Tech Project Manager

Madrid Back Development

About Us

  • Making Science is a leading digital marketing and technology consulting firm, that is listed in the Madrid Stock Exchange. We are currently expanding our operations internationally, and our offices are located in Madrid, Barcelona, Lisboa, París, Mexico City, Milan, and Dublin. We are a company that specializes in providing comprehensive marketing and technological solutions for digital businesses. Our team is composed of more than 1000 digital native professionals, who have a wide knowledge in the different stages and disciplines of the digital transformation: Digital Strategy, Infrastructures, Software Development, Creativity and UX/UI Design, Digital Marketing, and Big Data. 
  • Making Science is People Centric, and we actively bet on our employees! We believe that they are the key to any successful business, and therefore, our greatest asset. We strive to provide daily learning opportunities for those who work with us and their colleagues. It is also really important that they enjoy what they do, and have positive experiences. We want our employees to feel proud of their accomplishments, and that they belong to a company that is in constant growth, because each person’s contribution is essential to achieve our success. Do you want to be part of this great family?

Some details about your department

  • We develop quality software that solves concrete problems in an elegant and efficient way. We monitor the emergence of new technologies, and incorporate those that we consider most useful and promising into our processes.
  • Currently, we develop microservices through Docker containers, orchestrated with docker-compose and kubernets. We rely on a lot of technologies that are supported by cloud environments, mainly Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services. Our stack also includes tools to distribute the process load, like Celery to organize tasks and Apache Kafka to mount messaging buses. We also use Redis as a cache to improve the efficiency of our developments.
  • The software version control is at the base of our development processes. We mainly use GIT with Bitbucket and generally follow Gitflow policies. The version control allows us to implement continuous integration processes with Jenkins or Bitbucket Pipelines. In addition, we organize our work using agile techniques, generally SCRUM, and also JIRA-Agile, which is integrated with the version control system.
  • When we develop, we do so by following best practices that are derived from community created standards such as PEP8. We also create and maintain our own best practices guide. Each new functionality is accompanied by unit tests, to guarantee good software coverage and the creation of useful documentation.
  • We have also included a centralized management for the logs generated by our programs to the classic debugging techniques. For this we use Graylog. We are also able to record the way in which a request crosses the entire microservices network, measuring the time spent in each of the jumps and the partial results of each stage, with Jaeger, Zipkin or Dynatrace.

What we’d like you to do:

  • Collect, document, and coordinate with the client the requirements and the acceptance and quality criteria of the product to be delivered.
  • Define, document, and coordinate with the client the scope of the project that will produce the final product.
  • Identify risks and their occurrence probability in order to define contingency actions.
  • Define and plan with the client the activities that are needed to achieve the project’s objectives.
  • Know and apply agile methodologies according to the context of the specific project.
  • Identify which resources and roles are necessary to meet the delivery objectives (people, machines, SW Licenses, etc.).
  • Assign and follow up on the project’s tasks, controlling deadlines and the dedication towards them.
  • Ensure communication, cohesion, and a correct understanding of the project’s objectives among team members.
  • Seek advice, support, or guidance from external sources (at the expense of the project) that the team may require to properly perform its tasks, if necessary.
  • Ensure the quality of each delivery until the final product is done (against the requirements and/or objectives of the sprint).
  • Coordinate the activities related to the tests: design and execution.
  • Identify, record, and manage the changes requested during the lifespan of the project to minimize the impact of the original schedule. 
  • Agree with the client the new cost and time conditions that imply the introduction of changes into the scope of the project.
  • Maintain a constant interaction with the client, as the main point of contact, avoiding as much as possible direct and/or crossed dialogue with the members of the project. 
  • Participate in the elaboration of different proposals.

What we’d like you to bring:

  • You have at least 5 years of previous experience in a similar role.
  • You have an Engineering degree, focused in Software Development.
  • You have previous experience in project management and software development roles.
  • You possess knowledge of software architectures, especially those related to cloud environments.
  • You have job-specific certifications.
  • You can communicate effectively, both orally and written.
  • You are fluent in English.

Perks of joining us

  • We give you complete stability with an indefinite job contract.
  • We offer a fixed salary according to your worth and experience, plus a performance based bonus. 
  • Get the most out of your salary with our Flexible Payment Plan (Restaurant Ticket, Transportation Ticket, Day Care Ticket, and Medical Insurance.
  • Do you know someone that fits in Making Science? Refer him or her, and you can get a bonus if they’re hired!
  • Feedback is part of our day to day lives. We recognize a job well done through a continuous feedback model. 
  • We care about a healthy work-life balance. You can count on having flexible working hours and the possibility to work from home. 
  • You will never stop learning with us: subsidized training, free language classes, learning capsules,  an e-learning platform, and many more.
  • Pack your bags, you’ll have 26 vacation days! 
  • Work comfortably and follow your own style, because we don’t have a dress code. 
  • We know how to have a good time! Monthly TGIF events, 5V, and much more!
  • Never go hungry with our free daily fruit and our vending machine card!
  • Take a break on our terrace, play foosball, darts, or PlayStation
  • Be a part of a young, adventurous, and professional team, with people you’ll grow fond of!

We are waiting for you!