Headend Development Engineer

Experience: 5 - 9 years
Location: Hyderabad

The Opportunity: Come Build the Next-Gen Hi-Tech Product Platform


Gaian Solutions is working with some of the industry’s' largest broadcasting groups in US to operate an OpenStack based Cloud Content Delivery Platform that leverages the best of AI, ML and Data Science technologies in monetizing content delivery services for the 3.0 ecosystem.

In US, a new TV broadcasting standard has recently been ratified by the US Government's Federal Communications Commission referred to as ATSC 3.0. This new technology doubles the broadcaster bandwidth pipes for the same amount of spectrum utilization apart from providing the ability to deliver broadcast TV signals to mobile devices. Coinciding with the widespread network build-out and adoption of 5G technologies by US Telecom operators, this new standard, is poised to revolutionize TV services significantly alter the IoT landscape, and is also poised to impact the connected car/autonomous car automotive industry.  The broadcast industry and the telecom industry are expected to unprecedented levels of cooperation and synergies across all dimensions of offering digital communications and content services to consumers.

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Gaian Solutions is working with some of the industry’s' largest broadcasting groups to operate a Openstack based Cloud Content Delivery Platform that leverages the best of AI, ML and Data Science technologies in monetizing content delivery services for the 3.0 ecosystem.

About the position:

The Headend Development Engineer at Gaian Solutions will be the primary contact for coordination and technical support for end-to-end Headend Operations.

Basic understanding of the ATSC 3.0 standards and further develop technical expertise in the subject, to build the next generation broadcasting solutions.

You will be responsible for planning and implementation of the solution

Coach and mentor the technical operations team members across all projects by providing instruction, support, and direction.

We drive innovation to create the world's best online and broadcast experience. We are at the forefront of change and progressing at an amazing pace, thanks to our remarkable people, who bring cutting-edge products and services to create value. If you share in our passion for teamwork, our vision to revolutionize and our goal to lead the future in media and technology, we want you to fast-forward your career at Gaian.

Key responsibilities:

  • Implementation of ATSC3.0 broadcast chain components such as
    • NRT server
    • DASH Packager. MMT packager
    • MUXER
    • ATSC 3.0 gateway
  • Ability to generate HLD and LLD documents
  • Enabling encryption support for broadcasting channels
  • Should be a part of solution designing and code reviews
  • Updated with latest on ATSC 3.0 standards, to be able to build the next generation broadcasting solutions
  • Act both as a team lead and as an individual contributor, when required.

The kind of people we look for:

  • Proficiency in ISOBMFF standard (ISO/IEC 14496-12) with hands-on work experience
  • Demonstrated ability in MPEG-4/H.264 /H.265 video compression standard
  • A knack for MPEG DASH standard and working knowledge of DASH packager
  • Significant experience in working with DVB-T2 Gateway
  • Familiar with Multiplexers, Transmodulators, Encoders, Scramblers and QAM Modulators
  • Coding skills - C, C++, shell scripting, python

Nice to have Skills:

Understanding of ATSC-3.0 standards.

Essential qualifications:

  • · Engineering degree preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in Headend operations required
  • 3-5 years’ supervisory experience.
  • Telecom industry background preferred
  • Strong Headend, engineering and computer related skills required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to meet multiple deadlines, prioritize, and make decisions.
  • Ability to effectively adapt to rapidly changing technology and apply solutions to business needs a must.
  • Valid driver’s license; satisfactory driving record

Package Overview:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Affordable Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life/AD&D, Short- and Long-Term Disability Benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays

EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.

About Gaian Solutions:

Gaian Solutions is a leading media and technology firm headquartered at CA. We have a legacy of 13 years in providing cutting-edge products and solutions driven by innovation and excellence to create value. We promote the culture of a novel company intensely focused on providing highest levels of service to our clients and experience to our consumers.

Headquarters: San Francisco/Silicon Valley, USA

R&D development centers: India and China

Gaian’s products and solutions are deployed across the globe—US, APAC, Mexico, Maldives, & India. Today, the company serves businesses as diverse as billion dollar enterprises with corporate communication needs, federal emergency warning centers with real-time alert dissemination requirements, public transport networks broadcasting live streams of information, retail chains looking for sales closures from impactful content experiences as well as entertainment service providers with a constant need to delight consumers.

Gaian is all about our people, our values and our way of doing things—intangibles that can't be measured or modeled in business terms but that truly make the difference. With close to 250 experienced software architects, consultants, project managers, software, broadcast and media engineers located worldwide our purpose is honored each time we exceed our client’s expectations, each time an employee reaches his/her goals, and each time we contribute to the society positively and make it a better place.

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