Technical Project Manager

Recruiter
CATALYST
Location
Cramlington
Posted
06 Jun 2018
Closes
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is a highly successful internet business, with a user base several million strong, that has approximately doubled in size every year for the past three and is now looking for a passionate and experienced Technical Project Manager for their established Development team based North of Newcastle.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working directly with the CDO to help establish best practice process, reporting and documentation to produce timely delivery of the product roadmap
  • Leading the operational planning and execution of the client development team, working with the team to ensure project planning goals are structured and progress is reported internally, escalating issues as required
  • Managing the development process from concept through prototyping, development & release to live operation, managing team members assignments to maximise efficiency and motivation in order to meet targets
  • Securing acceptance and approval of deliverables from key stakeholders
  • Supporting the CDO and key stakeholders to ensure design, quality & timing goals are effectively communicated within the entire development team
  • Maintaining high working efficiency within teams by addressing all blocking issues in a timely manner, escalating issues as required
  • Working with client leads to ensure the team has the correct resources and equipment to meet expected deliverables and deadlines
  • Coordinating third party service providers to ensure timely deliveries against internal requirements and pipelines (eg art, music, audio, user testing, narrative)
  • Working closely with the User Group through the product life cycle to ensure that all user requirements are prioritised, planned and delivered
  • Tracking commercial goals across the project lifecycle, demonstrating awareness of the business priorities through clear reporting
  • Ensuring that required project documentation is complete and archived


You will need:

  • Highly effective team leadership skills with experience of managing and directing the development process within a mobile client group using agile software development methodology across multiple platforms
  • Experience of creating strong, proven plans from the ground up, whilst continually identifying improvements to enhance and develop existing processes
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with different audiences on a broad range of topics: technical, business and creative
  • High levels of initiative with first class time management, project management and organisational skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making ability
  • Knowledge and insight on industry trends


Also desirable is/are:

  • Data analysis skills
  • Experience with software development environments, planning tools and various production methodologies
  • Outsourcing and contract 'insourcing’ management experience
  • Experience working with licensed IPs

Please note: High levels of interest mean we will only contact you if your application is shortlisted and this will happen within five working days. You must also be eligible to work in the UK.

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