Software Development Project Manager in Madrid

Eurovision Labs

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Onsite
Hours
Full-Time
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Job Description

Eurovision Services (ES) is seeking a Software Development Project Manager for our Global Operations & Engineering team at our technology hub in Madrid, Spain.

ABOUT THE ES GLOBAL OPERATIONS & ENGINEERING TEAM

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 PM takes over won deals from internal stakeholders (e.g., Sales, Eurovision Sport, Eurovision News etc.), understands the sold solution, establishes the competencies required for a given project, expresses staffing requirements to the relevant Head of Unit and aims to keep the project within its initially defined scope. The PM heads the overall coordination among operational stakeholders, provides status and budget overviews to his/her management and liaises constantly with the customer, ensuring a transparent, efficient and reactive customer experience. He/she must also ensure that the financial objectives are met for each event and that clear financial tracking and reporting is undertaken for every project.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS POSITION

In this role as Software Development Project Manager you will:

  • Provide permanent feedback to the Manager of PMO to improve and further develop existing methodologies, tools and processes.
  • Take over multi-project responsibilities and handle individual workload accordingly.
  • Contribute to Bid Management during solution design phases for open opportunities by bringing in prior event experiences and operational expertise, as well as estimates of the human resources required from Operations for any given opportunity.
  • Once allocated to a won opportunity, take control of all aspects of the project, understand the delivery scope and break it down into human, financial and material requirements.
  • Establish project timeline and milestones for all involved parties and monitor and follow up on these.
  • Start and follow the project implementation by following the predefined methodology, phases and status.
  • Constantly target cost efficiency for all expenses made within the scope of the project by the project team and achieve financial objectives set by the Manager of PMO.
  • Implement regular, SMART, transparent and systematic status updates/dashboards for the customer, management and project team members.
  • Be able to provide, as and when required, transparent information about status and risk management for any active project under his/her management.
  • Ensure or delegate flawless handover of event aspects to relevant operational teams.
  • Ensure smooth service activation by providing customers with outstanding assistance during the activation phase, which can be delegated to the project team.
  • Perform systematic project closure by ensuring logistical and financial aspects are examined and closed before being handed over to relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure a constructive and systematic debrief of each project by bringing together the customer, providers and the project team.

YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate must have some proven experience working as a Project Manager.

  • Some years of experience working in an international IT/telecom/broadcasting environment.
  • Demonstration of strong coordination and delivery culture.
  • Strong ability to work on multi-project dimensions in a high-pressure working environment.
  • Proven financial literacy and ability to manage budgets efficiently.
  • Excellent ability to drive colleagues towards a common goal.
  • Experience in customer service management and the ability to build customer relations.
  • Effective communicator who is willing to embrace change and prioritise innovation.
  • Clearly proven ability to work well with people at all levels within a multi-cultural environment.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced quickly changing environment.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Professional level verbal and written communications skills.

ADDED VALUE

  • Experience working collaboratively with geographically distributed and international teams (our headquarters are located in Switzerland).
  • PMP certification is a plus.
  • English is mandatory, French is a plus

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 technology hub, designed to foster a culture of sharing, openness and creativity

EDUCATION

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

BENEFITS AND PERKS

  • 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.

Discover more about the EBU on www.ebu.ch and EMS on http://www.eurovision.net.

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.

Education:

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

Benefits & Perks:

Competitive salary and benefits.




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