OTT Services Engineer

Bring your knowledge of IP streaming for Broadcast OTT to Arqiva, global leader in communications infrastructure.

The Role

Working on our OTT services, with an initial focus on IP streaming is the key to this Specialist Engineer role which reports to our Head of Software Development. 

Supporting the onsite IP streaming and OTT Live product set, which currently uses Media Excel encoders at its core, you’ll also be part of the evolution of these products into Cloud provisioned services. 

Working with our architects, projects teams, technical sales and end customers you’ll support new opportunities and product development as well as configuring new streaming services. 

Other deliverables include:

  • Identifying and resolving cross-platform compatibility and performance issues 
  • Providing 3rd line support and out of hours (3rd line) on-call support 
  • Researching emerging technologies and identifying opportunities and risks 
  • Identifying operational, technical and workflow enhancements and working with the Product Owner to deliver on them.

Candidate Profile

You must have:

  • In-depth knowledge of content acquisition/ingest; metadata; encoding; live streaming; IPTV, audio/video codecs; VoD, and storage technologies for delivery to TV, set-top-box, web and mobile platforms online. 
  • Experience of server-side scripting with LAMP and of remote Linux server management and monitoring tools with broad technical skills across areas such as XML, HTML, PHP, CSS, Java, JavaScript and web technologies would be of preferable. 

You can also offer:

  • An understanding of video technologies (MPEG, DVB-T).
  • Advanced knowledge of Media Excel encoders or equivalent
  • Vualto knowledge a bonus
  • Eagerness and ability to get involved in other OTT areas, such as VoD.

About Us

At Arqiva, our vision is to be central to every vital connection in a world which depends on a continuous stream of information. Always. 

At the forefront of communications infrastructure and media services, we’re the people who make connections happen in the digital world. 

Our values are about being ingenious, straightforward and collaborative, clearly and simply, to enable us to go that extra mile for our customers. 


Location: Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Salary: Up to £62,000 + on-call and overtime allowance, bonus & comprehensive benefits.

Next Step
If this describes you and your career aspirations, to APPLY for this OTT Services Engineer role, please click HERE to apply.

Your application will be treated with absolute confidentiality.