Principal Solution Architect

Sales Warsaw, Poland (Req. #4337)


Description

Xperi invents, develops and delivers technologies that enable extraordinary experiences. We make entertainment more entertaining, and smart devices smarter.

From the home to the car to everywhere in between, managing content and connections in a way that is smart, immersive, and personal is precisely what Xperi’s technologies do.

Our inventions are foundational to the global entertainment ecosystem and our products and data improve every aspect of the digital entertainment experience, from choice to consumption.

Job purpose

Do you believe that the time for MSOs to transition from QAM to carrier grade IPTV is now, and IPTV has the potential to dramatically change the way in which they can successfully compete against OTT providers? Have you worked with carrier grade IPTV solutions that leverage QoS IPTV infrastructure with Telecom operators and MSO providers? TiVo is seeking an experienced and customer focused Solutions Architect who is passionate about innovation in the video industry. Due to significant demand in the transition of video delivery technologies, the right person for this position will need to possess deep knowledge of how Pay TV Operators deploy and operate their video infrastructure and can envision ways to optimize customer’s business through the successful, on-time delivery of the Cubi and TiVo technology stack.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Design and document the solution architecture associated with newly developed product lines targeted at Cable and IPTV service providers.
  • Develop repeatable deployment methodologies to support scalability with Telco and MVPD solutions.
  • Define a go-to-market approach that involves pre-integration of IPTV solutions with multiple 3rd Quickly triage complex integration problems with 3rd parties to accelerate launch plans.
  • Provide deep technical support to sales within complex e2e sales processes.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external technical architects and principal engineers to define how to reach “time to market” goals while understanding how to define a quality release which follows an established SDLC.
  • Work with a mixture of “on-premise” and cloud based technical stacks that are surrounded DevOps and service models.
  • Consult directly with customer key technical stakeholders to drive best practices for systems integration and high quality and predictable deployment in production environments.
  • Consult with MSOs and Telco operators by defining must have requirements associated with an IPTV deployment including new features, creative solutions, gold standards, operational models and carrier grade monitoring needs.
  • Partner with 3rd parties to identify, track and resolve go-to-market blockers to drive the on-time delivery of network implementations.
  • Understand drivers of controllable and non-controllable churn and how to drive quality into carrier grade end-to-end media solutions.

 Qualifications:

Must Have Skills:

  • Working level knowledge of “carrier grade” video distribution, integrations, and middleware best practices.
  • Experience navigating demanding customer facing relationships while executing against tight delivery timelines and driving overall technical deliverables which are focused on deep technical planning with 3rd parties and external facing customers.
  • Superior written and verbal communication and interpersonal relationship skills. Ability to articulate technical solutions with technical staff, project management, directors, and VPs. Prior experience interfacing/interacting with ‘C’ level executives
  • Expertise in video processing, video delivery, network analysis, TCP, and scalable web and data architecture.
  • Ability to define, document and build Reference Deployment Architecture for Cable and Telecom Service Providers
  • Ability to quickly learn and work with TiVo IPTV, TiVo Light and Cubi TV middleware billing back office.
  • Ability to articulate technical objectives, high level designs, UMLs and API definitions.
  • Working knowledge of client diagnostics, operational best practices and deployment methodologies.
  • Ability to negotiate working agreements between MSOs and 3rd party technology providers as it relates to engagements and deliverables.
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of business objectives and the ability to forecast effort, schedules, and budget.

Nice to Have:

  • Knowledge of industry standards in ad insertion, network monitoring and operational implementation of IPTV solutions. Past invention disclosures in the IPTV space is a plus.
  • Understanding of STB platform architecture.
  • Experience with DRM and AV pipeline origin, CDN, QAM.
  • Software development, tools development, and automation scripting.
  • Experience having worked with Telecommunications organizations or MSOs in the media and network provider space.
  • Software development, tools development, and automation scripting.
  • Experience with VOD processing, Video metadata, ABR streaming
  • Proven innovation experience in Media or related network communications and AV

Education:

Computer Science Engineering master’s degree, or 8+ years equivalent industry experience with a global software development organization. Past or current related industry certifications is a plus.

 Experience in the industry:

8+ years of experience in the above-mentioned technologies.