Lead Creative Technologist for innovation consultancy

Lead Creative Technologist for Innovation house in South London – £50,000 - £60,000

A boutique innovation consultancy are looking for a Lead Creative Technologist to spearhead their exciting work

The Client

A Technology Innovation Consultancy based in south London are looking for a Lead Creative Technologist to lead on some on their awesome projects.  Their mission is to help businesses innovate like startups, in an agile, collaborative, fun way without the red tape to solve the right problems, the right way.  They believe in employee empowerment and development, only working on projects that excite them and that unnecessary management layers unnecessary.  They have strived to create the kind of company they have always wanted to work at; a place where the best designers, developers and creative technologists can thrive.  Currently about 30 people strong they provide a fun and spacious working environment, the digital world is at their feet as they have great people who have delivered game-changing software innovations across a number of industries.  In just 5 years they have built a business turning over more than £2m and are set to grow significantly again this year.

The Role as Lead Creative Technologist

They are looking for a Lead Creative Technologist to join the team, as such you’ll be working closely with their clients, a mix of financial institutions, media brands and charities to fully understand and identify their problems, and then design simple solutions to address those needs.  You’ll join the senior team, playing an instrumental part of building cutting edge solutions for a mix large corporate firms and startups, working closely with UX, UI designers and developers from a range of disciplines.  As a Lead Creative Technologist, you will be the heart and hub between the clients and the delivery teams, building teams for specific projects and work well with others in an Agile environment.  Below are some of the recent projects you’d worked on with them.

  • Architecting and building online gaming platforms with multiple gaming engines from the bottom up.
  • Crossing the digital and physical worlds with mobile applications using Bluetooth Low Energy.
  • Predictive solutions for improving investment fund performance.
  • Responsive and gamified ideation platform for over 70,000 global employees.
  • Data-driven competitive intelligence portal, enabling analysts and senior executives access to data they need in a fraction of the time.

The Candidate

As a Lead Creative Technologist, you’ll be the bridge between the disciplines, sitting between the Creative and Developer teams as well as being the bridge between the client and the production teams. You’re an excellent communicator, able to explain and justify decisions to strong technical teams and non-technical folk alike, you have the confidence to say “no” rather than nod along to requirements.

You’re comfortable discussing things like:

  • functional and imperative languages
  • the pros and cons of NoSQL and Relational Databases
  • Pros and cons native vs web technologies

You’re a polyglot technologist with great understanding of the creative process and a wealth of experience of delivering complex software products with some exposure to both .NET and Open Source tech stacks, much of their work is delivered via the browser, so a solid understanding of web APIs, browsers and JavaScript is a distinct advantage.

If this sounds like the type of role you’d be interested in then APPLY NOW!!!