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OTT & IPTV Middleware Modernization Lead

Duration: 12 months

Region: Qatar

Mode: On site/ remote

Daily rate: TBD

Our client, a leading telecom group in the Middle East, as part of the RFP process is is looking for an expert to be End to End responsible for the TV Middleware Modernization project.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Support TV Assistant director on the implementation of TV roadmap and translate that into technical requirements for the Middleware Modernization plan
  • Define TV technological strategy and roadmap
  • Support on the RFP /RFI papers creation from Commercial BU perspective, place product requirements and review project delivery
  • Validate the TV MulitScreen and UI/UX solutions and implementations in sight of new RFP project preparation
  • Perform vendor analysis to support the Commercial department with studies in all RFP responses, helping to identify the matching UI/UX solutions and attached systems
  • Involved in project implementation stage with all internal and external parties ( Vendors) for integration work, testing phase ( QA, FUT) and support on the market roll-out
  • Plan and orchestrate migration of the service to the new middleware
  • Support the TV team with BAU activities:
    • Related to QoE and QoS monitoring, and data analytics
    • Product testing ( STB/CPE), plan FUT and firmware roll-outs
Professional background
  • 15+ years of experience in Technology/Marketing (or on a Technology related role in any other area)
  • 10+ years in a similar role within Telecom-Media-Technology
  • 3+ years of experience in video operations, and quality improvement
  • Familiar with TV business models, international and regional markets and trends
  • Outstanding knowledge of Telco, and specifically IPTV/OTT Technology ecosystem
  • Able to perform due-diligence on TV Strategy on a group level
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent knowledge on Telecom products and services
  • Excellent knowledge on media service provider operational activities
  • Proven Experience with hybrid IPTV/OTT ecosystems
  • Experience/knowledge with Huawei Hybrid IPTV Ecosystem
  • Experience working with STB OEMs (SAGEM and any others)
  • Experience leading/working on with Android TV projects, including third parties integration (Netflix and others)
  • Experience leading/working on Apple TV projects (including Zero Sign on)
  • Familiar with business case elaboration and concepts such as CAPEX and OPEX
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