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Weta Digital Recruiting Pipeline Project Manager

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Pipeline Project Manager

Category: Other
Company: Weta Digital
Location: Wellington (New Zealand)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Weta Digital are now hiring for a Project Manager to look after the pipeline team.
The Pipeline Project Manager will be tasked with managing the development of a large, complex, critical back-end pipeline system that connects multiple departments and spans many different types of data for users of all levels of technical ability.
They will also need to define and implement best-practice to ensure the team delivers effective, efficient, and reliable software that meets the needs of the business


– In conjunction with Technical Leads, Technical Architects, Product Owners, Heads of Departments, and a team of Production Coordinators, establish and maintain Project Plan – including – Phasing and work streams / sequences, Development tasks in business terms (‘stories’), Estimates, Due dates, Assignees, Prioritization and management of planned vs. unplanned work streams.
– Effectively support many separate departments, managing relationships regardless of the resource available to address departments’ needs at a given time
– Identify and include Change / Implementation tasks, such as Integration, Testing, Documentation, Training, Infrastructure changes, Communication, Workflow.
– Develop project documentation, including – Project charter, Task List, Project and workflow wiki, Risks and Issues Register
– Monitor project progress and maintain project documents
– Monitor project costs (primarily crew hours)
– Record, communicate, and monitor additional action items for the project
– Monitor issues and risks, propose solutions, escalate as needed to resolve
– Provide regular project reporting (including weekly Task List and updates to Project sponsor and executive team)
– Engage with users and collaborate with other departments
– Identify and implement improvements to project management documents and processes

Required Qualifications

– Experience in Agile project methodology
– 6+ years’ experience in project management of complex technical projects
– Familiarity with tools in use at Weta such as C++, Python, JIRA, Gantt charts, Excel

Desirable Qualifications

– Experience in film or video game production
– Project management training
– Degree in Information Systems or similar
– Experience in computer graphics projects

Please fill out our online questionnaire and send your resume to
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