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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.
We're looking for an exceptional agile iOS Developer (Swift) to join our well known media client based on site in Chiswick West London. You will be helping them develop exciting next generation iOS apps for mobile Video-on-Demand (VoD) and streaming video/Sports products. You will require strong agile TDD/BDD best practices and care about the code you write and have passion for creating the very best apps.This is a stimulating multi-disciplinary environment that will hopefully challenge your creative and developer skills as never before! With looking for someone with: * 3+ years of hardcore native iOS Development experience, in addition to a solid general software engineering background. * Deep knowledge of Swift as a language and at least a few years of production code Swift. * Experience building rich complex iOS applications for iPhone iPad and Apple TV (tvOS). * Reactive programming experience e.g. RxSwift, RxCocoa. * Experience of working as part of a cross functional Agile delivery team. * Embrace agile software engineering: BDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Pair Programming etc. * Design appreciation and experience working with UX/UI designers. * Having taken substantive apps from concept through to submission and the App Store. * Strong commitment to quality and an obsessive attention to detail. * Excellent communication skills. You'll be really comfortable in this role if you have: * Strong experience using dependency management & project setup using as CocoaPods, Carthage (and SPM). * Accustomed to using Databases (CoreData, Realm). * Experience with multi-threading and performance optimization. * Extensive knowledge of common iOS design patterns and best practices. * Experience with command line and source code management systems like GIT. * Experience in Protocol oriented programming as well as Object oriented programming. * Experience working with iOS frameworks (e.g. UIKit, auto layout). * Experience in AVFoundation. * Solid understanding of RESTful APIs. * Experience in writing unit tests using XCTest, Nimble, Quick etc. Desirable * Familiarity with CI environments and tools such as CircleCI, Travis, Fastlane * OTT/Video streaming experience. Personal * A track record of delivery, and getting things done. * Passionate about code quality and test coverage. * Perfectionist most of the time, Pragmatist when required. * Great communicator, always keen to discuss your ideas on a whiteboard. * 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.READ MORE
Juniper focussed Network Engineer / Network Security Engineer required - 6 month contract - West London based. Working Within a small Infrastructure Team responsible for enterprise network engineering and network security including detailed design, implementation and support mainly based on Juniper SRX and F5 platforms (LTM / GTM) but also other vendor equipment such as Checkpoint and Bluecoat. We are looking for JNCIS/CCNP Level ideally JNCIP (SEC). The successful candidate will be working alongside technology architects and key technology staff to assist in the lifecycle of new client services, from design and development, through to implementation and handover. Experience & Knowledge -Good experience in Juniper Enterprise Routing / Switching and especially strong knowledge of Juniper SRX firewalls - ideally qualified as JNCIP (SEC) -Good experience and strong knowledge of F5 (LTM/APM or similar) and RAS and ideally Bluecoat proxy -The candidate will need a minimum of 4 years experience in network / Network security and implementations in medium to enterprise scale networks. - A proven strong knowledge of Juniper technology is a necessity with experience in the deployment of complex security solutions in demanding and mission critical environments -Hands on security experience in a large, structured, multi vendor enterprise environment (Juniper but also other firewalls such as Checkpoint, Cisco ASA, Fortinet) -Good understanding of TCP/IP and networking technologies/protocols In specific OSPF, BGP, MPLS, L3VPN Network supporting systems like DNS, NTP -Experience of working in an ITIL controlled environment. -Strong clear communication skills are required to build Key Relationships with business stakeholders and Technical Managers and the Network Architects.READ MORE
Infrastructure Architect with expertise in design & deployment of Enterprise Active Directory, ADFS, Microsoft Cluster Solution architecture and other core enterprise infrastructure technologies with Windows infrastructure,, Virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V), NAS & SAN, SQL Server, SCCM and ideally some other Automation Tools / Configuration Management tools, ie design of Ansible, Kubernetes & Puppet, CLoud and Linux Integrationwould be an advantageous.This is contract role is based in West London for our client in the Broadcast Media Sector. Joining a team who are currently going through a global transformation of multiple architecture concepts to a single global unified infrastructure and architectural strategy, you will take ownership and be responsible for design and delivery of components of this strategy.Required experience in the following areas * Expertise in design of Active Directory, ADFS, Microsoft Cluster Solution architecture and Integration of core infrastructure technologies. * Good knowledge and understanding of Linux architecture & integration with Active Directory * Expertise in the design & deployment of VMware, Hyper-V and other Virtualization Technologies. * Basic knowledge in core enterprise network design & infrastructure. * Knowledge Application deployment architectures specifically System Centre Configuration Manager advantageous. * Experience with design of Ansible, Kubernetes & Puppet is advantageous. * System Centre Configuration Manager architecture & deployment. * Strong knowledge of storage hardware including NAS & SAN environments. * Experience in the design and deployment of public key infrastructure environments utilising the latest technologies. * Knowledge of architecture for privilege management and implementation across a large scale organisation. * Advanced knowledge and understanding of Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Security, SQL Server Reporting Services & SQL Server Integration Services. * Experience in deployment of all infrastructure systems. * Enterprise IT Lifecycle Management. * Understanding of IT Infrastructure recharging & cost management within an enterprise environment. * Ability to design and implement new systems * Advanced knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Security Practices including experience in the design of group policies, machine hardening & management. * Experience in TOGAF, Agile and waterfall are all advantages with experience in relevant consultancy and/or architecture roles. * Understanding and appreciation of a formalised service management approach (ITIL for example), including an understanding of incident, problem and change management * A very high standard of written and spoken English.READ MORE
Senior Software Engineer with strong experience in Java, C#, Go (Preferred) with experience in building serverless services running on GCP or AWS. This role is working for a well known media company in a team building systems to process large video and sports datasets in parallel on massive clusters for Video on Demand VoD/Streaming digital media services and involves the Design, develop, test, support and enhance web applications and backend systems. Required Qualifications and experience * Strong experience in software development working with Java, C#, Go (Preferred) * Experience in building serverless services running on GCP or AWS * Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, a related technical field or equivalent practical experience. Additional preferred experience: * Experience in database design and other data storage solutions. * Interest and ability to learn other coding languages as needed. * Ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively to non technical peopleResponsibilities * Design, develop, test, support and enhance web applications and backend systems. * Build systems to process large video and sports datasets in parallel on massive clusters. * Write and review technical documents, including design, development and revision. * Collaborate with Product and Engineering partners to enhance and integrate core platforms. * Collaborate with Operations Analysts to detect and prevent failures and automate all tasks and workflowsREAD MORE
We are currently seeking a Senior Insights and Analytics Manager who has previous experience of Adobe Analytics for OTT, VOD environments for measuring player metrics and monitoring video tracking and events etc. You would be working for an international Broadcast and Digital Media company based in West London.Required Skills/Experience:* Experience in an OTT, VOD environment* Experience measuring player metrics* Strong experience with Adobe Analytics / Audience Manager (and/or Omniture)* Strong experience of working with Tag Managers * Experience with monitoring video tracking and events, click and heatmaps, and other UX events * Work with UX to facilitate workshops and lead focus groupsDescription Key Responsibilities:* Plan, construct and implement the overall analytics and business intelligence strategy * Own the multiple implementations of Analytics and tracking across The websites and apps and manage end-to-end projects and roadmaps * Comprehensive and expert analysis of company statistics and data management * Collaborate with cross-departmental teams to develop a cohesive and comprehensive understanding of the key drivers of the business. * Discover and implement statistical models optimize business processes, and continuously identify new opportunities to leverage analytics to improve our sales and operations * Work with the Technology teams to deliver a stable and highly available reporting platforms * Conduct research and adopt best practices in establishing business analytics platforms, systems and approaches. * Recruit and lead a talented insights and analytics team * Provide insight and recommendations to the product team to improve conversion * Own and refine dashboards * Delivery of insight and observations to key stakeholders based on data sources * Own and conduct surveys, reviews, feedback and market research alongside UX teams * Ensure tagging events are accurate and data sets are complete * Analyse user journeys (Web/Mobile/TV) to understand customer behaviours and to provide insight and improvement ideas/recommendations * Implement any analysis projects and help lead A/B testing and provide feedback * Review user content engagement * Establish successful business relationships with stakeholders and be able to influence by using empirical dataREAD MORE
Native App Developer - iOS, macOS - AccessibilityRolling 3 month contract - West London - up to £530 per dayClient: Global consumer electronicsAre you passionate about building apps that everyone can use, regardless of ability? Would you enjoy working on a team whose role is to support, advise and shape how apps are built, helping to make more applications accessible to more people? If so, then this role could be the perfect opportunity for you.This is a varied role, where you'll be working with global teams. You will be required to audit existing solutions, work with teams throughout the entire lifecycle of a project on new features and solutions, liaise and co-ordinate with various functions, representing the team positively and effectively at all times.You'll need to be technically astute to consult and support with diverse teams and to help them ensure the best outputs, so we are looking for: * Excellent programming skills - particularly Objective C and/or Swift * Good knowledge of UIKit and AppKit * An understanding of accessibility features across Apple products * Knowledge of testing using assistive technologies such as VoiceOver and Switch control (if no commercial experience using these tools, you will need demonstrate your willingness to learn and provide examples of this) * Familiarity with project management methodologies such as Agile and Waterfall * Excellent communication skillsIf this role sounds like a good fit for you and you'd like to find out more about the company, the team and the work, then please send us a copy of your latest CV and we'll be in touch to discuss further.READ MORE
Digital Business Analyst - Global E-Commerce Company - Central London - 6 month rolling contract - £360 per dayWe're currently looking for a Digital Business Analyst to work for a global video game and digital entertainment company based in Central London, on an initial 6 month rolling contract. Great opportunity if you're in a perm role and want to move into a full-time contracting role.Working within the Agile digital transformation team, alongside the Digital Product Manager, you'll be responsible for a range of business-critical digital projects.Key responsibilities: * Full digital project lifecycle from concept through to delivery. * Impact analysis including feasibility, costs and benefits calculation. * Collaboration across the business - marketing, creative and technology. * Business process and user journey mapping. * Advocate of user experience principles and go-to person for questions from the team on UX. * General BA duties including Functional and Non-Functional requirements. * Support end users in adopting functional changes (e.g. training and documentation).Key skills: * Solid experience on complex digital projects, as either a Business or Technical Analyst, where implementing best in class user experience for high profile consumer facing websites. * An understanding of digital environments, including consumer, business intelligence and content management systems, as well as integration and work flow tools. * Experience working with Agile teams. * Experienced in developing user stories, prioritising and capturing acceptance criteria. * Experienced in supporting system, integration and UAT.This is a great company to progress your contracting career so if you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please apply asap.READ MORE
Contract - Central London - Product Director, OTT Platform Products£500 per day or Market rate- 3 months rollingWhilst our client looks to a hire a permanent person into this role in the New Year, they need to hire a contractor immediately to support the VP Digital Products (responsible for global products and services) and take responsibility for the companies international OTT platform product. Only people with OTT experience will be considered for this role.This is an exciting time for the business as they undergo digital transformation and the right person for this role will understand how these changes can impact on the teams and what it takes to get the teams working cohesively to deliver the product roadmap in line with the technology roadmap for the business.Your key responsibilities will be: * Overseeing and reviewing the roadmaps of all the platform products - helping the VP with the alignment of the company's product roadmap * Building a knowledge base of core domain level structures, value chains, processes and systems - to help transform how the teams work currently * Working with delivery management to ensure high quality releases and strong cross-functional teams * Building strong relationships with stakeholders * Ensuring the performance of the OTT platform products meet the agreed success criteria * The go-to person in the business for advice and prioritisation of product discovery * Leading the business analysis across initiatives - providing support and advice * Working closely with the Director of OTT Solutions Architecture and Programme ManagerWe are looking for: * Experience managing OTT platform products * Strong analytical and problem-solving skills * Skills to facilitate meetings at a Senior level * Experience managing different digital workstreams * Ability to co-ordinate internal and external cross functional teams, Development, Product and Design (ideally across varied geographical locations), to establish and execute project plans * Strong stakeholder management skills * Technical domain knowledge to ensure efficient communication and deliveryIf you are looking for your next OTT Product contract and feel your skills and experience are a good match for this role, then please apply ASAP.READ MORE
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