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

 

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.

Full Stack Software Engineer (Ruby & React) | Leading Online Marketplace | London | £65,000+

Full Stack Software Engineer (Ruby & React) | Leading Online Marketplace | London | £65,000+

My client has been named one of The Financial Times’ most ‘Disruptive Companies’ and one of Wired Magazine’s ‘100 Hottest Start-Ups’ – They are already the leading business is their marketplace, working with everyone from industry known brands to super exciting start-ups.

They have raised over $20m in funding to date, have an ambitious vision and clear values – it’s a fantastic time to join!

LHR is working directly and closely with the CTO to add a Full Stack Software Engineer to the team with strong skills in Ruby and Ruby on Rails along with excellent Frontend development experience; especially React and modern Javascript (ES6)

As a part of the Product team, you will be a key part of continuously improving existing applications, and bringing new features to life. You’ll be helping to build the best experiences possible for customers and you’ll need to be passionate about the user experience and solving challenges with creative solutions.

The role:

  • Help architect and build solutions to business critical problems
  • Experiment with new tools and technologies to produce cutting-edge solutions
  • Be a part of a self-organising, results-oriented agile team
  • Keeping the Stack relevant by helping to adopt a microservice-inspired architecture

Requirements:

We’re looking for a mid to senior level candidate who has opinions and wants to do the right thing; we want you to own the product, and care about the direction it goes in

The best candidates will care deeply about writing good code and high-quality automated tests; you’ll have no dedicated QA team, so it’s important for you to be able to test thoroughly

A good understanding of any of the following would be a bonus:

  • Experience of AWS (or similar) services, such as EC2, RDS and RedShift; you’ll be exposed to these in this role, even if you have no previous Ops experience
  • Elasticsearch, Sidekiq, state machines, data warehousing, and ETL processes
  • Experience of managing applications on cloud environments (using tools such as OpsWorks)

This is a wonderful opportunity for a Full Stack Developer to participate and contribute to interesting projects such as:

  • Building tools and recommendation engines to help match brands to their perfect short-term retail space
  • Creating a first-class communications platform
  • Providing continuous improvements in the way the team collect and provide data to use when making decisions
  • Improving the deployment pipeline to reduce the time taken to get changes into production
  • Providing necessary data and functionality to our frontend developers, whether directly or through well-designed APIs

Along with a great team of talented colleagues and endless learning opportunities our client also offer free team lunch every Friday, a very competitive salary and stock options

For more details please contract Jordan Norris on 07858973473 or send an email to Jordan@lewishollings.com

 

Ruby on Rails Developer | R&D | Oxfordshire | £65,000 + Bonus & Options

Ruby on Rails Developer | R&D | Oxfordshire | £65,000

Fantastic “out of London” client is keen to hire a Senior Ruby Developer. Work from home options + Bonus + Options (Pre IPO)

If you are a Senior Ruby Developer based in Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire or Buckinghamshire who is keen to build innovative technology with great colleagues without having to travel into London every day please read on…

LHR looking for a Ruby on Rails Developer to join a leading R&D company in Oxford. This is a great opportunity for a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer looking to work on challenging projects with an incredible company.  

The Role  

As the Ruby on Rails Developer, you’ll be working on the front end of my client’s complex web applications. This is a senior role within the company so the Ruby on Rails Developer will have a great opportunity to contribute to wider strategy and architecture, as well as mentoring Junior Developers.  

The Company  

A local success story, the Ruby on Rails Developer will be joining an incredible research and development company who are at the forefront of their field. You’ll be joining during a period of growth, so the opportunities for your role moving forwards are huge! 

What’s Required?

For this Ruby on Rails Developer position, we’re looking for a Senior Developer with significant previous experience developing web applications using RoR.

We’re ideally looking for experience with the following:

  • Strong background coding with Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with other open source languages such as PHP, Python and JavaScript will be beneficial
  • Previous experience building complex web applications, such as e-commerce systems, would be great  

For more details please call 07858973743 and send a copy of your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com