Project Manager - Digital/Gaming/Casino Apps

Direct Appointments
£65000 - £78000/annum incl 20% bonus+range of benefits
08 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Digital Project Manager - Online Social Gaming/Betting/Gambling Apps
Salary/Rate : starting salary Up to £87000 annum includes 20% bonus + wide range of benefits
Location - Central London
Company - Direct Appointments

Our client is a trailblazer in the fast-paced world of online, digital, social and mobile gaming with offices in central London and San Francisco. With a 'ground breaking' attitude and a very unhealthy dose of creativity, dynamism and innovation coursing through their veins and bordering on madness, they are looking for an all-star Digital Project Manager to be based in central London to help build and expand their games offering.

The Digital Project Manager (DPM) is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating agile project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering projects that provide exceptional business value to users.

The DPM may be responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using agile and waterfall methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business divisions. The DPM may play a number of different roles in actual practice:

At a business level, leading and managing large, complex enterprise-level projects and requiring integration with other activities outside the scope of the Agile teams. At a team level, playing a consultative role to help put in place the appropriate people, process, and tools to optimise the efficiency of the project team

Ideally you will require a hybrid Agile approach, using good judgment and skill to develop a project management approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the project goals within designated project constraints.

In performing these roles, the DPM will be expected to use a high level of knowledge and experience in blending traditional project management principles and practices with an Agile development approach in the right proportions to fit large, complex, mission-critical, enterprise-level projects and with the appropriate level of planning and provide the right balance of agility and predictability.

Essential Job Requirements for the Digital Project Manager:
• JIRA and Confluence - JIRA is our clients preferred tool of choice and an intimate knowledge of this is required. Bonus tool knowledges are: JIRA Portfolio, TestRail, MS Project;
• Project Planning and Management – Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects;
• Team Management – Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organisational resources to improve capacity for project work;
• Product Manager Support – Support the Product Manager in managing stakeholder communications and expectations, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance;
• Process Management and Improvement – Define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Digital Project Management;
• Team Building – promote empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team.

Competencies for the Digital Project Manager:
• Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment;
• A proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects using Agile methodologies including experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams;
• Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects;
• Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least 10-15 team members including Artists, Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel.

Applications required ASAP as interviews will commence immediately.

In return you can expect a very £competitive salary, superb career opportunities, a good chance to travel to our clients san francisco office during the year and personal development advancement as the company is growing exponentially and possess a work based culture that any employer in this hotel/hospitality sector will be hard pressed to beat.

The Client Organisation
They are one of the leading developers and publishers of social applications and games for social networks and has become market leaders in their sector with over 100 million users installing and using their applications.

Direct Appointments Limited provides permanent, fixed term and interim recruitment services to a wide range of clients in a number of sectors. We source exceptional talent and deliver a robust, value added approach to every campaign we undertake; connecting the right high performance people to the right career option. Each assignment is dealt with by discipline specialists, with current market knowledge, who consistently deliver a shortlist incorporating exceptional people from a diverse and multicultural talent pool from across the gaming world