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Network Architect - El Segundo, California
Ref No.: 17-00208
Location: El Segundo, California
Job Title : Network Architect
Job Location : El Segundo, California
Position Type : Contract
Pay Rate: DOE/hr. on w2, C2C

US Citizen, Green Card and GC EAD

Essential Job Functions:
  • Design and develop the next generation of linear, Streaming and application video network architecture.
  • Ensure intermediary broadcast/broadband/OTT video storage infrastructure will meet growing needs of increased 4K content, AD generation, and AEIS's combined platform VOD needs.
  • Ideal candidate should be somebody who enjoys and can lead the network design, architecture, planning across Video compression, Conditional access, Service Provider and Data Center environments.
  • Lead network strategy for building a new Video Delivery platform to deliver next generation video services over web, on mobile networks, Wireline IP networks and via Satellite.
  • Effectively contribute towards the architecture delivery of 4K, advanced Video services, Targeted advertising over any device, seamlessly and reliably ensuring industry leading customer experience.
  • Designs, analyzes, plans and modifies network components and architecture in support of the wireless and wireline infrastructure for Video Services.
  • May provide mid to long-term planning for a specific technology which includes analysis, solution recommendations, and implementation strategies to complex business issues. These activities are the basis for capital deployment and allocation decisions.
  • Develops and evaluates network performance criteria and measurement methods. Prepares the analysis of the short-term or long-term capacity needs for wireless and wireline infrastructure. May conduct network architecture design, feasibility and cost studies. Studies and forecasts traffic drivers to determine short and/or long term capacity needs.
  • Recommends strategic network architecture planning and network evolution policy decisions in support of corporate initiatives, customer demand, technology changes, economic and service reliability criteria; • Evaluates new and emerging technologies for addition and/or application to existing network systems; • Conducts economic and population growth studies to determine impact on network capacity and development plan projections; • Creates deliverables such as management reports, business cases, infrastructure deployment guidelines, 3 Year Plans, Plans of Record, Project Approval Letters, and Serving Plans.
  • Works with key internal stakeholder & vendors to determine future business & customer needs.
  • Facilitate and lead design reviews between cross functional groups
  • Lead research of new trends and technologies
  • Understand customer's long term design vision and present the strategic benefits of adopting a consistent architectural approach
Minimum Qualifications/Skills:
  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering (EE), Computer Science (CS), or related discipline
  • 12 yrs or more experience working in a similar or related field
  • In-depth understanding of Video network Architecture framework /broadcast/broadband/OTT/IPTV video workflow
  • Functional expertise in the following areas: o OTT, IPTV, MobileTV experience.
  • Content Production, Management, Delivery & Distribution
  • Content management systems.
  • Content processing: Encoding, Transcoding
  • Video Compression and Distribution – Headend: Encoders and Decoders, multiplexers
  • VoD technologies – video servers
  • Virtualization, Switching, Routing, Security devices, Load balancers
  • In-home networking for video: DLNA, Samba, home gateways
  • End user devices for multimedia applications (tablets, smartphones, Setop-box.)
  • QoS/QoE architecture and monitoring solutions
  • Strong knowledge on IP internetworking – o IP routing protocols like BGP, ISIS and OSPF
  • Multicast Routing Protocols such as PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, MSDP, PIM-BSR etc, MPEG DASH or HLS
  • QOS
  • Deep exposure to Cisco data center products such like CRS-1, ASR9K, Nexus 7K/5K/2K, 7600, 6500, IOS/IOS-XR software.
  • Understanding of latest trends and technologies including mobile and packet core preferred
  • Leadership qualities, including meeting facilitation, time management, organizational skills and ability to influence others.
  • Excellent communication skills are ideal in order to be able to participate and drive customer meetings, as well as develop solutions.
  • Ability to work under stressful situations, meet tight deadlines and deliver services with high quality