Solution Architect

Location: Amsterdam, North Holland Salary: negotiable
Sector: Technology Specialism:
Type: Contract Contact: Mark Crorkin

Video Solution Architect

A large, rapid growth consultancy are looking for Video Solution Architects with good engineering experience.
You will have comprehensive experience in designing and integrating new video back office components into complex video platform eco systems.

As part of the development process, you design and integrate individual back office components into video platforms, ensuring its compliance to our architecture blue print, its adherence to platform product requirements and its readiness for build and release.


  • Design and integrate new in-house developed micro-services and externally developed components for the video back office platform
  • Document component-level specifications
  • For externally developed components, manage the vendor on a technical level so our requirements are accurately delivered and our stake in their roadmap is safeguarded
  • For internally developed components, act as the product owner for your micro-services as part of the Agile / Scrum process
  • Write test cases for component validation
  • Participate in End-to-End Architecture design sessions for new features and interface with the platform product owners to understand the platform requirements
  • Share architectural design vision with both technical and non-technical team members, including fellow engineers, architects, product managers, designers and analysts
  • Execute and / or delegate testing of components and their functionality
  • Write clean, well-structured specifications and designs, covering all of the functional and non-functional requirements
  • Make technical design decisions with little supervision
  • Explore new relevant technologies, techniques, frameworks, tools, methodologies and processes
  • Prepare handover documentation and trainings to train and instruct fellow engineers in your team and other teams


  • Excellent understanding of video platforms and the associated back office systems
  • Excellent capability to write unambiguous technical requirements that require little clarification towards vendors and developers
  • Strong, hands-on experience with HTTP, HTTP/2, RESTful and SOAP APIs, XML and JSON formats
  • Strong, hands-on experience with Linux and Windows based servers
  • Strong analytical skills; the ability to analyze at high level but also dive into low level details
  • Experience with TCP and DNS
  • Experience with HTTP servers, proxies and CDNs
  • Knowledge of best practices for the software development life cycle, including Agile development, testing, integration and operations
  • Basic understanding of SQL (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL) and NoSQL (e.g. Cassandra, RIAK) technologies
  • Basic skills to write scripts in at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, Perl, Ruby, bash)
  • Basic understanding of video delivery technologies (RTSP, ABR streaming, HLS, HSS, DASH)
  • Basic understanding of video protection systems (CAS, DRM)
  • Basic understanding of Java development is a big plus
  • Experience with test automation is a big plus

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