Multichoice South Africa: DSTV-I Architect

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6 Jul, 2010

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Media Jobs in South Africa

MultiChoice is a South African company which operates the DStv satellite television service, the main satellite TV service in Sub-Saharan Africa. Multichoice South Africa recruits DSTV-I Architect

VACANCY: DSTV-I ARCHITECT
(BTD Division)

LEVEL F

THIS POSITION IS TARGETING AFRICAN, COLOURED AND INDIAN CANDIDATES ONLY

(Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply)

This position is open to the Employee Referral Scheme – up to R5000.00

CONTEXT:
(External and internal factors which influence the work environment, taking future conditions and strategic requirements into account)

• Leading edge technology
• Dynamic ever changing environment
• Complex products and standards
• Competitive environment
• Catering to consumer expectations
• Innovation
• Research and recommendations
• Integration between various external parties
• Interface to technology partners
• International trends
• Deadline driven
CUSTOMERS:
(External and internal individuals or groups to whom products, services, programmes and information must be provided)

• External customers
–   STB Manufactures
–   MTN
–   TNS
–   External Network providers
–   Strategic stake holders
• BTD internal
– Product managers
– Project Manager
– BTD Technology Operations
– Oracle
– Business analyst
– Business Leads

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)

• System/Product Architecture design and documentation
• Long-term strategic responsibility for the company’s STB and related systems
• Technical coordination and negotiation with all internal and external stake holders on new product development, feature request roadmap, bug rating and impact assessment on complete MCA infrastructure were applicable
• Ability to explain the big picture and complex technical issues in a way that non-technical people may understand
• Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, application, and systems engineering across MCA infrastructure
• Research
• Network Support/Administration
• Knowledge of VSAT, Data Miner and Adroit an advantage
• Knowledge required of TCP/IP based networks (IP Routing and multicasting)
COMPETENCIES:
(Personal capabilities, which are critical to the production of quality outputs)

Functional

• Minimum of 10+ years experience in embedded software design/development environment
• Experience in MPEG and DVB standards, interactive TV and STB
• Application/System architecture design and documentation
• Embedded Software Integration from multiple parties and unit testing.
• Knowledge of the business for which the enterprise architecture is being developed
• Embedded software debugging/troubleshooting
• Strong knowledge of the software development process
• Comprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, application, and systems engineering across MCA infrastructure
• Dealing with a large number of stake holders to come up with a coherent roadmap, strategy etc.
• Coordinating development with 3rd parties

Behavioural

• Good problem analysis and solving skills
• Excellent communication both written and verbal
• Attention to detail
• Able to integrate disparate concepts into cohesive whole
• Systems Thinking – the ability to see how parts interact with the whole (big picture thinking)
• Emotional intelligence – self awareness, confidence, ability to manage conflict, empathy
• Creative and forward thinking
• Analytical and design skills
• System architecture and design
• Able to reason at various levels of abstraction
• Interpersonal and leadership skills – servant leadership, collaboration, facilitation, and negotiation skills
• Time management and prioritization
• Strong self-motivation
• Ability to work individually and in a team
• Deadline driven
• Willingness to develop self
• Professional maturity & integrity
• Positive attitude

Qualifications
• Minimum B.Sc. in Computer Science or equivalent

Are you interested in this dynamic and challenging position? Please e-mail your CV to Ntombiningi Ngubo at [email protected].

PLEASE NOTE:

1. HR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR COPIES OF YOUR CVs. SHOULD YOU WISH TO SUBMIT A CV, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU KEEP THE ORIGINAL.

2. KINDLY STATE WHICH POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR CV.

Apply online before 30 Jul 2010

Click here to apply online: http://www.careers24.com/Jobs/0/83740


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