Project Manager/Product Specialist (Shotgun)

Technology (I.T., and Systems) London, United Kingdom


Position at DNEG

Key purpose of the role:

The Project Manager defines methodologies and leads the workstream to deliver projects relating to the production needs of the business and create the highest quality of development work on time, with correct resources and in a sustainable way. You’ll coordinate globally to ensure all locations are able to deliver effectively and consistently and are ultimately accountable for departmental production operational decisions. 

As the Shotgun Product Specialist, you will designing & implementing appropriate management workflows, delivering the DNEG roadmap, updating the Head of IMS and CTO regularly, and ensuring all support tickets are appropriately prioritised and closed efficiently. You will chair Sprint planning & Retrospective meetings as well as any Shotgun user group meetings. Acting as a Shotgun subject matter expert, you will be a key point of contact both for the business and for Autodesk, externally. By constantly liaising with Shotgun stakeholders, you will consistently look for ways to improve Shotgun’s functionality and usability across DNEG.

In addition to the above, as Project Manager for any Shotgun-related projects, you will be responsible for writing project definitions, gathering requirements, writing user documentation and creating project proposals.

Additional duties may include creating UI mock-ups, user story mapping and assisting other areas of the department with technical and project-related tasks.

Must have:

  • Extensive Shotgun knowledge and application within a visual effects environment
  • Experience of working within Production teams within a visual effects environment
  • Extensive understanding of visual effects pipelines
  • Knowledge of SDLC and/or Agile methodology
  • Working knowledge of Excel including functions, pivot tables, and macros. 
  • Experience with JIRA

Nice to have:

  • Previous experience of working in Agile, SCRUM environment
  • Basic understanding of Python
  • Experience with MS Project and Filemaker
  • Experience delivering training would be a considerable advantage.

About you:

  • Self-motivated and ability to self-manage
  • Excellent Communication and relationship building skills
  • Ability to lead projects – examples include, Training, and Updating Internal Workflows
  • Ability to prioritize production tasks in a frequently changing environment


About Us
We are DNEG, one of the world’s leading VFX and animation studios for the creation of award-winning feature film, television and multiplatform content. We employ nearly 7,000 people with worldwide offices and studios across North America (Los Angeles, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver), Europe (London) and Asia (Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Mumbai).