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With a content portfolio like no other media organisation in the country, SBS occupies multiple channels and platforms, and provides a unique opportunity for employees to help make Australia a better place to live.

Video Streaming Lead

We are looking for an experienced Video Streaming Lead who will participate in project delivery, daily operations and research & development activities that measurably improve the streaming experience of our audiences, whilst ensuring maximum efficiency of digital video encoding and delivery.

This role is part of the SBS Technology team, the 'engine room' of SBS. Our primary role is to enable and support the production, distribution and transmission of content across television, radio and online platforms. 

About the role

The main duties of the position include:

  • Developing and driving the roadmap for SBS’s live and transcoding video pipelines that power SBS products
  • Identifying opportunities to improve the audience experience e.g. reducing latency and buffering and improving video and audio quality
  • Driving efficiencies in storage, content delivery network bandwidth and system resilience
  • Working with the business and other technical teams providing expertise to deliver successful project and operational outcomes around streaming services
  • Challenging and improving existing technologies taking into account current trends e.g. 4K, UHD, Digital Rights Management
  • Challenging and improving existing workflows, in particular, synergies between traditional linear and digital delivery

About you

  • You have a deep passion and understanding for all aspects of video / audio encoding and playback e.g. media formats, codecs, streaming protocols, encryption, captions, triggers
  • You have hands-on experience with appropriate tools and techniques e.g. transcoding / encoding tools, digital ad-insertion, streaming quality, content delivery networks etc.
  • You are able to work independently and under direction
  • You are outcome focussed and able to think both analytically and laterally
  • You will work with other Technology teams and stakeholders across the business to meet their needs
  • You have a demonstrated willingness and ability to adapt to change and learn

What you’ll find in return is a supportive and friendly team of people from diverse backgrounds who are all as focused on making work fun and satisfying as they are on achieving our goals. SBS believes that professional growth is a fundamental necessity for people to be engaged and happy. We are heavily investing in continually improvement of our Learning and Development capabilities across the organisation. We are dedicated to helping our people grow, not just our organisation.

At SBS, it’s not just what you do but how you do it. We’re looking for people who share our passion and hold our strong values, diverse workforce and inclusive culture and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

This is a great opportunity to work for Australia’s multicultural media organisation and play a key role in the evolution of SBS.

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