Media Technology Specialist/Development Engineer (Inside IR35)

Greater London
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The Skills:
You are an experienced engineer with a proven background in the following areas:
Video & Audio Compression
Digital Processing & Algorithm development
Measurement, analysis and evaluation of Compression, Transcoding, Colour, Dynamic Range & Format Conversion
Content Protection Mechanisms
Content Workflows for Professional Media
OTT distribution architectures
High level understanding of DevOps processes and software Scripting.
Cloud Hosting of Media Applications
You will have 5 or more years of experience in a field related to the above skills.
Inquisitive, motivated, and a reliable person who is willing to learn and apply new knowledge on a constant basis.
You care about attention to detail, have creative, problem-solving skills and an ability to think outside of the box.
You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present your ideas to technical and non-technical colleagues.
Systems Design
Experience in designing Broadcast &/OTT production and distribution workflows
Full understanding of designing systems for high availability in a cloud hosted, network environment.
Knowledge of key components in content preparation supply chain for Linear, VoD and streaming.
Video Compression
Advanced level understanding of MPEG-TS carriage of video codecs, buffer models, PCR/PTS, bitrate
Understanding of DVB standards governing broadcast platform
Demonstrable experience working with H.264 and MPEG-2
Awareness of industry trends in MPEG (VVC, EVC etc) and other: JPEG-XS, JPEG2000, AV1
Strong understanding of traditional rate control methods (CBR, VBR, CRF) and novel trends (CAE)
Practical experience troubleshooting compression issues is beneficial
Experience in running objective video quality assessments is beneficial
MPEG-DASH and HLS experience is desirable

Practical compression products experience

Open source tools such as FFMpeg, x264, x265
Commercial products experience is preferred, eg AWS Elemental, Harmonic, MediaKind, Synamedia, NTT Data, Ateme, AppearTV, etc

Cloud technologies

Practical experience and ability to build solutions using at least one of the major cloud services providers is highly desirable, but can be compensated by matching on-premises infrastructure experience
Knowledge and experience of serverless compute
Linux command line utilities
IP Networking fundamentals on a level of Cisco ICND1
Data analysis
Descriptive statistics
Data engineering tools (eg Python, R, MATLAB, Excel, etc)
Data visualisation skills, ability to create a simple and visual narrative to explain complex issues and implications
Ability to write in Python is strongly desirable


Experience of demonstrations to senior executives
Excellent writing skills (architecture and design documentation, interface specifications, white papers, reports and presentations)
Influencing stakeholders

Start date
6 months
eTeam Inc.
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