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System Architect Dynamic Advertising

  • Irdeto
  • Remote
  • 20/04/2021
Full time System / Solution Architecture Broadcast Engineering Content Distribution

Job Description

The System Architect function requires an all-round generalist who creates architecture and software designs for Irdeto’s Targeted Advertising product line. The system architect should have a background in software development and is responsible for identifying the business value drivers affecting the system design, and for partitioning and maintaining the structure of the system to deliver this value. Additionally, the role includes participation in industry forums, and involvement in the development of Intellectual Property and the development of patents to protect Intellectual Property.
The System Architect functions in a world-wide team of architects, enabling cross-product line interaction, knowledge sharing and common shared platforms and technologies. The team handles all architectures and designs implemented by multiple development teams in an agile environment, for all Video product lines, and interfaces to the other market units, to define the Irdeto 360 solution with consistent interfaces.

What you will be working on:

  • Maintain the consistency and integrity of the Irdeto system architectures through the product lifecycle to ensure it continues to deliver the required business value

  • Produce enabling specifications for new features or products

  • Define and maintain interface specifications between internal and external system components

  • Assist in the development of strategy by participating in industry forums and standardization bodies

  • Provide consultation on complex projects and be the top-level design specialist.

  • Provide guidance or technical knowledge for a team of developers through the project to completion.

  • Contribute to a sustainable long-term technology strategy by modeling solutions and performing trade-off analysis

  • Convert the business strategy into a technical vision and strategy

  • Support customer facing functions with clarifications on the evolution of Irdeto architectural technology, as well as in cases of complex architectural customer environments

  • Act as a consultant to the development teams by providing expert knowledge on software design practices, and recommendations for component architectures based on the system and business perspective

  • Resolve and clarify technical objectives of the requirements, by ensuring the correct technical choices are made and by taking a system wide view

  • Work with Product Managers to make the technical vision clear and unambiguous to the organization, ensuring that it is communicated clearly and often

  • Understand what the developers want and need from the architecture and mentor and coach them in the value of the architecture and how they use the architecture successfully

  • Assist in the identification of potential patents, and in development of patent applications

  • Guide brainstorm sessions with other senior engineers


What can you bring to the team?

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related engineering field; an advanced degree in area of specialty preferred

  • Minimum 7-10 years of architecture experience as software architect or in a related area

  • Excellent knowledge of various modeling methods

  • Experience developing distributed systems, especially Cloud-based deployments

  • Experience designing and developing connectivity solutions and interfaces with third party applications

  • Knowledge of internet video streaming

  • In depth expertise designing using Use Case Models, Class Diagrams, Entity-Relationship Diagrams, Deployment Views, Sequence Diagrams and Collaboration Diagram

  • Knowledge of SCTE, IAB, and related advertising standards

  • Knowledge/experience with Internet streaming technologies like HLS, DASH and related.

  • Understanding of the complete development life cycle, and a demonstrated competence in software system design

  • Understanding and experience of working in an agile (scrum) working environment

  • Excellent (English) communicative skills in presentation, negotiation, and writing

  • Ability to work independently with third parties

  • Able to work on multiple projects in parallel

  • Knowledge of Content Security, security, encryption, and key management, is an advantage

  • Highly self-motivated person able to drive projects forward without detailed guidance

Why join Irdeto?

We are on a mission to build a secure future, where people can embrace connectivity without fear.  Our lives are increasingly connected. At Irdeto, we enable people and companies to experience connectivity effortlessly by protecting them from cyber attacks. Security is the enabler of the connected world we live in. Our solutions and services ensure that you can enjoy the latest video games, the best blockbuster movies and your favorite live events. And it does not stop there; our technology also secures connected transport and IoT connected industries – just to name a few. With 50 years of expertise in security, we protect over 5 billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best-known brands.

What do we offer you?

Irdeto is a people first organisation where you can secure your future. Our values of Trust, Accountability, Agility and Innovation inform our culture. We believe in connecting people and developing careers with a strong focus on collaboration, creativity, health and happiness among our globally diverse workforce.

In addition to competitive remuneration and an extensive benefits we offer:

  • An international & multicultural environment where diversity and inclusivity are celebrated and embraced 
  • Professional educational opportunities and training program
  • Innovation sabbatical
  • Volunteer Day
  • State of the art office space
  • On the job coaching and mentoring
  • Flexible work arrangement
  • Some of us run city marathons and even go on snowboarding trips together!
  • Casual Friday? Casual every day!
  • And many additional perks customized to global locations (canteen, fresh fruit, amazing coffee, parking, on-site gym, yoga room to name a few)

With over 50 successful years of business innovation behind us, and an exciting digital and connected future ahead of us, Irdeto is a progressive company to join. We are looking for people who will keep us at the forefront of innovation and creativity.

Welcome to Irdeto!

Irdeto is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on identity or innate characteristics, instead we aim to build a diverse, inclusive culture where your talent counts