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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.

MacOS Engineer

London West/Central London
£500 - 530 per day
First Posted:
23 June 2018

MacOS Engineer - 3 month rolling contract - £500-530 per day - West LondonJob Description: We are looking for an MacOS Engineer / Consultant to work for a global e-commerce company at their UK Headquarters in West London.The successful candidate will be well versed in application development environments (such as Cocoa). The role will involve working closely with many teams simultaneously, and ensuring the best output from each team.Key Qualifications * Excellent programmer with experience in Swift and / or Objective-C * Excellent knowledge of AppKit * Understanding of Accessibility APIs, the OS X Accessibility Model and NSAccessibility protocol * Understanding of how people with disabilities use macOS * First-hand experience in testing with assistive technologies, e.g. VoiceOver, Switch Control * Familiarity with accessibility features on macOS * Familiarity with project management methodologies such as waterfall and agile * Past engineering experienceDescriptionIn this position you may 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, and represent 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. Successful candidates must be fast learners, capable to adapt and adhere to internal guidelines and processes, and work under tight deadlines with teams spread around the globe. Previous industry experience with an emphasis on accessibility is essential.EducationBachelors degree or equivalent experience.Additional RequirementsUnderstanding of SEO principles will be a significant advantage, as well as experience with web technologies and guidelines.

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JavaScript Software Developer - Node, React, TDD

London West/Central London
550pd
First Posted:
22 June 2018

Agile JavaScript Software Engineer with JavaScript ES2018/Node, React, TDD,Responsive CSS, Continuous integration is Required for our West London based media client. 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 and have a Passion for creating the very best web apps. 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.Essential Requirements:· JavaScript ES2018/Node., React, TDD (Mocha, Jest, etc.).Responsive CSS, GIT, Continuous integration tools like CircleCI.Desirable skills include, BDD (CucumberJS) ,· Server side rendering. Familiar with Unix/Linux command line. AWS services, e.g. ECS, CloudWatch, Terraform. Video streaming experience.General Requirements:· Exceptional software and analytical skills.· 3+ years of responsive scalable web application experience.· 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 definingand 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 thefrontend CSS to the 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 attention to detail.· Excellent communication skills.

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Product Manager/Lead - Mobile app - West London

London All London
£420 - £445 per day
First Posted:
21 June 2018

Product Manager - 6 Month Contract - West LondonI'm currently looking for an experienced Product Manager/Lead to join one of the UK and Europe's largest media and entertainment companies based in West London on Maternity cover.The team is part of the wider Group Product department. You'll get to work side-by-side with team members responsible for defining and delivering the next wave of functionality in the UK, Germany & Italy on all VOD and Digital Content Apps on PC, Mac, games consoles, tablets and phones, and their VR mobile app.Key ResponsibilitiesReporting directly to the Head of Product, you will take features from ideation to launch, getting involved in everything from sketching and story mapping sessions, to roadmap planning and budget management.This is a chance to truly lead the direction of the entire app experience, working with content and commercial teams and with product teams based in Germany and Italy. You will be the subject matter expert for this mobile app/product in particular and be the go-to person within the business.Must have experience; * Experience working with and influencing teams of developers and designers within an Agile environment. * Experience leading overall Product Management on at least one mobile app. * Have demonstrable experience of improving products through testing and analysis, qualitative and quantitative customer research, analysis and research. * Digital consumer experience from early ideation through to launch, and then managing and developing them. * Experience owning the product experience, leading definition & design for visually-rich consumer experiences and providing on-going management of them. * Highly advantageous to have worked with a digital product aimed at younger audiences i.e. video, gaming and entertainment apps for children.Happy to talk flexible workingIf you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

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DevOps/Cloud Engineer - Kubernetes - West London - £550-600

London All London
£550 - £600 per day
First Posted:
15 June 2018

DevOps Engineer - 6 Months - West London - £480-£535 per dayWe are currently looking for an experienced, proactive and dynamic DevOps Engineer to assist our mass media and broadcast client's Development Team to design and build their mainly Docker based platform, build convenience scripts for application deployment and support, integrate monitoring solutions and liaise with the core DevOps Team. Experience of Linux based DevOps engineering using Docker and Jenkins Continualisation is a must have.Key Responsibilities: * Become proficient in all deployment, troubleshooting, support, design, and technical areas for the Development team. You should aspire to be the "go to" person for any technical requirement. * Assist in the design, implementation, and support all development, QA, and pre-production integration environments. This includes providing application build out with "best practice" guidelines, granting access to individuals, application deployment support, and application troubleshooting. * Be proactive developing deployment tools, application monitoring and support convenience tools for the Development Team to use during on-call team support (based upon a rotation rota). * Mentoring and training Development team on Docker and Kubernetes practices and support techniques. * Developing monitoring, support and housekeeping scripts, creating backup and replication strategies and mentor the Development Team to a level necessary to provide on-call support * You must have hands-on extensive experience with Docker Containerisation as well as Terraform. * It would be beneficial if you have had exposure to and experience with Kubernetes and Mesosphere (DC/OS). You will have: * At least 2 years' DevOps experience in a large organisation. * Experience working in an Agile environment. * Demonstrable experience with Docker and familiar with immutable infrastructure concepts. * Working knowledge of deployment frameworks such as Jenkins, monitoring frameworks like Prometheus, Grafana, Icinga or Nagios and code repositories such as Git. * Comfortable working with Linux operating systems (e.g. CentOS, Red Hat, Ubuntu). * Understand inter-process communication, devices and device drivers, file system concepts, permissions, inodes, symlinks, clustering and logical partitions. * Solid experience managing load balancers. (SteelApp preferred) * Experience with MongoDB, ActiveMQ, MySQL/Galera highly desireable. * Good skills in programming languages such as bash, python or Go. * Demonstrable communications, presentation, and negotiating skills are a must to advocate for DevOps and reliability concepts within a development team.

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Infrastructure Architect Windows AD, Visualisation, Storage..

London West/Central London
425pd
First Posted:
11 June 2018

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, including Linux Integration, Virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V), NAS & SAN, SQL Server, SCCM and ideally some other Automation Tools / Configuration Management tools, ie design of Ansible, Kubernetes & Puppet would 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.

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System Integration Support - IT Graduate - 3 month Contract

London All London
£310 per day
First Posted:
5 June 2018

Systems Integration Development Support - Initial 3 Month contract - £310 per dayWe're currently looking to speak with recent IT graduates/Junior IT professionals with a passion for technology and the media industry to join one of Europe's largest Mass-Media companies on an initial 3-month contract.Working within the OTT System Integration team, you will help to facilitate the smooth transition of new requirements and improvements into the BAU operational workflow for OTT services across the UK & Europe. Experience of providing key metrics and reporting to help support the business in tracking the performance and availability of their products throughout their lifecycle would be highly advantageous.Reporting into the service Integration Team Leader, your main focus will be as follows; * Extracting and presenting key metrics to inform platform improvement or roll-out decisions * Creating and documenting resilient tools to interface with the Video AI platform, Elastic and other internal APIs to streamline department metric reporting * Working closely with team members to improve/standardise current toolset and the way software is delivered. * Liaising with different departments to procure the information needed to fulfil tool requirements * Providing full handover and guidance to team members to promote supportability of systems * Being resourceful where necessary by combining solutions to ease system resource demandsKey Essentials: * IT literate with degree and/or experience in computing technologies Skill Advantages: * Scripting (ideally Ruby, Python, PHP, HTML5, JavaScript/Groovy) * Analysis and reporting tools (Touchstream, Conviva, Adobe Analytics, Sentry, App D) * Adaptive streaming protocols such as Microsoft Smooth, Apple HLS and MPEG-DASH * Deployment and automated build technologies (Kubernetes, Jenkins, Puppet) * Knowledge of monitoring using Prometheus and ELK stacks

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Full Stack Java Messaging Developer - JMS

London All London
£500 - £535 per day
First Posted:
4 June 2018

Full Stack Java Messaging Developer - JMS - West London - £535 per day6-Month ContractWe're currently looking for a talented Java Developer to become a part of Europe's leading entertainment and communications business. Within this initial 6 month contract you will be expected to; Design, develop and test new micro-service applications, Collaborate with other developers, sharing and receiving knowledge, Create applications that scale predictably, facilitate development across multiple developers and teams and maintain and contribute to software delivery principles and guidelines based on internal company standards and industry best-practice. Candidate Specification: * Extensive system development knowledge with Java, JMS * Extensive experience with developing for containerisation and orchestration tools such as, Docker, Rancher and Kubernetes. * In-depth experience of working with JMS Messaging/Queuing * In-depth experience of working with APIs (REST etc.) * Familiarity with configuration and build tools such as Jenkins, Maven, Team City. * Familiarity with monitoring tools such as Prometheus and Grafana. * Applied knowledge of software engineer best practice and multiple software development methodologies. e.g. XP, Scrum * Applied knowledge of design patterns and SOLID principles. * Applied knowledge of the principles of Test Driven Development and the benefits that are realised. * Applied knowledge of principles of Business Driven Development and the benefits that are realised. * Extensive knowledge of Object Oriented design and implementation.Preferred: * Applied Knowledge of javascript, web front-end technologies. (Backbone.js, Angular, React etc.) * Familiarity with Active MQ, Kafka, Camel, MySQL, Cassandra * Experience of working collaboratively with non-technical business staff in order to agree requirements, timescales and acceptance criteria. * Examples of work on GitHub

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Digital Product Manager - Digital Media VoD - Payment eCommerce

London West/Central London
475-500pd
First Posted:
4 June 2018

Senior Digital Product Manager OTT Video Media/Sport sector, specifically looking for some strong experience of Transactional and Commerce payment Systems,Senior Digital Product Manager, for a high profile international Broadcast and Digital Media company, developing market leading digital products in the video space. We are looking for demonstrable experience of web, mobile/tablet or OTT product development, specifically looking for some strong experience of Transactional and Commerce payment Systems. Need candidates with specific relevant D2C experience of commerce engines and other payment technologies in e-commerce environments. Looking for strong experience of purchase funnel optimisation - MVT, CRO, Growth Hacking. Ideal to have candidates with experience of large scale complex platform migrations. Does not need to be from sports backgroundWorking closely with product, development, editorial, advertising and marketing teams to deliver against a product strategy and roadmap, engaging and growing audiences on video focused properties.Key Requirements: * Proven experience in product development & technology in a video, media or sport setting. * Track record of developing market leading products, preferably in the video space. * Demonstrable experience of web, mobile/tablet or OTT product development. * Experience of using analytical tools to increase traffic to digital properties. * Experience with Commerce Engines (e.g. Magento, CSG Ascendon, Shopify), Payment Providers (e.g. Ingenico, Adyen) and Identity Management Systems (e.g. Okta, ForgeRock) * Knowledge and understanding of Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO) & Multivariate Testing (MVT) across marketing/purchase funnels * D2C experience of commerce engines and other payment technologies in e-commerce environments. * Looking for strong experience of purchase funnel optimisation - MVT, CRO, Growth Hacking. Ideal to have candidates with experience of large scale complex platform migrations. * Excellent written and oral communication. Able to write and present to non-digitally savvy audiences * Knowledge and understanding of Agile product development practices. * Excellent decision making and judgment. * Experience of stakeholder management. * Able to apply sound judgment to make decisions in line overall development strategy and process. * A passion for Sport and/or a good understanding of the media and sport industries (nice to have). * Candidates should demonstrate experience of some or all of the following domain areas: * Analytics and reporting tools and systems, and driving best practice use in a product organisation, ensuring products are designed and delivered to support a data-driven culture. Key Responsibilities: * Lead product teams to success, transcending reporting lines while generating a strong team culture. * Manage product roadmap for one or more areas, getting internal consensus and incorporating feedback from a range of sources to ensure the right features are delivered at the right time. * Work with user-experience experts to ensure best-in-class products. * Contribute to the delivery of high-quality products as perceived by the end user, measured against satisfaction metrics. * Prioritise and effectively management development time to maximize return on investment. * Ensure complex business needs are documented and reflected in product roadmaps and in the resulting products. * Provide strong team leadership. * Work successfully within a milestone-driven environment, utilizing standardized product development processes. * Contribute to on-time, on-budget delivery of products. These will be video focused properties across a multi-device environment spanning mobile, web, smart TV, OTT devices, tablets, game machines and computers.

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Media Publishing Platform Manager

London West/Central London
£375-400 per day
First Posted:
17 May 2018

Media Publishing Platform Manager - 6 month contract - Central London - Global Entertainment Company - £375-400 per dayWe are seeking a driven, ambitious, and energetic Program Manager to support various programs to enable, expand and improve the publishing platform. These programs will span multiple projects, teams, locations, milestones and deliverables. The Program Manager will work closely with the Lead Partner Experience Program Manager, Product Managers and Engineering to help plan and track projects from inception through deployment at a global scale. The ideal candidate will possess an inner drive to deliver excellence; a proven ability to win others over and lead effectively; a desire to grow, learn, and improve; and will demonstrate a passion for life and work that inspires others. Responsible for: As a Program Manager in our Partner Experience portfolio, the candidate will be responsible for supporting initiatives to enable the best place to develop and publish content. This role will require an experienced Program Manager to support and drive new programs and services to the next level. As a key partner to our Product Management and Engineering teams the candidate will develop and maintain strong partnerships with stakeholders, technical leaders and business owners to deliver on strategic organizational initiatives. Our Partner Experience team is responsible for creating a modern, single destination that gives our thousands of game and app partners, access to everything they need to develop and publish content. This role requires someone who is uncompromising in delivery of high quality, scalable and innovative solutions. The successful candidate will have exemplary program management skills; not only in terms of process and documentation but also in terms of communication skills and organizational agility. We like to have fun while we work, this person should too. Driving results - Develop the overall program plan; definition and agreement on scope, track success criteria, key milestones, and timelines. - Determine key dependencies; technical, process and people. - Identify and mitigate risks throughout the plan. - Coordinate day-to-day activities required to deliver a great solution on time. - Facilitate meetings and coordinate/follow up on action items. - Deliver transparent status updates to all stakeholders. - Provide leadership by example; develop and share best practices across the team. - Identify areas for process improvement and initiate improvements. To be successful in this role, we need someone who has: - Project/program management with at least a Bachelor's Degree, or experience in the content management, gaming, music, digital media, network service industry - Experience dedicated to running global software programs; knowledge of digital content delivery or CMS preferred. - Previous experience utilizing agile methodologies and principles. - Facilitation skills in leading planning meetings, reviews, and retrospectives. - Excellent executive presence and communication skills across all levels of stakeholders. - Ability to lead both vertically and horizontally in a global organization. - Keen reader of people, culture and situations to take control and make things happen. - Excel in conflict resolution, negotiation, and people management. - Ability to make decisions independently. - Recognise and initiate escalation situations. - Exceptional organizational and planning skills. - Proficiency with tools in agile development (Rally, Jira, Confluence, Trello, etc…). - Strong preference for expertise integrating JIRA and confluence as a collaborative and reporting medium. - Solid understanding of agile software development, and release processes. - Proven ability to solve routine and complicated problems effectively and independently. Desirable Skills: - Previous experience in a digital delivery environment, CMS, or e-Commerce environment - SAFe knowledge (www.scaledagileframework.com) - Scrum Master or Product Owner certifications - Familiarity with digital media software and networking technologies, especially those related to Sony's products, services, and devices - Japanese language skills helpful

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AEM Developer Architect

London All London
£550-600pd
First Posted:
16 May 2018

AEM Developer - Global publishing company based in West London are looking for an AEM Developer with hands on development skills but also some architect capability.The current solutions heavily utilise's bespoke Adobe Asset Management DAM so ideally you will have good experience with Adobe Asset. It is one of the largest AEM Assets and is a Global repository for content supplied by more than 28 countries. The client is currently undergoing an upgrade to 6.4 and they are looking for an AEM developer to to help them leverage the new functionality that will become available. This includes Automatic Tagging / Adobe Sensei - a unified AI and machine learning framework.We are looking for a brilliant, above-the-average Senior AEM Developer that is able to understand and embrace the technical complexity of our solution and help us design and develop stable, effective solutions and be part of the development and release cycle, with an hands-on approach on solving challenges and working together with the best Adobe AEM developers and consultants in EMEA who are working with us on the project.Skill-set:- Hands-on Java, Sling, OSGi, AEM development- Experience with Adobe AEM 5.x and 6.x is a must- Working knowledge of Apache Lucene indexing with AEM- Preferably some previous experience with AEM Assets- Embracing Agile methodologies (Scrum / Kanban)- Version control systems (Git)- Experience with Adobe software (InDesign, Photoshop) desirable

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