Systems Engineer Set Top Box (1402312-1)

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Company: Directv
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date Posted: August 28, 2014
Source: DirecTV
Systems Engineer Set Top Box

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Job Category: Engineering
Date Posted: 08/28/2014
Job Reference Code : 1402312-1

Description
As a Set Top Box (STB) Software Systems Engineer at DIRECTV, you are the bridge between the technical and business worlds as you shape DIRECTV's next generation video delivery platform.
You have a bias for action and ability to break down complex software concepts into the core components as you write technical system specifications and functional requirement documents. The results of your work define innovative new features that drive the software development process at DIRECTV's STB software engineering department.

You can effectively work with diverse and cross-functional groups such as Marketing, Product Development, User Experience, and software developers as your gather requirements and user scenarios for new STB features.

Lastly, you should enjoy working in a fast paced, dynamic, and creative environment with a passion for ...
Systems Engineer Set Top Box

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Job Category: Engineering
Date Posted: 08/28/2014
Job Reference Code : 1402312-1

Description
As a Set Top Box (STB) Software Systems Engineer at DIRECTV, you are the bridge between the technical and business worlds as you shape DIRECTV's next generation video delivery platform.
You have a bias for action and ability to break down complex software concepts into the core components as you write technical system specifications and functional requirement documents. The results of your work define innovative new features that drive the software development process at DIRECTV's STB software engineering department.

You can effectively work with diverse and cross-functional groups such as Marketing, Product Development, User Experience, and software developers as your gather requirements and user scenarios for new STB features.

Lastly, you should enjoy working in a fast paced, dynamic, and creative environment with a passion for keeping abreast of leading edge technology within the video and rich media industry.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Create STB System Specifications and Requirements Specifications for new STB software features.

• Provide creative solutions to challenging technical problems.

• Define overall STB system design and solution.

• Contribute technical analysis for end-to-end system requirements, design and interface specifications.

• Provide complete system specifications and API for STB software architects.

• Review and provide feedback on QA test plans and test cases.

• Review and prioritize projects schedules on a weekly basis with management.

• Establish and maintain partnerships with cross functional groups.

• Must be able to work full-time in El Segundo.

Qualifications

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor/Master degree in Computer Science or a related technical experience.

• 10+ years as a Systems engineer, preferably in a Consumer Electronics environment.

• Experience with the software development life cycle; from requirements definition to development, integration and test.

• Systems-level experience with Linux and/or other multitasking operating systems.

• Working-knowledge of networking and streaming protocols.

• Familiarity with mobile and social media technologies.

• Experience with development of device drivers or firmware for consumer electronic products.

• Understanding of Cable or Satellite broadcast technology (e.g. MPEG, transport streams).

• Proven track record in creative problem solving including critical and analytical thinking.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

• Strong interpersonal skills.

• Must be able to work well in group/team environments.

• Ability to effectively operate in a fast paced environment.

• Strong problem solving and analytical skills, including qualitative and quantitative skills.

• Organizational skills such as facilitating meetings and efficient time management.

• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to tailor communication appropriate for an audience, to achieve desired results.

• Excellent technical writing skills.

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