Technical Project Manager - Saas/Cloud at disguise, London, 6 Months, £Day Rate Option

  • Contract Spy
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • May 13, 2022
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Role: Technical Project Manager - Cloud


Department: Programme Team


Level: Mid level


Reports into: Head of Projects


Why we're here


disguise sits at the heart of the most inspiring live and virtual experiences in the world, leading the market in building a software and hardware solution that designs, sequences and controls the most spectacular productions across film and TV, broadcast, live and corporate events.


Building on our two-decade legacy in the live event space, where our workflow has powered global concert tours for artists like U2 and Beyonc xc3 xa9, festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury and theatre productions like Frozen and Harry Potter, in the past year we have also led the way in Extended Reality (xR) for remote virtual production.


Our award-winning xR workflow has enabled over 300 productions in the past 12 months, for music artists such as Katy Perry and Billie Eilish, broadcast TV channels like ITV and Eurosport, enterprise businesses like SAP and Siemens, educational institutions like the University of Michigan and notable VFX studios like Framestore and DNEG.


We partner closely with Epic Games, NVIDIA, Netflix and many more to further develop and democratize our virtual production solution and enable teams anywhere to create their best story with the most innovative tools.


With offices in London, LA, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo, we are a fast-growing company that hires bright, creative, talented individuals across the world to push the boundaries of visual experiences and build lasting relationships with our community.


We were delighted to be recognized as one of the Financial Times' top 1000 fastest growing businesses for 2021. Watch our showreel to learn more about the amazing projects powered by disguise.


About the role:


We are seeking a Project Manager - Saas and Cloud on a 6 month contract (FTE or day rate) to report to the Head of Projects and works in partnership with the cloud / web and software development teams, and cross-functionally with the finance team, Operations, Marketing and Commercial teams. The Project Manager will be involved primarily with the end to end management and delivery of disguise cloud development projects, using a hybrid (agile/waterfall) project management approach ensuring all projects' timely delivery to quality and within budget, and liaising with cross-departmental stakeholders and external partners, managing contracts and obligations.


The successful candidate will be a confident self-starter with excellent communication skills and proven prior experience of successful cross functional end to end SaaS product launch, preferably within a creative environment. They will need to have a secure knowledge of cloud / web services development, CI/CD and product and system data analytics tools, and be comfortable with multiple delivery approaches, and raising / escalating issues.


What you will do:


  • Delivery Management of cloud / web development projects
  • Take active control and end to end management of multiple projects including process, budgets, delivery timeline including prototyping, team, risks and outputs
  • Work to, and enforce correct hybrid project methodology process and procedures
  • Clear progress reporting
  • Work collaboratively with internal cloud / web and software teams
  • Deliver the program end to end working collaboratively with cross functional teams internally across the organisation including Marketing, Product, Commercial, Operations, Engineering etc.
  • Manage and build relationships with internal teams and across departments to deliver to agreed milestones, escalating issues and challenges and expectation management
  • Make decisions within given tolerance


About you:


Essential Skills

  • Organised self starter with a 'can do' attitude
  • First class communication, analytical, problem solving, planning and team management abilities
  • Proven ability of delivery of end to end cross functional project management of SaaS projects, to budget, on time and to a high quality, particularly with a focus on cloud / web development, managing external partners and experience delivering within a hybrid (agile/waterfall) methodology.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to coordinate and manage cross functional teams internally across the organisation including Marketing, Product, Commercial etc.
  • Ability to build great working relationships with internal teams and external partners
  • Create and sustain a positive and productive team culture to ensure success
  • Excellent project management and leadership attributes to include:
  • Planning
  • Risk & issue management
  • Task scheduling/Sprint Planning
  • Resource management
  • Communication management
  • Change control
  • Budget Management
  • Reporting and monitoring
  • JIRA & Confluence experience
  • Knowledge of Hybrid, Waterfall, and Agile methodologies.


Desirable Skills

  • Ability to present formally to senior staff
  • Experience of working in the creative industries is desired
  • Someone who is flexible, innovative and forward thinking
  • Attention to detail