DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry leading customer service to more than 30 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its customers access to more than 170 HD channels and Dolby-Digital* 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET, Emmy- award winning technology and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for eleven years running.
DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay-TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to more than 10.6 million customers.
DIRECTV own and operate a world class
national IP backbone with Cisco CRS-1
, ASR9k, Cisco 7600 and Juniper routers across multiple major POPS in the US and now it's time to build similar engineering disciple for DIRECTV Latin America.
DIRECTV is looking for a network and systems architect to lead DIRECTV's advance service initiatives in the US and Latin America. This is an opportunity to work with DIRECTV's engineering, a team of world class team at the forefront of innovation and technology. As a member of this team, candidate will work with highly skilled individuals who have been shaping the network and systems engineering industry in the US for years and have now only just started venturing into Latin America, bringing with it, expertise unrivalled in the industry.
As an ideal candidate, you should be someone with strong business analysis skills, converting business requirements to technical specifications and architectural designs, working as a subject matter expert during development, test and deployment activities, and understanding long-term technology and design goals. You are also somebody who enjoys network design, architecture, planning and feels strongly not only about building large networks but also complex migrations and scaling network infrastructure to next level. You must enjoy a close-knit team environment of shared responsibility.
This position, while based in the US, may require travel to various South American countries.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Work with business partners, project management group and other engineering/operations stakeholders to understand and capture project requirements
Translate business requirements into design strategies and patterns
Document and present overall systems and sub systems requirements
Facilitate and lead design reviews between cross functional groups
Understand DIRECTV's long term design vision and present the strategic benefits of adopting a consistent architectural approach
Participate in the multi dimensional efforts for DIRECTV TV Anywhere, Video enhancement and Cloud design strategy
Work with various system vendors on evaluating new systems and solutions as part of next generation video distribution architectures and provide recommendations. Systems include routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, content caches etc.
Assess requirements and present Systems Engineering based recommendations that are in-line with the strategic vision for the enterprise wide best practices
Oversee transition of releases into production
Lead research of new trends and technologies
Understand key design concepts including latency, scalability, efficiency and failover
Provide usage projections and participates in capacity planning exercises
Identify opportunities for architectural improvements in current landscape
Bachelor's degree (Engineering, Computer Science)
8+ years relevant experience as a systems engineer in a fast paced environment required
Experience in designing Enterprise Applications and high-level architectural designs
Understanding of network development methodologies and structured approaches to system development is required
Good understanding of data center design and principles.
Experience in building scalable, fault tolerant infrastructure to support cloud computing. Familiarization with cloud infrastructure/application strategy and technologies is a huge plus
Ability to work in fast paced environment with ability to adapt and change priorities as the business needs change
Understanding of latest trends and technologies including mobile based applications preferred
Strong problem solving and analytical skills, including a qualitative and quantitative skill set
Leadership qualities, including meeting facilitation, time management, organizational skills and ability to influence others
Demonstrated success with working effectively with technical and project managers
Excellent communication skills, including ability to tailor communication to audience to achieve desired results
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