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Technical Manager

Job Description

Tehcnical Manager

Outside IR35


Xcede are recruiting for a Tehcnical Solutions Manager to join a leading Broadcasting client. This role is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced, commercially driven technology team, alongside a number of other technology specialists and supplier partners.

Your primary day-to-day responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

- Gather and analyse business requirements in liaison with internal and external stakeholders to design, deliver and iterate best fit online video solutions that are in line with the product roadmap and longer term technology strategy.

- Through formal and informal selection processes, perform evaluation of developers, service suppliers and product vendors based on both the suitability of their technical solutions and consideration of the cost of implementation and support with a comparison of rent, buy or build approaches.

- Perform technical vendor management across a range of incumbent technology service providers, including developers, content processing providers, hosting and network suppliers.

- Take the role of product owner in the development by both internal and third party development teams of technology solutions for the client, specifying stories and test cases, and be responsible for user acceptance.

Experience with any of the following technologies is an advantage:

-Cloud-based hosting e.g. Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, MS Azure

-Container technologies e.g. Docker, Kubernetes

-Networking standards e.g. HTTP, SSL, DNS, routers

-Content Delivery e.g. Origin Storage, CDN

-Databases e.g. MySQL

-Web server technologies e.g. Apache, Varnish, Nginx

-Web application frameworks and Content Management Systems e.g. Ruby on Rails, Drupal, WordPress

- Design of REST APIs and metadata feeds (XML/JSON)

-Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery workflows

- Media Player technologies e.g. HTML5 video, MSE/EME, video advertising insertion

- Streaming protocols e.g. MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS, Smooth Streaming

- DRM e.g. PlayReady, Widevine, Apple FairPlay Streaming

- Video encoding and tools e.g. MPEG codec standards, ffmpeg, cloud encoding

- Programming languages: HTML, JavaScript, Ruby, PHP, Python, Go, shell script and similar languages

- Mobile software development e.g. iOS, Android