Summary

Storm Ideas are a specialist digital agency that delivers pioneering solutions to globally recognised clients in the US TV industry. Every day we produce work that is innovative, challenging and enjoyed by millions of real people.

We are looking for a talented Technical Project Manager to be a leader in our growing, 20-strong technical team. If you want to be a big part of a growing project management team within a small organisation, working directly with top-tier US TV clients to deliver innovative experiences, then please send your CV and cover letter to careers@stormideas.com.

About Us

Founded in 2008, Storm Ideas are an Edinburgh-based team that work daily with some incredible clients all over the world, particularly in the US TV industry. From large scale platforms that support our own products to quick, 2 week-lead time client-owned microsites, our work is varied, exciting and at the very forefront of the latest technology.

You’ll be working with other smart and enthusiastic people in a fast paced and exciting environment, located in the recently refurbished Sugar Bond House in Bonnington.

We believe that happy people are productive people. We believe in lightweight process with no time-tracking. We believe in autonomy, mastery and purpose. We believe in small teams of talented people that take ownership and responsibility of their projects. We believe we are the perfect place for talented people to grow, make their mark and work on things that mean something.

Responsibilities

You will be:

  • Guiding projects through all phases, from inception to completion
  • Creating processes and ensuring the team follows them
  • Working with the team daily to brief on requirements and check on progress
  • Converting client briefs into roadmaps, timelines and achievable tasks
  • Proactively managing changes to project scope, whilst identifying potential risks
  • Working with higher management to estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve the project goals
  • Communicating with our clients daily to understand requirements, communicate project process and deliver outputs
  • Helping to create statements of work that describe projects deliverables to clients
  • Analysing data and making informed recommendations for internal and external reports
  • Reviewing outputs to ensure they are to specification and sufficient quality

Qualifications

Candidates should have:

  • A degree in a relevant field (be prepared to tell us why your degree is relevant)
  • Strong problem-solving skills and excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to work independently and pro-actively, manage their own time and prioritize a workload
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • A broad overall technical knowledge including an awareness and interest in the consumer technology sector
  • An understanding of Agile project management methodologies
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

The ideal candidate would also have some of the following:

  • A project management accreditation (for example, PRINCE2)
  • Experience in negotiating and writing requirement specifications
  • Experience communicating directly with customers
  • Experience using online task management software (for example, Trello, JIRA or AirTable)
  • Experience using cloud hosting platforms (preferably Microsoft Azure)
  • At least 2 years of technical project management experience
  • A demonstrable track record of successful delivery of software engineering projects
  • Experience using HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create webpages

Employment Type

Permanent / Full-Time

Salary

£25-50k, depending on experience and skills

Benefits

As well as a competitive starting salary, Storm Ideas also offer a range of awesome benefits:

Immediate Benefits

  • 33 days’ holiday (inc. 2 bank holidays)
  • High-end, fast computer with 2 large monitors
  • A standing desk (if you're up for it)
  • Your own choice of headphones, keyboard, mouse and gel rests
  • Company days out at least 2 times a year
  • Paid training on the job
  • Accounts with online tools like Treehouse and Pluralsight

After 3 Months

  • £600 budget every two years to choose your own mobile phone
  • Mobile phone monthly contract paid for
  • Enrolment in workplace pension scheme with matched employer contributions
  • £100 towards glasses with Black & Lizars

After 1 Year

  • Annual salary increase at a minimum in line with Average Weekly Earnings growth whenever Storm Ideas is in profit
  • Performance Related Pay Scheme giving an annual bonus of up to 100% of monthly salary whenever Storm Ideas is in profit
  • Access to the Cycle to Work scheme

Contact

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to careers@stormideas.com