Video Back Office Architect / Engineer

Video Back Office Architect / Engineer

Job Title: Video Back Office Architect / Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Amsterdam, North Holland
Salary: €500 - €600 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH7477
Contact Name: Mark Crorkin
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 27, 2018 08:54

Job Description

Video Back Office Architect & Engineer

As a Video Back Office Architect & Engineer you will be a key member of the Video Back Office Architecture & Engineering Team and will focus on bringing the media products' vision to life. You will be involved in development lifecycle of the back office components from architecture and design to deployment and integration with other back-office systems and partner products. We are looking for comprehensive experience in designing and integrating new video back office components into complex video platform eco systems.

Key Accountabilities

Design and integrate new in-house developed content workflow services for the video back office platform.
Document component-level specifications.
Act as the product owner for your services as part of the Agile / Scrum process.
Write test cases for component validation.
Participate in End to End Architecture design sessions for new features and interface with the platform product owners to understand the platform requirements.
Share architectural design vision with both technical and non-technical team members, including fellow engineers, architects, product managers, designers and analysts.
Execute and / or delegate testing of components and their functionality
Write clean, well-structured specifications and designs, covering all of the functional and non-functional requirements.
Make technical design decisions with little supervision.
Explore new relevant technologies, techniques, frameworks, tools, methodologies and processes.
Prepare handover documentation and trainings to train and instruct fellow engineers in your team and other teams.

Knowledge & Experience

Preferred education/ qualifications:
University degree (Bachelor or Masters) in Computer Science, Science, Mathematics or equivalent.
Fluent spoken and written English - ideally other European languages

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
At least 3 years of experience in back end design and/or development
Excellent capability to write unambiguous technical requirements that require little clarification towards developers
Excellent understanding of content workflow and/or back office systems
Strong understanding of best practices for the software development life cycle, including Agile development, testing, integration and operations
Strong, hands-on experience with HTTP, HTTP/2, RESTful and SOAP APIs, XML and JSON formats
Strong, hands-on experience with Linux based servers
Strong analytical skills; the ability to analyze at high level but also dive into low level details
Experience with writing and debugging scripts in at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, Perl, Ruby, bash)
Experience with video workflow systems and associated back office systems
Experience with Docker, Kubernetes
Experience with automated deployment technologies
Experience with TCP and DNS
Experience with HTTP servers, proxies and CDNs
Basic understanding Elastic Search, Kibana, Grafana etc.
Basic understanding of SQL (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL) and NoSQL (e.g. Cassandra, MongoDB) technologies
Basic understanding of Java development is a big plus
Familiarity with video delivery technologies (RTSP, ABR streaming, HLS, HSS, DASH)
Familiarity with video protection systems (CAS, DRM)

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