HFC Consultant Engineer

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Internet, New Media
Salary Description:
Market related
Shirley Parsons
Job Ref:
14144 (HG)


The HFC Consultants assignment will typically involve end to end planning through post sales implementation, software integration or service design, configuration and operational support.

The candidate must have excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work successfully in a mixed environment with both customers and colleagues. Building a good relationship with the customer is key for this position. Candidates need to understand HFC and DOCSIS technologies and have good software integration skills. Excellent verbal communication and documentation skills are also essential.

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Electronic Engineering or equivalent experience in the Broadcast or CATV industry

Very good understanding of networking, including switches, routers, load balancers and network monitoring tools and protocols (SNMP, etc)

Knowledge of HFC and DOCSIS standards

Experience with deployment automation tools, i.e. Ansible, Puppet, Chef

Requires a minimum 5 years of customer facing role solving business problems and implementing technology.

Computer Skills

Strong scripting experience, python, shell, perl, etc

Strong experience with Application Servers (e.g. Tomcat, Apache) is required.

Experience with building RPM packages & software development build environments, e.g. SVN, GIT, Jenkins.

Requires an expert level of understanding of the Linux Operating system (RedHat preferred)

Web services knowledge, HTTP, SOAP, REST API. API integration skills are required.

Demonstrable experience in troubleshooting issues in complex distributed systems using common tools is required.

Cassandra DB knowledge would be a plus

Personal skills

Strong understanding and hands on experience with networking and enterprise systems architecture is required.

Strong troubleshooting skills are required.

Requires excellent verbal and professional presentation skills

Requires the ability to build complex solutions, work with customers on defining requirements, and be able to create or significantly contribute to requirements documents.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Additional Requirements

* Candidates can be based anywhere in Europe but must have no restrictions on regular (up to 40%) business travel in Europe/NL
* Must be fluent English speaker. Other European languages such as German are a plus.

Contact Details:
Shirley Parsons
Tel: 01296 611346
Contact: Helen Gibbs

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