The Principal Architect Contribution & Distribution Media Networks is responsible to ensure that investments made on systems are technically maximized by applying value engineering to provide scalable, robust and flexible solution design based on end-users requirements.
You will conduct periodic technical system audit to determine whether optimization is required by comparing them to latest technological advancement that will lead to improved system performance at lower operations cost. You will provide high-level solution design and analysis with justification for implementing the solution within the media networks section.
Contract Type: Freelance
Recommends approval to the Expert for all system designs, drawings and solutions proposed in compliance with Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN) established project guidelines.
Recommends solution, system design and upgrade requirements for validation by the Expert.
Apply value engineering to provide scalable, robust and flexible solution design based on end-users requirements.
Conduct periodic technical system audit to determine whether optimization is required by comparing them to latest technological advancement that will lead to improved system performance at lower operations cost.
Provides high-level solution design and analysis with justification for implementing the solution within the media network section.
Analyses and identifies solution issues, system limitations and submit recommendations and justifications for re‐engineering solutions and design.
Analyses system upgrades proposals and recommend alternative solution to optimize system design and configuration with cost effective approach.
Constantly evaluates proposed System Design and Configuration of existing and proposed systems.
Participates in the Review and Validates Project Technical evaluation and clarifications before sending to bidders to ensure consistency with the end‐user requirements and compliance with industry standards and AJMN established guidelines.
Provide robust solutions for interconnected components of a complex system involving many other groups and organizations within AJMN.
Analyses and recommends all design modification and change requests of projects based on the change in requirements.
Conducts technology survey available in the Market to determine latest innovations and cost‐effective solutions.
Perform other duties as assigned from time to time by his/her superiors/DLM
Draft & validate RFP, RFI , SOW documents required for implementation of projects.
Minimum 10 years’ experience in satellite communications/broadcasting or related field; 5 years Projects Experience related to satellite/fiber/IP/Teleport/MCR
Bachelor’s degree in Electronics/Telecommunication/Broadcast Engineering
Project Management Professional (PMP) certified is an advantage
CCNP, CCNA certified is an advantage
ITIL certified is an advantage
Certification in Public/Private Cloud as an advantage
Project Management, and ITIL standards (PMP, AGILE, SCRUM, PRINCE2)
You will have extensive knowledge on:
Design, troubleshooting, configuration, and setup of different Digital Compression Systems and equipment & broadcast systems and equipment
Design of Broadcast Systems using standards including but not limited to SMPTE, NDI, SDI
Design of Compression Systems using standards including but not limited to H.264, H.265, HEVC, LCEVC, AAC, JPEG XS, Dolby
Design of systems using Streaming Technologies and Protocols including but not limited to HLS, Low latency HLS, DASH, SRT, RTMP, ZIXI, RIST, CMAF
Content Insertion and Triggering/Cueing including but not limited to SCTE-35, SCTE-104
Internet-Based Contribution Systems and Services (transmission & streaming)
RF Systems and equipment (KA, DBS, Ku, C Bands)
Satellite Communications Systems and standards (ITU, FCC)
Public and Private Cloud Services and Technologies including but not limited to AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack
Operating System Fundamentals (Windows Server / Linux)
Design & implementation of Networking Fundamentals LAN/WAN (CCNA)
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