[PIAS] – Technical Lead (UK)

Role: Technical Lead, [PIAS]

Reporting to: IT Development Manager, [PIAS]
Location: London

www.pias.com www.integralmusic.com                               

What we do

[PIAS] has a longstanding 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 privately-owned music companies in the world.

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

Our Mission:
  • To be at the very heart of the independent music ecosystem
  • To relentlessly and passionately discover, promote, market, sell and distribute the music of independent labels and artists.
  • To spread awareness of the music we champion with passion, integrity and care. To help it encounter audiences and build success.
  • To strive to deliver value to our repertoire and customer partners and continuously challenge ourselves to improve.
The Role

Reporting to the Development Manager, the Technical Lead is responsible for the end to end architecture and delivery of the Portal technical solutions working along side the Group Technical Architect. They are also responsible for assisting the Product Owner and UI/UX designer in aligning the product backlog to strategic roadmaps while demonstrating the value of planned and delivered work as determined by the Product Owner. 

As the technical lead, you will oversee the company’s Portal development team and all projects they undertake, analyse briefs, write progress reports, identify risks, and develop work schedules. You should be able to work with your team, mentor and inspire them to reach their goals.

To be successful as our technical lead, you should always be expanding your industry and technical knowledge and be able to quickly identify and solve problems. 

Here you’ll get to:
  • Determine optimal technical solutions to meet product requirements and develop work schedules for the team.
  • Architect end to end technical solutions to achieve effective, efficient, and economical product deliverables aligned to Portal roadmap.
  • Delegate tasks and achieve sprint & quarterly planning goals in collaboration with the Product Owner and Development Manager.
  • Liaise with team members, management, and clients to ensure product deliverables are completed to a high standard.
  • Identify risks and form appropriate contingency plans.
  • Analyse existing technical operations and schedule training sessions and meetings to discuss improvements.
  • Mentor and develop technical staff.
  • Keep up-to-date with industry and technical trends and developments.
  • Update work schedules and perform troubleshooting as required.
  • Motivate staff and create a space where they can ask questions and voice their concerns.
  • Being transparent with the team about challenges, failures, and successes to continually improve.
  • Write progress reports and deliver presentations to the relevant stakeholders.
Candidates will have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field.
  • Relevant technical certification may be required.
  • Deep proven experience of Cloud deliverables utilising AWS, Matillion, ELT, Snowflake, Tableau, Web and Low/No Code solutions. 
  • 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Outstanding technical, diagnostic, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong leadership and organisational abilities.
  • Great attention to detail and focuses on root-cause analysis
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Willingness to build professional relationships with staff and clients.
  • Excellent communication, motivational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to act as a servant leader to ensure the success of the product implementation and team effectiveness
  • Outstanding communication, presentation, active listening and leadership skills
  • Organisational and time management skills
It would be music to our ears if you also had:
  • Knowledge of the Music or relevant media industry
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn on the job.
  • Data oriented personality and a people person. 
  • Ability to mentor and educate.
  • Several years of experience in delivering ground breaking, disruptive solutions in fast paced industries.
  • Experience with backlog creation and management in common tools (Confluence, Jira, etc.)
  • Prior 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 deliver on a common goal
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships with team members and customers
  • Knowledge of how to define the technical roadmap
  • Outstanding communication, presentation, active listening and leadership skills
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Overall understanding of technologies like Matillion, Snowflake, Tableau/Looker, Low code development E.g. Outsystems/Retool/Mendix etc.

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