Principal Service Integration Engineer
£50000 - £65000
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Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 7 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.
"With your experience you will know much of how your favourite programmes are delivered to your TV or mobile device. As a Principal Engineer in Service Integration you'll have the opportunity to expand and impart that knowledge and act as mentor to others across the wider Service Integration team. You will shape the way DTH and OTT, both linear and VoD is operationally managed for a diverse range of exciting projects - Service Integration Manager"
What you'll do:
- Act as a subject matter expert in Engineering and Ops Readiness. Including, but not limited to, DTH and OTT headend components, DVB/MPEG, Streaming formats, Containerisation, Ops Readiness best practice, content monitoring tools, IP networks, Ops tools development. - Training both within Service Integration and to external teams on complex systems and latest developments. - Representing both the technical and operational needs of the team when assessing headend upgrades and signing off on solutions. - Advise vendors (e.g. Synamedia, Mediakind) on specific requirements of operational teams to shape the delivery of products and services to meet evolving needs. - Providing a high-quality integration service to multiple internal & external stakeholders, including Sky Commercial/Business, Software Engineering, NOW, Sky Sports, Sky Cinema, BBC, ITV, Arqiva etc. - Be instrumental in the continuous improvement of DTH and OTT data source integration and the improvement in process between multiple platforms carrying common services. - Can provide cover for any SI Engineer or Dev Lead role in case of resourcing issues if called upon.
What you'll bring:
- Considerable experience as a Senior Service Integration Engineer, Senior Service Integration Development Lead or equivalent role with demonstrable senior leadership. - Demonstrate a strong technical awareness across DTH and OTT, linear and VoD and curiosity to know how things work and a desire to solve problems independently. - Demonstrable improvements in process, tools development and delivery of those to the operational environment with clear benefits. - Brilliant interpersonal, written and communication skills; ability to work directly with stakeholders in partnership and be able to communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences. - Interest or passion for Digital Broadcasting, including a working knowledge of Digital Broadcasting standards such as DVB & MPEG, streaming formats, IPTV, content preparation, operational readiness across DTH and OTT. - Educated to degree level (or educational equivalent) in a Broadcast, Technical, Information Technology or Engineering subject or having extensive broadcast experience. - Expertise in SQL to pull and analyse data & an awareness of UNIX/Linux, IT and networking.
Content Technology & Innovation, we use the latest tech to create, process and distribute the best entertainment. We are a unique blend of talent covering both engineering and operations with more than 2500 people across Europe. We connect our customers to more of what they love all day, every day. You'll be joining a proactive, forward-thinking, and collaborative team setting the standard for excellent innovation.
There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:
- Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place - A generous pension package - Private healthcare - Discounted mobile and broadband
Where you'll work:
Our Osterley campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury, Acton Town and Ealing Broadway tube stations. There's also plenty of parking, bike shelters and showers.
On campus you'll find six subsidised restaurants and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.
Recognised as an 'Inclusive Top 50 Employer' and a 'Times Top 50 Employer for Women', we're working hard to ensure we're a truly inclusive place to work. This means we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and the potential you'll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working.
And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.
Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.
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