Technical Project Manager
The ideal candidate for this role will have both:
strong software engineering experience in one of our core technology areas (Mobile / Web / Server) and technical project management experience.
Exceptionally we will consider someone with a strong technical background but no project management experience, who wants to move into a technical project management role. However, candidates with project management skills, but without any in-depth technical skills, should not apply.
Shazam’s work environment is relaxed & informal, with a flat management structure & strong emphasis on technical excellence; we use latest technologies and practices: BDD, XP, NoSQL, DynamoDB, HTML5, CSS3, Mobile Web, the latest Android and iOS tech amongst others. Shazam attracts independent-thinking, cutting-edge technical people, and a Shazam TPM must relish working with such characters, building systems used daily by millions of customers.
The Technical Project Manager will:
Manage projects in an agile environment, using whatever mix of Scrum, Kanban, Lean or other methodologies works best for the project at hand
Effectively manage application development and all related deliverables to agreed scope, time and cost.
Work closely with the core engineering team based in London, UK and, when required, with the engineering team based in Palo Alto in the US
Work with the internal team, customers, and external providers to formulate and agree detailed project plans.
Work with the product, marketing and commercial teams to understand business requirements.
Produce clear well-documented functional and technical specifications as required.
Produce reports for external customers and for internal communications as required
Skills & Experience
Experience of the full software development lifecycle, ideally hands-on. At a minimum, strong evidence of good technical understanding.
Strong experience project-managing mobile, server and/or client-server applications, ideally consumer-facing.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
Strong organisational and problem-solving skills
Proactive, self motivated professional who takes pride in his/her work
Experience in using & good understanding of the principles behind agile project management methodologies
Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems (or similar), or demonstrated professional experience
An interest in foosball, pool or Rainbow Islands.
A fast-paced, fun environment with smart people and a great opportunity to learn, grow and succeed!
A great job in a cutting edge field at one of the largest and well-known mobile brand and properties in the world with a wealth of assets, opportunities and potential, yet a great opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the products and success of the business.
Competitive benefits package.
CVs must clearly highlight hands on experience with the technologies noted.
Candidates are free to include a covering letter if they wish.
To apply please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on our company please visit www.shazam.com
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