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a company building an ambitious big new site in the social web area

Mark L.
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London, GB
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HOT tech start up building an ambitious big new site in the social web area, with plenty of technology challenges at the core. Based in Central London, rapidly expanding and looking for key staff to launch this global product They haven't launched their product yet so you won't see much about them on the internet, but you will find out a lot more at the interview. They are building a very large-scale mass-market consumer service, both web and mobile, and there are some big names involved with the company. They're working with the semantic web, social networks and new forms of expression and communication so there will be plenty of good problems to get your teeth into and lots of data to work with. They already have a strong team with backgrounds from Stanford, Cambridge and the like, and founding experience from places like several major global start-up success stories.

They require additional staff to support the growth of this product:

Lead UX Designer / Director UX
The fundamental requirement here is for the candidate to be "hungry" filled with ambition and passion. We are looking for either Senior/Leads to step up or an experienced Director to get stuck in. Throughout your career you will have had several years of hands-on experience and be able to show sitemaps, personas, wireframes, UI sketches and prototypes, and the resulting sites or apps. Experience from different disciplines such as product design or graphic design is very valuable, and ideally familiarity with multidisciplinary people, but you definitely need direct experience with consumer web and mobile for the last few years.

Director, Product Marketing
As a Product Marketing Director, you will be responsible for outbound marketing activities related to the product. You will craft the messaging and positioning for products. You'll conceive and develop innovative marketing programs that drive demand. You will translate market requirements into product requirements. Attention to detail and an eye for quality, along with the ability to grasp and translate technical capabilities into benefits are crucial. This role is part of the central engine of the company. It requires an extremely talented and flexible individual with strong presentation skills, adept business knowledge, and organisational abilities. Someone who is capable of bridging customer requirements and broader market trends to technical feature set and capabilities. You would need to interface with everyone from the customer to the developer.

You will be designing and developing user interface components, working closely with the lead designer and the front end team. You'll be developing in HTML, CSS and have solid knowledge of JavaScript, as well as designing assets, producing wireframes for both web and mobile. The team is still growing so it's a great opportunity to join the team early and have a huge impact on the product.

Software Engineers * multiple
We need several Software Engineers to work on the machine learning, data mining and recommendation and several candidates to work on the search functionality and several Software Engineers to build the core platform. You'll need a healthy mix of academic smarts and pragmatic software engineering experience. Skills – any combination of these skills please
 Hadoop and Mahout
 Ruby, Rails, Node JS, RabbitMQ, Redis
 Agile
 NoSQL or schemaless databases such as MongoDB, Cassandra, CouchDB.
 Strong academic background in computer science, statistics, mathematics or similar (typically Masters or PhD but maybe you've learned this along the way rather than at a university).
 Ability to think independently and strategically to find the right problems to solve; desire to analyse data to figure out the best solutions for problems.
 Sense of humour
 Experience with consumer web services will give you a big head start.
 Specific experience with recommender systems, information retrieval, text processing / computational linguistics , NLP would all help

You'll be joining a dynamic team at the early stages of growth, so there is a massive opportunity to influence the product direction and break new ground. This is an opportunity to work with the next big thing. If you had the opportunity to work with Facebook or Twitter at the beginning wouldn't you? Contact Mark on 07767 336 916 at or 01491411020 for further details.
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