Position at Al Jazeera Media Network
Head of Media & Emerging Platforms is responsible for keeping Al Jazeera at the leading edge by providing the leadership and direction in the design & implementation of Media & Emerging Platforms across different channels
Key Responsibilities :
Managing the development and support of the solutions as per the agreed SLA (Service Level Agreements) and address gaps with the business.
Manage the media landscape and ecosystem of solutions / platforms to meet the business needs to be aimed at business continuity and customer satisfaction.
Supervise media platform technology projects in terms of scope, resource planning, risks management, change management, deployments, data migrations, testing, hosting and post-production support services and upgrades.
Work with the business to ensure that the disaster recovery capabilities meet the business requirements, including planning, performance testing, communication and restoration of services in response to a major outage or disaster.
Research, evaluate and propose new media technologies and develop an awareness and acceptance among stakeholders
Interact with executives, business users, vendors, and other parties to monitor the progress of projects and to facilitate any issues or obstacles.
Perform planning and governance responsibilities associated with projects, sizing, budgeting, contracts, payables, and operational reports.
Recommend optimal design, architecture and integration of media platforms with other internal applications, broadcast & media management systems and related services.
Mentor team members in various technical tasks and issues requiring in-depth expertise and skills.
Review time, quality and cost KPIs and maintain standards throughout project and product lifecycle by enforcing standards, policies, guidelines and best practices.
Bachelor or higher in IT, Computer Science or related field
12+ years of experience in IT domain; 8+ years hands-on Development and Solution architecture
You will have knowledge on :
Multi-screen technologies and solutions
IT and Broadcast convergence
Application Programming Interface ( API ) technologies and solutions
Broadcast content production and editing solutions
Object-oriented languages like but not limited to (C#, VB.NET, Java, PHP. C++ etc.)
Web application development, deployment and distributed hosting; specialized in a wide range of client and server side scripting technologies
Preferred Multi-platform mobile development e.g. Android and iOS
Web Services (Restful, WSDL, SOAP, RSS, XML)
Source Code Management products / packages
Application security and performance
MSF, Sprints and other Agile methodologies
User experience approaches, standards, and best practices
Cross Department Knowledge
Regulations and policies