Senior Project Manager

Who we are...

Based in London and New York, we are the creative technology company powering over 90% of the world’s interactive video content, enabling brands such as Disney, Ted Baker, and Dulux to explore new horizons in audience engagement and interaction, making their video content much harder working. Our Studio platform uses AI to create hotspots, content overlays, video branching and other features, making every face and object in video content touchable and clickable - and our clients are mostly in marketing, advertising and TV.

The WIREWAX Studio is a SaaS platform, but we also have an in-house Creative Solutions team who collaborate directly with ad agencies and brand clients on specific interactive projects.   We’re a very ambitious outfit: our mission is to make video as truly connected as everything else on the internet, and it’s a mission which is opening up exciting new possibilities for everyone who works at WIREWAX.

About the role:

This is an absolutely pivotal role in which you will be primarily responsible for the continuous delivery of a first-class development cycle, managing the workflow and execution of a team of software engineers as they iterate / improve our Studio platform and explore new directions for our tech expertise to travel in.

Working closely with our CEO and Product Owner, you will plan resources, monitor performance, anticipate and resolve blockages, keep communication channels between teams open, and take responsibility for quality control as well as efficiency and time management.

The role requires the successful candidate to impose themselves on a complex set of processes, mastering both the technical and resource-based challenges to maintain vital momentum.  You will use your initiative and inter-personal skills to ensure that your teams and individuals are working optimally, and that other parts of the business, as well as our clients, can rely on them to deliver.

You bring a passion for matching business needs with building technically innovative solutions, and excel at shifting between the two—understanding how big-picture goals inform technical details, and vice-versa. Although this is primarily an internally-facing role, it requires someone who recognises that WIREWAX is a customer-orientated business with an imperative to satisfy a diverse set of users and clients on a daily and hourly basis. 

What you will do as our Project Manager...

  • JIRA administration / ticketing
  • Project management of all platform engineering tasks, communication, deadlines etc
  • Be the point person for scoping features, create user stories and prioritising between new features, maintenance and requests from other teams.
  • Security and compliance adherence
  • Management of UX team, engineering team and recruitment
  • Think beyond the project list – constantly questioning how to add value
  • Overall product / platform QA and testing
  • Close liaison with CEO and Product Owner on priorities, project management and overall progress
  • Liaison with senior engineers on engineering priorities and team workflow integration
  • Management of client platform customisation requests that come through sales / customer teams
  • Standup / Scrum / Agile methodology leadership
  • Budget management of third party suppliers e.g. security testers etc
  • Resolution of blockages affecting high quality performance and delivery
  • Systematic management of platform development cycle, inputs and outputs
  • Taking part in client-facing communication to help match their requirements to our abilities

Our ideal team member will have the following talents, skills & experience:

  • Extensive Project management experience within the digital/creative/tech industry.
  • Ability to interact with technical and non-technical people
  • Strong competency with project management tools (Confluence, JIRA) and various development methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, Kaizen, Scrum, etc).
  • Experience of technical product development
  • Experience with web application development
  • Prior coding experience preferred
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams (design, engineering, ux)
  • Track record of management and delivery of major product launches on time and on budget
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Track record of successfully managing expectations of colleagues, senior leadership team and direct reports
  • Demonstrates self-sufficiency, personal initiative, and a problem-solving mentality
  • Excellent communication skills across all media: presentation, written and verbal. 

Why join Wirewax...

  • You'll have the trust and freedom to devise solutions to problems as you see fit, utilising whichever technology you consider most appropriate.
  • You’ll be working as part of a small, super friendly team with a variety of backgrounds, from computer vision research to TV production.
  • Competitive base salary with options available if you’re interested.
  • A fridge full of tasty beverages, an unlimited supply of crumpets, and an enormous biscuit tin.