Category Archives: Careers

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.


  • 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


  • 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 or visit the LifeShifter Website – and feel free to mention that you are an LSE Information Systems or Department of Management connection – it helps !

Career Opportunity – Product Director

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.

A successful fast-growth tech start-up in the digital subscriptions and payments industry is working with LifeShifter, looking for a Product & Services Director to oversee the group’s product strategy and development plan.

The person they are looking for should be well versed in lean and agile methodologies and has worked in at least one start-up, and thrives on learning, technology. The candidate should ideally have worked in a tech and/or digital fast-paced environment, have a background in e-commerce, payments, billing or cloud computing/infrastructure services.

Are You are ready to take on a challenge?

The role is focussed on:

  • Defining the Product & Service offering (4 new products a year) in the B2B and B2C space
  • Creating testing plan for products to validate pricing, positioning and customer acquisition strategy
  • Defining the business model for each new product
  • Product marketing
  • Launching products and creating continuous improvement plan
  • Drive P&L of product for the first 6 months
  • Working closely with the business development to drive partnerships and develop the product.

The role is very multifaceted and requires a self-starter mentality and drive. Someone hands-on and driven, who can eventually run a team of 3-5 people in a lean and agile environment.

Detailed duties

  • Define a product strategy
  • Define a scalable product launch plan
  • Negotiate deals with product delivery partners
  • Test Ideas and pricing
  • Create business plans for CEO and CFO sign-off
  • Create offering and branding in partnership with Marketing Director
  • Create customer acquisition plan with Head of operations
  • Follow success of products and develop continuous improvements plans
  • Hit financial targets set in business plan

Skills and Attitude

  • Business acumen and consumer insight
  • Hands on
  • Creative
  • Solutions oriented
  • Highly driven and dynamic
  • Rigorous
  • Trustworthy and capable of managing highly sensitive information
  • Ability to manage many projects in parallel
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills

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

Pizza and Drinks at Clements house with LSE Careers and IS Society


LSE Careers and the MISDI Information Systems Group are delighted to invite the LISA Community to an Alumni careers networking evening. This MISDI alumni careers event offers Alumni the opportunity to discuss their careers and chosen paths to the current students at the Information System Group ( the MISDI program).

It’s an opportunity for Alumni to mentor and tell students on ways to get experience, what careers in their area involves, how they secured their first job and their career paths to date. 

This is a formal invitation by the LSE Careers and the IS Student Society to the LISA group to come to their Alma matter and meet their successors following in their IS footsteps, over drinks and pizza! 

Alumni in attendance will have the chance to give a short intro:

  • Overview of their career to date
  • Brief summary of their current role
  • Advice for current students thinking about a career in their area.
  • Job hunting tips

Date: 28th of January 2016

Location : Clements House 7.02 on LSE Campus

Time: 6:30pm -> 8:30pm


Credit Suisse Graduate Opportunity

Major Investment Bank Credit Suisse has recently had some rare openings for their September 2016 Graduate intake. This position is a great opportunity for any recent graduates of 2014,2015 or the current 2016 class.

Please contact Anand Paul ( with your updated resume and a short 2 sentence description.

LISA wants YOU!

Message from Dr Steve Smithson


If, like me, you studied Information Systems at LSE through ADMIS, MISI or MISDI (or even a PhD for the really keen) and you are an energetic individual who wants to remain close to their alma mater, then you should actively help LISA.

LISA is our LSE IS Alumni organisation that exists to create a sense of community by providing mutual support and a global network for its members. Since the establishment of the Information Systems group, over 4,000 people have graduated and gone on to build illustrious careers at some of the world’s most renowned businesses and academic institutions. Many have started their own businesses with great success.

Whether you are looking for old friends, networking opportunities with like-minded people, talented individuals to hire or future business partners, or if you’re revisiting the LSE campus to reminisce on old days over a beer, LISA can help.

LISA is an entirely voluntary organisation and is looking for enthusiastic alumni from around the world to join us and contribute, both in person and remotely, through the following activities:

• Social event organisation
• Writers for blogging/newsletter
• LISA Ambassadors worldwide
• Career mentors (including reviewing CVs)
• Start-up advice
• Academic networking
• Social media campaigning
• And many, many, more

If you are interested, please get in touch!!!
Contact with a short description of yourself including the year you graduated, where you are, and how you’d like to contribute. We look forward to hearing from you!

Hope all is well


Senior Business Analyst Opportunity – Markit

Mid-Level and Senior Business Analyst Position – Markit

Markit, a leading Financial Technology Services company based in the City of London has 1-2 open positions for mid-level and senior business analyst for their Trade Processing Division. Candidates should ideally have a background in Business Analysis with either Software Development or Technical Analysis experience, with exposure to financial services. Knowledge of OTC Derivatives (Interest Rate, Equities or Credit Derivatives) Clearing or Trading of Futures , options or Cash Equities is important and experience with the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) in any major trading or middleware software is highly desirable. Knowledge of industry standards such as FIX, FpML or other major messaging standards is key, and project management experience is a big advantage. Candidates would ideally have 5+ years of experience. The position is London based

Contact Charles Wahab at for more information.

SunGard – Energy Team – Graduate Recruitment

Graduate Analyst – Energy Trading & Risk Management (Canary Wharf)

SunGard is a global leader in software and technology services, with approximately 15,000 customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Clients include top-tier global financial institutions, corporates and energy companies. The company provides professional services that focus on applications implementation, the integration of these solutions and on custom software development.

SunGard’s energy solutions help industrial and energy companies to streamline and integrate the trading, risk management and operations of all commodities and their associated financial instruments. SunGard’s Aligne system provides comprehensive front, middle and back-office capabilities for commodity transactions. As the energy business continues to grow, SunGard is offering recent and new graduates an exciting opportunity to join the Professional Services team.

Find more details for the role available below. For further contacts, please reach out to or apply directly online

Cisco Graduate Recruitment Event at LSE

LISA Alumni Athina Pachatouridi (MISI ’12) and Leo Knoertzer (MISI ’12)  are proud to invite you to a Cisco Graduate recruitment event at LSE on Monday January 19th, 2015.  Athina and Leo will be at the event so special attention to the current class!

Event Details :

Cisco are a worldwide leader in IT Networking, with over 75,000 employees across the globe the company offers opportunities for intelligent, innovative and ambitious students looking to work in MBA Product Management or Associate Sales Representative programs. With key Cisco employees presenting the event will provide you with the best opportunity possible to find out if Cisco offers the right career choice for you. The benefits for the students are three fold;

  1. Enabling you to obtain a clear insight into the company and what operations Cisco are involved in.
  2. Offering students the opportunity to converse with Cisco professionals first hand and find out what its like to work at the company from the perspective of an employee .
  3. A chance to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers, or a day of work shadowing at Cisco’s Head Office!!

These benefits will be delivered through a fun and engaging evening involving a lot of interaction, as follows:

  • 6pm – Arrive for networking
  • 6.30pm – Cisco 101; Who are Cisco? What do they do? Why are they a great place for LSE students to start their career?
  • 6.45pm – Key speaker presentations
  • 7.15pm – Q&A with key speakers
  • 7.40pm – Quiz on Cisco and prize giveaways
  • 8pm – Finish and depart

Date: Monday Jan 19th, time 6pm, place NAB 1.14 

Link: (LSEforYou login required)


FutureWorkshops Walk-In Interview Session

futureWorkshopsLogoLISA has agreed with Future Workshops ( to conduct a Walk-In Interview session at the Department on the Thesis Submission day , August 29th, from 1pm to 4pm. 

Future Workshops has established a reputation as a leader in its field, crafting mobile products and Apps of the highest caliber. A critical part of their success is the focus on needs of real people. Their consumer clients include The BBC, ITV, The R&A (The Open Championships and The Rules of Golf), and Saudi Telecom. These Apps have reached hundreds of nationalities across global markets, grossing millions of pounds. Their projects have earned recognition in the form of industry awards and critical review.

Matt Brooke-Smith, CEO, is an entrepreneur and creative business leader with over a decade of industry experience. He graduated from The University of Southampton with a 1st class BSc in Computer Science. In 2008 he launched Future Workshops to deliver mobile applications for top brands – today the company is made up of 20 people. Matt won the ITC livery company’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2012, and is a guest lecturer at UCL and King Saud University, Riyadh.

Davide Casarin is the Programme Manager at Future Workshops with oversight of the company’s portfolio of projects. He is a Certified SAP ERP consultant having begun his career in Milan, Italy. He is a regular speaker and attendee at industry events.

Matt and Davide are looking for graduate project managers to join their exciting company.  Candidates with suitable work experience will be considered for more senior roles that also offer work sponsorship for non-EU citizens.

Please email your CV to Shortlisted candidates who email their resume will have priority to interview first, and a walk-in interview open session will be available on a first come first serve basis on the day, where they will also provide feedback and advice.

This opportunity is for LSE Information Systems Graduates provided in collaboration with LISA. If you would like advice on your CV before sending it, please email

RARE Job Opportunity in Machine Learning – Startup

  ingenia-logo-small  retechnica

Retechnica is a startup company with a great product, Ingenia, a powerful text analytics tool. Starting to get great traction with companies in the UK, United States and beyond, the company has recently raised new investment and is looking to grow the product team.

They are looking for candidates with a strong analytical background to further the development of Ingenia and work with the CEO, Marco Ianonne. This is particularly suited for LSE and IS graduates who have strong numeric skills, enjoy working with technology and working with a start-up serving a huge market with large growth opportunities.

There are currently two permanent roles and one contract role advertised, with additional roles about to be published as the company grows the team. They are looking for smart, hard working and passionate, and offer a competitive package with stock options.

Full Job Description here. You’ll have an initial conversation with the CEO as the first stage and get immediate exposure to the position and people you will be working with.

This opportunity is facilitated through LISA. Contact us if you want to know more before applying.