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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.

Programmatic Adtech Adserving Technical Consultant

London West/Central London
£470-500pd
First Posted:
10 November 2017

Our Major Broadcast Media client based in West London is looking for a Technical consultant with specialist video Adserving Adtech experience and Programmatic knowledge. We are looking for someone with a Technical knowledge in adserver technologies who would be able to demonstrate how Programmatic trading Technologies can be used in the Media world such as VOD and multi platform advertising. The Technical Consultant will need to have specialist technical knowledge of adserving technology, programmatic trading and inventory optimisation, with the ability to support architects on the designs etc. The right person also needs to be someone with the business facing skills who can interface and communicate the best solutions and influence senior director level stakeholders. The candidate must have a strong background in advertising technologies for VOD, Web TV, Display and Video Advertising/ Adserving and worked in a similar type of role probably for a Broadcast supplier ad-serving supplier or programmatic vendor.The Technical Analyst/ Consultant will work across various digital Media projects and bring specific Ad serving and Programmatic technical expertise to the Media Sales IT department. The role will help solve the challenges of Programmatic in TV and the principles of selling airtime and inventory optimisation for cross platform advertising. This is a unique opportunity to work for this high profile innovative Broadcast media company to help them exploit emerging advertising technologies. This role will combine the generic aspects of a Technical Business Analyst / Product Manager, Advertising Technology Consultant role the required specialist knowledge of adserver/ VOD/ Programmatic solutions.Key responsibilities will include a mix of, Analysis, Implementation, Consultancy, Service Improvement, product managementSpecialist Knowledge and skills requirements · Previous experience working in a similar Consultant /Product Manager /Technical Business Analyst role for a broadcaster or a supplier of adserver or programmatic technology · Technical Knowledge of Ad servers and how they work, ideally Freewheel MRM Ad server or similar adserving technologies / adtech systems /advertising technologies and workflows · Knowledge of Programmatic trading / Programmatic technology or similar ie, DSP's (Demand Side Platform), SSP (Sell Side Platform), Private Market Place, RTB (Real Time Bidding). · An understanding of the programmatic solutions and vendors in the market place such as Videology, Wide Orbit, Pubmatic and Freewheel etc · Knowledge of VOD, Web TV, Video advertising, ad serving and understanding of knowledge of Airtime Sales or Display advertising. · A good working knowledge of digital TV / video advertising, video programmatic and inventory optimisation Other skills required · knowledge of Agile Development Process ideally qualified scrum master · In depth knowledge & Project leading through all stages of the systems lifecycle · Managing workshops, presenting and gaining acceptance of solutions · Communication - ability to develop, present, influence and defend recommendations at director level. Credible to both IT and business users. · Relationship management - ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with business users and 3rd party suppliers. · Role will predominantly be based from West London Osterley, but will require flexibility to travel between sites London sites and 3rd party suppliers.The role will be reporting into the Lead Business Analyst and will be Working alongside Business Analysts and Technical Architects. The role will be responsible for all Video Advertising product integration and solutions and provide technical consultancy support and knowledge on adserver / programmatic technology areas. This person will become the key stakeholder for product strategy and roadmap for this VOD adsales area and will require working closely with the relevant business owners and vendors.

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Lead Developer

London All London
£65000-75000 annually
First Posted:
9 November 2017

Lead Developer - Permanent - up to £75k - LondonJob SummaryWe are looking for a highly skilled and talented Lead Developer to lead the development team forward through the change in our business and initiatives. The business has been running for over 12 years so you will be joining an organisation who is a pioneer in its specialist area having over 10% of the market share and growing.Key Requirements * You're proficient in using tech stacks such as PHP, MySQL, AWS, JavaScript, JQuery and Linux * You appreciate well-structured code base that's maintainable, scalable, testable and flexible. * You've got previous back-end experience with PHP and MySQL and working with Bolt as a CMS * You are able to show the how and why you have developed the product in that way and able to express your passion for developing in the right way * Experience in leading from the front as you will be managing a team of 3 developers initially * The willingness to be a key part of a specialist product making a real difference in an eco-friendly marketPersonable: Friendly, confident and outgoing with a drive to learn new skills. Hardworking: You'll be adaptable and enjoy getting involved in a variety of tasks. Positive: A proactive attitude is a must. Honest: This almost goes without saying. A sense of humour: Because that makes things fun.Competitive salary (£65,000 - £75,000) and the role will require some travel to Cambridge initially to meet the team but HQ will be in the new offices in the City of London in the coming weeks.I am working directly with the CTO on this position and he is keen to get the right person on board as soon as possible pending notice periods etc.If the above gets you excited and thinking that this may be a challenge you are up for then please do get in touch with Vicky Fernandes (vicky.fernandes@pcrdigital.com) who will be happy to discuss in more detail.

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Digital Product Manager - well known Media client

London All London
£500-520 per day
First Posted:
8 November 2017

Our well known Media and entertainment client in Central London are looking for an experienced Digital Product Manager who is passionate about building Digital products that customers love. You will join a dynamic and fast-paced environment and work with cross-functional teams to design, build and roll-out products that deliver the company's vision and strategy. We require someone with a proven track record of managing all aspects of a digital product throughout its lifecycle. We are looking for someone who has product success for a large well known brand, ideally within media and entertaiment. You will also need a solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies.Responsibilities * Gain a deep understanding of customer experience, identify and fill product gaps and generate new ideas that grow market share, improve customer experience and drive growth * Building an amazing consumer experience while satisfying the needs of the internal marketing and development teams delivering MarTech assets * Create buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external partners * Develop product pricing and positioning strategies * Translate product strategy into detailed requirements and prototypes * Scope and prioritize activities based on business and customer impact * Work closely with engineering teams to deliver with quick time-to-market and optimal resources * Drive product launches including working with public relations team, executives, and other product management team members * Evaluate promotional plans to ensure that they are consistent with product line strategy and that the message is effectively conveyed * Act as a product evangelist to build awareness and understanding * Represent the company by visiting customers to solicit feedback on company products and servicesRequirements * Proven work experience in product management or as an associate product manager * Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle * Proven ability to develop product and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to executive management * Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies * Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to roll up one's sleeves to get the job * Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in a matrix organization * Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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SDET Software Dev Engineer in Test - Test Automation Engineer

London West/Central London
£550-570pd
First Posted:
8 November 2017

Agile SDET - Software Development Test Engineer - Automated Tester Required for our media client based in West London. We are looking for an exceptional Agile Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to join the team to test a new multi-platform OTT/VOD application.You will deliver high quality test code using an agile, behavioural & test-driven development process and you will follow best practices and care about the code you write.We are looking for people who have a track record of delivery and getting things done. People who are passionate about code quality and test coverage. A perfectionist most of the time, pragmatist when required. Great communicator, always keen to discuss your ideas. Enjoy showing off your wares - we do regular showcases of our work. Have fun doing what you do, and this rubs off on the rest of the team.Essential Skills & Experience* Excellent knowledge of testing web and mobile apps ideally OTT, SVoD/VoD Mobile apps. * Must have extensive scripting experience in Python and/or JavaScript. * Agile Experience with BDD Behaviour driven testing tools like Behave, Cucumber etc. * Some development experience * Experience with testing frameworks like Appium, Selenium etc. * Use of device & browser farms like, i.e. AWS, BrowserStack etc. * Testing web services and APIs (for example, REST, SOAP services) using XML, JSON. * Testing large integrated systems with a high degree of functional complexity. * Someone that is comfortable with change, able to fail fast, learn quickly, and be able to adapt to new challenges. * Consistent attention to detail. * Be readily accountable and hold other team members accountable.Highly desirable* Subversion or Git. Jira.Docker.Unix / Linux skills. AWS. CI/CD tools (Jenkins, CircleCI etc.) OTT/Video streaming experience.Requirements* Participate, identify and write acceptance criteria for each user story so that quality is baked into the implementation. * Design aggressive and thorough system and integration tests. * Review the tests written by your colleagues. * Pairing with developers. * Application of Testing Pyramid * Must be able to build test frameworks from scratch * Execute any manual exploratory testing which may be necessary. * Ensure the functionality developed is coherent and usable and fits the Product Owner's expectations for the iteration. * Collaborate with users to identify and perform tests for edge case and complex scenarios. * Manage and operate a QA environment including builds and deployment. * Work in the team to achieve consensus agreement and binding decisions. * Work in the team to continuously improve process and behaviour through regular reflection and adaptation.

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Web Developer

London West/Central London
£500-560 per day
First Posted:
6 November 2017

Role Description We are looking for an agile JavaScript engineer to help build a new VOD/OTT application. You will be involved in the whole lifecycle of the development, from architecting the app to deployment. You will deliver high quality software using an agile, behavioural & test-driven development process and you will follow best practices and care about the code you write. Requirements * Passion for creating the very best web apps. * Exceptional software and analytical skills. * 3+ years of hardcore responsive web application experience, in addition to a solid general software engineering background. * Experience of working as part of a cross functional Agile delivery team. * Taking an active role in planning, assisting QA's and business stakeholders with defining and then implementing acceptance criteria. * Embrace agile software engineering practices: BDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Pair Programming, etc. * To be able to demonstrate an understanding of how web applications work, from the frontend CSS to the backend framework and server-side tools. * An ability to demonstrate up to date knowledge and best practices around web technologies. * Design appreciation and experience working with UX/UI designers. * Having taken substantive websites and web apps from concept through to launch. * Strong commitment to quality and an obsessive attention to detail. * Excellent communication skills. Essential * JavaScript ES6/Node. * React. * Databinding. * MVP/MVVM Architecture. * GIT, etc (Source Control). * Mocha, Jest, etc (Testing). * Continuous integration tools like CircleCI and Jenkins. * Code coverage tools, code style, etc. Desirable * React eco-system tools, including: Yarn, ReactRouter, etc. * GraphQL. * Familiar with semi-automated app testing. * BDD, writing tests. * Familiar with Unix/Linux command like and AWS services, e.g. EC2, Device farms. * OTT/Video streaming experience. * JavaScript TV app development experience. * Knowledge CSS3/4 features and selectors.

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DevOps Engineer - AWS Stack

London West/Central London
£550-650pd
First Posted:
3 November 2017

DevOps Engineer Required for Global Media company based in West London is looking for an exceptional AWS - Development Ops engineer who has built, managed, and deployed extensively on Amazon Web Services infrastructure. As the Development Ops Engineer in a geographically diverse development team, you employ your deep coding and technical experience in this critical role, providing coding and hands-on technology expertise, working on and suggesting process and application improvements. You will have the freedom to provide guidance on applicable tool chains and the flexibility to use modern frameworks.The Devops role will give you the opportunity to help architect some of the infrastructure for a global OTT presence, while solving challenging technical problems. We are working closely with solutions architects from the business, its partners and Amazon to implement the right solutions for ultimate scalability, durability, and performance including.Key Responsibilities: * The responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to the following: * Provide technical/software development and architectural guidance. * Prototype ideas and solutions. * Perform hands-on participation in team coding, developing interfaces for web applications. * Review developers' code, provide feedback, and develop team knowledge. * Collaborate with technical and business resources, gathering and documenting requirements and formulating action plans. * Provide direction for other technical resources. * Create project architecture and designs. * Create detailed development plans. * Present designs and plans to executive management. * Choose the best technology for specific efforts. * Develop, modify, support and maintain AWS-based components for public facing infrastructure, application back-end, and admin and monitoring features. * Maximise utilization of AWS components. * Create, maintain, and enhance the following: test, validation, and logging infrastructure for our AWS components. * Prepare periodic reports on engineering activities, for the purposes of project management and resource planning. * Continuously work to improve product, process, and tools proficiency, for the purposes of company growth, user experience, and timely product deliver. * Periodically meet with third party development and content partners, in order to maintain close collaborative relationships and resolve integration challenges. Requirements: * At least 10 years of general DevOps/AWS/DB/infrastructure experience. * Proven practical experience with most if not all components of AWS: EC2, Beanstalk, ELB, Route53, S3, Cloudfront, SNS, SWF, SQS, RDS, DynamoDB, ElastiCache, IAM, CloudFormation. along with: * Deep and broad software development experience. * Wide experience in many languages and technologies. * Technologically confident: not afraid to try new things. * Excellence in problem solving, strategic thinking, and working in a team-oriented environment * Strong oral and written communication skills. * Strong interpersonal skills and ability to excel in a team oriented environment. * Experience in web application interface development using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. * Should have extensive and firsthand expertise in JS libraries such as jQuery and MooTools. * Broad Experience developing responsive UI's and mobile/tablet-specific UI's. * Familiarity with SOA principles and practice. * Experience reading, analyzing, and absorbing AWS white papers, architectural documents, and technical briefs. * Service rollout plus complete multi-cycle SDLC experience, using Chef, Puppet, CloudFormation, etc. * Exposure to AWS auxiliary tools and practices (e.g., Chaos Monkey, Asgard, etc). * Hands-on experience with monitoring tools, intrusion detection mechanisms, and vulnerability assessment tools and practices. * General scripting wizardry. Beyond the requirements above, the preferred candidate will have: * Mongo and NoSQL experience. * Strong verbal and written communication skills. * Media or Broadcast experience.

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JavaScript React Developer

London West/Central London
£450-650 per day
First Posted:
28 October 2017

JavaScript Engineers required with React - Greenfield ProjectMid to Senior level - £450-£650 per dayLocation - West LondonA leading mass media company is embarking on an exciting new media innovation project and is looking for a number of JavaScript Developers / Engineers to form the front end JavaScript team. You'll be using React so we need to see commercial experience of this (at least 6 months) and your experience with APIs will ensure you are able to contribute from day one.You'll be working in an agile team, using TDD and BDD and pair programming with like minded peers who are passionate and driven to deliver great solutions.As well as writing clear and executable code, you'll take responsibility for testing and taking into consideration what patterns to use. You'll get that what you work on, is part of a bigger picture that you are contributing to.Do you enjoy new challenges, solving problems and collaborating with the best of the best? If so, we'd love to hear from you so we can give you a full picture of the project and understand what you've been doing recently with React.

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Senior Web React Developer

London West/Central London
£450-500 per day
First Posted:
24 October 2017

Senior Web React developers required with React - £450-£500 per dayLocation - West LondonWe are looking for Senior Web React developer with the below skills - having repulsion for being a pragmatic and creative problem solver - OTT/Video streaming experience. - excellent communication skills. - taking an active role in planning, assisting QA's and business stakeholders with defining and then implementing acceptance criteria. - strong experience in creating custom and reusable components - A strong generalist software developer - Good understanding of server side and client side technologies - Previous exposure to backend technologies like .NET PHP Java a plus Tech to be used: React Node ES6 Unit testing CI NPM Css/sass Html5 Web services/Micro services Server side experienceFeel free to reach out for more information.

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Web Operations Specialist -West London - 3 Month Contract

London All London
£250 - £350 per day
First Posted:
23 October 2017

Web Operations Specialist - 3 Month initial contract - £250-£350 per day - West London (potential to go permanent)In a nutshell:As Web Ops Specialist you will sit in the Digital team and will lead the efforts on optimising conversion rates across customer journeys in different markets across Europe.Core strategy for engaging our Sports audience is creating authentic, intuitive, and delightful digital products. This role is key to delivering against our strategy.This role reports into the VP Marketing, and will work closely with the wider marketing team as well as product, development, editorial, advertising.Responsibilities include but are not limited to: * Own, drive and facilitate the creation and improvement of all digital experiences, with a view to optimize conversion across each step of the various prospect / customer journeys across Europe. * Develop a clear vision in terms of web merchandising, ensuring getting the basics right first time across the websites and utilise key triggers to further drive conversion. * Use on-site analytics and make recommendations for product placements on the websites and feedback performance analysis if required. * Work closely with product and development teams to manage the tactical prioritization of digital enhancements and execution. * Develop and distribute frequent analytics reporting to include customer feedback, and overall KPI metrics and make recommendations on enhancements to leadership based on findings. * Manage, review and prepare weekly and monthly reports to evaluate production, profitability and growth opportunities. * Support usability testing for internal platforms, web, mobile apps and other digital platforms. * Coordinate compliance with the Legal, acting as the central contact point for questions regarding our online program.Do you cut the mustard? * Degree level or above ideally in marketing * Passion for all forms of Sports entertainment, digital distribution and the implementation of new business / digital models. * Strong previous experience in leading online optimisation strategies ideally at a subscription service / e-commerce environment. * Experience in online marketing channels such as AdWords, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, SEO, ASO, PPC, influencer marketing. * Strong analytical skills with Excel and other tools such as Tableau, MixPanel, Google Analytics. * Strong project management skills with the ability to assess processes and implement change to improve quality and efficiency. * Extensive familiarity with using customer segmentation and data, test, target and measure marketing campaigns and advanced, innovative digital strategies. * Acts to surpass goals, seizing opportunities to push the envelope. * Translates business goals into a well-defined performance plan and communicates link between current activities and goals. * Spends times identifying all stakeholders necessary and connects with all of them, to shape a collective buy-in and further push the marketing agenda. * Identifies opportunities to build relationships that will help others achieve their objectives and reaches out to those people.Key RelationshipsThe role will be an integral member of the Marketing as well as the wider Digital team and be responsible for leading the work to drive online optimisation and growing conversion rates across our websites.Other Key RelationshipsWork with marketing, regional commercial, product, PR, finance, legal, operations and agencies to ensure marketing and commercial plans are communicated and executed as well as to drive awareness of the results across the wider business.

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Tableau Digital Analytics Developer - SQL Excel Adobe Analytics

London West/Central London
£400-£450pd
First Posted:
19 October 2017

Global Media company based in West London is looking for a contract Tableau Digital Analytics Developer with strong SQL Excel Adobe Analytics. This Digital Analytics Consultant role is for an important short term web/ digital insight project. We require strong Tableau and Visualisation / visual design skills to build out business insight reports and dashboards in advance of high profile media entertainment website launches. Contract is for 2 months starting and requires an urgent start w/b 23rd October. Although only a short assignment, this company would look great on anyone's CV! The remit will allow you a strong degree of independence and allow you to show off your visualisation and design skills to deliver compelling insight reports. Core skills and Experience required include: -Approx 5+ Years in a similar Digital Data Analytics Insight role including Manager / Senior Analyst level - Able to work independently - Full life cycle - Communicate well with senior stakeholders etc -Strong Tableau experience - at least 1-2 years as a core current skill designing and developing compelling highly visual Digital Insight reports / dashboards -Strong visualisation / Visual Designer skills - We like the reports to look good, and tell a story! -Strong SQL, able to extract and manipulate data -Advanced Excel - must be very data literate, Including Pivot Tables, VBA a bonus -Good experience with Adobe Analytics / Sitecatalyst / Omniture -Must be available 9th October and for 2 months thereafter and within easy reach of West London -Must be engaging, friendly, flexible, pragmatic and takes pride in making things look good!

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