Project Leader - Digital in Madrid

Eurovision Labs

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Job Description

The ES Global Operations & Engineering department is the central point of contact for all customers receiving operational services from Eurovision Services, coordinating the management of requirements and delivery for all events, transmission and media services between broadcasters, EBU Members, sport federations and event organisers. The ES Global Operations & Engineering department is responsible for delivering high-quality technical solutions and achieving ambitious operational objectives, implementing reliable delivery solutions to provide outstanding value and services for our customers, while optimising costs to improve our bottom line.

The Project Management Office (PMO) unit is the central point for the coordination of all operational projects managed by Eurovision Services. The members of the team play a vital role in the setup and delivery of events, services but also structural and internal projects. They will always seek to meet the high expectations of Eurovision’s most demanding clients, while supervising the implementation of the most cost effective, efficient, and reliable solutions possible.

The Project Leader – Digital is acting as central figure linking Project and Event Delivery with the Digital Media Services (DMS) team. She/he spots improvement possibilities and process reviews, assesses these and implements these within the team. Daily, the Project Leader – Digital acts as a facilitator to allow deliveries including digital aspects to happen successfully.

The Project Leader – Digital is the main driver of digital services initiatives, company-wide.


In this role as a Project Leader - Digital, you will:

  • Be able to define and implement a transverse concept allowing to listen to market, commercial needs and internal contributions
  • Establish project timelines and milestones for all involved parties, track and follow-up on these.
  • Set up project competencies landscapes and request head of units the necessary project team members by defining requests including scope, expected tasks, timescale and workload
  • List necessary tasks, enter them in the relevant systems and track them to ensure completion in a timely manner
  • Perform regular Budget Reviews, track expenses made by the project team and make sure provisioned amounts are situated within the planned budget foreseen in the solution. In case of overruns or unforeseen costs, systematic escalation to Manager of PMO needs to take place.
  • Target constantly cost efficiency for all expenses made within the project by the project team and always reach financial objectives set by the Manager of PMO
  • Perform systematic Project closure by ensuring logistical and financial aspects are looked at and closed before being handed over to relevant stakeholder
  • Ensure a constructive and systematic debrief of each project by associating sponsor, provider, and project team.


The successful candidate must have:

  • Proven experience in similar project management roles within larger companies
  • Technical background on: streaming technologies such as RTMP, HLS, SRT, DASH, security like DRM or geoblocking, systems like encoding, packaging, CDN, OTT platforms and more.
  • Understanding of the logic behind a streaming delivery chain, both B2B and B2B2C, from backend to frontend via Content Management Systems (CMS).
  • Strong technical & market knowledge of the broadcasting industry in line with ES Business lines
  • Great background with live events streaming and sport production.
  • Strong communication skills to be able to communicate expected changes and deliverables organization-wide transparently and constantly by associating Operations, Procurement, Strategy and Global Sales
  • Proven financial literacy, and ability to manage budgets efficiently
  • Impressive team player able to extract the best of each colleague
  • Strong ability to work on multi-project dimensions within pressurized environments
  • Motivated by challenges and implementation of new best practices and processes


Additional experience in the following areas would be a bonus:

  • Experience working collaboratively with geographically distributed and international teams (our headquarters are located in Switzerland)
  • Some experience in working on live sports events in a broadcasting environment
  • PMP certification
  • French language knowledge


  • Be part of an outstanding multi-cultural and international team
  • Occasionally travel to our headquarters in Switzerland for workshops and training
  • Enjoy our technology hub, designed to foster a culture of sharing, openness and creativity


Bachelor’s degree in Business, Telecommunications Engineering or similar degree.


  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • 28 working days of vacation for all employees
  • A flexible 40-hour working week for work-life balance
  • Recognition bonus system
  • Personal incentive plan
  • Private health insurance
  • Company pension fund
  • Ticket restaurant card
  • Public transport card
  • Sponsored gym membership
  • Choose your own laptop backpack
  • Start-up culture but with a consolidated business behind it
  • A multi-cultural environment, made up of a dynamic and international team
  • Enjoy long-term stable employment
  • Media

  • Privately Held

  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • 150-200

  • 1953

About us:

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media (PSM). Our mission is to make PSM indispensable. We have 73 Members in 56 countries in Europe, and an additional 33 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas

We are one EBU with two distinct fields of activity: member services and business services.

Our member services strive to secure a sustainable future for public service media, provide our Members with a centre for learning and sharing and build on our founding ethos of solidarity and co-operation to provide an exchange of world-class news, sports news and music.

Eurovision Media Services, our business arm, has an outstanding global reputation and is the first choice media services provider for many media organizations and sports federations around the world.

We have offices in Brussels, Rome, Dubai, Moscow, New York, Washington DC, Singapore and Beijing. Our headquarters are in Geneva.

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About Eurovision Labs:

Eurovision Labs in Madrid is the new technology hub for the EBU's new subsidiary, Eurovision Services. The Labs will be responsible for delivering media & broadcast core solutions applying the most advanced software engineering techniques. The new offices in Madrid are specifically designed to boost creativity and facilitate innovation and learning in an amicable work environment. As part of the technology team, you will be working with top international engineers specialized in media while seeing your developments applied in Tier-1 worldwide sports and news content. The applicants will be part of a small, talented and motivated core team that will support Eurovision Services in delivering the most innovative and reliable solutions for our customers around the world.

Join our new technology hub in Madrid:

No vacancy, but you think your profile could be of interest to us? Are you self-motivated and eager to learn? Then we want to meet you!

We are seeking profiles from the software and telecom industry which are passionate about software, internet and telecommunications. If you are hands-on, have some knowledge of programming, scripting, Linux OS, IP stack, networks, devOps, integration, QA or project management then let’s have a chat to see how you can fit the team.

Once on board you will:

• Be part of an outstanding multi-cultural and international team of engineers,

• Get involved in Tier-1 media projects with impact and visibility

• Occasionally travel to our headquarters in Switzerland for workshops and training,

• Enjoy our labs, designed to foster a culture of sharing, openness and creativity,

• Choose your working environment: Apple MacOS or Microsoft Windows.


Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering or similar degree (Master or Bachelor).

Benefits & Perks:

Competitive salary and benefits.

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