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7 months ago
Location: Staines
Job type: Permanent
Category: General Engineering Jobs
Digital TV/Broadcast Specialist
Communications House,, Staines-Upon-Thames, United Kingdom

Position Summary

Worker Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Full time

Samsung has a strict policy on trade secrets. In applying to Samsung and progressing through the recruitment process, you must not disclose any trade secrets of a previous employer.

Role and Responsibilities

Main function of the role of Standards Engineer (DTV)

Working as part of the European Business Development & Industrial Affairs Team the main purpose of the role is to represent Samsung business interests in Digital TV Standardisation across Europe and potentially beyond. The role also requires extensive interaction with Broadcaster and Network Operators in terms of deployment of broadcast technologies.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will have background in and knowledge of Digital TV and related technologies. The position would also suit a candidate currently working in software development for Digital TV and looking to move to, an externally facing role with involvement in Standards Organisations and EU Broadcasters/Network Operators.

Line Organisation

This position reports to the Head of Business Development and Industrial Affairs at Samsung Research UK.

Key functions

Under the guidance of the Line Manager, the jobholder is expected to perform (but is not limited to) the following tasks:

Represent Samsung business interests in Regional and International Digital TV Related Standardisation Organisations such as but not limited to DVB and DTG.

Work with Samsung internal stakeholders at National, European and Korea HQ Level to formulate Samsung strategies on Digital TV related issues as they arise.

Provide frequent and accurate reporting inside Samsung of Digital TV developments in Regional and International Digital TV Related Standardisation Organisations.

Act as Samsung subject matter expert in Digital TV and provide support to Regional Sales and Marketing organisations as required.

Assist Samsung Regional Sales and Marketing organisations in local field issues such as field trials, product demonstrations and certification as required.

Provide in a timely fashion, written reports following attendance of meetings and as appropriate resulting from other activities undertaken.

Identify new opportunities to Samsung on activities relating to new and future technologies in Digital TV.

Keep abreast of new developments and techniques in the Digital TV market.

All work is to be of a professional standard, paying due regard to safety, efficiency, cost effectiveness, time scales and the needs of the company.


The job holder is expected to take responsibility and determine how to accomplish assigned tasks to defined deadlines.

Skills and Qualifications

Skills and experience

A degree in Computer Science, Electronics, Natural Science, Mathematics, Engineering or any other related discipline. Background in software development of Digital TV Middleware for Set Top Box or Integrated Digital TV is highly desirable. Good understanding of end to end operation of Digital TV Networks, Satellite, Cable and Terrestrial. Experience of working in Digital TV Standardisation Bodies such as DVB, DTG, EICTA. An effective communicator able to clearly present complex ideas to large groups both internal and external to the company. This includes, but is not limited to, progress reporting and the exchange of technical information. Ability to write well structured accurate and complete technical documentation. Self motivation and ability to work as part of a team or alone, managing own work and setting sensible priorities according to perceived requirements. Willingness to travel internationally frequently.

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