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Technical Product Manager

Location Zurich, Switzerland
Posted 17/08/2018
Closes 16/09/2018
Sector Federations & LOCs
Function Marketing & Communications
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

To support our Communications Division, FIFA is looking to recruit an analytical and flexible      

Your duties

  • Responsible for FIFA user management
  • Collaborating with the internal team of product owners to coordinate the development, maintenance and evolution of FIFA Digital backend platforms
  • Responsible for project resource allocation, risk management, project priorities, communication to program management and providing management with forecasts of project deliverables
  • Planning, prioritising and overseeing the development and content of the FIFA Digital Communications content management system
  • Seamless and efficient integration of data from FIFA’s database and third-party sources
  • Optimising the presentation of data with a special focus on the “live match” experience
  • Responsible for the content delivery network and security protection of and the FIFA Official App
  • Overseeing both the day-to-day and tournament operations to distribute data to approved third parties
  • Supporting software development activities, UAT and deployment processes to deliver compelling digital products

Our requirements    

  • University degree in computer science or a related field, or relevant experience
  • Minimum eight years of experience working in the delivery of mission-critical digital products throughout the full software development lifecycle, including requirements gathering, implementation, QA/UAT and deployment activities
  • Proven experience in technical product management of high-profile, mass-audience, public-facing static and dynamic digital media production systems
  • Ability to lead and understand the overall digital production system architecture interfaces to client systems and applications, feature enhancements, managing dependencies with internal and external delivery partners
  • Proven experience in online content management systems and in both relational and NoSQL databases
  • Proven experience in building, maintaining and managing consumption of complex cloud-based web-service architectures, and knowledge of related principles, concepts and technologies including REST, SOAP, XML, JSON
  • Fluent in English (oral and written), German and other languages also an advantage
  • Experienced in Agile software development methods, documentation/wiki and project management tools such as Jira and Confluence
  • Strong attention to detail with a sense of pride and ownership over the quality of the product
  • A firm sense of accountability and good communication skills
  • Flexible as working hours include some evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to travel occasionally        

You can expect a highly motivated and helpful team working in a dynamic multicultural environment. If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for an international organisation, please submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters).

Only direct applications via our applicant tracking system will be considered (no agencies or applications via email/post please).


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