Position at Al Jazeera Media Network
Summary : Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN) based in Doha-Qatar is a multinational international news and documentary broadcast network.
AJMN is looking to recruit a Principal Systems Engineer to join the Contribution & Distribution (C&D) Media Networks team based on site at a 24 / 7 live broadcaster in Doha.
This is an initial 12 month fixed term contract with good possibilities of extension.Being a Subject Matter Expert, applicants must demonstrate skills and practical experience in supporting a wide range of Video over IP, livestreaming and VOD systems, services and technologies.
The applicant will be responsible to provide the following duties :
Build and scale AJMN current video over IP infrastructure as well as designing and delivering new tools supporting AJMN video, livestreaming and VOD business
Understand high-level technical aspects of existing systems and services
Design, implement, maintain and support HLS, DASH, h.264, h.265 technologies and systems for OTT delivery as well as video over IP for contribution and distribution services making sure they have the highest quality experience
Provide support of incoming tickets, including extensive troubleshooting tasks
Work on operations and maintenance and driving improvements and automation
You will guide the organization and implement best practices to deliver on operational improvements and highest user experience
Experience in the streaming OTT industry including strong understanding of HLS, DASH, DRM, Smooth, h.264, h.265 video streaming and encoding technologies
Knowledge of encoding hardware software, i.e., Mediakind / Envivio, ffmpeg, Harmonic, Elemental
Networking Knowledge and IP video delivery
Well-rounded technologists with experience automating with Azure / AWS tools.
You lead engineering best practices in your current role.
Work with senior engineers and other teams for handing-off or taking over active support issues, prioritizing root-cause fixes with engineers and creating a team specific knowledge base and skill set.
Experience with real time measurement and inelegance platforms for #streaming TV to measure in-screen streaming experience, detect and diagnose issues that impact consumer experience and engagement like #Conviva, Bitmovin, etc
Experience in using digital probes for monitoring IP, unicasts and multicast as well as ABR streams like Bridgetech, etc
Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
Deal well with ambiguous / undefined problems; ability to think abstractly
Proven ability to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of issues. You're a natural problem solver
Demonstrated skill and passion for operational excellence
As an OTT Engineer you must be passionate about broadcast, network engineering and IP based media technology and have good knowledge of streaming media, contribution and distribution technologies and an understanding of satellite communications.
Experience of building VOD encoding platforms is also key, as is good knowledge of video codecs and live stream delivery protocols, including DASH, HLS, Smooth Streaming and Flash.
Solid IT and networking experience along with multicast video delivery is highly desirable.
BS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical field, or relevant technical experience
Project Management Professional (PMP) certified is an advantage
ITIL certified is an advantage
CCNP, CCNA certified is an advantage
Knowledge of Azure / AWS technologies, and networking concepts
8 years overall development / technical support experience