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Software Engineer - Inside IR35 - Remote/London

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Negotiable per day
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Technology
  • Contact: James Crocker
  • Expiry Date: 09 September 2022
  • Job Ref: JN -082022-472879

Software Engineer - Inside IR35 - Remote/London

We are currently working with a well-known media giant, they have a need for an experienced Software Engineer to join their team for a 6-month project.

Skills needed below:

* Experience in designing digital headend systems for Broadcast or OTT involving compression components
* Full understanding of designing systems for high availability to the broadcast-grade of availability
* Knowledge of key components in the content preparation supply chain for Linear and VOD
Video Compression
* Advanced level understanding of MPEG-TS carriage of video codecs, buffer models, PCR/PTS, bitrate
* Understanding of DVB standards governing the 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, e.g. AWS Elemental, Harmonic, Synamedia, NTT Data, Ateme, AppearTV, etc
Cloud technologies
* Either a practical experience and ability to build solutions using at least one cloud services provider is highly desirable but can be compensated by matching on-premises infrastructure experience
* Knowledge and experience of serverless computing
* Linux command line utilities
* IP Networking fundamentals on a level of Cisco ICND1
Data analysis
* Descriptive statistics
* Data engineering tools (e.g. 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
Communication
* Experience of demonstrations to senior executives
* Excellent writing skills (architecture and design documentation, interface specifications, white papers, reports and presentations)
* Influencing stakeholders

Software Engineer - Inside IR35 - Remote/London

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