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CAST.ERA to launch 5G-ATSC 3.0 technology in the US and Korea.

Cast.era, a media technology joint venture between SK Telecom Co. and Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., will launch a next-generation broadcast solution that boosts television content.

BitPath, CAST.ERA and ONE Media Demonstrate “Enhanced GPS” Using NEXTGEN Broadcast Standard.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

Drive the planning, design and implementation of new and innovative programs and processes.

  • Optimize existing processes and execution by identifying opportunities for standardization, innovation,
    and continuous improvement.

Shape business value streams based on interactions with stakeholders.

  • Establish and manage relationships with clients and business partners.
  • Serve as the project team representative at internal and client-facing meetings.
  • Collaborate with clients (external customers & key internal clients: Tech and Product teams) to obtain an understanding of overall program/project needs.
  • Understand and manage client expectations.

Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time and within scope, maintaining consistent calibration with program-level objectives, client needs, and product release plans.

  • Develop comprehensive project plans for effective execution and delivery.
  • Coordinate team resources and third-party partner dependencies, ensuring availability and allocation for smooth delivery of each product’s release.
  • Assist in the definition of project scope, involving relevant contributors to ensure technical feasibility.
  • Drive the effective execution of project plans, including but not limited to Backlogs, Schedules, Milestone, KPIs, Budgets, Risks, Critical Dependencies, & Action Items.
  • Analyze, document, and prioritize current state and pain points using appropriate tools and techniques to drive established KPIs.
  • Lead project activities to support the development and execution of Go-to-Market (G2M) strategies.
  • Actively participate in the continuous grooming of product backlog to ensure alignment across portfolio.
  • Perform frequent Project Status Reviews with stakeholders.

Anticipate and manage risks, proactively communicating exposures and issues to teams in a timely manner.

  • Clearly document risks and mitigation plans for all projects. Escalate risks to the project team and management, as needed.
  • Manage scope creep via change control processes.

Serve as the Scrum Master and support scrum ceremonies: sprint planning, review, retrospective, and daily Scrum.

  • Utilize SCRUM or Lean principles with the goal of simple and efficient execution.
  • Lead individual project teams. Coach, mentor, and guide other team members.
  • Deliver clear communication of goals, scope, and domain to all relevant parties.
  • Provide the framework, techniques, and tools to ensure consistently effective process utilization for the organization, most especially the Product & Tech teams.

What you bring:

  • 3-5 years of experience in project management, risk management, and process improvement.
  • Experience with Agile project management methodologies, Scrum framework, and an understanding of the software development life cycle (SDLC).
  • Proficiency with Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence, Trello) and project planning software (Smartsheet).
  • Experience in managing complex projects with multiple work streams across diverse virtual and distributed teams.
  • Strong organization skills including prioritization and multi-tasking capabilities.
  • Strong attention to detail, while also maintaining the “bigger picture” view.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to tailor messaging based on audience. Comfortable in communicating and presenting up to the executive level.
  • Ability to grasp technical concepts and interpret at different levels of the organization.
  • Proactive. Forward-thinking. Planning mindset. Keeping an eye on the day-to-day, while also thinking ahead.
  • Ability to build trusting relationships with both internal and external team members.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

Entrepreneurial Minded

Demonstrates strategic thinking, operational understanding, and logical judgment. Makes the most of opportunities and available resources. Exhibits propensity for continuous improvement and ability to overcome obstacles and learn from setbacks. Adapts focus to team priorities. Displays a genuine curiosity and desire for perpetual learning.


Results-oriented

Focuses on delivering results with a high energy level and a sense of urgency. Effectively utilizes agile working patterns and tools to manage multiple projects and deliver solutions efficiently.


Critical Thinking

Approaches problem-solving by balancing data with reason and experience. Critically assesses accuracy and pertinence before moving to action. Approaches complex problems and ambiguous questions confidently with an analytical, process-oriented mindset. Embraces the “trial-and-error” approach to make and influence informed business decisions.


Communication

Expresses ideas and effectively clarifies ideas through both written and verbal communications. Displays active listening skills and adapts communication style to the audience.


Accountable

Owns and keeps commitments. Enforces operational rigor and discipline to set & maintain high performance standards. Self-starter in a dynamic environment.


Learning

Continuously adopt new technologies, processes, and prioritize innovation to challenges.


    Key Competencies We Look For

    Some capabilities include an AI-based upscaler, zero-latency OTT and personalized ad delivery.

    CAST.ERA Eyes Year-End Release of 5G-ATSC 3.0 Convergence Technologies

    In a demonstration of new services that NextGen TV can offer, BitPath, CAST.ERA and ONE Media publicly trialed “Enhanced GPS” broadcasts that could provide a tool for autonomous vehicle navigation and other application.

    Next-Gen TV Technology Demonstrates High-Precision Positioning, Potentially for Autonomy

    In an important demonstration of some of the new services that NextGen TV can offer, BitPath, CAST.ERA and ONE Media have delivered “Enhanced GPS” broadcasts that could provide a major new tool for autonomous vehicle navigation and other applications. 

    NextGen TV: BitPath,CAST.ERA and ONE Media Demo `Enhanced GPS'

    CONTACT US

    1100 Wilson Blvd., Suite 850

    Arlington, VA 22209 USA

    Talent@CastEra.io

    We’re looking for a Senior UI Developer to join our Product Development team and work cross-functionally to generate, test, and implement designs to create a seamlessly navigated experience in quality solutions. Our ideal candidate is a highly motivated, ambitiously drawn to the growth potential, excited to dive in to our fast-paced startup environment.


    WHAT YOU'LL DO

    • You will convert UI design solutions for CAST.ERA products into engineered software.
    • You will interact extensively with UI/UX designers and business team(s) to collaboratively achieve stated business objectives.
    • You will collaborate with other teams and vendors to forge the best technical solutions.
    • You will implement and maintain interface elements, framework, and processes for our standalone and web applications by utilizing continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline Jenkins.
    • You will lead UI development through rapid prototype generation, thorough testing, and the integration of features and improvements/fixes, ensuring seamless, functional solutions.
    • You will obtain and incorporate feedback, prioritize features, and demonstrate progress to effectively remain aligned throughout SDLC - development, testing, and deployment phases.


    WHAT YOU BRING

    • 7-10 years of software engineering experience, especially in operator UI development
    • Mastery on HTML5, CSS, JavaScript/TypeScript, node.js, Python / scripting, Go
    • Experience with frameworks in any of the following: Grafana, Angular, JQuery
    • Strong knowledge in Cypress.io, WebPack, Mocha
    • Working knowledge in API and back end development
    • Working knowledge of distributed architectures and strong Object-Oriented (“OO”) fundamentals
    • Expert knowledge of coding for multiple browsers and understanding of their differences and intricate details
    • High proficiency in debugging and fixing UI code, scripts, and backend interface issues (including REST APIs in a distributed environment)
    • Expertise in Atlassian suite of products: Confluence, Jira, and BitBucket
    • Extensive experience in multiple software methodologies, primarily Agile/ Scrum, waterfall, and everything in between
    • Lead development activity using open source software (“OSS”) ecosystem with exposure to a multitude of tools
    • Ability to apply design concepts enough to customize and integrate various OSS-based solutions related to ATSC3.0 broadcasting system

    API Developer

    We’re looking for an API Developer to join and help grow our development team, serving as a primary resource for designing and developing APIs to provide a seamless experience to developers and customers integrating products focused on the broadcasting/ media industry.


    Our ideal candidate is highly motivated, ambitiously drawn to the growth potential, excited to dive into our fast-paced startup environment.


    WHAT YOU'LL DO:

    • Serve as a primary resource for API development. Design, develop, test, and maintain code using open-source tools, software libraries and assume the role of SME in product and API development.
    • Manage/own development of multiple API modules in conjunction with product launch timeline.
    • Develop product adaptors for API standards specific to the broadcasting/media industry (ATSC)
    • Drive API QA best practices, including developing test plans, test descriptions, test procedures, test automation.
    • Perform code reviews and verify the implementation of system and software requirements.
    • Create integration modules and abstract APIs to pass data to and from internal/external systems/products using multiple RESTful APIs.
    • Participate in story grooming/refinement sessions with Product Owners, leveraging platform knowledge to clarify requirements.
    • Work with internal and external teams interfacing with client/customers to understand the products
    • Enforce the API Document to help your colleagues, improve the product, and improve the support experience.
    • Contribute to the ongoing learning and success of the team, and the company, by sharing knowledge through mentorship, collaboration, and aiding in the documentation.


    WHAT YOU BRING

    • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience) in Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems.
    • 7+ years of hands-on software development experience, especially in API implementation and integration,
    • 4+ years of hands-on experience in designing and developing high-volume web services using API Protocols and Data Formats (REST, JSON, SOAP & XML).
    • Experience with various Web APIs (client and server), knowledge about current API frameworks. Technologies like REST, GraphQL, gRPC, and opensource based software development.
    • Hands-on experience in developing and testing (automation) using the APIGEE management platform, including but not limited to installation and configuration.
    • Implement requirements of the API layer like security, custom analytics, throttling, caching, logging, request, and response modifications, etc. using the API management platform.
    • Mastery understanding of modern application architectures - three-tier, distributed, centralized, microservices, etc., with experience in REST API.
    • Expert level experience with some or all the following technologies: Java, Go, Python 3, SpringBoot, Web sockets, Git, Mochas, and public/private cloud.
    • Proficient in Linux/Open-Source technologies.
    • Experience with central logging and dashboarding systems like Elasticsearch, Fluentbit, Filetbit, Kibana, Grafana, Graylog.
    • Experience/strong willingness to learn multimedia and/or broadcasting/ media applications and technologies is highly desired.
    • General understanding of database products such as MS SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Elasticsearch.
    • Experience in the broadcast or OTT industry is a huge plus.



    Project Manager

    WHAT YOU'LL DO:
    Drive the planning, design and implementation of new and innovative programs and processes.

    • Optimize existing processes and execution by identifying opportunities for standardization, innovation,
      and continuous improvement.

    Shape business value streams based on interactions with stakeholders.

    • Establish and manage relationships with clients and business partners.
    • Serve as the project team representative at internal and client-facing meetings.
    • Collaborate with clients (external customers & key internal clients: Tech and Product teams) to obtain an understanding of overall program/project needs.
    • Understand and manage client expectations.

    Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time and within scope, maintaining consistent calibration with program-level objectives, client needs, and product release plans.

    • Develop comprehensive project plans for effective execution and delivery.
    • Coordinate team resources and third-party partner dependencies, ensuring availability and allocation for smooth delivery of each product’s release.
    • Assist in the definition of project scope, involving relevant contributors to ensure technical feasibility.
    • Drive the effective execution of project plans, including but not limited to Backlogs, Schedules, Milestone, KPIs, Budgets, Risks, Critical Dependencies, & Action Items.
    • Analyze, document, and prioritize current state and pain points using appropriate tools and techniques to drive established KPIs.
    • Lead project activities to support the development and execution of Go-to-Market (G2M) strategies.
    • Actively participate in the continuous grooming of product backlog to ensure alignment across portfolio.
    • Perform frequent Project Status Reviews with stakeholders.

    Anticipate and manage risks, proactively communicating exposures and issues to teams in a timely manner.

    • Clearly document risks and mitigation plans for all projects. Escalate risks to the project team and management, as needed.
    • Manage scope creep via change control processes.

    Serve as the Scrum Master and support scrum ceremonies: sprint planning, review, retrospective, and daily Scrum.

    • Utilize SCRUM or Lean principles with the goal of simple and efficient execution.
    • Lead individual project teams. Coach, mentor, and guide other team members.
    • Deliver clear communication of goals, scope, and domain to all relevant parties.
    • Provide the framework, techniques, and tools to ensure consistently effective process utilization for the organization, most especially the Product & Tech teams.

    What you bring:

    • 3-5 years of experience in project management, risk management, and process improvement.
    • Experience with Agile project management methodologies, Scrum framework, and an understanding of the software development life cycle (SDLC).
    • Proficiency with Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence, Trello) and project planning software (Smartsheet).
    • Experience in managing complex projects with multiple work streams across diverse virtual and distributed teams.
    • Strong organization skills including prioritization and multi-tasking capabilities.
    • Strong attention to detail, while also maintaining the “bigger picture” view.
    • Strong communication skills, with the ability to tailor messaging based on audience. Comfortable in communicating and presenting up to the executive level.
    • Ability to grasp technical concepts and interpret at different levels of the organization.
    • Proactive. Forward-thinking. Planning mindset. Keeping an eye on the day-to-day, while also thinking ahead.
    • Ability to build trusting relationships with both internal and external team members.
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.


    DevOps Developer

    We’re looking for an DevOps Developer to join and help grow our development team, serving as a primary resource for CI-CD pipeline development to provide a seamless and robust DevOps platform and process. 


    Our ideal candidate is highly motivated, ambitiously drawn to the growth potential, excited to dive into our fast-paced startup environment.

    WHAT YOU'LL DO:

    • Serve as a primary resource for DevOps development and maintenance.
    • Design, develop, test, and maintain pipeline code using open-source tools, software libraries and assume the role of SME in DevOps Platform.
    • Work collaboratively with software engineering and management to define infrastructure and deployment requirements.
    • Follow the industry best practice and continuously improve the CI-CD efficiency and security.
    • Provides and manages test automation and performance testing capabilities to validate applications and the environment.
    • Responsible for establishing, operating, and maintaining continuous integration, continuous delivery, and automated testing frameworks.
    • Researches emerging technologies and trends in DevOps and other delivery.
    • Definition and deployment of systems for metrics, logging, and monitoring on cloud platform.
    • Design, build, and maintain operational tools for deploying, monitoring, and analyzing infrastructure and applications.

    WHAT YOUR BRING

    • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience) in Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems.
    • 4+ years of hands-on DevOps development with a solid understanding of full SDLC in enterprises.
    • Hands-on experience in Linux operating systems environment.
    • Hands-on experience in CI/CD platforms and tools like Jenkins, Hudson, Bamboo, etc.
    • Hands-on experience in AWS and/or GCP cloud infrastructure
    • Experience in administering VM and container orchestration with software like Docker, Kubernetes, or similar software.
    • Thorough understanding and experience in version control systems like Bitbucket, Gitlab, and Github.
    • Hands-on experience in Shell, Python, or Go Scripting for administration, monitoring, and automation.
    • Experience in automation of IAC with tools like cloud formation, Terraform, or any other scripts.
    • Experience in Load balancer and HTTP proxy servers, web/app servers like F5, AWS LB, NGINX, Apache, etc.
    • Knowledge in administrating Linux/Unix servers and clusters.
    • Experience in Helm and Ansible playbooks.
    • Knowledge of Domain management, Certs, Network routing, Cloud Security, and Monitoring.
    • Experience in other cloud infrastructures like Cloud Foundry or OpenStack would be a plus


    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to talent@castera.io


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