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Our client is seeking a Technical Project Manager to join their team in the far northern suburbs. Scope of Responsibilities: Supervise groups of interconnected projects and their alignment with business objectives. Capture key communication points and consolidate various channels into a single management tool. Translate higher level strategic business goals into practical work units and understand their interdependency Quantify the impact on projects when we need to decide to divert resources to support the operation of the existing platform Quickly identify blocking issues and facilitate discussions among stakeholders to resolve issues on the spot or determine the next steps and timelines to resolution. Set and monitor deliverables and milestones Conduct continuous risk assessment, identify project challenges and effectively communicate them to upper management Release Cycle Management and release dependency resolution Ideal Candidate will be: Detailed oriented, precise, and will continuously remove ambiguities Extremely well organized as projects tend to have communication all over Outgoing and personable, with the ability to quickly facilitate meetings and video conferences with key stakeholders to remove issues on the spot Come from a software development background with an undergraduate degree in computer science Must have managed an overseas development team remotely Flexible with the scope of responsibilities to step into roles not typical of the program or even project manager. For example, participate during testing of the product to evaluate product benefits and UI/UX quality as they relate to business objectives Have a strong interest in product design and understanding customer/market fit Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Global Educational Institution is seeking a DevOps Engineer for a contract opportunity. Experience in Python Scripting and Server Automation will be a primary function of this role. Install, configure, write and release code; manage multiple test and production environments triaging and resolving operational issues working with development teams on system design and performance tuning and designing and implementing database and server security protocols
Digital Designer / Developer
Our client, an insurance company, is seeking a Digital Designer/Developer with a holistic understanding of digital marketing and an interest in marketing automation and lead generation. This person will be in a dynamic and ever-changing position that requires a broad range of digital design, front-end programming digital communication, and management skills. He or she will effectively collaborate with agency partners, department management, cross-company business units and IT to strategize and execute website changes and digital campaigns for consumers, agents, and customers. Corporate Website and SEO strategy and execution: Drive year over year organic traffic and lead growth. Help define and execute corporate website strategy and design, including site architecture, navigation, personalization and user interface. Manage corporate website development work, creative assets, site maintenance, and analytics tracking. Work with an SEO agency to execute the SEO technical strategy. Collaborate with internal and agency partners to ensure content is optimized for SEO. Utilize a web content management system (CMS) to manage the corporate website. Create CMS templates and components to support the timely publishing of content in support of the annual content calendar. Design and develop semantic HTML5 and CSS3 responsive user interfaces and pages that work across multiple devices and are optimized for page speed. Ensure proper page and campaign tracking is implemented to track the effectiveness of the SEO and Content Marketing strategy. Design, code, test, and deploy responsive HTML landing pages and corporate website pages. Collaborate with IT to implement lead capture forms for various products and privacy preferences. Work with internal stakeholders (Product, Claims, Underwriting, HC, etc.) to update and maintain website content. Establish publishing workflows inside the CMS to support internal governance. Ensure quality assurance and establish user acceptance testing across all browsers. Support the implementation of Do Not Track, CCPA and Accessibility compliance. Publish new SEO-optimized content to the corporate website blog pages. Research best practices, web development strategies, and technology to enhance the company's digital environment and presence. Work with an SEO agency to audit existing content and structure and execute organic SEO recommendations, such as optimized page titles, meta descriptions, schema markup, and alt tags. Execute recommended changes to website architecture and content linking. Digital Campaign Management Execute various campaigns that support department KPIs. Utilize landing pages, email and direct mail marketing automation that support multiple, and sometimes concurrent, digital advertising campaigns and sponsorship promotions focused on quote or form submission, quote retrieval, and conversion. Make testing and workflow recommendations for improving the effectiveness of campaigns. Specific responsibilities include the following: Work alongside the Director of Brand Experience to design comprehensive marketing strategies that increase revenue and enhance brand awareness. Manage the implementation of marketing automation technology Own the full life-cycle of an email campaign from idea to testing, executing and optimization. Provide ad hoc reporting as required. Manage subscriber lists and maintain database hygiene. Develop and execute integrated automation campaigns including segmentation, A/B testing, and optimization. Ensure CAN-SPAM email deliverability best practices compliance. Identify, develop and execute cross-channel marketing opportunities. Implement responsive landing page coding (HTML, CSS, JQuery) and form integration with advanced processing rules. Create and manage automation (triggers) and drip campaigns to increase engagement rates and lifetime values of long-term and short-term campaigns. Ensure all email coding is thoroughly tested across current devices, email clients and browsers. Oversee Brand and Production Design Ensure digital marketing initiatives are brand-appropriate and working to elevate the brand. Create web graphics and digital assets consistent with the brand’s image and guidelines. Create iconography as needed. Design and execute email marketing campaigns and templates. Photoshop Editing. Edit and optimize images for the web. Skills and Experience: 5 years of responsive web and email design 3-5 years HTML5, CSS3, Responsive/Adaptive design, E-mail HTML, Adobe Creative Suite and Figma experience 3 years of marketing automation experience 3 years of content management experience Knowledge of search engine optimization best-practices Project management experience Creative and results-oriented work style Natural leadership skills Advanced knowledge of PhotoShop, Illustrator, and InDesign Reporting and analysis experience of email marketing campaigns, and web analytics using Adobe Analytics or Google Analytics Microsoft Office Dynamic Tag Management (Adobe Launch a plus) Working knowledge of content management systems (Crownpeak a plus) Working knowledge of marketing automation platforms (Adobe Campaign a plus) for B2B and B2C audiences Working knowledge of testing platforms (Oracle Maxymiser a plus) Advanced working knowledge of sales conversion strategies Comfortable managing multiple projects simultaneously Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively within defined timelines Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, marketing, communications or web development. 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Our client, a top entertainment company located in EL SEGUNDO is looking to hire a SR PROJECT MANAGER for a long term assignment. You will work with our client’s project and product management teams to determine milestones with a keen focus on making sure appropriate time is allotted for the efforts of our team. Ability to identify and manage interdependencies with XDS and other departments. RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Resource Planning: forecast team workloads to establish balance across the team and identify resource issues early. Process Management: support team member efforts to move design and development forward as well as anticipate and eliminate obstacles. Make sure the team is working as efficiently as possible to maximize productivity and work quality. Conscientious Liaison: communicate appropriately and in a timely manner with all impacted departments, as needed. This primarily includes Engineering, IT, executives, product team and Customer Care. Department Advocate: represent XDS in interdepartmental meetings and be an advocate for the team’s vision, voice and reasoning, whether on their own or alongside team members. Minimum of 5+ years of experience managing resources and schedules as well as working as a liaison across different teams in software development for set top boxes, web, mobile, consumer electronics or similar products. If not set top box, it is a plus if experience is related to video entertainment. Software proficiency MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Visio MS Project or other schedule & resource management applications Familiarity with the following is a plus: Jira, Rally, Omnigraffle, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Web Content Maintenance Specialist
Tech Project Manager
Our client, an Entertainment Company, is seeking a freelance Technical Project Manager to join the Technology Design team. Manages software projects within the Technology delivering high-complexity/high-performance software that powers experiences across company Manage local and geographically-distributed virtual teams. Create and manage software development schedules and staffing plans with stakeholder input. Manage budgets and deliver regular project updates. Interact with key Business Stakeholders, Engineering/ Product Leaders, and Executive Sponsors. Provide project updates using transparent metrics/KPIs, outline risks analysis and mitigation plans Manage development dependencies with other teams. Lead the selection, evaluation, and contracting of external vendors; manage vendor relationships, project quality, and delivery. Proactively remove obstacles to drive momentum and progress. Identify communication gaps, manage issue escalations and provide support to teams balancing competing priorities. Understand and champion the overall project goals. Implement continuous improvements to the Tech Studio organization by sharing project process frameworks, tools, and best practices that can be adopted throughout the organization. Create and manage product/project roadmaps, scopes of work, technical design documents. Gather requirements from multiple stakeholders and efficiently handle competing priorities. Oversee and assist in collaboration between diverse internal/external technical teams from creative ideation teams to mechanical design/engineering teams. Musts: 5+ years of experience in software project management BA or BS degree Computer Science or similar Previous experience in software implementation and development Experience using JIRA, Confluence, PowerPoint, and MS Project (or similar)
Tech Project Manager
Our client, an entertainment studio, is seeking a Tech Project Manager to join their team. Responsibilities: Agile project management of software development cross-functional teams comprising of onsite and offsite engineers, QA, a product manager, an engineering manager and design resource. Manage multiple scrum teams throughout the whole software development lifecycle, through planning, development, enhancement and maintenance. Scrum Master for web/desktop and OTT project teams Work with Growth Team on A/B testing, data insights and other experiment activities. Manage web releases across several web teams by tracking fix versions in Jira and working with technical leads for deployments. Work with Product, Design, Engineering and various stakeholders to prioritize and coordinate development efforts to deliver on schedule, ensuring team collaboration, proper planning, execution and delivery are timely for the overall success of the projects. Coach, facilitate and maintain consistent and beneficial Agile process methodologies for the teams, driving process and transparency, by conducting grooming, sprint planning, daily scrum standups, sprint reviews, sprint retrospectives on an iterative schedule. Coach the team to self-organize, work cross-functionally and offer techniques and tools. Communicate with the business around teams velocity and projects health not just for your own teams but supporting the PMO in reporting on all team’s status - progress, risks, capacity issues, roadblocks and other key performance indicators as required, the good, bad and the ugly through the various artifacts of scrum (i.e. backlogs to burn down charts), status reports and just common-sense communication efforts. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client, an interactive studio, is seeking a Java Software Engineer to join their team. Responsibilities: Be one of the core contributors that helps power the backend services for .com Design, build, and support high performance, scalable, and innovative backend systems/services. Develop backend APIs, implement system instrumentation, and provide documentation Work closely with other engineers and product management teams to meet fixed deadlines. Work in all phases of a rapid product development lifecycle. Migrate our API services/systems to cloud infrastructures and software Find smarter ways to serve our content, whether algorithmically or possibly machine learning Discover reliable ways to manage, store, and secure our data around the globe Musts: Experience in Object Oriented Programming and Design, data structures, and algorithms Solid Java, Linux, Shell scripting, Python ability Effective communication skills Experience with RDBMs, NoSQL solutions, Search Technologies and Distributed Systems (both in system design and data storage) Working knowledge of Docker, Kubernetes, cloud environments (GCP, AWS, etc.) a plus Ideal candidate can work in a fast-paced environment that has a strong grasp of cutting edge languages and technologies. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client is seeking an experienced Software Developer to be embedded within its QA organization. This resource will be tasked with developing comprehensive test-automation solutions to validate frontend web user-interfaces and backend APIs. The ideal candidate will be proficient in Java, with a solid understanding of object-oriented programming. They will also have a knack for writing clean, readable, and maintainable code. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: • Use Java and/or Groovy to develop, enhance, and maintain code that is designed to verify the quality of software across all layers (Unit, Service, and UI). • Help identify gaps in test coverage and develop quality test code to fill such gaps. • Actively participate in code reviews to ensure that object-oriented design best-practices are followed at all times. • Proactively work with Product, QA, and Development right from inception through functional validation and launch. • Assist with issue triaging and root cause analysis. • Take pride and ownership over the quality of the product being shipped. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: • Hands on Software Developer with 4-5 years of professional Java development experience. • Proven skills in utilizing Junit/TestNG for testing. • Firm understanding of Agile Development (Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, etc) • Data driven, with strong problem-solving skills with analytical capabilities to be able to support theories/solutions using underlying data. • Ability to critique work of self and others constructively. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Enthusiastic and energetic with an inherent curiosity to break code and stress test it! PREFERRED SKILLS: • Hands-on experience with Selenium WebDriver and/or Appium. • Understanding of CI/CD automation pipelines using Jenkins, and Docker. • Familiarity with Linux or UNIX operating systems. EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent with minimum of 4+ years of Java development experience.
Tech Writer needed for a 6-12 month contract with the possibility to go perm with a Global Music Entertainment Firm in NYC. What you’ll do: Collaborate with internal stakeholders such as engineers, technical researchers, the Communications team, etc. to develop content, including research and information gathering, writing and editing copy, creating and editing video and images, and posting content to various digital channels, including our various blog properties, social media channels, and more. Own and develop the content calendar for our engineering and technical research blog, and associated social media channels. Collaborate with Platform’s Product Managers, Product Marketers, and stakeholders to ensure that our newsletters and other communications accurately reflect our goals, specific infrastructure and tooling value messages, and is generally impactful. Provide executive communications support for senior technical leaders by working with the comms team and our PR agency to source, draft, and place speeches, memos, and articles. Collaborate with sister missions and Business Units to ensure we tell the best and most authentic product/engineering stories at Spotify as possible. Who you are: Established experience as a Technical Writer or Content Marketer with a focus on software, machine learning, or engineering-related topics Knowledge and passion about the technology infrastructure and technical research marketplace (e.g., cloud computing, B2B, open source, software infrastructure, developer tooling, algorithms, etc.)
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