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Hiring this Week: – busuu, Crowdsurfer and Mind Candy

Hello and welcome to our new Hiring this Week feature.

Every Monday we’ll bring profile three local startups who are hiring. All you have to do is get your application ready.

Interested in featuring your jobs here? Get in touch with Becky Golland


busuu are looking for a Business Analyst

busuuAbout busuu

busuu is the largest social network for language learners with over 40 million users.

From Polish to Portuguese, they offer our users self-paced programmes to learn one or more of our selected languages. Our team of journalists profiled what’s it like to work at busuu back in October.

Your profile

If you are commercially-minded, used to working in a fast-paced environment, and able to analyse and interpret complex data sets to provide recommendations for expanding our business, busuu want to hear from you.

You’ll live and breathe data and you know how to use it to help our executive teams make good decisions.

The role

  • Analyse data trends and driving insights into the business that enable customer-centric behaviours which will amplify the company brand
  • Deliver effective reporting and analytics
  • Using the huge pool of data at your disposal, develop novel strategies to target our users on-site with relevant content

Your skills

  • Degree in Computer Science, Maths, Business or equivalent
  • Excellent working knowledge of SQL, Excel and Google Analytics
  • Proven ability to apply analytical and creative thought to gain intelligent data insights
  • Experience executing A/B and Multivariate testing
  • Experience of Tableau desirable
  • Experience working with KISSmetrics and Optimizely

What busuu offer

Everyone gets big screens and fast computers, Linux, OSX or PC, or a fully spec’d MacBook Pro. busuu have Friday cocktails, regular team lunches, free private healthcare, pay for your Gym membership and have a generous bonus scheme.

Most importantly they have free breakfast every morning and snacks throughout the day!

[button link=’ http://www.busuu.com/jobs’]Apply here[/button]


busuu also need a QA Engineer

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Your Profile

You’ll have a passion for quality, determination to follow issues through to resolution, and you want to work in a fast-paced startup environment.

You want to work in a collaborative team environment and will have a good sense of humour!

The role

  • Enhance user experience by testing the functionality, performance, reliability, stability and compatibility
  • Test planning and test execution: your input will influence our product development from requirements gathering stage to deployment.
  • Work in a collaborative SCRUM-based team

Your skills

  • Manual testing experience in mobile apps and web platforms
  • Knowledge of Selenium, Gherkin, Cucumber, Behat
  • Excellent understanding of modern QA processes & practices
  • Proven ability to formulate agile test cases from existing products and bring products to market
  • Experience with agile development tools
  • Immersion in an agile SCRUM or Kanban environment and its ways of working.

Other skills

  • Knowledge of issue management & bug lifecycles
  • Exposure to ATDD & BDD.
  • Previous use of multiple operating systems, such as MacOsX, Linux
  • Familiarity with MySQL databases & examining log files for evidence
  • Clear communicator (written and verbal)

[button link=’ http://www.busuu.com/jobs’]Apply here[/button]


busuu also need a Scrum Master

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Your profile

You will be a Scrum master will excellent interpersonal skills, and experience across mobile and web platforms. You will facilitate discussion, and ensure that the team works productively and coherently.

What you will do

  • Own and facilitate the Scrum process across the business
  • Set-up and chair sprint planning meetings and retrospectives, sprint/backlog reviews, prioritisation meetings and daily standups
  • Anticipate and remove all obstacles blocking progress of projects together with the project owners
  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress
  • Supporting and educating the product owners, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Work with the CTO  and team leads to achieve a consistent framework across busuu’s various delivery teams

Your skills

  •  You will be a Certified Scrum Master
  •  You have experience of working with more than one scrum team
  •  You will have a proven track record as a Scrum Master within a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, TDD, continuous Integration, continuous deployment, pairing, automated testing, agile games, planning poker.

[button link=’ http://www.busuu.com/jobs’]Apply here[/button]


busuu also need a Javascript Engineer

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Your profile

You fit the bill of an innovative developer, with deep interest in Internet Technologies and a passion for building ground-breaking online tools.

You will love to code, think of it as recreation rather than work, and have a number of your own projects you have done just for fun.

You have a sense of humour, are ambitious, and love the thrill and madness of working in a start-up environment.

The role

  • Develop features for the busuu.com web application, turning high level descriptions into things our users will love
  • Collaborate on wireframes and design drafts and turn these into well-implemented, functional user interfaces
  • Work with the back-end engineering team to design and implement new API methods to deliver new functionality

Your skills

  • You have excellent knowledge and understanding of the DOM, HTML, CSS and cross-browser support.
  • You are proficient in object-oriented JavaScript, and skilled in debugging and problem solving.
  • You are able to give accurate estimations of development times for projects, and organise your time to meet project deliverables and deadlines.

[button link=’ http://www.busuu.com/jobs’]Apply here[/button]


Crowdsurfer need a Business Development manager

crowdsurferAbout Crowdsurfer

Crowdsurfer is the world’s first search engine for crowdsearching. They have a culture of getting things done but have fun doing what they do.

Founder Emily Mackay took part in Series 2 of the Elevator Pitch.

Your Profile

You’ll be friendly, creative and a good communicator.

What you will do

  • Listen to the needs of our customers and finding ways our data can help them
  • Identify new possible customers
  • Taking warm leads and continuing the sales conversation via email and phone
  • Being persistent but not pushy (we don’t like pushy) to encourage a sale
  • Articulating Crowdsurfer’s value to a potential client, including talking about our data and the problems it can solve
  • Finding ways of helping potential clients to say yes to a sale
  • Using our CRM system to monitor all sales conversations

Your skills

  • Excellent at listening
  • Excellent at communicating (verbal & written)
  • Good understanding of data, search and analytics
  • Experience with CRM preferable

What Crowdsurfer offer

  • Opportunity to work in the beautiful, family-friendly city of Cambridge, UK
  • Salary based on experience
  • Staff share options pool
  • Flexible hours

Email your CV or Linkedin profile to emily@crowdsurfer.co.uk, or click the button below:

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Crowdsurfer also want a Python developer

crowdsurfer

Your profile

You’ll be a developer with experience in Python. You’ll be able to work fast to meet our client needs and work to a high standard.

What you will do

  • Exploring our data to find new insights
  • Presenting data in accessible formats
  • Writing code
  • Building dashboard content
  • Some qualitative desk research
  • Helping contribute to a better financial market

Your skills

  • Data modelling/analytics
  • Manipulating large datasets
  • Python
  • Likely to be a Maths or Computer Science graduate

Email your CV or Linkedin profile/repo links to emily@crowdsurfer.co.uk, or click the button below:

[button link=’mailto:emily@crowdsurfer.co.uk’]Apply here[/button]


Mind Candy are looking for a ‘force multiplier’ to join their Tools team

mindcandy

About Mind Candy

Mind Candy’s flagship product Moshi Monsters has 80m registered users online along with bestselling books, magazines, toys, trading cards, music albums, and a movie.

They’re now developing several new products for kids and their families, and would love to hear from you.

Our team profiled what it’s really like to work at Mind Candy back in January.

Your profile

You will need to be passionate about making people more effective – you may already be in a Tools or Automation role, but it isn’t essential. You should enjoy continually learning and improving your skills – Mind Candy want someone with the drive to work it out for themselves and then share their new-found knowledge with them.

What you will do

You’ll be working at the intersection of Development, Operations and QA – a key communicator and lubricator to make one big happy software development family.

You will be co-developing new automation solutions with product teams and shared services, quickly delivering improvements whilst training them to self-service their future automation needs.

The aim is to use automation to deliver value in product teams (in terms of saved time in hunting down bugs, broken builds, failed deploys) and promoting Continuous Delivery for every team at Mind Candy.

You will be both building new automation frameworks and making use of existing open-source projects, using external services like Amazon and Sauce Labs, as well as internal resources like OpenStack and our Data Centres.

You will be evangelising automation solutions both inside and outside of Mind Candy, contributing to open source projects and open-sourcing internal tech to share the kick-ass solution you’ve built with the world!

We want to automate every part of the software development lifecycle, including:

  • automated unit, integration and UI behaviour-driven tests
  • automated testing of games on mobile devices, both of native and Unity games.
  • automated deploys including working with Cloud Formation, Puppet and Fabric
  • automated builds including code quality metrics
  • continuous Integration tests that dynamically create and destroy complex test environments
  • cloud computing – using resources for only as long as you need them rather than leaving them always-on, using Infrastructure-as-code solutions.

What we can offer

  • Lots of languages! Mainly Python, Scala, Java, Javascript
  • Amazon Web Services, OpenStack, Sauce Labs and other ‘as a service’ providers
  • BDD frameworks like Selenium, Cucumber, Gherkin
  • Cutting-edge frameworks such as Storm, Kafka, Elastic Search, Cassandra, Play Framework, angular.js, node.js
  • Ping-pong table, slide, beer, nerf guns!

Email a cover letter and CV to recruitment@mindcandy.com, or click the button below:

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