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Headend Engineer 

Location: Golden, CO
Job # 10214573
Date Posted : 12-01-2017
We are urgently looking to fill following position with our Direct client

TITLE:  Headend Engineer 
LOCATION: Golden, CO
DURATION: 3+ months  
Rate: DOE

Client Notes : 
Key skills are
- Cable head-end experience with  DAC based Arris Motorola Equipment
- Cisco networking / Linux admin
-  Experience with Video On demand (VOD) system

- Work involves administration, preventive maintenance, Troubleshooting and related documentation etc 
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Duties:
The headend engineer will provide support in an R&D environment to ensure QA and engineering teams have the required headend resources to meet their testing and development needs. This is a fun, fast-paced, dynamic environment where there are opportunities to be creative finding elegant solutions to complex issues. The most important aspects of this role are: the ability and drive to troubleshoot a wide variety network, server, and video related issues; come up to speed on new/unfamiliar technologies; resourcefulness in bringing issues to a resolution; and being an out-going people person that can work with a variety of internal and external teams.   Essential Duties and Responsibilities   The headend engineer is responsible for the installation, service, support, upgrade, documentation, and management of all aspects of the digital and analog headends.  

This includes (but is not limited to) working with the installation, configuration, support, management, and high-level troubleshooting of:
  • Conditional Access equipment (Motorola DAC. CSS (RADD), SDM)
  • Video modulation equipment (Motorola APEX & Harmonic edge QAMs, Arris CAP-1010)
  • Forward and Return Path equipment (Motorola ARPD-1000, Motorola OM-2000, NC-2000)
  • Video distribution network (satellite dishes and receivers, Cisco switches, Sencore MPEG streamers)
  • RF distribution networks (RF cabling, amplifiers, splitters, spectrum analyzer)
  • Asset Management System (Ericsson) to distribute VOD content to multiple platforms
  • Video On Demand equipment (SeaChange, Arris, Ericsson)
  • Switched Digital Video platforms (, Motorola, BigBand)
  • Network Cisco switches and Cisco CMTS (cable modem termination system)
  • Nagios monitoring equipment health and SNMP.

Required Skills:
  • Self motivated to identify potential issues and possible improvements and act on them with little or no supervision
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and proficient in establishing priorities.
  • Proficient in the use of RF spectrum analyzers (HP\Agilent, Sunrise Telecom, JDSU), MPEG analyzers (Dektec), protocol analyzers (Wireshark), and media players (VLC).
  • Motorola DAC administration
  • DOCSIS\DSG in both a Cisco and Motorola environment
  • Working knowledge of MPEG over IP, multicast routing, and ASI.
  • Understanding of RF distribution, standards (SCTE), and techniques.
  • System administration and troubleshooting (RedHat Linux, Solaris, UNIX, Windows)
  • Network configuration and troubleshooting (Cisco switches, Cisco CMTS(cable modem termination system), and Cisco routers)
  • Documentation using Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Excel.
  • Willing to travel for additional training, educational opportunities, and conferences.
  • Produce written documentation of procedures and scopes of work.
  • Headend related duties such as wiring, installation, and documentation.
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