Video Solution Architect

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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DESCRIPTION


Currently we are looking for a Video Solution Architect for our Amsterdam office to make the team even stronger.

ABOUT PROJECT


We are working on the server-side components for different media & entertainment products like Horizon Go, Horizon set-top box as well as new EOS set-top box. Range of potential involvements differs from real-time communication to big data processing and analysis. We value professional growth and development, proactivity and critical mindset.

As a Video Solution Architect Engineer you will be a key member of the CTO video back-office architecture & engineering team and will focus on bringing the media products’ vision to life. You will be involved in development lifecycle of the back-office components from architecture and design to deployment and integration with other back-office systems and partner products. We are looking for comprehensive experience in designing and integrating new video back office components into complex video platform eco systems.

The role is an essential part of the entertainment back-office component development cycle, whether it involves components developed in-house or externally via vendors. As part of the development process, you design and integrate individual back-office components into video platforms, ensuring its compliance to our architecture blue print, its adherence to platform product requirements and its readiness for build and releases into countries.

Responsibilities

  • Design and integrate new in-house developed micro-services and externally developed components for the video back-office platform;
  • Work with document component-level specifications;
  • For externally developed components, manage the vendor on a technical level so our requirements are accurately delivered and our stake in their roadmap is safeguarded;
  • For internally developed components, act as the product owner for your micro-services as part of the Agile/Scrum process;
  • Write test cases for component validation;
  • Participate in end-to-end architecture design sessions for new features and interface with the platform product owners to understand the platform requirements;
  • Share architectural design vision with both technical and non-technical team members, including fellow engineers, architects, product managers, designers and analysts;
  • Execute and/or delegate testing of components and their functionality;
  • Write clean, well-structured specifications and designs, covering all of the functional and non-functional requirements;
  • Make technical design decisions with little supervision;
  • Explore new relevant technologies, techniques, frameworks, tools, methodologies and processes;
  • Prepare handover documentation and trainings to train and instruct fellow engineers in your team and other teams.

Requirements

  • University degree (bachelor’s or master’s) in Computer Science, Science, Mathematics or equivalent;
  • Fluent spoken and written English – ideally other European languages;
  • At least 3 years of experience in Cable/Telecoms/ISP;
  • Excellent understanding of video platforms and the associated back office systems;
  • Excellent capability to write unambiguous technical requirements that require little clarification towards vendors and developers;
  • Strong, hands-on experience with HTTP, HTTP/2, RESTful and SOAP APIs, XML and JSON formats;
  • Strong, hands-on experience with Linux and Windows based servers;
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to analyze at high level but also dive into low level details;
  • Experience with TCP and DNS;
  • Experience with HTTP servers, proxies and CDNs;
  • Knowledge of best practices for the software development life cycle, including Agile development, testing, integration and operations;
  • Basic understanding of SQL (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL) and NoSQL (e.g. Cassandra, Riak) technologies;
  • Basic skills to write scripts in at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, Perl, Ruby, bash);
  • Basic understanding of video delivery technologies (RTSP, ABR streaming, HLS, HSS, Dash);
  • Basic understanding of video protection systems (CAS, DRM);
  • Basic understanding of Java development is a big plus;
  • Familiar with IT systems (OSS & BSS);
  • Experience with test automation is a big plus.

We offer

  • Competitive compensation depending on experience and skills;
  • Regular assessments and salary reviews;
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth;
  • Friendly team and enjoyable working environment;
  • Flexible working schedule enables work life balance;
  • Regular corporate and social events.