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Technology Analyst, Digital UK

Job Introduction

**Advertising on behalf of Digital UK** this is not a BBC position.**

Digital UK is owned by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Arqiva.  The company provides operational support for the digital terrestrial TV platform. It also provides viewers with information and advice about terrestrial TV channels, services and reception.

Role Responsibility

Formal testing and conformance of devices for the Freeview Play television platform:

  • Use of formal testing tools to ensure candidate devices meet the requirements of the Freeview Play platform
  • Assisting with the development and improvement of Digital UK’s tools
  • Conducting detailed low level analysis of devices to understand how and why they fail
  • Using this analysis to assist manufacturers in their device development.

Developing an understanding of broadcast and online distribution technologies and technical specifications, such as HbbTV, MPEG, HEVC, DASH, etc.

Engagement with the Digital UK Operations function to assist with the business as usual operation of the platform, analysis of platform issues and explaining the impact to the viewer of certain problems or changes

To build effective relationships across all Digital UK functional teams and Freeview to ensure activity is integrated and efficiently delivered.

The Ideal Candidate

Skills/experience required

  • Good planning, organisation and delivery skills
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Good IT skills combined with some knowledge and understanding of underlying technologies including web technology (HTML5, JavaScript, etc.), network technology (IP networks) and video technology (MPEG, etc.)
  • Knowledge of and an interest in broadcasting and connected TV industry
  • Able to work to conflicting priorities and to tight deadlines

Package Description

**Advertising on behalf of Digital UK** this is not a BBC position.**

For more information, please find full job descriptions on the Digital UK website  http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/about_digital_uk/jobs

 

Please send a CV together with answers to the following questions (250-300 words each) to emma.burt@digitaluk.co.uk

•    Why do you think on-demand viewing only makes up such a small percentage of overall television viewing in the UK? How do you see this changing over time?

•    Why do you think it is important to ensure TVs are properly tested for the consumer, for the manufacturer or for the platform operator? (choose one)

 

Closing date – 6 August 2017

Interviews are expected to take place from 29th August 2017

About the Company

**Advertising on behalf of Digital UK** this is not a BBC position.**

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