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Digital Project Manager

Digital Project Manager

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United Kingdom-London

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Signal Noise is a design studio for a data driven age. We were founded in 2010 by Matthew Falla, Christian Thumer and Hem Patel and we are now a team of 34 based in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford East London. Our clients include UBS, Wired Magazine, The Economist, 
The Guardian, BCG, Open Systems, Formula One and Trading Screen to name a few.
We create data visulisations, tools and dashboards and our clients include Accenture, EE and Unilever. Acquired by The Economist Group in October 2016. This partnership will enable us to step up the innovative and disruptive quality of the visual data storytelling we produce for our clients, and to create cutting edge content and tools for a data-driven age.

Our team helps our clients find clarity in complexity, and create inspiration from information. We combine the disciplines of information and user experience design to create data driven content on the web, exhibitions & installations and creating digital products and services.

With a great passion and a huge appetite for technology, information design and data visualisation, we aim to push boundaries in an emerging industry with meaningful and memorable work. We live and breathe in two worlds where the intersection of data + design meet by creating content that inspires and product design that empowers our users.



 In this role you will be expected to:


  • Plan project timelines and budgets
  • Ensure projects are delivered against agreed timelines and budgets
  • Plan internal and freelance resource schedules
  • Provide general support and assistance to client services team
  • Manage, monitor and motivate the team assigned to the project
  • Ensure that the project objectives are met and that work is to a high standard
  • Project reporting against time-plan and budget, both internally and externally to our clients
  • Ensure compliance with all internal account and project tracking procedures
  • Carry out accurate time-sheeting  on a daily basis and monitoring time-sheet activity across the project team
  • Maintain a positive client relations and liaising with clients and agency directors as required
  • Strive to improve processes and procedures
  • Act as Scrum Master - Run projects using an Agile methodology when required. 

Experience, skills and professional attributes

To succeed in this role you must have:


  • Experience with both Waterfall and Agile project management methodologies
  • Experience with JIRA, GIT, or other PM/Development tools 
  • Experience writing detailed scoping documents including design, development, SEO, analytics and QA testing requirements
  • Experience working on the full 360 project lifecycle from proposal to deployment
  • Prior experience with front and back end languages (JavaScript, Node.JS, Python, PHP, MVC frameworks...)
  • Expereince of writing user stories
  • The ability to produce Excel, PowerPoint and Word documents to a high standard
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and project planning programs (e.g. MS Office) would be an advantage
  • A proven ability to multi-task



To succeed in this role you must demonstrate:

  • The ability to estimate projects with the support of design and development teams against user stories
  • The ability to plan both small and large projects architecture and a good understanding of technology stacks
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Outstanding administration skills
  • Ability to work within, and be a part of, a team