Head of Media Practice - London

The priority for this role is to have deep media sector knowledge. Communications and technology sector experience is helpful, but is of secondary importance. Although the client is itself a technology company, it is important to be comfortable solving problems that require a good understanding of technology and operations, but this role is to head up a team that is primarily a business consulting, not a technology consulting practice.

This leadership role is multi-functional and will require a consultant who both understands how to run a consulting practice and who has the agility and flexibility to do so effectively in a larger services organisation, where both consulting profitability and consulting pull through are key metrics. Key elements of this role include:

·         Project delivery – leading high impact consulting engagements with clients, with a particular focus on delivering more strategic and complex projects, whether that is personally delivering consulting engagements or quality assuring the work of others, including managing senior stakeholders

·         Business development – refining “go to market” propositions and capabilities, working with account teams and cross-industry consulting groups to sell consulting services, whether that is through direct relationships or through opportunities created by the account teams. This will be both industry specific and cross-industry capabilities, but with a particular focus on using domain expertise and where a strong understanding of digital is essential, both in how it is impacting our clients’ businesses and the new opportunities it creates

·         Practice leadership – shaping, guiding and managing a team of consultants, making sure that all operational disciplines are in place e.g. developing the team and their careers and hiring to grow, whilst maintaining high levels of utilisation, managing profitability and ensuring all work is of the highest quality

·         Brand building – a personal presence and reputation in the market is essential for this role, whether that is through event speaking, participation industry bodies or other thought leadership activities, such as writing for publications. There is wide scope to define how best to build a media sector brand, but this is a highly outward looking role, where the consulting leader should be known to clients and prospects. The consulting leader has a brand building role both for consulting and inside the business

Our expectation is that to perform this role effectively, a candidate will need:

·         A strong track record of consulting success in the Media Tech sector, delivering high impact engagements, particularly for media clients, which involve solving new and difficult problems

·         A good understanding of businesses where consulting is one of several service lines, and not the only one. Experience in this type of environment would be beneficial, though not essential

·         Evidence of rapid career progression in their career to date, including managing teams, both on projects and as part of day to day operations, developing, leading and inspiring others

·         A well-established contact base, particularly in the UK media sector, and especially with senior executives, such as COOs, CTOs and heads of lines of business



You must have the right to live and work in the UK for this role. Anyone who does not will not be considered and will receive no reply...!!

Head of Live Delivery (Sports)/ Video in the Cloud Architecture

As Head of Live Video in the Cloud Architecture you will be responsible for architecting the clients Cloud solution (a video streaming platform), providing the technical direction for the product and project, and leading the team.  

Providing the technical direction of the product would include designing, prototyping and being an integral part of the technical team; who are responsible for building the technology

  • Live Video

  • Live Cloud Delivery

  • Live Sports

  • Live Video on the Web

  • Cloud Production

  • AWS Architecture

  • Big Data

  • MAM Contribution  

Initially you would be required to identify the skills needed and then take an active involvement in selecting quality candidates for the team. 

It’s expected the team will consist of a  Lead Developer; ideally with Cloud Video experience UI / Front End Developer Junior / Entry level Graduate.  

You with work with the Product and Senior Leadership Teams to define the roadmap for the next 3 years, and must demonstrate critical thinking and diligent research around feasibility trade-offs, with cost and compatibility to support the design decisions.      

There is likely to be some work with appropriate major sports bodies to deliver the commercial plan.  

We would expect you to leverage your deep understanding of system internals and component interactions to build designs and detailed specifications for resilient complex public cloud video solutions.

Requirements:

Proven track record of successfully deploying large scale cloud video solutions Full and in-depth understanding of on-demand Cloud platforms, digital video processing, and video streaming protocols

Strong foundation in computer networking and database management

High quality, advanced education in Computer Science or Maths

Excellent communication & collaboration skills

Experience of leading and creating a team of specialists  

Senior Network Engineer

SENIOR NETWORK ENGINEER
WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR?

This very solid company has been a the front of the network and video convergence for over a decade. 

Video, IP networks, Linux and virtualisation are in our blood and over the next decade we intend to lead the adoption of software defined networking (SDN) and virtualised microservices within broadcast and IP Delivery

Currently I am looking for a senior network engineer with experience in developing network designs and supporting critical networks with high levels of required uptime. 

 

Applicants from outside the broadcast and IP Delivery industry are welcomed, as the will provide all of the industry specific knowledge and experience needed.

To be successful as a network engineer at this company you will need to be flexible, upbeat with a can do attitude and a strong, relentless attitude to problem solving. 

Driving to exceed targets and develop new ideas and concepts, your influence will contribute to the direction of the organisation.

THE ROLE
You will need to:
Influence and guide our teams and our customers in the selection of appropriate technology and architectures and solutions for Broadcast, IP Delivery, Military and Enterprise
Work alongside other members of the technical team to pioneer successful delivery of new technologies and networked solutions.
Provide support to our customers; delivering technical expertise for incidents, and change requests.
Share knowledge and experience with engineers and the wider organisation through internal training.
Take responsibility for designing, supporting and continually developing systems requiring high levels of service availability and uptime across our customer sites including
national and global wide area networks (WAN), local area networks (LAN).
Put to use on a daily basis your understanding of Cisco and other vendors equipment alongside an in-depth knowledge of switching and routing protocols.
Troubleshoot complex problems at system, device and protocol level, constantly challenging and developing your understanding of networks and network video solutions.
 

ESSENTIAL
Minimum 4 years experience in a network engineering role
Solid, demonstrable experience in supporting, maintaining and developing complex routing and switching network environments.
Hands on experience configuring and troubleshooting L2, L3 switches at the command line interface (CLI)
 

DESIRABLE
Multicast network design and troubleshooting
CCNP or higher/equivalent non-cisco qualification (Routing & Switching or Data Center/SDN)
Previous experience in development and maintenance of PRTG or other network monitoring systems (NMS)
Linux systems administration (to LCSA standard)
Second/Third line support experience
Scripting for network automation ( including; Puppet, Chef, Ansible)
Mellanox MLNX-OS CLI - configuration and troubleshooting
Cumulus Linux deployment
Deployment of Zero touch provisioning (ZTP)
ITIL foundation or higher
IP Networking experience for broadcast or other real-time data environments
Advanced Linux server operating system experience
Experience deploying/using virtualisation; containers, OpenStack, Docker, Kubernetes
 

BENEFITS

A fantastic environment to work where every contribution is valued
Unrestricted opportunity for advancement at any time based on individual contribution
The chance to work with some of the world's major broadcasters
Contributory pension scheme, matching pension contributions up to 5%
Subsidised canteen facilities on site
Free fresh coffee
25 days annual leave
Flexible working environment
Personalised continual professional development

 

You must have the right to live and work in the UK for this role. Anyone who does not will not be considered and will receive no reply...!!

Senior Video Platform Engineer - London

Do you understand video container formats and codecs?  For example are you able to articulate what MPEG-DASH and HLS is? Are you able to talk about the different between I, P and B frames etc.

Do you have an Engineer mind-set, this client is looking for someone to help built not co-ordinate.

Do you have experience using cloud based transcoders and tools and building web applications for using video on the web.

Preferably experience with ad tech (I.e. should know what VAST is and understand the ad tech workflow).

Have you built or at least been apart of large scale video deployment (interest here is dealing with millions of video clips).

Experience with Facebook video, YouTube etc.

Experience with AWS/Cloud infrastructure.

This hire needs to be someone who can help the rest of the team learn the video deployments and products

Are you prepared to work for small company, still in a start up phase (at least for the video offering).