Senior Video Engineer, Peacock, Direct-to-Consumer

Posted: 11/8/2019

Location: Stamford, Connecticut
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Role Purpose
The Senior Video Workflow Engineer will be responsible for architecting, building, delivering, and supporting business critical video systems and video-related solutions and platforms.

  • Establish a leadership role within the NBC Sports Digital technology team, setting technical standards, developing group strategy, and leading key implementations for digital, direct-to-consumer video delivery solutions
  • Collaborate with NBC Sports product, editorial, and business teams to prioritize business needs and to create the design, project plans and budget for these solutions
  • Lead requirements gathering, data analysis and modeling; work with technology partners, site engineers, and vendors to design and implement smart technology solutions and tools
  • Lead execution teams to deliver cloud and on-prem solutions
  • Establish a close partnership with NBC internal digital media teams (advertising operations, analytics, research) to drive technology strategy across NBC Sports and Playmaker digital properties

  • Basic Qualifications
    • Minimum six (6) years’ experience in technical design, requirements gathering, business and technical analysis, and operations
    • Expertise with web technologies, digital video workflow and operations, and digital video technology development
    • Minimum three (3) years of experience with VOD and live video workflows in the cloud and in on-prem/off-prem environments
    • Expertise with live video delivery, video origin architecture, and issues with scaling live video delivery
    • Experience with VOD direct-to-consumer delivery solutions
    • Expertise with dynamic ad insertion, both client-side and server-side, and the technical architecture and design implications for each
    • Experience performing video quality analysis
    • Experience with a variety of encoders including FFMPEG, Elemental, Harmonic, etc.
    • Strong understanding of codecs and containers for over-the-top (OTT) delivery
    • Experience implementing and deploying encryption and DRM solutions
    • Broad knowledge of a wide variety of web delivery and video platforms, including Avid, Signiant, Aspera, Drupal, Freewheel, Flash, HTML5
    • Experience working with multiple CDN vendors, knowledge of CDN features and toolsets, and an understanding of CDN architecture concepts and strategies
    • Intimate knowledge of emerging technologies & trends
    • Strong quantitative, analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
    • Demonstrated experience with leading business through change

    Eligibility Requirements
    • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
    • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
    • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal’ s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

    • Cloud development experience will be strongly considered
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS or related degree
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience in Broadcast Television & Digital Operations a plus
    • Ability to work independently under minimum supervision and proactive in solving issues
    • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work across multiple groups and levels in organization
    • Self-motivated and resourceful
    • Energy, commitment and solution focused, ability to perform under pressure and meeting stretch targets
    • Team player, ability to work in global environment
    • Strong Project management and Budget skills

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