[PIAS] – Technical Manager (UK)


Role: Technical Manager, [PIAS]
Pertaining to: Responsible for IT development, [PIAS]
Location: London

www.pias.com www.integralmusic.com

What we do

[PIAS] has a long history of serving the independent music community.

The company was founded in 1983 by Kenny Gates and Michel Lambot and is one of the largest independent and private music companies in the world.

Based in London and Brussels with 16 offices worldwide and 300 employees. [Integral] is the music distribution and services division of [PIAS] and operates in our offices around the world to develop, build and leverage local partnerships to increase exposure and avenues to market for the repertoire, labels and artists we work with.

Our mission:
  • Being at the heart of the independent music ecosystem
  • Discovering, promoting, marketing, selling and distributing relentlessly and with passion the music of labels and independent artists.
  • Sharing the music we stand for with passion, integrity and care. To help him meet audiences and build his success.
  • Strive to deliver value to our repertoire and client partners and continually challenge ourselves to improve.
The role

Reporting to the Development Manager, the Technical Manager is responsible for the end-to-end architecture and the delivery of the technical solutions of the portal in collaboration with the technical architect of the group. They are also responsible for helping the Product Owner and UI/UX Designer align the Product Backlog with strategic roadmaps while demonstrating the value of planned and delivered work as determined by the Product Owner.

As Technical Lead, you will oversee the Company Portal development team and all projects they undertake, analyze briefs, write progress reports, identify risks and develop work schedules. You should be able to work with your team, mentor them and inspire them to achieve their goals.

To succeed as a technical manager, you must always broaden your industry and technical knowledge and be able to identify and solve problems quickly.

Here you will access:
  • Determine optimal technical solutions to meet product requirements and develop work schedules for the team.
  • Design end-to-end technical solutions to achieve effective, efficient and cost-effective deliverables aligned with the portal roadmap.
  • Delegate tasks and achieve sprint planning and quarterly goals in collaboration with the Product Owner and Development Manager.
  • Liaise with team members, management and clients to ensure deliverables are completed to high standards.
  • Identify risks and develop appropriate contingency plans.
  • Analyze existing technical operations and schedule training sessions and meetings to discuss improvements.
  • Supervise and develop technical staff.
  • Keep up to date with industry and technical trends and developments.
  • Update work schedules and perform troubleshooting as needed.
  • Motivate staff and create a space where they can ask questions and voice concerns.
  • Be transparent with the team about challenges, failures and successes to continuously improve.
  • Write progress reports and make presentations to relevant stakeholders.
Candidates will have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.
  • Relevant technical certification may be required.
  • In-depth and proven experience with Cloud deliverables using AWS, Matillion, ELT, Snowflake, Tableau, Web and Low/No Code solutions.
  • 3 years of experience in a similar position.
  • Excellent technical, diagnostic and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and focus on root cause analysis
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Willingness to establish professional relationships with staff and customers.
  • Excellent communication, motivation and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to act as a servant leader to ensure successful product implementation and team effectiveness
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, active listening and leadership skills
  • Organizational and time management skills
It would be music to our ears if you also had:
  • Knowledge of the music industry or relevant media
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn on the job.
  • Data-driven personality and a people person.
  • Ability to mentor and educate.
  • Many years of experience in delivering revolutionary and disruptive solutions in rapidly changing industries.
  • Experience creating and managing backlogs in common tools (Confluence, Jira, etc.)
  • Previous experience working with a Product Owner in an Agile transformation environment
  • Ability to manage stakeholders and their expectations
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to achieve a common goal
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to develop relationships with team members and clients
  • Know how to define the technical roadmap
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, active listening and leadership skills
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • General understanding of technologies such as Matillion, Snowflake, Tableau/Looker, low code development eg Outsystems/Retool/Mendix, etc.

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