As a Digital Project Manager, you have the responsibility to manage the delivery of concurrent projects within budget, time and quality requirements. You operate with a large degree of autonomy in managing your projects while engendering and promoting a collaborative team-focused approach.


A Digital Project Manager will…

  • Want to be part of a high performing team
  • Manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders, building rapport and credibility with key people
  • Ensure the project management function is aligned to the development process
  • Resolve issues and remove barriers to success
  • Follow the AYKO project delivery process to ensure standards are kept consistent across all projects
  • Be able to identify the appropriate resource levels required to meet the demands of your projects
  • Ensure projects are managed to protect profitability and change control is in place to manage scope
  • Ensure your projects hit their deadlines in accordance with the planning process and the customer brief.
  • Produce, manage and communicate project plans
  • Produce and distribute project status reports to customers weekly
  • Produce and follow a communication plan with the customer
  • Release for testing
  • Produce documentation for website projects eg functional specifications and statements of work.

Our ideal candidate will have…

  • Good communication skills
  • Proven ability to build internal and external relationships with key people
  • Proven ability to be part of an effective team
  • A track record of successfully delivering business critical projects or programmes
  • A relevant project management qualification or equivalent experience
  • Experience in managing the eCommerce projects
  • Experience of managing the full project lifecycle
  • The resilience to overcome issues and drive activity and results
  • Confident in managing customer expectations
  • Able to engage in and manage negotiations, project issues, risks and opportunities.
  • Experience in conflict resolution
  • Process orientated with a pragmatic approach
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a Project Manager in a commercial environment
  • Must be able to demonstrate matrix management of a project team of 3-5 resources.
  • Good understanding of website platforms and working knowledge of customer management systems
  • Comfortable and confident in understanding your role defending scope whilst seeing and developing opportunities for cross-sell and upsell of services
  • Be able to demonstrate an intermediate level of understanding of the web from both a production and consumer standpoint.
  • Experience of presenting to customers at senior management level
  • Must be comfortable working towards defined Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).

Other skills required…

  • Organised
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work to deadlines and under pressure
  • Good understanding of infrastructure and software development lifecycles
  • Strong Project Management methodology experience.
  • Strong skills in people management, risk management, process organisation and technical expertise, negotiating and issue resolution capabilities
  • Ability to lead a project using own initiative and working as part of a team.
  • Ability to create and maintain accurate/accessible and organised documentation.
  • Strong listening and questioning skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel/Google Spreadsheets

Technologies / Frameworks used at AYKO…

  • Platforms
    • Magento 1 CE & EE
    • Magento 2 OpenSource, Commerce, Commerce Cloud
    • Shopify
    • BigCommerce
    • WordPress
    • Akeneo
  • Technology Stack
    • Ubuntu
    • Kubernetes
    • Docker
    • NGINX
    • Redis
    • Varnish
    • RabbitMQ
    • MySQL/Percona
    • XtraDB/MariaDB
    • Elasticsearch
    • AWS
    • DigitalOcean
  • CI/CD
    • Gitlab CI/CD
  • Quality & Standards
    • PHP Stan
    • PHP CS
    • PHP Lint
    • Phan
    • etc…
  • Debugging
    • Xdebug
    • PHPSpy
    • Blackfire
  • UX/UI Tools
    • Sketch
    • Invision
  • Languages
    • PHP 7
    • Bash
    • JavaScript
    • TypeScript
    • Frameworks
    • Symfony 4.x
    • Zend
    • Phalcon
  • Testing
    • PHPUnit
    • Magento Testing Framework (MTF)
    • Selenium
    • TestPad
    • GhostInspector
    • Gherkin/Cucumber
  • Monitoring/Alerts
    • New Relic
    • Zabbix
    • Pager Duty
  • Local Environment
    • Ubuntu (custom build) or MacOS
    • PhpStorm
    • Docker
  • Communication
    • Slack
    • Gmail
    • Jira
    • Google Hangouts/Meet
    • Zoom

The Perks…

  • 22 Days holiday (+ Bank Holidays)
  • Additional days holiday for each year in service
  • Company Pension
  • Latest & Greatest Hardware
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • At least two Team Parties per year
  • Team Lunches
  • Monthly Team Breakfast
  • Cake on your Birthday
  • Cycle to Work
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Eyecare Vouchers

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