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UX Designer / Front-end Developer

You will be working for Sofar Sounds as UX Designer / Front-end Developer

The correct candidate is someone up to the challenge of their role spanning Web Designer, UX Designer and Front-end Developer. Although a coder, focus on information hierarchy, visual presentation and markup is favoured over Javascript. Essential:

  • Strong, up-to-date visual design style, this is the core of the role. You should be able to demonstrate this in your portfolio.
  • Ability to implement designs in HTML5, using the latest techniques & standards.
  • Strong focus on responsive web design, either Bootstrap 3 or similar.
  • Expert in UX flow, moving elements through design stages: sketches / mockups / visual design / HTML.
  • Great communication. We’re a small team and talk all the time.
  • Some Javascript understanding, preferably JQuery.
  • CSS3, SASS / LESS, asset pipelines.
  • Guerilla user testing / rapid prototyping, using tools such as Balsamiq to mock up and test ideas / layouts and variations.
  • Able to deliver designs as HAML views
  • Familiar with and enjoy Lean / Agile principles.
  • Javascript MVC framework, Backbone, Angular.JS or similar.
  • Happy taking on a variety of roles and responsibilities. This should excite you!

Who We Are Looking For

We are looking to add a design focused member to our team, who shares our passion for new music, works well in a startup environment, and wants to be part of a worldwide community that is already making music history.

The successful candidate will join Sofar’s existing CTO in creating an online events platform to deliver an excellent end-to-end attendee experience, from the moment they first encounter our content, to applying and attending shows across different channels and devices, plus tools to build deeper engagement.

Working closely with all of the Sofar team in developing and testing new products within the platform, as well as iterating on it’s core design, look and feel as it rolls out across 100+ local franchises.

This is your opportunity to carve out a critical role within one of the UK’s most exciting music startups, recently funded by Europe’s top VCs, Index and Octopus.

The Company

Why work for us:

People who join Sofar Sounds have an excitement and energy about what we’re doing; they want to be a driving force of growth for emerging artists, committed to creating a magical experience for performers and fans alike, and this is reflected is the way they work.

Because we are keen to grow swiftly helping more musicians in more cities, we expect people to get things done efficiently – and to dive into help others whether a specific task is their ‘role’ or not. Also to learn from – and make changes as a result of - feedback from one another and our community.

You should be efficient and upbeat (this is a start-up featuring people who get things done with no moaning / are super passionate about the space they play in). You should be a self-starter who can find the newest/most innovative and/or cost effective solution to every problem possible.

The right candidate needs to ‘live’ the Sofar experience whilst understanding and sharing in our vision for discovering great new music.

About us:

Sofar Sounds is the Live Nation of intimate secret gigs – hosting unique live experiences in almost 100 cities around the world. We are a global community of music lovers, dedicated to transforming the way live music is experienced and discovered, offline and on. Our main office is situated in Shoreditch, London, and have team members based around the world. Watch a short intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJr5RTYdon8 HOW TO APPLY Send your application to: jobs@sofarsounds.com Please include the following: online portfolio link(s), CV or LinkedIn

The Job

Team/Dept: All of the team! Mostly with CTO and Brand Director

Job type: Permanent full time

Remote working possible: no

Level of experience required:



This job is located in London, United Kingdom

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If you breathe responsive web design and love live music, this is the job is for you!