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Experienced Digital Product Manager with strong experience managing Agile mobile App's products (IOS and android) is required, working for this world renowned leading entertainment brand, based in West London.Reporting into a new Head of Digital / Product director this is a great opportunity tojoin an expanding fast paced agile team that is looking to continue the growth and development of new and existing digital App products that have huge mass market appeal in the content Entertainment sector.User experience UX is at the heart of what drives these products, so you must be passionate about this. This is a key role, sitting in between the business and technical teams, who has the User's experience as a top priority.If you have approx 3 years solid experience as a Digital Product Manager of successful digital Apps (ios & Android), gained in the entertainment/digital content sector or similar then this could be for you.Required Experience and Skills:- We are looking for someone who has at least 2-3 years experience gained in Digital Mobile App Product Manager roles (with both IOS and Android product experience) working in an Agile team- Background in the technology/digital space probably coming from a Digital SW Engineering or digital design route into Product Management- Experienced in Agile / Scrum methods, Proficient with JIRA or similar, Maintaining Backlogs, lead and prioritise features, Sprint planning, validating bugs and requirements, Writing accurate stories with clear acceptance criteria, Run Product stand up meetings etc- Be passionate about User experience and be able to balance the business needs- A sound knowledge/experience of the digital content/ entertainment product landscape, ideally products including SVOD, TVOD, TV Channel Apps and OTT services and games EMEA-wide- Excellent communicator, able to be diplomatic, adaptable, use sound judgement and common sense- The ability to work to tight deadlines and adapt to changing business demands at short notice. Be comfortable working on your own initiative - Be self motivated - able to take good decisions - This is not for someone that likes/needs to be micro managed!- Have a great attitude to working hard but making sure you and those around you enjoy the working experience- Computer Science or Engineering degree a strong plusResponsibilities:- Support the Director of Product in managing the entire product life cycle- Manage and own product duties to drive the development of apps- Participate the daily stand up meeting, following up with actions and keep all stakeholders informed on progress- Help set priorities for development teams - Write accurate stories with clear acceptance criteria- Help develop and implement go-to-market plans, working with all departments to ensure successful execution- Provide regular reports to the Product Director and other members of the senior executive team- Work with BI, research and UX teams to gather data to make informed decisions about product improvements- Assist the marketing teams gathering market specific requirementsREAD MORE
iOS / macOS Accessibility Consultant / Subject Matter ExpertWe are looking for an iOS/macOS Accessibility Subject Matter Expert to work for a global e-commerce company at their UK headquarters, based near Uxbridge. As well as being well versed in application development environments (such as Cocoa and Cocoa Touch) you will also be an expert in accessibility.The role will involve working closely with many teams simultaneously, and ensuring the best output from each team.Key skills and experience required:* Excellent programmer with experience in Swift and / or Objective-C* Excellent knowledge of UIKit and AppKit* Understanding of accessibility APIs such as UIAccessibilityPostNotification* Understanding of how people with disabilities use iOS and / or macOS* First-hand experience in testing with assistive technologies, e.g. VoiceOver, Switch Control* Familiarity with accessibility features on mobile devices* Familiarity with project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile* Past engineering experience This role will be working within the Accessibility and SEO Centre of Excellence, a group created with the purpose of promoting and supporting accessibility across the business and offering consultancy services to project teams.Your role will be varied from auditing existing solutions, working with teams throughout the entire life cycle of a project on new features and solutions, liaising and co-ordinating with various functions and representing the team positively and effectively at all times. You will be a pragmatic and charismatic individual, able to push for the best results whilst also maintaining excellent relationships with all those you work with.The successful candidate will be a fast learner, capable of adapting and adhering to internal guidelines and processes, and working to tight deadlines with teams spread around the globe. Previous industry experience with an emphasis on accessibility is essential.If you feel this contract would be relevant to your skills and experience, please apply now with our latest CV and we'll be in touch to discuss the role and the company in more detail.READ MORE
Senior Android OS Developer with C++ required for The NOW TV Device/Client teams who build a number of applications for customers to enjoy. This new project offers a chance to build something from scratch while having the support of the existing Agile NOW TV teams.Required Skills & Experience: Android OS experience is essential (Android TV or AOSP) with a strong preference for Android TV, including bootloader, kernel, drivers and filesystems * C++ Developer skills * Strong appreciation of multi-threading OS * Knowledge of Bluetooth and Wifi protocols * Comfortable with version control systems (Git). * Experience with continuous integration. * Agile experience (TDD, BDD, Pair Programming) Desired Skills: * Experience with Android user-space applications * Working in a continuous deployment environment.As part of the NOW TV you will: * Develop high quality, testable and performant software. * Champion Agile practices such as Pair Programming, TDD, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. * Work within a self-organising and cross functional Agile team. * Help to ensure user stories are developed in vertical functional slices so that each User Story could be shipped individually. * Contribute to user stories, using TDD and BDD approaches to ensure that quality is baked into the implementation. * Strive for continuous improvement within the team. * Take a proactive role seeing user stories from development through to production. * Work as part of the team to support and maintain the live applications. * Enjoy the extensive benefits of working for a large yet dynamic organisation.READ MORE
Senior C++ Developers with good GUI and Qt. Experienced C++ software engineer with experience in graphically rich User Interface development is required to work in a long term contract for this large media company based in West London. The roles will be joining the Internet TV team within Technology, who are responsible for technical implementation, delivering robust and creative cutting edge cross platform solutions. The software interfaces /solutions being built are for todays touch screen, graphically rich devices such as Smart TV's, STB, Mobiles and Tablets, and have pixel perfect graphics and motion graphics/ video graphics. The department strives to be seen both internally and externally as a world-class software engineering function, continually delivering high quality creative solutions. Description: As a C++/Qt Developer, you'll be drawing on your know-how to deliver high quality features quickly. You will be encouraged to help solve the problems faced in this domain with the potential of bringing new technologies to the platform. You'll be knowledgeable and passionate about technology, enjoy pairing with other smart people and use agile to ensure your projects succeed. Requirements/ Skills: · Strong current C++ development background, experienced with GUI and either QT (highly beneficial) or other UI frameworks, experienced in developing graphically rich or consumer facing User interfaces · Experience with multiple UI frameworks but QT highly desirable · Must have Experience of developing interfaces, rich media applications for todays touch screen, graphically rich customer facing consumer devices such as Mobiles and Tablets, that have pixel perfect graphics and motion graphics (Graphics stacks and OpenGL would be a bonus) · Able to Work collaboratively alongside large creative UX design teams and help bring their work to life. (experience gained in creative agency environment might be suitable) · Regular use of agile and XP practices such as pairing and TDD are highly beneficial · Knowledge and experience of a wide range of best of breed open source and commercial technologies · Bachelors' degree or equivalent industry experience · Good communication skills - comfortable communicating at all levels · Comfortable working in a Linux environment Key Responsibilities: · Develop excellent quality software using agile techniques such as Test Driven Development and Pair Programming · Take an active role in Story definition, assisting QA's and business stakeholders with Acceptance criteria · Drive best technology and software development practices into the team with passion and enthusiasm · Participate in regular showcases of new work to the product owners and business stakeholders · Strive for continuous improvement within the teamUnable to accept Tier 2 applicants, Work will be based onsite in Osterley west London UK. Must be eligible to work in the EU.READ MORE
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