Engineer – Telemetry Development

Engineer – Telemetry Development

Multichoice Group





Engineer – Telemetry Development

Details of the offer

The Organization The Multichoice Group is a broad-based multinational media and entertainment group headquartered in South Africa, Dubai and Netherlands with principal operations in pay television, video entertainment, advertising and content security serving rapidly growing base of 13,5 million households. Eminent brands within the Group include DSTV, GOTv, SuperSport, M-net, DSTVnow, Showmax and Europe based content security leader Irdeto. Key areas of operations are:
Storytelling ranging from content creation, production and aggregation including the best global general entertainment, sport and eminent African content library, delivered to customers
Pay Television: direct-to-home satellite and digital terrestrial television services;
SVOD: subscription video on demand services across multiple online platforms with a focus on library and local content in developing markets, and
Advertising: providing dynamic media solutions; handling commercial airtime, on-air sponsorships, content integration, and online sales across a variety of 130+ channel brands on linear TV, VOD, social media, and digital platforms.
The group’s strength lies in its focus on local language and culture, its entrepreneurial spirit and the quality of its workforce. Multichoice Group has a successful history of identifying trends early, adapting them for the markets in which it operates and leveraging them to maximum advantage. The group generates revenues primarily through subscription model, with a growing contribution from advertising revenue. Its key objectives are to:
Expand Pay TV, SVOD subscriber base and Advertising sales
Focus on investment and technology
Maintain a local approach
Provide quality service
Attract innovative and motivated employees
Position Name
Engineer – Telemetry Development
Position ID
Reports toTelemetry and Data Integration Manager
Direct Reports
Technology Strategy
Org Structure
Key CustomersTelemetry Architect
Team Lead
Broadcast Technology Operational and Engineering teams
Command Centre
Telemetry and Data Integration Customers
Video Entertainment group
Johannesburg, South Africa
Purpose of the Position:
Develop and maintain specialised NMS/telemetry related software to monitor and control VET value chains
Key Performance Objectives
Operational Delivery
Development of software applications and systems
Implementation of Telemetry and Data Integration Roadmap
Software related documentation
Troubleshoot and maintain applications
Setting up/configuring of development and production environments
Contribute to application design
Benchmarking &
Apply industry standards and best practices related to telemetry and Telemetry solutions
Alignment of Telemetry, STB and IT strategy and planning with company's business goals.
System/Product Enterprise wide Architecture design and documentation.
Long-term strategic responsibility for the company's network monitoring and control systems.
Technical coordination and negotiation with all internal and external stake holders on new product development, feature request roadmap, bug rating and impact assessment on complete MCA infrastructure where applicable.
Ability to explain the big picture and complex technical issues in a way that non-technical people may understand.
Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, application, and systems engineering across MCA infrastructure.
Research and Development of leading industry trends and forecasts
B.Sc (Electronic and/or Computer Engineering) or similar qualification.
Typically, 2+ years’ experience in software design and development with strong knowledge of at least one structural language (C++, C#, Java) and one interpreted language (Python, Ruby, PHP, JavaScript)
Typically, 2+ years’ experience in developing and working with relational databases
Proven people management.
Technical Competencies
Experience in developing back-end and communication services
Experience in developing web applications using HTML5, AJAX, CSS and SQL
Strong knowledge of relational databases
Knowledge of the software development process – including but not limited to Agile development methodologies
Strong knowledge of object orientated principles
Application/system documentation
Software debugging/troubleshooting
Software build management
Behavioral Competencies
Relationship Building
Conflict Resolution
Decision Making
Critical Appraisal
Holistic Thinking
Persuading & Influence
CoachingJob: Technical

Primary Location: ZAF-GT-Randburg

Organization: MultiChoice Group Services

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 14-08-2019

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: 20-08-2019

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