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Engineering Manager

  • Sky
  • Prague, Czechia
  • 18/04/2024
Full time Information Technology Management

Job Description

About the role :

As our Engineering Manager, you will join the Content Delivery Engineering team, reporting into the Global Video Engineering organization at NBCUniversal. The role is based in Prague, Czechia and is focussed on leading the local team of seven engineers providing design, operation and delivery for our UK,EU and Africa based streaming products - SkyShowtime, Showmax and Now/Wow. 

The role requires active collaboration with our colleagues in Portugal, the UK and across the US, with management located in New York – excellent spoken and written English is a must.  

The wider Content Delivery Engineering team takes care of the CDN infrastructure of all the NBCUniversal/Sky propositions, including Peacock and OneApp in the US. The team is comprised of CDN, Software and Reliability Engineers, working across a mix of vendor provided and company-built solutions to provide exceptional VOD and live experiences to our audiences in the tens of millions.


  • Lead and inspire our CDN, software and reliability engineers, as they create, configure and maintain systems, software and managed services that deliver exceptional experiences to our audiences across the UK, Europe and Africa.  

  • Working with our Product Owners, achieve effective resource management, User Story mapping, sprint planning, review and retrospective meetings for the local team + associated resources across timezones. 

  • Develop productive relationships with the network of 3rd party suppliers & partners and our internal teams across throughout the group that are critical to our progress, bringing a predictive and consistent approach to our efforts. 

  • Employ data from sources such as Jira, Service Now, BigQuery, Snowflake and supplier data to highlight success and identify shortcomings for our teams, resourcing, project progress and product performance. 

  • Enjoy the pressure and take pride with being the centre of attention from our teams, senior & programme management, change, capacity planning, cyber and other key pillars of the business - being able to provide cross-discipline situation/incident briefings and presenting progress to key stakeholders as needed.


  • Demonstrable experience (2+ years) in an engineering leadership role. 

  • 4+ years of experience in engineering roles with hands-on engineering experience. 

  • A track record in handling projects in a fast-paced work environment. 

  • A flair for communicating in spoken and written English, to a wide variety of nationalities. 

  • Willingness to travel in North America and Europe for work-related activities. 

  • An understanding of Content Delivery Networks, Streaming media delivery and OTT concepts for scaled Live and VOD content distribution is preferable. 

  • Working knowledge of key internet technologies, eg TCP/IP, HTTP/S and DNS protocols.

What can you expect in return?  

  •  Working in an international environment on an impactful globally scaled technology in cross-functional team with an agile approach  

  • Open and healthy working culture where we care about people as much as about stability of the code   

  • Work equipment as per your specifications  

  • Annual bonus based on your performance 

  • Hybrid work, combining working from our office to be closer to the team and working from home  

  • Work life balance thanks to flexible working hours 

  • Generous free day scheme providing 25 days of holidays + 5 days of on-demand leave (sick days) 

  • Contribution to Multisport Card or Benefit Card  

  • Meal Allowance 

  • Team building activities