Project Manager

Pixelcabin · Feb 19th 2019

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Pixelcabin is seeking a Project Manager to join our agile web development agency. You will be a crucial connection between our clients and our team of developers and designers. We work with some of the world’s most influential companies (e.g. AB InBev and Net-a-Porter), developing innovative e-commerce solutions for our clients on the Shopify Plus platform. In this role, you will communicate with our clients and understand what they are looking for, in addition to planning and overseeing projects. You will also work closely with our team of developers and designers – turning our clients’ aspirations into production-ready e-commerce applications for use across a wide range of business cases.

This is a role for someone who is familiar with and excited by the challenges of managing a team. You will be someone who knows how to elegantly and effectively guide a project – and everyone involved – from the ideas stage to the final product stage. In addition, you genuinely enjoy interacting with clients and enabling team members to do their best work. To you, foreseeing and mitigating risks, as well as liaising between stakeholders and developers, are not problems – they are challenges you enjoy taking on.

We offer:

  • The freedom to work from anywhere in the world (see timezone details below)
  • Excellent support for setting up an ideal remote working environment
  • Salary of £35k–£45k, depending on experience
  • Flexible workspace / equipment allowance
  • Professional development allowance
  • An annual team retreat (different locations every year!)
  • A Pixelcabin laptop (our team usually uses Macbook Pros or Dell XPS 13s, but feel free to ask for what allows you to do your job best!)
  • 30 days holiday
  • Generous maternity / paternity package

In this role, you will:

  • Gain ownership over projects and lead development and design teams, enabling Pixelcabin as a company to deliver exciting functionality to our clients
  • Be responsible for setting priorities and managing multiple projects concurrently
  • Work closely with our clients to understand their needs and goals
  • Collaborate with our developers to translate a client’s business needs into clearly defined technical requirements
  • Ensure that the work we produce matches the client’s expectations
  • Work closely with our engineering team to schedule and lead agile sprint planning sessions, standups, and retrospectives
  • Proactively monitor project status and keep stakeholders and team members up-to-date about potential changes
  • Develop a deep understanding of Shopify as a platform, including how our team augments it

About you:

  • Minimum 3 years of project management experience
  • Superb interpersonal skills and a genuine enthusiasm for working as part of a team
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication in English
  • Technical background (even if you won’t be writing code, you should comfortable with discussing different technical solutions and reading API docs to identify a platform’s capabilities)
  • Excellent problem-solving and risk management skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Well-organised and self-motivated

We’d love it if you also:

  • Have worked remotely in the past.
  • Have managed remote teams.
  • Have experience with managing projects on the Shopify platform (or other major e-commerce platforms).
  • Are familiar with and intrigued by the challenges of running an e-commerce business.

What is it like to work at Pixelcabin?

At Pixelcabin, our team is small, steadily growing and fully distributed. Because working remotely has been part of our DNA since day 1, we believe in offering a great remote working environment for everyone in our team. You will get support with setting up your work routine so that it’s enjoyable, even easy, to do your best work. We use excellent tooling (Slack, Notion, Invision, Pivotal Tracker, and any that you suggest) and help you to create a unique setup that works for you (everyone is different!). This way, you’ll be able to work efficiently, feel inspired, and collaborate smoothly with your team.

Every year, we organise a retreat/meetup in a sunny place so that we can bring everyone together, get away from our desks, and bridge the remote-working gap for a few days. On these meetups, we also explore ideas for the future direction of the company. (In past years, we’ve gathered in Hong Kong, San Francisco and Miami.) Since our clients are also remote, we occasionally travel to spend time embedded in their offices. This also provides time for us to come together and hang out as a team.

On a day-to-day basis, you will be communicating frequently with other team members through a range of channels (daily video calls, demoing / pairing via screen-share and Invision). Since we believe that good teamwork relies on open dialogue, we always encourage our team members to raise questions and suggest new, creative solutions.

While we may work hard throughout the week, we value a healthy work-life balance. Our off hours are reserved for road cycling, snowboarding, and spending time with our friends and family. We also know that we are only as strong as our team members are inspired. We thus encourage continuous learning and personal development, in addition to emphasising collaboration and the sharing of ideas (e.g. by actively encouraging paired sessions of programming or other skills, impromptu video chats with other team members and a healthy amount of ‘off topic’ conversation!).

Timezone details

Since we are a fully remote team distributed across different timezones, we have a flexible approach to work schedule. That said, during your first year of working with us, we would usually expect you to cross at least 5 hours of 8am–6pm (GMT+0) from Monday to Friday.

Diversity policy

Pixelcabin is committed to building a culturally diverse company, and we value a broad set of opinions in our team. As we grow, we are looking to build a team with a range of viewpoints at its core, and we encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

About Pixelcabin

Founded in 2012, Pixelcabin is an agile web development agency that engineers e-commerce solutions using the Shopify Plus platform. We have worked with some of the world’s most influential companies (e.g. AB InBev, Net-a-Porter) and are always looking for ways to push the boundaries of what Shopify can do for our clients and their customers. We expand Shopify’s native functionality with bespoke Rails apps that leverage Shopify’s extensive API, in addition to building fully customized front-end experiences. We are also a core Partner of Shopify, which means we have advance access to Shopify’s upcoming APIs and features.

At Pixelcabin, we believe in offering solutions, not different ways of saying no. Since the beginning, we have been driven by three core principles: value quality over quantity, under-promise and over-deliver, and take pride in your work. We take on projects that will present new problems for us to solve, and get excited about elegant solutions to complex challenges.

To apply: Please send all applications to, including your LinkedIn, and any other relevant links (e.g. Github, should you have coding experience). The email body should include cover letter content, with a CV as an attachment (only required if no LinkedIn). The subject of your email should be ‘2019 Project Manager Application’. Application emails without this subject will be automatically screened-out and not read.

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