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As the capital city of the UK, London is often at the head of a lot of what the country does. England’s politics, art and largest businesses all reside and thrive here. In recent years, the Digital industry in the UK has been thriving and London, once again, is at the front of the pack.
PCR cover the entire of the city while also keeping tabs on every niche of the sector. From our base in Mayfair we are well positioned to cover the entirety of the city we call home. If Digital is our specialism, London is too.
The main roles we cover consist of Web Development, Media and Social Media Jobs. Those terms are a little too specific for all the roles and people we service however, so we also work on finding great staff for exciting Digital jobs, whatever the specialist requirements.
From the backend of building a website to the polished front, as well as all of the visuals, promotion and social content around it we cover the entire spectrum of Digital roles. Our passion for Digital can only be matched by our pride in London.
Business Analyst (experience with AEM and CQ5 needed) - 6 month contract - £350-400 per day Role OverviewA leading entertainment company in Central London are looking for a Business Analyst who will work closely with the product owner, Marketing, UX, and IT delivery teams. You will be required to support the delivery team in the analysis and implementation of best in class developments and experiences (Web/Mobile). Key Responsibilities* Business RequirementsIdentify business stakeholders and engage with them to discover, understand and define business problems and opportunities;Elicit, analyse, document, scope, prioritise and own business, functional and non-functional requirements, ensuring that they receive the appropriate level of approval;Write requirements that incorporate both the system user and the end-consumer perspective;Prepare business cases.Apply Agile principles and methods for requirement gathering.Analyse and document work flow processes and product procedures.Evaluate the suitability of proposed solutions against business requirements.Represent the business interests in key meetings with all project actors (e.g. scrums, workshops).Lead show-and-tell sessions and develop training documentation for new functionalities.Identify, review and assess data sources, produce data mapping to support migration work and perform data quality assessments.Ensure that the process followed for requirements capture, definition and implementation meets SIEEs corporate standards and is in accordance with governance, control and quality requirements set out by SIEE IT* DesignWork with Solutions Analyst to identify, define and communicate IT solutions.Assist Project Managers in the creation of documentation required for project delivery.Develop and maintain functional specifications for IT solutions.* Build, Test & DeployLiaise with implementation teams.Take part in quality reviews and solution demonstrations.Identify, assess and obtain approval for requests for change.Gather and develop acceptance criteria.Facilitate UAT with stakeholders.Support the business and SCEE IT in the adoption and use of new IT solutions. Essential Skills/Experience/Knowledge/Capabilities* Must have a proven track record of working successfully as a Business or Technical Analyst on numerous multi-million pound projects, with the ability to engage and tailor communication to relevant audiences.* Must demonstrate a high level understanding of a range of business and consumer systems, including ERP and business intelligence solutions, integration and workflow tools and product information management and content management systems.* Minimum of 5 years experience as a Business Analyst using Agile in the work environment.* Demonstrated ability to shape unstructured ideas into work requirements and work packages.* Sound experience on high profile consumer facing websites, implementation of best in class user experience and technologies.* Understanding of project lifecycles and project management methodologies.* Understanding of CRM and Customer Journey concepts.* Excellent Communication and Listening skill - must demonstrate ability to communicate with influence and negotiate effectively with a wide range of business stakeholders with conflicting needs.* Ability to work across several initiatives at once, often at a high pace.* Able to work independently and manage personal workload.* CRM and e-Commerce experience a plus.* Adobe Experience Manager (specifically CQ5) experience is a plus.* Demonstrated knowledge and experience of formal modelling techniques such as BPMN and UML is a plus.* Experienced in developing user stories, prioritising and capturing acceptance criteria.* Experienced in supporting system, integration and UAT.* Experience of the software development lifecycle.* Strong analytical and problem solving skills.* Must demonstrate good planning and organising skills.* Experience in media/entertainment/manufacturing would be an advantage. Personal Characteristics* A passion for delivering great customer experiences.* Highly organised with an ability to work in a matrix environment across teams, gaining the trust and respect of key stakeholders.* A motivated, reliable, self-starter who uses initiative to work proactively.* A high degree of professional integrity.* An adaptable and flexible approach.* Positive and fun to work with.READ MORE
Pre-sales Broadcast Solutions Architect - Contract Role, 6 month duration based in London.Requiring a mix of Broadcast experience primarily in the areas of Playout, OTT Streaming, MAM, Distribution (Satellite, IP).Primary function as Broadcast pre-sales architect within the commercial team, working on commercial leads, RFI/RFP proposals, customer meetings, solutions design, delivery design, technology vendor management and the hands on skills to support engineers as part of the sprint delivery teams when required.One of the main areas will be working on an ongoing technical refresh project of Playout, MAM and VoD/OTT. AWS working knowledge would be a requirement.Requires wide Broadcasting knowledge, with experience designing solutions in at least 2 of the following areas, OTT Streaming, VoD, MAM, Distribution (satellite uplink)Must have a successful track record in a similar Pre-sales Solution Architect role in the broadcast sector.READ MORE
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
Service Transition Manager or Transition Consultant /Service Delivery Manager working for a leading software company within the media technology sector based in SW London. They are looking for a contractor to help transition their new redeveloped SaaS application for clients to use on AWS. The key skills we are looking for is someone who has experience of setting up new applications and services in the cloud, specifically AWS cloud. The right person will most likely be experienced in Service Delivery Management / Service Transition type roles and have service transition experience for cloud applications and AWS in particular. Someone who is Able to demonstrate experience of taking software applications and setting them up as production systems in the cloud with support, operations and monitoring procedures. Once the first successful deployment to AWS for one customer is complete, the consultant will then focus on putting in best practice for subsequent client transitions.The key skills and experience: * Experience in service transition process for business systems taking systems from software development and ensuring they are ready for production operation and support * Experienced in developing service transition plans, release plans, support plans, operational plans, service reporting plans * Experience in service transition for cloud applications and AWS in particular. Able to demonstrate experience of taking software applications and setting them up in the right way as production systems in the cloud with support, operations and monitoring procedures. Ideally approx. 2 years' AWS applications experience * Experience of setting up SLAs for applications in the cloud and SaaS * Understanding of agile software development processes and dev opsREAD MORE
Project Manager with Broadcast Application Software delivery experience required, based in South West London, required to Manage broadcast Software Application Upgrade rollout projects to some of the worlds leading TV channel clients. This Broadcast software company provides Advertising Management Systems /Airtime sales and Channel Management, scheduling and rights management software applications which are critical to Television channels. Experience of delivering these types of applications/Upgrades or similar broadcast sector experience is required.The Project Manager will Lead and deliver multiple Software Upgrade projects that meet client requirements, on time and in budget and help develop and enhance customer relationships. Provide accurate forecasting and reporting on completion timescales.The role includes the management of Change Controlprocess, writing change orders / Statement of Work etc, scheduling resources (Development, Testing and Training etc), and determining of technical impact of projects.The Project Manager will be expected to liaise with senior technical engineers and architects to ensure delivery of designpackages/specifications. Interacting on a regular basis with customers to provide status on customer activities to ensuresuccessful completion of Change Orders, as well as manage contractors and equipment vendors. Essential Skills, Knowledge and experience-Approximately 5 years experience in project management of complex software projects in Broadcast, or other related IT media industries-Knowledge of Systems / Software Delivery Lifecycle SDLC and Waterfall Project Delivery-Proven track record in one or more of the following - strategy, business process, technology, change management, project delivery-Excellent writing, communications, and interpersonal skills.-Strong people management skills, particular attention to teamwork and collaboration-Working knowledge in media/broadcast industry ideally Advertising Management Systems /Airtime sales OR Channel Management, scheduling and rights management application solutions. We would also consider people with relevant Media Asset Management, MAM/DAM or Playout-Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.-Ability to interact with all levels internally and externally.Desirable-Knowledge of product architecture and systems environment of the Advertising Media Systems product lines-Experience of leading/motivating teams-Excellent Technical knowledge of systems and product development lifecycleREAD MORE
IT Risk Analyst - West London - £250 - £300 Per Day - 3-6 Month ContractAn exciting opportunity has come up for a talented and experienced IT/Network Security Analyst to join one of the worlds largest Entertainment companies based in West London. This role would be to support the International 3rd party compliance process and act as an assessor for international vendors.As part of this role, the perfect applicant will need to; * Fully understand the bespoke International 3rd Party Vendor Management tool and process; with a view for preparing future requirements and improvements - Training will be supplied where required. * Support and advise projects, staff and Business units on the International Security vendor process. * Ensure that a risk-based approach to IT security is adopted across International lines of business. * Assist the ISO (Information Security Officer) and work with the internal development, technical operations and Corporate Security teams based in the USA and Budapest, ensuring that external agencies and vendor's development processes and remote VPN accesses are managed and in line with industry standards and company policy.You will be able to; * Manage the Process of 3rd Party Management with Business input * Support the ISO to complete remediation of IT Security related Legal and Internal Audit findings and manage their timely resolution. * Support the International 3rd party security compliance process. * Foster a culture of 3rd party security awareness and practice throughout International company sectors. * Support the IT Security Strategy. * Mentor junior team members, technically and professionally where necessaryThis role will report directly into the ISO - International Security Officer. You will need to be able to interact with all Lines of Business across the International company and have a relationship with any Third Party Suppliers and Project ManagersExperience and Professional Qualifications Required * Degree Level education or equivalent experience in an appropriate IT security discipline. * IT security certifications such as; CISA, CISM, CGEIT or CRISC (Or equivalent) * Extensive experience in an IT security and/or IT security audit environment. * Technical 3rd party security assessment and/or audit analysis experience in a first class international business.Experience Required * Experience of evaluating 3rd party security solutions, such as infrastructure, controls and applications (e.g. Remote Access, network equipment's, cryptography, code). * Proficient in Microsoft tools including Visio * A minimum of two years' experience in an IT audit function or 3rd party assessment role * Experience of supporting Security Testing services. * Experience of conducting Risk Assessments using best practice risk management methodologies. * Experience of conducting third party assessments and compliance checks. * Good verbal and written communications skills. Ability to clarify security technical detail and confidently communicate associated business risks to management. * Cost effective approach to safeguarding the integrity, availability and confidentiality of data and risk mitigation * Fast learnerCompetencies RequiredBuilds Relationships * Engages colleagues across the organisation to optimise performance * Resolves conflicts effectively * Interacts well with people who have different backgrounds and work stylesCommunicates Effectively * Listens and asks questions to ensure understanding * Conveys relevant information in a candid and timely mannerDrives Results * Uses technology to facilitate better results * Keeps commitments * Analyses data and information to drive decisionsChampions Change * Supports new initiatives * Demonstrates flexibility in response to changes * Remains productive despite uncertaintyBuilds Teams * Supports productivity and morale of the teamExhibits Professional Excellence * Strives for self-improvement * Maintains composure under pressure * Earns the trust and respect of colleagues, partners and customers * Treats others with respectREAD 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
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