Technical Project Manager - Engine

  • Technology
  • London, United Kingdom

Technical Project Manager - Engine

Job description

Framestore is a world leader in visual effects and animation across Film, TV, Commercials and Immersive. Having won every possible industry award, Framestore is now on the path to bringing the same level of excellence to our real-time Engine capabilities. 

Framestore is looking for a Technical Project Manager to help oversee and drive the day-to-day working of our Engine development team towards success, working with colleagues across the creative, technical and operational areas of the business. This is a great opportunity to be at the centre of an exciting initiative to bring the next generation of VFX to life at Framestore. By working closely with colleagues across the creative and technical departments at Framestore you’ll be a part of bridging the gap between imagining incredible experiences and the technology needed to create them. 

The Technical Project Manager is responsible for driving the productive efforts of the Engine development team through facilitating continuous improvement, optimising productivity and guiding the team through commitments using agile techniques, principles, and values. They will work closely with colleagues across our software and technology teams to understand requirements and priorities to drive the successful delivery of our Engine development milestones. 


  • Apply agile principles, values, and techniques to organise and maintain a clear direction for the development team and communication to other stakeholders.

  • Maintain a strong and aligned relationship with the team’s product manager and product owners, obtaining required information for team success

  • Manages Film, TV and Immersive project support channels and works with relevant team members to provide necessary support and feedback.

  • Work closely with members of other technology departments in the procurement and deployment of necessary hardware and software required to meet our goals

  • Works with the Product Manager to track team progress on the project roadmap and makes adjustments as needed, factoring in all other dependencies

  • Regularly updates and reports on key project metrics, including crewsheets and budgets, to ensure the teams resources are being used effectively

  • Shields teams from external interferences that can jeopardise iteration goals

  • Fosters a team attitude of constant improvement to working processes


Job requirements

Essential Skills:

  • Experience in a games, VFX or software industry team in a project manager, producer or scrum master role

  • Detail driven and have excellent problem-solving abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively with engineers, POs, PMs, designers, and all leadership levels

  • Zeal for team performance and practice excellence

  • Proven ability to prioritise, multitask, and handle complex issues and relationships

Desirable Skills:

  • Previous experience working with game engines, particularly Unreal Engine.

  • Having worked in a software development team

  • Awareness of CG software and tools

Framestore is proud to employ extraordinary talent across all genders, races, nationalities, religions, ages, abilities, and sexual preferences. We aim to encourage and support all of our current and future employees to achieve their potential. No job applicant will receive less favourable treatment on any basis when applying for a career with us.