Software R&D Manager

Location: London
Job Code: 11914


  Software R&D Manager

With offices all over the globe, the Moving Picture Company (MPC) is one of the world's leading visual effects studios, creating high-end VFX for the advertising and feature film industries. Developing new visual effects techniques and creating cutting edge productivity tools is vital to MPC’s continued success. This is the responsibility of the Software team, where MPC seeks to appoint a Production Manager to help running a very busy department and manage software development projects.


  • Department Management
    • Ensuring the department delivers a high level of service
    • Working with Head of Software and Head of Technology to continuously increase productivity and efficiency of the department
    • Liaising with HR, Recruitment and Resource Manager
    • Managing team members’ performance, holiday, sickness
    • Leading a team of coordinators and assistants
    • Providing a comfortable working environment, keeping staff motivated, but know how to get projects delivered
  • Project Management
    • Working with R&D leads to create and maintain project schedules for a variety of concurrent projects
    • Managing relationships with stakeholders, facilitating regular communication about progress of development efforts
    • Ensuring milestones and priorities are clearly agreed and understood by both developers and stakeholders
    • Tracking progress of projects and taking ownership of issues that arise to ensure they are communicated and resolved

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience managing software projects and working with developers (in VFX or Games industry would be an advantage)
  • Experience with common project mgmt. tools and methodologies
  • An understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Excellent communication an negotiation skills
  • Adept in skillfully juggling tasks; organised and focused
  • A strong commitment to service, quality and reliability
  • A personable nature who knows how to be upbeat and motivate teams in times of delivery
  • A degree in vfx or software engineering would be an advantage

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