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Senior Media Platform Cloud Architect

Requisition Number:  12957
Contract Type:  Permanent

Lod - Airport City, IL Emek Ha'ela, IL

Senior Media Platform Cloud Architect
Israel - Airport City, Israel - Emek Ha'ela

Reporting to Maurice Arnoud VERLAAT



Why is this role, and SES, a great place to work:

  • We bridge the gap between two very exciting technologies, cloud and space
  • We are developing a solution with industry leading partners
  • We offer great training and certification opportunities for cloud (thanks Cornelia!)
  • We encourage and empower our team members to step up and make a difference

Role Description Summary:

The Principal Media Platform Architect performs a leading and guiding role in ensuring all Media Platform applications and features are compatible with and suitable for deployment on SES Cloud infrastructure. The incumbent shall be defining, standardizing, implementing, and safeguarding state-of-the-art cloud-based media capturing, processing, and delivery solutions in close collaboration with our Product, Technology, and Services teams and wide range of vendors and partners. The role is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the continuous development, and future-proofing, of the SES Media Platform, ensuring optimal design, monitoring, delivery, and the highest standards of service.

The Principal Media Platform Architect is essential in bridging the infrastructure and application layers and coupling these to the technical and operational users. 


Are you…?

  • An expert in media processing and delivery workflow who has previously delivered complex workflow tools, combining multiple vendor technologies in a single solution?
  • Highly experienced in overseeing delivering cloud-native solution developments
  • Able to think out of the box to solve complex problems
  • Able to switch from designing to doing, from conceptualizing to implementation?



Primary Responsibilities/Key Result Areas:

  • Architect, high availability, large scale cloud-based solutions for video applications and workflows
  • Deliver on and coordinate deployments with dedicated DevOps teams for efficient product rollout
  • Work closely with, and if required lead engagement with, SES cloud partners and providers in designing and developing optimum video application integration and video service delivery
  • Work closely with, and coordinate with, SES Cloud competency areas like Cloud Centre of Excellence, Network Cloud Practices and Development, thereby contributing technical and thought leadership in SES’s overall Cloud Strategy
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring within the team
  • Oversees and steers the delivery of video application infrastructure for highly reliable video services
  • Responsible for future proofing systems, being aware of industry and technology developments and analysing impact on current SES platforms and recommend technical solutions and improvements aimed at keeping SES video products relevant
  • Advocates and supports transition of new technologies within the business
  • Serves as a technical owner for assigned cloud-based solutions, safeguarding technical integrity of subscriptions, and providing guidance, support, and approval for changes
  • When required, takes on responsibility in implementation of projects and takes a leading role in large scale and premium projects


Who We Are Looking For (More About You):

To achieve the outcomes described above, we believe you will have the following:



  • Excellent understanding of media workflows and operations with a proven track record of delivering highly innovative solutions on cloud infrastructure
  • Focus on continuous modernization and improvement of deploy, support, and operate cycles
  • Understands and displays strong customer focussed behaviour
  • Self-driven attitude, defining and managing workload
  • Experience with defining, creating, implementing, and improving solutions


Preferred Education & Experience (a combination of education and experience will be considered):

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science and 5 years of relevant working experience
  • Previous experience working in a DevOps environment 
  • Experienced with both classical and digitalized media technologies
  • Experienced with Media Delivery Platforms
  • Experienced in the media industry, understanding end-to-end workflows and value
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, or other cloud providers
  • Extensive experience with Cloud components like AKS, VMSS
  • Experienced with automated deployment of Infrastructure as Code
  • Extensive experience defining, developing, deploying, monitoring, and improving products in the Cloud
  • Experienced in creating high availability, large scale cloud service architectures
  • Experienced with SQL or equivalent database technologies
  • Extensive experience with and understanding of cloud security and operations
  • Extensive experience with contributing to and delivering large-scale migration programs


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cloud certification like Azure Architect, or other
  • Knowledge of Agile, Scrum, and Git
  • Knowledge of microservice design patterns
  • Scripting skills with Powershell, Python, Perl, or similar
  • Knowledge of Docker, Kubernetes, and other container technology


The contents of this job description are subject to change. SES and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.


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