Job Title: DTV/OTT/IPTV Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Amsterdam, North Holland
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH5762
Contact Name: Melania Della Valle
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 27, 2017 17:25

Job Description

My client is looking for an ITC DTV Engineer who is a real multi-tasker as the role requires you to work at several projects simultaneously, and has the ability to deal with ad-hoc work.

Job purpose
To ensure the Company is able to develop, integrate and test new technologies by providing labs to functionally prove systems & technologies supplied by third party companies. This includes Digital Television, High Speed Data, Voice and wireless. By providing a professionally supported integration environment, and a high standard of engineering excellence, this role will assist all parties in achieving the highest quality technology platform to deliver Liberty Global services to its customers and ensure new products are deployed to the required functionality, performance, quality and costs.

Key Responsibilities
- Ensure lab systems are built, operated, and maintained to meet agreed lab operational requirements
- Ensure labs meet time lines of projects with dependencies on labs and do not contribute to delays in the projects
- Development and maintenance of lab systems & infrastructure to ensure labs meet needs of business
- Ability of minimize cost of lab broadcast systems to meet lab requirements
- Development of lab system documentation to enable effective management, operation and support of lab systems by other lab team members
- Working to agreed and documented lab processes and procedures Professional approach to lab work

Skills & Abilities
- Degree in Electronics, Computing or Telecommunications
- Minimum 2 Years direct experience in broadcast systems engineering, preferably in a Cable or Satellite TV environment
- Detailed technical knowledge of mainstream broadcast systems components and Conditional Access systems
- Detailed technical knowledge of MPEG standards, DVB standards, Video and Audio technologies, Teletext -and DVB subtitles
- Good understanding of STB architectures, VOD, Replay TV, OTT content delivery and interactive TV systems
- Good understanding of RF/HFC technology, DOCSIS (US/DS), QAM and QPSK modulation techniques, RF system components, and distribution chains.
- In depth knowledge and understanding of Test & Measurement techniques (RF/HFC/Tilt levels/equalizers distribution, DVB transport stream analysis)
- In depth knowledge of Internet and TCP/IP systems and protocols (Multicast, UDP, routes)
Working knowledge of IT systems using Windows & Unix In depth knowledge of DOCSIS standards and configurations (CMTS, config/bootfiles, measurements US/DS)
- Good technical knowledge overview of end-to-end system architectures including BSS/OSS and delivery networks
- Good command of the English language - other languages are a plus
- Good inter-personal communication skills, must be flexible and team player whilst retaining the ability to be self-reliant and work unsupervised
- Good MS office, Word, Excel, Visio, Power Point, MSProject etc.
- Basic knowledge of Project Management
- Must be able to learn new technologies and techniques quickly - often without formal training
- Must have a very high level of self-motivation
- Effective time management, communication and organizational skills
- Flexibility in working hours

Roles & Responsibilities
- Manage the lab DTV Platforms to ensure lab meets overall deliverables
- Ensure lab is adopting and implementing best practice in operation
- Deployments/maintenance of the labs HFC infrastructure and distribution chains
- Edge devices on the labs Broadband network (eQAM, CMTS, any aspect of other edge devices)
- Support lab users in day to day lab activities
- Resolve test & integration issues
- Monitor usage of lab by users to ensure the most effective use of the lab systems & resources
- Adapt existing lab broadcast systems to meet new lab requirements
- Support the design, build and acceptance testing of new lab based systems
- Produce documentation and use any appropriate means to ensure effective communications of lab systems, processes and procedures to both internal and external bodies
- Ensure the lab broadcast systems are cost effective, and support budget forecasting for the labs
- Keep updated on related/evolving standards & technologies to maintain technical excellence in the area of broadcast systems engineering
- Work on any aspect of any area of the lab such as Voice, Wireless and High-Speed Data technologies when necessary

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