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Job Opening: Advanced Video Headend Engineer


Position: Advanced Video Headend Engineer
Company: Spectrum
Location: Greenwood Village CO US

Job Scope:

This Advanced Video Headend Engineer Operations role will have a mix of transactional and project-based responsibilities, including but not limited to change activities and tier IV escalations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design, development and validation of MOPs, implementing changes and keeping the team and appropriate distribution-lists updated as a change progresses through its life-cycle from planned, to scheduled, through to implementation and results.
  • This role is largely transactional, it is expected that Advanced Video Headend Engineer will work under little supervision with strict prioritization.
  • Advanced Video Headend Engineer will also be responsible for ensuring that monitoring plans are employed as documented and that monitoring is fully functional before hand-off to 24×7 NOC groups.

Basic/Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 6 years of in an Operations Engineering role providing day to day support for production and lab environments
  • At least 3 years of experience with Video acquisition, encoding, packaging and distribution technologies, Also with CDN and DRM.
  • At least 3 years troubleshooting experience in complex video environments
  • At least 3 years of experience with basic networking technologies (TCP, UDP, IGMP, IPV4/IPV6, BGP, OSPF, Firewalls)
  • Minimum of 3 years of solid technical writing / engineering documentation (will ask for examples)
  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS); or equivalent training, education, and experience

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with Video/Audio codecs and transport methodologies: MPEG2, AVC, DASH -TS AAC, AC-3, SCTE-35.
  • Experience with Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) manifest structures (HLS, HSS, DASH-iso)
  • Experience working with Adaptive Bitrate Encoders
  • Experience working with Just-In-Time Packaging solutions
  • Experience with Content Distribution Networks (CDNs)
  • Experience with Alternate Content protocols; ESAM, ESNI, SCTE-35 (2014), Manifest tagging, VAST, VMAP, SCTE-130)
  • Experience working with load balancing methodologies
  • Experience with Video Storage devices and methodolgies
  • Excellent communication, documentation and organizational skills.
  • Experience with Digital Rights Management (DRM) methodologies
  • Experience with Unix operating systems including CENTOS
  • Solid understanding of Ethernet Networks, TCP/IP, Anycast, HTTP(S)
  • Experience working with IP Multicast and it’s supporting protocols; PIM and IGMPv3
  • Ability to analyze network and system design, architecture, protocols, topology, and configurations
  • Ability to utilize packet analysis tools and at reading network packet streams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Telecommunications industry experience
  • Experience with ACLs and Routing Policy
  • Experience with Cisco DCM, and Dell Servers
  • Experience with programming and markup languages such as Python, RUBY, PERL, XML


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