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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.
Big Data Engineer with strong AWS and Hadoop experience for a contract role (or Contract to Permanent) in West London. Someone who has complete technical knowledge of all phases of building large-scale data processing systems and applications using AWS Services (such as EMR, Sark, Redshift, Data Pipeline, Lambda,S3 & Kinesis), Hadoop and various Scripting/Programming Languages (Java or Scala or Python . The data engineer would design, develop, automate, maintain and test big data solutions within this well-known Media organization based in West London. This individual would work on implementing complex big data projects with a focus on collecting, parsing, managing, analysing and visualizing large sets of data to turn information into insights using multiple platforms.This role requires an understanding of how algorithms work and experience implementing high-performance algorithms The big data engineer should be passionate about working with cutting edge technologies in solving problems and develop prototypes, proof of concepts for the selected solutions.Required Experience: · 3+ years of hands on experience with AWS services (such as EC2, EMR, RedShift, Data Pipeline, Lambda, S3, Kinesis, CloudFormation etc) · 4+ years of working experience with Hadoop based technologies such as MapReduce, Spark, and NoSQL implementation · 8+ years software industry experience with 6+ years extensive working knowledge in different programming /scripting languages like Scala, Java, Linux, Shell, Perl, Python and/or R. · Experience working with structured, semi-structured and unstructured data sets including social, web logs and real time data feeds· Able to tune Big Data solutions to improve performance and end-user experience · Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science or software engineering Additional Experience· Spark developer / AWS DevOps Engineer / AWS SysOps administrator certification is a plus · Experience with Scala, Jenkins, GitHub, nodejs and mongo db is a plus · Big Data Developer Certification is a plus · Experience in the media industry is a plus · Must have the legal right to work in the United KingdomKey Responsibilities:· Create, configure, implement, document and automate ingestion, enrichment and analytic pipelines using distributed big data / cloud platform· Identify, evaluate and implement big data tools and frameworks required to provide requested capabilities· Understand the challenges being addressed by an engagement and collaborate with team members to deliver a technical solution that meets the business needs.· Administer and troubleshoot Applications, system and data integration, server performance, and hardware and software releases.Ideally interested in being open to moving into a permanent position in the future.Must be eligable to work in the UK (not Tier 2 Visa)READ MORE
Media Management Librarian, London, 1 month rolling contract, £17 per hour (Day time shifts)We are working with a leading broadcast technology company in London who are looking for a Media Management Librarian on a 6 month contract. You will need to have worked within the broadcast technology sector previously ideally with a similar Librarian and/or Media Management role:Key role details/skills*Manage Media Logistics and Library*Manage Resource Booking and Rostering*Translate / Subtitle media*Encode, Ingest, Transcoding, or Duplicate*Manage Studio operations (Camera / sound /video mixing / lighting / Scripting / subtitling)*Perform Quality Control (Screening & QC Editing)*Manage Post production (graphic / editing /mixing / sound / video / VFX )This position requires someone who has atleast 2 years' experience in a similar role and who has immediate availability. If you would like further details please send your CV via the link on this page.READ MORE
Digital Designer (Freelance), London, up to £150 per day, 3 days per week, Rolling contractWe are working with leading media broadcasting company based in west London. They produce and distribute a range of content for their tv channel, which is accessible via cable and satellite worldwide. A role has arisen for a 3 day per week freelance Digital Designer with a minimum 2 years' experience of supporting marketing, product and advertising sales teams by producing promotional materials, online and offline advertising and some limited website/email design.Key Skills Required: * Solid working knowledge of Photoshop and image management technologies * Experience of creating dynamic HTML5, digital ads, eg leaderboards, MPUs * Experience of managing art production and asset tracking * Experience of working with an online content focused site * Experience of leading on design projects and briefs * Ability to manage brand integrity and present to core stakeholders on site developments * Self-starter with attention to detail and genuine enthusiasmThis role demands a good understanding of relevant web technologies including Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, along with coding technologies including XML and HTML5. This role is a contract role, 3 days per week and is available to start immediately. For further information, please send a copy of your CV via the link on this page.READ MORE
Position OverviewWe've been serving some of London's best known Media and Digital Technology companies for the past 10 years. We're lucky enough to have some fantastic customers and loyal hiring managers from well-known blue chip companies including Walt Disney, Sony, Ericsson, and Sky, as well as a range of high profile start-up's and scale-up's.However, our biggest challenge today is finding and securing good new business. (The world keeps changing!) So now we've agreed that we need to find somebody, (the right somebody!) to join us and help us succeed for another 10 years!Our OrganisationWe're different to 95% of technology recruitment companies. We've always been well respected and trusted to deliver a professional, authentic and consistent service to our clients. At the beginning of this year we refreshed our mission and values to reflect our personalities and future ambitions.Everyday we're all consciously trying to live to our mission - "To make a positive difference to the London tech community we serve"Our values are: * People (Trying to exceed the expectations of our customers, contractors and our staff) * Passion (Putting our hearts into what we do) * Profit (So we can continue to serve our community in the future) * Progression (To keep learning and keep improving) Trying to live to this mission and these values means we do things differently to most recruiters. It means we try and do the small important things really well.Year 1 Performance Objectives * You'll present your business plan and market tactics to our Directors at the end of your first month, once you've had good time to review our strengths and opportunities * You'll starting winning your first assignments during month 3, with a realistic and achievable growth curve for year one and beyond. * You'll oversee and lead our team of really experienced Recruiters to deliver you / your customer great contract candidates with the attitude, skills and cultural fit they require. (This is not a hands-on delivery role). You'll achieve fill rates of 1:2 / 1:3 which is what our customers expect from us * You'll design and implement a good post placement and account manager service to your customers and contractors, to build better relationships and maximise business opportunities * You'll contribute to our existing after-hours Meet-Up strategy or devise your own initiatives to build new relationships with your target marketExperience * We're open minded about the experience we need for this new role in our company. However, we're certain the successful candidate will be a natural high achiever in the business development and customer relationships arena * It's very likely that the right person will have 2-3 plus successful years in the contract recruitment sector. It maybe you've specialised in the corporate sector, or indeed the start-up, or scale-up markets * We're also certain that this person will easily be able to demonstrate that they share our values and motivation to be a positive contribution to the London tech community we serve.Benefits * We're open minded too, around the base salary we need to pay for the right person. Obviously, the base figure will drive the targets and milestones we'll mutually agree * We'll work together to create an excellent commission and bonus scheme for achieving and exceeding goals * We're very open to flexitime or working from home on occasions once you're settled into the business and are performing to plan * You'll receive excellent support from the business to help you achieve your goals. (This will be from our hands-on Directors, excellent Recruiters and Admin support) * Initially you'll receive 22 days holiday, raising with each year of employment, plus we all get our birthday's off to enjoy with our friends and family * Everybody has a training budget - It's essential we keep learning and improving!READ MORE
Business Analyst (Change/BI), 6 months initially - Central London - £450 per dayWe are working with a global leader within the gaming industry, who have an opportunity for a Business Analyst to join a team responsible for the distribution, sales and marketing of a portfolio of their multiple online products (hardware and software) across the EMEA region.You will be working directly within the Business Transformation Office, who manages strategic and tactical region-wide change projects - this role supports these activities by providing business analysis expertise to ensure that their initiatives are business led and focussed on delivering real benefit.Ideally we are looking for an Business Analyst with business change project skills across Business Intelligence (BI) processes/implementations - ideally 5 year's+ previous experience, with the following skills: - BA / PM skills mix - Numerate & experience of BI / analytics (as user or project-related) - Experience of Target Operating Model design - Process mapping skills - Service design skills (or at least interest in) - Project management & Change management experience - Understanding of basic UI/ UX concepts, Information Architecture conceptsAdditional requirements:- Facilitate workshops - Document business processes - Document customer journeys - Work using rapid iterative approaches - Good commercial awareness - able to understand organisational strategic goals and business drivers in relation to the external commercial environment - Able to work on a number of initiatives simultaneously This is a great opportunity to work with a leading brand within the gaming industry - an interest in this sector would be beneficial although is not essential. This role is a 6 month contract with possible extensions and the role is to start ASAP.If you feel your recent experience would be a good match for the above role and if you are coming free for new contracts, then I'd love to have the chance to speak with you to tell you more about the client and the contract, so please applyREAD MORE
Contract Project Manager required to manage the Delivery of GDPR compliance (General Data Protection Regulation) for the Digital Technology Department for part of this multinational company. Working with the Steering Group and wider stakeholders including the Corporate Legal Department, Information Security, IT, US Privacy and Global Information Security to deliver the compliance required. The role will be based in West London and represent Emea but working closely with US counterparts As part of a Global team. This is an immediate requirement with availability to start from beginning to mid May.Requirements:* Strong Project Manager with 5+ years experience of delivering projects using a combination of Waterfall and Agile Project - ideallly Data compliance Project experience Methodology, With some Digital Online IT Project experience ideally covering Online Data Security elements * Some Experience of Online Security and compliance is highly desirable or at least some knowledge of relevant security standards (e.g. PCI, Data Protection, GDPR,ISO) data protection law and compliance projects * Experience of working in a relevant regulatory and IT systems change environment necessary * Experience and working knowledge of running projects in Atlassian tools, such as JIRA and Confluence required. * Experienced and comfortable presenting and reporting to SVP/VP level steering Groups and stakeholders is required advantageous * Good Project, systems and procedural documentation experience in necessary * Experience of cross functional Project Management and coordination from launch to completion necessary * Experience of working with Online Technology Projects, exposure to IBM WebSphere Commerce and/or DemandWare platforms is advantageous * Experience of working within a large multi-dimensional corporate environment is advantageous. Ideally including Legal and IT security stakeholders and teams * Strong customer service ethic * Strong Project Management/problem solving skills * Effective inter-personal and communication skills at all levels of the organisation including SVP Level * High standard of documentation skills - including system design, functionality, requirements, procedural, testing, support and project management documentation * Ability to work as a key member of a close-knit, small team * Ability to also represent the Project Team effectively in large cross-LOB and multi-region business initiatives * Ability to manage own time and workload under broad guidelines from Line Manager, and to escalate any issues arising, as appropriate * Familiarity with prevailing security standards advantageous (e.g. PCI, Data Protection, GDPR, ISO)Areas of Responsibility * Capture high level project requirements and to define prioritisation of those requirements. * Produce a Project Roadmap mapping key milestones, dependencies and planned release dates. * Weekly reporting on project status, including key milestones, risks and issues using the defined RAG definitions, to the Program Manager. * Escalation to the Steering Group and Executive Sponsors via the Program Manager on impacts/issues on the project. Supports the resolution/mitigation of any issues/impacts via the wider Project Team. * Change management. Effectively manages change through the defined Change Procedure, including the communication of any changes on the project to key stakeholders. Documents all changes and decisions made throughout the project lifecycle. * Impact analysis and management. Escalation of time/cost impacts to the Steering Group and key stakeholders via the Program Manager. * Budget management. Responsible for collating project team estimates and working with Third Party Vendors, if required, to capture project costs. Managing the defined project budget, flagging early risks to the Program Manager and reporting weekly on project budget status. * Communication management. Cascade to both Project Team members and Steering Group Stakeholders any key communication regarding the project in a timely and professional manner. * Facilitation of Steering Group meetings, in addition to co-ordination of Weekly US stakeholder meetings. This includes organisation of meetings, setting agendas, documenting key minutes and actions from the meeting and/or creation of presentations to support the meeting. Flexibility of late afternoon/evening calls required due to the US time difference. * Works closely with the defined Project Team to facilitate the delivery of project artefacts and deliverables on time and to budget. * Manage key project phases of Discovery, Delivery and Transition. * Management of blockers, risks and issues identified on the project, including steps for mitigation and resolutionREAD MORE
-Leading media management company providing technology and creative solutions that help channels, broadcasters is Looking for a Contract Manager with Contract Management (IACCM or similar accreditation is a plus). You will need Experience and knowledge of the managed services industry, UK broadcast media industry is strongly desired. The Contract Manager will be responsible for both pre-sales and post sales contract management for major leading UK broadcasting customers. Role is crucial for the customer relationships, drives key initiatives on improving contract profitability, revenue assurance and contract governance. Responsibilities & Tasks · Drive the creation of the end-to-end contract strategy · Ensure conversion of the commercial and contract strategy, into the proposal · Drive the drafting, negotiation and finalization of the contract · Ensure Contract Sign off and Handover · Develop & drive the planning and execution of Contract Governance Preparation & its Execution · Manage customer commercial and contract relationships and resolution of dispute escalations · Monitor contract performance, including operational and financial targets. Initiate or support corrective actions. · Active involvement in contract change control · Initiate, draft and negotiate contract variations and amendments as needed · Ensure Contract Completion Verification · Drive Contract Finalization & closure · Drive Contract management excellenceExperience and Knowledge:· Experience gained in a similar role and industry · Contract Management (IACCM or similar accreditation is a plus) · Experience and knowledge of the UK broadcast media industry is strongly desired · Experience and knowledge of the managed services industry · Experience working in a bid environment, Knowledge of RFI, RFP, RFQ process is a plus Core Competences and Expertise: · Commercial & Contract Understanding · Legal & Regulatory Understanding · End-to-end contract management · Problem Solving & Strategic Thinking · Creative & Analytical Skills · Change Management Skills · Negotiation & Argumentation · Presentation & Communication skills · Risk Analysis · Cultural Awareness · Customer Focus · Knowledge Sharing (Tools & Methods) · Planning & Organizing Skills · Result Oriented · Team Work & CollaborationREAD MORE
We are looking for an experienced Business Analyst with broadcast airtime sales experience. Someone with previous Business Analysis experience recently gained in the TV broadcast sector **specific experience with broadcast airtime sales / ad sales systems/ workflows is mandatory for this role**.This BA work will be gathering requirements for the implementation of annual Core Enhancements for the Media Pro European Airtime Sales system and then providing User Acceptance Testing Support. Some European travel may be required to help gather requirements from EU territories. The role will require taking & delivering requirements specs, managing vendors & user groups through development of systems & preparing the business for upgrade implementation & workflow/process changes. The right person must have -Previous experience in a similar type of Business Analyst role & must have broadcast airtime sales application/workflow experience (i.e. ideally Media Pro but other broadcast airtime sales / tv adsales applications would also be fine - such as IBMS Sales , Harris / Imagine Landmark,etc )**This specific Airtime sales business knowledge is essential** -In depth Business Analysis expertise including Requirements gathering (including pure' business requirements, process improvement or re-engineering, or software design) -Demonstrable presentation and influencing skills -Eligible and flexibility to do some EU travel -The BA may be required to provide training services to the customer so this experience would be beneficial -Available to start at short notice -2nd European language would be idealREAD 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
What you do?Automation testing with some experience in manual testing.Strong coding and scripting in python.Experience in testing GUI.Key Responsibilities: Championing testing, effective test automation and good testing practices writing and executing effective functional tests, carrying out exploratory testing Automating functional and regression tests using well-structured maintainable code Actively supporting agile development methods and best practices Supporting and actively working towards test driven development and test automation Helping to improve processes and procedures Raising descriptive and useful bug reports Quickly acquiring new testing skills and working with new technologies with little support Working with other testers and teams to ensure the spread of good practices and knowledge Assisting with the setting up and configuration of build and test environmentsRequirements/ Skills: Experience testing rich graphical user interfaces Experience and working knowledge of test automation (coding), using Python essential Plan, execute and maintain automated functional tests Experience of and ability to design and execute effective test cases Good knowledge of automation tools Knowledge of the full software development and testing lifecycle in an Agile environment Experience of hands-on testing in Agile development environments (especially Scrum and XP) and Test Driven Development Proactive, diplomatic and clear communicator Working knowledge of JSON and shell scripting Experience of Exploratory Testing Experience of Continuous Integration using Teamcity, Jenkins or Cruise Control Worked in Pair Programming environments would be a plus Experience of testing on devices would be a plus Squish experience desirable Knowledge of various test design techniques Knowledge of defect and sprint tracking tools Experience of Linux desirable NOTE: Tier 2 visa applications will not be considered for this role.READ MORE
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