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Senior Solutions Architect

Company: Harmonic
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title: Staff Solutions Architect Engineer

Harmonic is the worldwide leader in video delivery solutions. We enable media companies and service providers to deliver ultra-high-quality streaming and broadcast services to consumers globally through innovative SaaS platforms and software-based appliances. We are changing the way media companies and service providers monetize live and on-demand content on every screen. More information is available at

Role Description

Staff Solutions Architect Engineer reporting to Principal Engineer

What you will be doing:

An individual working in this position will deal primarily with the following:

  • Manage cloud-based architectures required for deployment and optimization of Harmonic's solutions which can be deployed on public & private clouds. Harmonic's video solutions include encoding & transcoding, channel origination/playout, stream processing, and content delivery systems for compressed live or file-based video/audio content originated in public / private clouds.
  • Support the Harmonic video solutions deployed to cloud-based infrastructure as well as the associated video workflows required to serve our customers' needs.

What you should have:

To be successful in this position knowledge of content delivery networks and their optimization for video delivery and associated technologies. It is desirable to have direct experience with content delivery solutions, cloud storage systems, along with internet routing and networking. In addition, you should have the following:

  • A system level, end-to-end mindset and an aptitude for dealing with the methods, technologies, and techniques used in video delivery as well as a strong background in networking and cloud-based application deployment.
  • Excellent communication skills are required to effectively interact internally with Harmonic Pre-Sales, Professional Services, SW development teams as well as Harmonic's technology partners and customers.
  • Experience with deployments in one or all of the following cloud platforms Azure, AWS and GCP.
  • Experience with Content Delivery networks configuration and optimization.
  • Experience optimizing cloud costs in Azure, AWS and GCP, preference to candidates with knowledge of FinOps.
  • Agile project experience as either scum master or team member
  • Ability to drive new architectural ideas and present to cross functional team.
  • Experience with cloud deployments, CDN operations and a strong networking background.
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to represent at all levels of the organization.
  • Creative and self motivated individuals capable of critical independent thinking.
  • Ability to handle multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Ability to work with REST APIs.
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytic skills for investigating and resolving problems.
  • Python or other interpretive scripting capability.
  • Familiarity with internet routing protocols such as BGP etc.

Years of Direct Experience Required:

Prospective candidates will have 8+ years of direct, hands-on experience in systems, video solutions design and deployment. The number of years experience will determine the level at which the candidate will be hired.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or Engineering

At Harmonic, we believe that building and nurturing a global team with diverse backgrounds and voices is critical to our success. Together, we achieve excellence through creativity and innovation, build relationships based on integrity and mutual respect, and deliver the highest quality in every aspect of our business for the benefit of our employees, business partners and shareholders.

Harmonic is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, religion, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, we will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Keywords: Harmonic, San Jose , Senior Solutions Architect, Other , San Jose, California

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