Broadcast Engineer - OTT / VOD

Perform Media Services Ltd
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Its a really exciting time at Perform Group! We're a technology company leading the way in sports media and broadcasting and transforming how people watch sports through our full HD live & on-demand OTT sports product, DAZN!

Perform is looking for candidates to join a rapidly growing Distribution Operations team, working in a live engineering environment on projects across Perform’s OTT video content platform. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in, and influence, our global OTT video platform design.

The department carries out design, development, maintenance and support of our OTT live streaming, VOD and global video network platform which operates in a 24/7 broadcast environment.

Read on if you are passionate about OTT Video and related technology!

What will you be doing?

  • Detailed design, costing and delivery of Live and VOD Video Encoding Platforms to project requirements

  • Working with commercial stakeholders to provide high level costing based on early requirements

  • Ensuring adherence to, and development of, technical standards

  • Identifying continual improvement possibilities to internal systems and services

  • Definition of design specification based on business requirements

  • Training and handover to support teams and 3rd Line Support

What are we looking for?

  • Experience of building and maintaining live streaming encoding platforms, technologies and workflows

  • Experience of building and maintaining VOD video encoding platforms, technologies and workflows

  • Specialist 3rd line experience of supporting Live and VOD platforms

  • Understanding of OTT Video delivery environments
  • Good knowledge of video codecs, container types and live stream delivery protocols Experience of building and maintaining server hardware and operating systems

Bonus points for:

  • Multicast video delivery and associated networking skills and requirements

  • Large scale deployments of video platforms in global environment

  • Knowledge of video playback support of major device groups (PC, iOS, Mobile, Connected TV) including common DRM Schemas

  • Solid general IT background and good all-round networking and firewall knowledge Experience configuring and troubleshooting Windows Server (2008,2012), Win (7,10), Centos, Linux

  • Experience configuring and working within virtualised environments

  • Knowledge of live stream delivery protocols – e.g. HLS, DASH, Smooth Streaming and Flash

Whats in it for you?

You’ll receive up to 25 days annual leave (increasing by 3 days after 3 years), Single cover Aviva Private medical insurance*, Life Assurance (4x annual salary), matching pension contributions up to 5%, Season Ticket Loan, Cycle to Work Scheme*, and Childcare Voucher Scheme*. Free parking at our Feltham offices.

And there’s more…… You’ll have access to the Perform online learning portal (MindTools) and be part of our ‘Career Deal’, which aims to support your professional development. We also have a structured management development programme and a financially rewarding Refer a Friend scheme. If you fancy a move abroad; Perform are currently seeking the best talent in a number of countries around the world!

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