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?

 

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

 

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

 

Ruby Software Engineer. London Start-Up. Brilliant Working Environment. £70,000

cropped-rubies-2021887.jpgRuby Software Engineer. London Start-Up. Brilliant Working Environment. £70,000

Our client has built a unique platform to enable SME businesses to run smoothly and are going through an incredibly exciting stage of growth.

The platform automates much of your team’s vital information – from onboarding new staff to tracking holiday, managing benefits and more.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, passionate and talented Ruby Software Engineer to join the growing team.

People love working here for a variety of reasons, you’ll be challenged and learn new things daily but the core office hours initiative where you are free to start at 10 am has definitely been enjoyed (Monday – Thursday 10-3, Tuesday & Friday 10-5:30)

As a Senior Ruby Developer, you’ll be expected to use your extensive knowledge of Ruby web development to improve and maintain an application relied upon by customers every day.

The ideal candidate will be a Ruby and rails expert with some Javascript knowledge and experience too. The best candidates will have commercial experience with much of the below:

  • Ruby: Rails, Sidekiq, RSpec, Capybara
  • JavaScript: jQuery, Jasmine
  • Infrastructure: Heroku, Postgresql, Redis

Key Requirements for the role of Senior Ruby Developer include:

  • At least 3 years of professional experience working with Ruby and Rails.
  • A strong understanding & commercial experience of web applications.
  • Strong communication skills, a positive attitude and enjoy receiving feedback.
  • A commitment to the use of best practices.

On offer are a genuinely fantastic work environment, a competitive salary and an enthusiastic and friendly team along with benefits such as equity options, learning budget, hack days and monthly socials.

If you’d like to join a fast-growing startup while maintaining a sustainable work-life balance and having a considerable impact on the direction of an outstanding product, please get in touch ASAP!

Please call me on 07858973473 and email a CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com

 

What’s your story?

What’s your story?

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In the current candidate-driven market, businesses need to have a strong, succinct narrative that tells candidates who you are and what you’re about. It’s more important than ever to cut through the noise and stand out from your competitors as a great company to work for.

Your ability to bring your brand to life and tell a compelling story with passion is vital if you want to recruit the best people.

Paying more money, giving free fruit, having a work hard play harder culture and or having a work from home 1 day per week policy have all been done, it’s old hat and frankly, everyone does it. Your brand and company ethos is not just for customers and clients – potential employees want to be emotionally engaged and buy into the bigger picture. If you like the look of a candidate, so will 10+ other companies, so you HAVE to connect with them on another level.

So what are candidates looking for? We’re seeing a growing trend in demand from developers for the following things:

  • Tech Stack
  • Company story – what’s the background and culture of your business?
  • Purpose – what are the company goals and objectives and how does the role contribute?
  • Vision – where is the company going and how are the team involved in taking it there?
  • Learning opportunities – how are you supporting and developing people?
  • Team Info (size, composition, level)
  • Money

If you can clearly articulate your offering and be bold about who you are and what you stand for, then you have a great chance of recruiting strong candidates.