Tech Manager - Affiliate Services

Viacom.Tech in Warsaw plays a crucial role in Viacom`s global engineering organization. We build highly efficient, advanced systems which are used by millions of users all over the world. Currently, we are looking for a rock solid Tech Manager - Affiliate Services. We need someone with at least five years of experience in television and/or cable industry.

Job ID: TMAS
Location: Warsaw
Job type: Full time, regular

Responsibilities:

  • Taking responsibility for supporting Viacom’s channel distribution to multichannel video operators and 3rd party transporters globally, including compression, security and signal deliveries of channels
  • Supporting affiliate engineers and departments within Viacom that are part of the distribution environment
  • Managing affiliate signal authorization ecosystem including topology, software, affiliate database and affiliate decryption equipment
  • Enabling the assessment and evaluation of new technologies by bringing together key parties (e.g. internal/external resources, clients, vendors, and internal stakeholders)
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with internal business clients, vendors and affiliate distribution partners
  • Assisting with developing budgets and regular tracking of spend
  • Maintaining an awareness of best practices in the technology industry
  • Analyzing, compiling and delivering regular clear, concise reports pertaining to distribution / transportation of Viacom channels
  • Developing strategies and tactics to implement company goals as they relate to signal distribution, encryption, and affiliate database management

Your profile:

  • 5 + years related experience in television and/or cable industry
  • Working knowledge of satellite transmission systems including RF, encryption and encoding platforms
  • Strong understanding of network infrastructure, topologies and protocols
  • Detailed knowledge of master control technologies, workflows, compression, conditional access and uplink systems
  • Strong understanding of IP-based infrastructures
  • Strong understanding of video, audio and ancillary data protocols and technologies
  • Must understand signal flow through cable TV, DTH and IPTV distribution ecosystems
  • Understanding of Content Distribution Networks as part of a signal delivery environment
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and Powerpoint
  • Project management, including agile and waterfall practices
  • Ability to accommodate flexible work schedule based on requirements in different regions
  • Fluent in English. Spanish, Portuguese or other languages a plus
  • Some international travel is required

We offer:

  • Challenging projects targeting large international communities, using modern development and deployment technologies
  • An Agile and growing team of software engineers creating products accessible everywhere
  • Great benefits package: private health care, fitness card, and lots of team building events
  • Competitive salary tailored to your skills and experience and plenty of opportunities for personal and career development
  • Brand new office located in the strict city center (2 mins walk from Metro Politechnika) with cool fun zones
  • Last, but not least, we do great stuff for the global brands, such as Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Paramount!