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Project Manager - Set Top Box

  • Salary: £450 - £500 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: West London, London
  • Sector: Project Management
  • Date posted: 07/05/2017
  • Job reference: J365864A

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Project Manager - Set Top Box, STB, Software Delivery, Agile, Digital TV

Location: Osterley, West London

Duration: 6 Months

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company and serves over 22 million customers across five countries. Our business in the UK and Ireland has come a long way since starting out as a satellite broadcaster in 1989 and we're not stopping there. We're home to award-winning teams for everything from Customer Service to Marketing, from Technology to Finance, meaning there's plenty of opportunity for you, no matter what your career goals.

You will work within a programme management team who are responsible for the delivery of consumer products within the Digital TV domain

Overview of Role

  • Proven track-record of successfully delivering technical projects, ideally within a consumer product environment
  • Experience of process improvement and definition in large organisations.
  • Excellent interfacing skills, including presentation and negotiation, and influencing
  • Experience of managing projects that span across hardware, software and backend systems


  • To take ownership of features/projects from requirement definition through to delivery into the customer base
  • Monitor and maintain project progress
  • Manage technical 3rd party relationships and project dependencies
  • Ensure common working procedures and practices are followed
  • Report project status, issues and quality metrics
  • Liaise with the others within the Programme team for the purpose of advanced project planning
  • Prepared to occasionally travel overseas for short periods of time


  • Degree qualified in an engineering or management discipline. Alternatively significant proven experience in a project driven environment will be considered.


  • Proven external and internal communicator, both orally and written.
  • Excellent presentation skills are also essential.
  • Experience in using defect management systems, such as Jira
  • Web based communication and collaboration, such as Confluence
  • Logical and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Must understand the structure of a software development project and be able to break down a project into tasks.
  • Understanding or experience of Agile/iterative development an advantage.
  • Must be able to negotiate resource, track progress and identify and resolve issues, risks and conflicts.
  • Must demonstrate the tenacity to take ownership of work and drive the work to completion.


  • Driven, responsive, organised and enthusiastic
  • A good communicator, used to updating peers and superiors frequently by phone and e-mail
  • Multitasking skills giving the ability to work across several projects at one time
  • Ability to work in a fast moving pressurised environment
  • You will be able to communicate confidently to all levels of senior management
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to swiftly changing situations in a pressurised environment

If you're ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today

It's our people that make Sky Europe's leading entertainment company. That's why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

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