Project Engineer, Digital Media Solutions

Purple Placements
£40000 - £40001 per annum
14 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
ROLE SUMMARY This is a specialist technical role supporting the design and deployment of professional AV Digital Media solutions, principally digital signage, IPTV / VOD and interactive installations. The post-holder will be a source of expertise with respect to the integration of digital media technologies and contribute to the design, build and support stages of the project to ensure delivery to the highest standards. Reporting to the Digital Media Product Manager and based at our London City offices, the postholder will work closely with the Sales and System Design team to help architect innovative solutions for our clients. The post-holder may also be expected to perform the function of on-site Senior Engineer for more complex projects in collaboration with the Project Manager. MAIN ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Solution Design: Contribute to the system design of digital media solutions. It is essential that the Engineer ensures the solution is technically accurate, meets the functional requirements of the client, whilst also taking into account considerations such as budget, longevity, ease-of-use and reliability. ? Support the sales team to confirm technical requirements and assist with specifying products ? Create concept drawings to support proposals ? Provide supporting documentation and technical drawings for deliverable projects ? Provide ongoing support and design approval to the system designers Solution Deployment and Commissioning: Collaborating closely with the installation Project Manager the post-holder will support the off-site pre-staging and on-site deployment of digital media solutions. ? Produce schematics and rack layouts ? Test system racks to ensure they meet the requirements, identifying and rectify faults prior to shipping to site ? Communicate site requirements such as IT and FM dependencies ? Liaise with 3rd party sub-contractors to ensure smooth integration ? Commission systems to the highest standard, including: o Installation and configuration of system 'head-ends' and supporting infrastructure o Configuration of end-points such as Media Players, Video Processors and displays o Software configuration and testing to bring the system to 'sign-off' standard e.g. user authentication set-up, content management workflows, installation of supplied custom media and / or applications ? Deliver end-user orientation sessions Support On occasion the post-holder will be required to support the Helpdesk and TAC team to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues on digital media installations. SELECTION CRITERIA ? Experience of designing and installing digital media systems. Specific knowledge of the following platforms are desirable o ONELAN (NTB range, CMS, DSM, DCE). o Tripleplay (TripleSign, TripleStream, TripleTV, TripleVOD core modules and enhancements) o AppSpace o Scala o Cabletime Mediastar Evolution o Exterity ? Knowledge of digital media file formats and streaming technologies ? Experience installing and configuring signal distribution and matrix switching technologies ? Knowledge of TCP/IP LAN/WAN networking, Windows PC workstation and server OS. Network , Cisco CCNA and A qualifications desirable ? Familiarity with cloud computing concepts ? LCD and LED media wall design and installation skills including programming of video processing equipment from manufacturers such as Datapath and Christie ? CAD skills for system and rack design are desirable ? Familiarity with AMX, Crestron and Extron control products ? Experience of installing and calibrating touch and gesture interactive display technologies ? Experience integrating digital signage content management systems with external sensor / contextual input technologies ? Familiarity with mobile device technologies and operating system platforms e.g. iOS, Android, Chrome OS, Bluetooth, NFC, QR ? Audio system design skills desirable ? Highly developed technical skills with a flair for creating innovative solutions ? Demonstrate high level analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex user requirements Personal Characteristics ? Personal drive to continually keep up to speed with new DM technologies ? Flexible approach to work with a 'can-do' attitude ? Willingness to travel and out-of-town stays are occasionally required in this position Excellent verbal and written communication skills ? Strong multi-tasking skills ? Ability to deliver at pace whilst maintaining a high standard of work ? Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills This job was originally posted as