Archive for the ‘Jobs’ Category

I’ve been interviewing startups across the UK about their quest for rockstar employees!  The idea is to give an insight into startup recruitment to folk who are interested in working for startups so that they might learn how to put themselves into a position of strength! Entrepreneurs might also be interested to see how their approach and perspectives compare to others’.


(Also posted on http://www.workinstartups.com)


Decoded is on a mission to demystify coding and make it accessible to everyone! This startup offers workshops to businesses to teach staff how to ‘code in a day’.

Bubbly and enthusiastic co-founder Kathryn Parsons, also co-founder of the agency The Scarlett Mark, is currently looking for new recruits and kindly agreed to have a chat with WiS about what she looks for during the recruitment process.  So listen up!

Bela: Firstly, code in a day?  How does that work? (more…)

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Edinburgh startup Hubdub are in need of a talented web developer to help them with their fantasy sports game FanDuel.  They’re offering £30-40K depending on experience as well as stock options to the right person.  Is that you? Is it?  I’ve pasted their blurb below for the more curious amongst you:


At Hubdub we are building the next generation of sports entertainment for web and mobile. That’s a pretty big goal, and we’d love you to help us achieve it.

Our next generation fantasy sports game, FanDuel, is growing at 30% month on month and getting rave reviews from The Washington Post, ABC News, TechCrunch and (most importantly) our users.

We recognize our success is dependent on creating an amazing product, and as such our developers and designers get a pretty good deal:

• Responsibility for delivering features that matter to a highly passionate userbase
• Flexibility to work from home up to 3 days per week, choose your own hours
• Casual, non-corporate but fast-paced and exciting work environment
• Rewarding and varied development challenges that you help shape
• Play with cool stuff: web sockets, Amazon S3, TDD, lighttpd and plenty more
• Smart colleagues who push and challenge you
• A fun place to work with great office banter, team days out and plenty of free beer! (more…)

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Our friends Dan and Joe over at Winterwell is looking for a new Project Manager/ Producer. Drop them an email if you are interested!


Winterwell (http://winterwell.com) is a fast-growing data analysis/IT consultancy based in central Edinburgh. We do interestingly varied work for an interestingly varied client base. We’re also the makers of SoDash (http://sodash.com), the smart social media dashboard (as used by Pepsi, the Foreign Office, the Scottish Green Party & others). (more…)

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In London right now? Sitting on your couch reading Startup Cafe whilst yet again trying to water down that ever worse Sunday morning hangover? Thinking this is another week end wasted away, another week is about to start; your shirts are not ironed and the prospects of that corporate job of yours aren’t that bright? Well get up, brush your teeth and head East. Silicon Milkroundabout brings together 100+ UK start-ups offering 500+ technical jobs.

The Old Truman Brewery, T1 space
Entry at 81 Brick Lane, London

Sunday the 30th of October until 5pm


The folks at Adzuna have been kind enough to send me some of the data they’ve collected:

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Hoda children's art charityHoda, a local children’s arts charity, is looking for help developing Rock OperatoR, a location based game that uses iPhones and maps to guide groups around Holyrood Park. The game leads users on a geological trail of discovery around Arthur’s Seat, beginning and ending at Dynamic Earth.

The position requires basic iPhone dev skills, including experience with the maps functions and integrating multimedia and video.

Conrad Molleson, Artistic Director at Hoda, confirmed that the position will be paid, and that the app is just one element of a bigger plan:

If a student were to take it on it would be in the region of £500. A supervisor would be paid according to experience. We currently have an ECA student working on the Flash version and Heriot Watt have offered the use of their iPhones. We also have an engineering student from Leeds who’s looking at the GPS app development. Ultimately, we’re hoping for a ‘soft’ launch at Dynamic Earth for mid September.

As a bonus, Hoda has a talented team of artists providing compelling artwork for the app, as you can see in the preview video below. Interested? Send your CV to info[at]hoda.org.uk.

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E-club logoThe Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club, hosted by the University of Edinburgh Business School, is currently looking for a new part-time co-ordinator.

This prestigious, public-facing role has been held by some big names in the past—namely, StartupCafe’s very own Jess Williamson, who has since moved south to work at a new startup accelerator. Prior to that, you may recall the reign of Sarah Luger, another powerhouse of networking and organisational talent.

The new co-ordinator position will be 15 hours per week on a decent salary scale, and most interestingly, has a contract for up to two years. Full job description and application details here.

This is a great opportunity to throw yourself into the middle of the University’s entrepreneurship scene, and to harness real resource to put on cool events that contribute to the greater community. So tell your friends to apply, and make them tell their friends, because it behooves us all to get someone awesome and inspirational leading the E-Club come September.

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The other day we received a message on our Facebook page:

“Hey, I’ve just graduated from Glasgow university and want to get into the startup scene. Getting involved with a current startup seems to be what is mostly advised on the web as a good way to start, but I’ve been researching on the internet and can’t find anywhere where there is any info on startups that are hiring in Scotland or the UK for that matter, perhaps there aren’t any hiring outside people? Any advice on where to look or any other advice would be appreciated…”

This would be the perfect opportunity to introduce a new company called…wait for it…WorkInStartups, which helps people find exciting jobs in awesome startups.

Founder Diana Proca (formerly of Launch48) has been extremely busy over the last couple of months looking for jobs within UK startups to advertise on her site, and she’s found loads!  There are lots of exciting roles for designers, developers, marketers, sales folk, managers as well as a variety of intern positions for people wanting to gain experience. (more…)

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A request from Ross McNairn—who has just moved to Edinburgh from Aberdeen—and is looking for people to join his startup:

We are a very exciting early stage startup developing a highly viral mobile web app, aimed at providing an innovative advertising solution for SMEs. We want someone who can contribute on more than a coding level, someone with an entrepreneurial streak who is capable of looking at the bigger picture, and someone with a passion to be part of something big—something disruptive! (more…)

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We love the HubDub team and sounds like one very lucky person will get to join them! Know an end-to-end LAMP developer, or is that you? Details below, and apply here if you’re interested: http://bit.ly/fanduel-webdev. Good luck!

Company overview
Hubdub Ltd is a VC funded high-growth startup based in Edinburgh and San Francisco that aims to be the world’s largest premium social gaming company for sports fans. Its main product, FanDuel, transforms traditional fantasy sports ($1bn, 30m people market) into an instant gratification daily game where users win cash prizes every day. It is played on FanDuel.com, via white label partners such as the New York Post, and in future on mobile. If you want to work with smart people on an exciting product that could be Scotland’s next big success story we want to hear from you.

Hubdub is looking for an end-to-end LAMP developer to work on the core FanDuel product. You will have a high degree of responsibility in a small development team, and work with the product manager and technical lead to scope, implement, test and maintain new functionality in the game. The environment is fast paced, challenging and dynamic. We are looking for someone comfortable with this level of uncertainty and who thrives on the excitement of working in a startup. You will form part of a highly talented team so only high-calibre applicants able to demonstrate excellent problem solving and software engineering skills will be successful. (more…)

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Working for a startup has to be one of the best jobs around. Flexibility, challenging work, cool colleagues, and a tangible connection between your input and the company’s output—what’s not to like? Here’s two opportunities that are recruiting now (and both, in case you’re wondering, are paid):

1. C++ Programmer for part-time work, possibly leading to full-time employment

Speech Graphics Ltd, a technology startup in Edinburgh providing lip-sync middleware and services to the video games industry, is seeking a talented software engineer for a consultant position, possibly leading to full-time employment. The candidate will assist in the development of a commercial middleware application to perform automatic lip-synchronization for video games. We seek someone with the following qualifications: (more…)

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