Career Opportunity – Business Manager & Scrum Master  

Do you love the digital tech start-up scene? Are you motivated by results and do you like making this happen?

LifeShifter is a company founded and led by LISA Alumni Jana Hlistova (MSc’04) and they offer a new and innovative way of looking at work in today’s ever changing work environment.

Company Background:

Lifeshifter’s client is an agile software development company that was founded in Paris in 2009. They build scalable web applications in record time for clients including BNP Paribas IP, Sagem Safran, Société Générale, Solace and BlablaCar. After successfully growing the business to 100+ people in France, they have recently launched in the UK. In London they are currently a small team of engineers, business people, and Scrum Masters who are alumni of the top universities across Europe looking to emulate the success of the French office.

Their methodology, borne out of experience on more than 100 projects, is focused on helping clients iteratively build products to produce software that users actually use.

They follow three principles to ensure the success of your projects:

• small teams of highly skilled experts, dedicated to your project

• open-source web technologies for fast application development: Node.js, AngularJS, Symfony…

• the client’s agile methodology, based on Lean, Scrum and DevOps

The Opportunity:

We are looking for a business developer who will also take responsibility in running the business day to day. This individual thrives in the tech start-up scene and approaches every client and their business as a ‘problem solver’. You are very pro-active and enjoy scoping and qualifying potential opportunities. You understand how crucial building trusting client relationships is and you can quickly understand their business problem. Your consultative approach allows you to emphasise with the client and can help to formulate a solution. Your overall competence will urge you on to take responsibility within different areas of the business.

You will work with the clients, (be this a founder and/or a product owner), once a project is under way, providing agile coach support within a team.You are an avid learner and a quick thinker. You subscribe to lean and agile methodologies and genuinely care about your clients, their business and their success.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate qualified weekly sales leads & develop potential client relationships

  • Close deals and meet sales targets

  • Track sales pipeline progress in CRM

  • Manage existing project clients as an agile coach

  • Take responsibility for numerous areas within the business including:

    • Recruitment

    • Operations

    • Invoicing & Expenses

    • Management

    • Strategy

  • Attend industry events and conferences

  • Represent and promote the Theodo brand in industry

Requirements:

  • Top university graduate

  • Passionate about new technologies, especially web development

  • A former entrepreneur or have proven yourself in a sales/recruitment based role

  • 1-3 years of experience in business development/recruitment/running your own business

  • A fast learner

  • Self-starter

  • No task is too big or too small

  • Not afraid of the French

What We Offer:

  • The chance to make a massive contribution to a growing and successful business

  • We invest in our staff-we will provide training so you can grow

  • A very competitive salary

  • A fun working environment: social events all year round

  • And if you have a start-up idea or business, you can join the Theodo Incubator.

Please email jana@lifehshifter.com or visit the LifeShifter Website – and feel free to mention that you are an LSE Information Systems or Department of Management connection – it helps !

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About Charles

Charles works as a business analyst in the financial derivatives sector. He has worked in market data and electronic trading as a software engineer and was recently involved in a startup company. Within LISA, he mainly focuses on building relationships with industry helping current and recent graduates in their careers.

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