I have a solution.

To take on a contractor on a day rate contract costs on par, sometimes less, than hiring on a permanent employee, plus you won’t lose 3 months of your life, your current team or any ground on that vital project! 🙂

Contract VS Permanent

Contract: £375 per day

Permanent: £55,000 per annum

Contract VS Permanent

Contract: Employers NI 13.8%

Permanent: Employers NI 13.8% – (You pay)

Contract VS Permanent

Contract: Employees NI 12%

Permanent: Employees NI 12% – (You pay)

Contract VS Permanent

Contract: Finder’s Fee (Zero)

Permanent: Finder’s Fee Avg 20% (You pay)

Contract VS Permanent

Contract: Avg 28 days holidays per annum

Permanent: Avg 28 days holidays per annum (You pay)

Contract VS Permanent

Contract: Avg Sick days 10 days per annum

Permanent: Avg Sick days 10 days per annum (You pay)

Contract: Total cost: £82,500 per annum                                                   

Permanent: Total Cost: £80,190

(This figure does not include further costs associated with company perks ie; pensions, laptops, healthcare, bonus, training course etc.)

Additional benefits

  • Many contractors prefer longer contracts. If anything it will be your permanent candidates that are leaving to go contracting.
  • No recruitment finder’s fee. If a permanent member decides to leave (after the rebate) the fee is lost – (£11,000)
  • Contractors bring vast knowledge and experience to you and the team. Contractors are able to hit the ground running and do not take as much time or hand-holding to get up to scratch on your systems as maybe as a permanent developer would.
  • Contractors work on a day rate so their work mentality is to work at their full potential from day 1.
  • Flexible Notice periods and end dates on contract.

I have been placing Product & Engineering contractors for over 16 years, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch call 07858 973 473 or email Jordan@lewishollings.com

References received by contractors can be found here: Hiring Contractors? Looking for a Contract role?

 

Senior Azure Consultant. Multiple UK based Locations. Perm & Contract Opportunities

Azure Senior Consultant. Multiple UK based Locations. Perm & Contract. 

LHR are looking for a number of Senior Azure Consultants to work on a number of exciting implementation projects across the UK. 

In short, you’ll be a cloud-based solutions expert with a history of migrating workloads to the cloud, and experience with connecting and managing hybrid cloud environments.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Building upon solid IT project experience, consultants will work with customers in:
  • The delivery of high-quality engagements around Microsoft’s solution areas, technologies and products in diverse client environments.
  • The design and development of integrated solutions using the latest Microsoft products and technologies.
  • Understanding the relevant application development, infrastructure and operations implications of the developed solution.

Skills and experience

  • Deep understanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers and emerging computing trends.
  • Deep technical experience in infrastructure design including private and public cloud, networking, virtualization, identity, security and storage.
  • Understanding of how to build resilient multi-site architectures.
  • Experience with Windows, Linux and OSS technologies.
  • Experience with configuration management and automation technologies such as PowerShell DSC, Chef, ARM Templates, and Puppet.
  • Experience with deploying and managing the infrastructure for databases such as SQL Server, Oracle, Maria, Cassandra.
  • Working knowledge with AGILE development, SCRUM and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with one or more of the following programming languages: PowerShell, Bash, .NET, C++, Java, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails.

Certifications

  • MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA Cloud Platform Solutions Associate, MCSA Linux on Azure Solutions Associate, AWS Certified Solution Architect.

Project Experience Types/Qualities

  • 3-5+ years senior (Tier 3) level support with cloud infrastructure as part of responsibilities.
  • 5+ years of architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications (i.e. having an architectural sense for ensuring availability, reliability, etc).
  • 2+ years of experience in “migrating” on-premise workloads to the cloud.
  • 5+ years of success in consultative/complex technical sales and deployment projects.

We are looking for candidates with strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to present to stakeholders, a proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow-through. 

We have roles and opportunities with a variety of customers based all over the UK so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are in between contractors or considering a new challenge.

Jordan@lewishollings.com | 07858973473 

 

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