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Director, Video Engineering, Live, Peacock, Direct-to-Consumer

NBCUniversal, Stamford, Connecticut

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Level: Manager (Supervisor)


Primarily Responsibilities:
  • Work with the engineers and vendors to deliver reliable, standards-based streams in a performant, scalable and consistent way so that operational KPI are met across all playback environments
  • Collaborate both internally and externally across the broader technology organization to ensure sensible and consistent standards are defined and implemented
  • Evangelise excellent engineering culture and best practices
  • Work closely with key vendors to ensure timely, high-quality feature delivery
  • Support requirements analysis by translating high level feature requirements into technical video playback capabilities
  • Mentor engineers in the team and be an integral part to the hiring process to support hiring of diverse talent
  • Work closely and collaboratively with other engineering managers in video engineering and software development teams
  • Continuously learn, improve and optimise processes and ways of working
  • Provide constructive feedback to help your direct reports grow in their professional careers


Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum eight (8) years of relevant experience in digital video encoding and delivery for D2C environments
  • Minimum eight (8) years of relevant managerial experience, inspiring and leading highly productive technical teams
  • Expertise in digital video workflow and operations, especially live video delivery at scale
  • Deep knowledge of audio and video streaming technologies, including but not limited to DASH, HLS, CMAF, SCTE (35 and 224), MPEG, AAC, and DD+
  • Deep knowledge of SSAI and CSAI, challenges and benefits of stitching using technologies listed above
  • Knowledge of UHD and leading edge streaming technology, including HDR, 4K, and low latency streaming
  • Knowledge of DRM, understanding the implications and complexities of different encryption methods and key management techniques
  • Working understanding of streaming player technology and standard consumer device behavior
  • Understanding of agile software development concepts



Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: )
  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal’ s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal given the collaborative nature of this role
  • An interest in promoting inclusive team culture where engineers of diverse backgrounds can grow
  • An inclusive leadership style - transparency, selflessness and authenticity
  • Desire and eagerness to learn


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About NBCUniversal

At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU.

Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.


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