POP provides a people-centric SaaS platform that helps production teams manage their crew, cast and other collaborators; casting directors get the right people on set and freelancers manage and control their career.
We were recently acquired by Entertainment Partners, a huge vote of confidence in our vision of a smarter, fairer future for entertainment production. We are now able to power ahead with our goal to revolutionise the industry.
As part of this we are seeking people to join the team and help us make those goals the new reality of production.
About the role
We are looking for someone who is already comfortable with agile web development in a commercial setting. Our domain of entertainment production is a rich, complex one and we want to focus on initiating you into the world of runners, grips and 2nd ADs rather than web development.
We are currently working in a mostly remote environment (but are exploring what hybrid models may work better for us) so being able to communicate clearly and collaborate effectively synchronously and asynchronously. Patience and comfort with the often fast-moving and unstructured world of creatives are really important.
What technologies do you use?
We are pragmatic users of:
If you know similar technologies such as Ruby, MySql or Azure we are happy to help you expand your knowledge to new areas if you are willing to try something outside of what you are familiar with.
What will you be doing?
You will be working as part of a cross-functional team tackling a specific business problem which might be enhancing some of our existing functionality to help make it more useful or creating a whole new feature set for a new audience. Whatever happens the work is going to be varied!
Every quarter we are breaking new ground so there’ll be pieces of brand new work to do alongside refining the existing features and stamping out the bugs we find as our software gets more widely adopted.
As a team we encourage internal training and knowledge sharing sessions and to make this work for everyone we’d like you to contribute to sharing what you know as well as learning from others. We have a regular technical showcase that runs alongside the feature showcase for the rest of the business.
We are looking for people who enjoy collaboration and want to engage with and understand our client’s needs while bringing a technological understanding of what our existing solutions can do and how it can be expanded to meet new problems.
How do we work?
Typically we use an informal Lean Agile process where empowered self-organising teams are granted a lot of autonomy to pursue the business objectives they have been set. This means there can be a lot of variability in how exactly teams operate as what works for an experimental discovery project is not the same as delivering work for a big feature film on a deadline.
Hopefully you will prefer the freedom to refine your ways of working instead of following a prescribed process.
We are a small team so we are always interested in techniques and solutions that maximise our impact and which help people join the team and be productive quickly. We have regular forums for discussion and hold retrospectives on projects and incidents to try and make sure we are always seeking to improve. We would like you to be proactive in seeking to fix problems and build on success.
We work with the people behind huge film franchises like:
Fast & Furious
But in addition to epics our clients have also included independent films like Beast and Fighting with my Family.
In television we have supported the production of huge long-running shows and mini-series alike:
The End of the F**king World
You can find out a lot more about our clients and their credits.
Work with a brilliant and committed team of industry experts and specialists and a supportive, hands-on leadership team
Be a key decision maker at an early stage of new business lines but without the startup uncertainty
People are our assets not our resources
Transparency is a company value with company updates open to everyone
Company Perkbox access (after passing probation)
Time for professional and industry networking and learning