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About This Role
IT Services is responsible for running one of the largest lecture capture systems in the world, with hundreds of recording systems, hundreds of thousands of users and millions of views annually. The primary focus of this role is to take the lead on the software development, testing, deployment and operations of existing open source multi-stream audio-video applications. Galicaster forms the core recording application for the lecture capture service and customisations, changes and improvements are required for ongoing and future projects. The core of this work is the software integration between the classroom audio/video systems improvements to monitoring systems and deployment and configuration management software. The team you will join (Media Technologies) utilises a DevOps approach to system management and deployment and it would be expected that the post holder will play a hands-on role with the hardware on which the application runs. This would include troubleshoot issues between the application, OS, hardware systems and audio/video systems they are dependent on.
The successful applicant will have demonstrable experience of building production apps with Python. It’s expected the applicant have substantial previous experience in a software developer role or equivalent and is proficient in a Linux environment. Previous experience writing audio/video software solutions utilising GStreamer and FFmpeg is highly desirable.
This role has opportunities in taking the lead with aspects of the existing service, directing and working with other members of the team to bring new features and continuous delivery while maintaining stability. Currently there is a lot of innovation in this domain and the successful applicant will be participating in a larger open source community that spans the globe.
Essential role requirements:
When addressing the person specification criteria in your application for the role, please ensure you make reference to the specific role requirements above.
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.
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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Stuart Phillipson
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
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