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Principal OSS Engineer

  • DAZN
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 03/04/2024
Broadcast Engineering Engineering

Job Description


DAZN is looking for a Principal OSS developer to join our global OSS engineering team, principally to work on development of our Dataminer based control and service orchestration platforms. This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced dataminer developer, architect, and engineer to take the lead role in development of DAZN’s road to service automation.
You will be building and maintaining monitoring and control systems that support the live video platform, working with and leading a team of developers and engineers. You will liaise with internal stakeholders to define requirements, create roadmaps, define solutions and ensure technical documentation and training meets the wider business needs.
As the DAZN business scales the orchestration and automation of our broadcast environments is critical to the success of the business, driving operational efficiency, scalability of infrastructure in a cost effective manor while driving service excellence and customer satisfaction.
You must be passionate about new and upcoming technologies for live television and using your skills and knowledge to deliver projects on time to a high standard. You’ll be working on high profile technical projects such transition to IP and cloud services, resource automation and live service orchestration.  You must also have at least 5yrs hands on experience implementing Skyline’s Dataminer product at another broadcaster or related business environment.  Ideally with experience of managing and leading a team of dataminer developers delivering projects against tight deadlines along with demonstrable development skills in the required languages.

Benefits include access to DAZN, 25 days’ annual leave (increasing by 3 days after 3 years), private medical insurance, life assurance, pension contributions up to 5%, family friendly community including enhanced parental leave, electric vehicle benefit option, free access for you and one other to our workplace mental health platform app (Unmind), learning and development resources, opportunity for flexible working and access to our internal speaker series and events.

As our new Principal OSS Engineer, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Lead the development of monitoring and control systems – planning for scale and future growth
  • Lead the design and development of a resource automation solutions.
  • Ensure the system scales to meet demands and allows the teams frictionless interaction with broadcast systems.
  • Manage the team’s workload to stay ahead of BAU requirements while delivering on projects
  • Be DAZN’s SME for broadcast automation ambitions using Dataminer
  • Working with stakeholders to define and create requirements.
  • Writing and delivering user training
  • Assisting the wider engineering team with project implementation                                          

You'll have:

  • At least 5 years as a Dataminer lead at similar business.
  • A background in software engineering, scripting, and coding with experience coding in C# for .NET Framework and .NET Core
  • Excellent communicator, able to articulate complex scenarios to both technical and non technical audiences
  • Experience leading a team of Dataminer developers
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of multivendor monitoring/control platforms
  • Experience and understanding of live broadcast workflows and architectures
  • Experience of IP video on multicast networks – for example, IGMP, RTP flows
  • Experience with user interface design.
At DAZN, we bring ambition to life. We are innovators, game-changers and pioneers. So, if you want to push boundaries and make an impact, DAZN is the place to be. 

As part of our team,you'll have the opportunity to make your mark and the power to make change happen. We're doing things no-one has done before, giving fans and customers access to sport anytime, anywhere. We're using world-class technology to transform sports and revolutionise the industry and we're not going to stop. 
AMBITIOUS – people who want to make a big impact and drive DAZN forward. 
INVENTIVE – people with bright ideas who deliver great new experiences for our customers – and improvements for our business.  People who come up with better, simpler ways of doing things. 
PASSIONATE – people who are proud of our product, our content and our business – and love to shout about it.  People who love what they do and show commitment every day. 
BRAVE – people who take difficult decisions to help us focus on improving DAZN, our performance and our results. 
SUPPORTIVE – people who know that we achieve more as a team than as individuals.  People value inclusion and look out for each other, helping their colleagues enjoy their work and develop their careers.  People who consider others before making decisions. 

At DAZN, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment that values equality and diversity, where everyone can contribute and have their voices heard. This means hiring and developing talent across all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, sexual orientations, gender identities and abilities. 

Everyone has the opportunity to make change and impact our DEI journey by joining our ERGs: Proud@DAZN, Women@DAZN, Disability@DAZN and ParentZone.
If you’d like to include a cover letter with your application, please feel free to. Please do not feel you need to apply with a photo or disclose any other information that is not related to your professional experience.
Our aim is to make our hiring processes as accessible for everyone as possible, including providing adjustments for interviews where we can.
We look forward to hearing from you.