In-Field Decoder Engineer: Multichoice Recruitment

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22 Dec, 2011

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Engineering Jobs in South Africa

MultiChoice is the leading multichannel digital satellite television operator across the African continent. Its dynamic technology platform and varied bouquet of channels, built on a foundation of compelling premium entertainment, has seen MultiChoice grow its business across South Africa.


(Products, services, programs and information which the individual must provide to external individuals or groups, or one another to accomplish the organisation’s mission and strategy)

  • Technical support of infield Next Generation and other decoders
  • Specification of infield decoder product enhancements (stability and feature enhancements)
  • on infield decoders
  • Troubleshooting of infield issues reported on decoders
  • Manage relationships with decoder hardware and software vendors
  • Executive information maintenance on infield decoders
  • Supply direction and be central point of liaison with Field Services
  • Consulting role to Product Management, Quality Assurance, and System Integration teams
  • Provide input to the Next Generation decoder strategic roadmap
  • End of decoder product life management


  • Thorough knowledge of decoders & peripherals, home networking and interconnectivity
  • Understanding of consumer electronics and home networking trends
  • Pay TV industry, specifically MCA broadcasting, broadcast infrastructure & value chain
  • PC literacy: At least mid-level competency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook
  • Production of research and recommendations documents
  • Applicable Regulatory knowledge
  • Minimum 5 years set-top box development/support experience


  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Analytical thinking
  • Problem analysis and solving skills
  • Management skills
  • Customer orientated
  • Communication (written and verbal)
  • Presentation skills
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Initiative
  • Self-motivated
  • Creative and forward thinking
  • Innovation (to modernize or improve on existing ideas, etc.)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline

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