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Systems Engineer, Playout

Requisition Number:  11857
Contract Type:  Permanent

Munich (Unterföhring), DE


The Systems Engineer, Playout acts as a subproject owner for technical playout platform integration.

It provides in-depth technical expertise for developing new products and services as well as deep investigation of operational issues which could not be resolved in the 2nd level.

Further it provides a lab environment to facilitate off-air replication of operational issues, testing of new equipment or software and integration testing of new products.


Extended Job Description:




  • Manage and operate a playout infrastructure in an SDI based multichannel environment
  • Interface and Interact with the Technology/Engineering relevant functions and departments
  • Deliver projects in time, in respect of Quality Assurance standards as well as the allocated budget
  • Lead technical subprojects for video services implementations for individual customer projects or platform projects
  • Support the product development process by providing technical expertise and practical testing
  • Meet with vendors and customers to provide training and product demonstrations
  • Understand customer needs and expectations
  • Provide 3rd level support function to the 24/7 playout operations



  • Ability to find diplomatic solutions in a complex environment
  • Teamwork: Proven team player, who relishes being part of a global team
  • In-depth understanding of technical background of playout services & equipment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with customers and various internal departments
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and handle multiple time-sensitive tasks in a demanding environment
  • Formulating strategic visions with expertise for state-of-the-art solutions and future trends
  • Ability to assess technical feasibilities in relation to available resources and available time
  • Ability to understand complex technical relationships and ability to transform extensive dependencies to clear and coherent presentations
  • Skill to define solutions and products and the related execution planning with the development and operations teams
  • Decisiveness, flexibility and self-motivation, ability to set clear targets and ability to cope with pressure
  • Willingness to work on call (standby during out of office hours & weekends)   



  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Engineering, Technology, Computer Science, etc.) or equivalent experience required
  • Creative and technically savvy engineer with minimum 3 years work experience of creating and launching video solutions
  • Deep technical background in the broadcast, telecommunication or electronic media industry
  • Adept at defining, developing, and launching new solutions
  • IT related knowledge such as, but not limited to virtualization & cloud solutions
  • Good project management skills
  • Proven ability to define technical product solutions with commercial awareness and business acumen
  • Demonstrated strengths as interface for technical Operations and Product Management organizations
  • Fluency in English, German being an asset


SES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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