TV Solution Architect

  • Job Ref: 2843
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Type: Permanent


My client, leading telecommunications and information technology services provider, is looking for TV Solution Architect to hire on permanent role based in Dublin City Centre.

This role is for a Solution Architect to focus specifically on TV impacting projects and work requests. The Solution Architect will be responsible for the delivery of fit-for-purpose solutions in response to business requirements for company’s TV platforms.


Main responsibilities:

  • Ensure Group Technology architectures align with target architectures and is responsible for the architecture of the IPTV service platform
  • Provide TV technology expertise and consultancy across Group Technology and the company
  • Engage early in the technical assessment to better influence the project definitions so as to align with technical capability & Influence commercial decisions to ensure optimal alignment with technical capabilities
  • Ensure the capacity of the key platforms is considered in solution designs in order to meet future demand and writes respective guidelines
  • Assists in troubleshooting major outages/disturbances and participates in governance steering & post investment reviews (PIR’s) to ensure best practice & most cost-effective solution designs are the norm
  • Analyses requirements and from the business, creates functional and technical designs & documentation
  • Assists in implementation (by video solutions engineers) of these designs
  • Maintains up to date documentation & design set for the platform.
  • Creates RFPs for the IPTV service platform and advises to management based on the evaluation of the response(s)
  • Be responsible for the CAPEX cost models for the design of IPTV service platform and services
  • Works with the team of design engineers where it pertains to platform architecture and design discussions and decisions
  • Work closely with strategic vendors, adopting a partnership approach and intelligently getting the best out of the vendors for company’s benefit.
  • Adopt a commercial focus in vendor interactions to ensure that company achieves excellent value for money


Required Qualifications / Experience:

  • Relevant 3rd level qualification (e.g. computer science, electrical engineering)
  • 6+ years industry experience and expertise in IP networking, Unix systems
  • 3+ years relevant design experience, ideally in IPTV
  • Experience in Direct Broadcast Satellite, CATV a prerequisite and in particular traditional IPTV & OTT deployments highly desirable
  • Knowledge and familiarity of listed solutions an advantage: Seachange Adrenalin middleware, Netgem STB, Agama QoE, Ericsson headend equipment, Broadpeak CDN.
  • Ability to deliver to deadlines and technology architectural solutions within objective led parameters.
  • Track record in implementing architectures or systems that have driven improvement in business performance
  • Excellent Troubleshooting skills - logical and systematic approach to problem-solving
  • Knowledgeable in major technical disciplines necessary for the end-to-end system design, analysis, integration, and testing of various digital video broadcast and delivery systems
  • Deep understanding of set-top box hardware and software, middleware, conditional access, digital rights management, and encryption
  • Extensive background in Internet related protocols and applications including TCP/IP, Radius, DNS, HTTP/SSL, HSS, RTSP & IGMP.
  • Working knowledge of Linux (RedHat) and Microsoft (Server 2008/2012) operating systems
  • Working programming and scripting knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of Unix and networking


Unfortunately, we cannot offer sponsorship for this role so you must have valid Visa to work in Ireland.

John Ryan, Senior Recruitment Consultant - Your e-Frontiers consultant for this job

John is one of our recruitment consultants on the Technical Infrastructure Division of e-Frontiers and has been with the company since June 2012. John brings over 12 years recruitment experience to the e-Frontiers team having previously worked for one of Ireland’s biggest recruitment companies. He has worked with many of the Ireland’s leading IT companies and has experience of sourcing technical candidates across all levels. He has also gained valuable on-site client recruitment experience from various recruitment projects. John studied Business Studies in Dublin Business School. He prides himself on his professional and logical approach to recruitment.

Specialises in: Senior Windows Engineers, System Support, Linux Administrators, Unix Administrators, Security Consultants, Virtualisation Specialists, Unix Specialists, Infrastructure Consultants, Cloud Automation Specialists, Office 365 Specialists, Windows Engineers