In-Field Decoder Engineer: Multichoice Recruitment

Posted on :

22 Dec, 2011

Category :

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.

OUTPUTS:

(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

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

  • 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

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:

  • 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.)

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