Software Solutions Architect - Digital TV


Proven experience architecting solutions? Know how to interact well with business and engineering teams? Willing to travel?

How about a key, wide-ranging role helping to design the next generation of DTV software for Europe? Fancy working with some of the best media teams in Europe?

We have two important roles both of which require your skills.

What will you do?

  • Design and maintain a modular, extensible architecture of the CPE middleware by translating business needs into technology blocks and modules
  • Advise developer colleagues on implementation of the architecture thus enabling a flow from business need to day to day implementation through your architecture - detail is key
  • Advise on development of Digital TV products , including design, technology choices, life-cycles, costs and capacity planning with wider group of stakeholders.
  • Research and assess emerging trends and technologies in opensource and technology suppliers to enable your architectural design
  • Closely cooperate with other architects responsible for the cloud systems/BO
  • Propose development processes improvements, new technical solutions and tools
  • Determine operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development and proposed solutions
  • Make informed decisions quickly and taking ownership of services and applications at scale

The results will be one of the most advanced and well designed digital TV platforms in the market place. You can expect to gain a lot of satisfaction from this work and know that your efforts are valued by your colleagues and customers.

Main Requirements which you must have some of:

  • Around 10 years experience of Digital TV and related technologies
  • Broad knowledge of DTV system architectures and specific specialisation in CPE architecture
  • Excellent people skills, including communicating technical ideas, motivating and negotiating with your team - you embody great consulting skills
  • Good understanding of Internet security protocols, system-wide security protocols, cryptography, PKI, SSL/TLS experience
  • RDK 3.0 knowledge
  • In-depth knowledge of SW development methodologies, various programming languages (C/C++, JS) with an ability to read code
  • Experience in embedded Linux system internals
  • Excellent written and spoken English and ability to write necessary tech docs such as use cases, sequence diagrams,
  • Great analysis, problem decomposition, software design and architecting skills
  • Ability to translate business requirements into architectural framework and design
  • Polish language to interact and guide software developers
  • Design of REST APIs
  • Experience in different CPU/SoC architectures ( i.e. MIPS, ARM, IA32, x86 )
  • CA/DRM experience
  • Ability to break down architecture into detailed engineering tasks
  • Hardware and software architecture capability


What we'll give you in return:

  • A B2B or an indefinite period employment contract from the start
  • A twice-yearly company bonus scheme
  • Entry into Employee Ownership scheme (yes, you will own a part of Red!)
  • Opportunities to train, develop and grow, as well as learn from talented colleagues
  • 26 days' holiday as standard, rising an extra day for every calendar year you stay with us (up to a maximum of 31 days)
  • A broad benefits' package including private medical care and a cafeteria of benefits
  • Flexibility in your working hours

About us

Consult Red is an employee-owned company and a trusted partner to some of the world's largest brands. We're an R&D technology partner that develops cutting-edge 'Internet of Things (IoT) smart, connected products, video and broadband end-user equipment, streaming TV devices, networks and platforms. Connected devices and systems developed by Consult Red are currently in more than 30 million homes around the world.

Our story started in 2003 when five friends founded the company in Shipley, West Yorkshire. Since then, we've grown a lot. We work with the world's leading media operators, including Liberty Global (Virgin, UPC), Comcast (Sky) and AT&T (Directv), and in the last 12 months along we’ve grown our team in the UK, Poland and the US by 40%. We're now over 220 people globally, working collaboratively to provide an industry-leading consultancy service across software development, hardware, embedded, and cloud technologies.

We're proud to be an employee-owned business.  At Consult Red, everyone has a stake, and everyone has a say. The employees are the business owners, and we work together with shared values and purpose towards our common goals. We want every team member to feel empowered, have a say in our future, and share in our success. 

Our Recruitment Process

Once you submit your CV, we'll send you a short online form asking you to confirm a couple of things. This will then go directly to the Hiring Manager review. We'll often do a short first stage telephone interview to find out more about you and to check that the role would be a good fit for your requirements.

Then, if you progress to interview stage, we'll try to cover off everything we can in one Teams sitting, to make the process quicker for you - which means our interviews can be slightly longer than average. We hope you'll leave the meeting with a real feel for the job and what it's like to work with us.

With a great place to work in the centre of Wroclaw, one of the best benefits packages in town and a focus on our people - Red is really worth checking out as a place to work.