Senior Platform Specialist

At Rogers, we connect Canadians to a world of possibilities and the memorable moments that matter most in their lives. Every day we wake up with one purpose in mind. To bring loved ones together from across the globe. To connect people to each other and the world around them. To help an entrepreneur realize their dream. A sports fan celebrate a special moment.

Because we believe connections unite us, possibilities fuel us, and moments define us.


As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are working from home, and are equipped to do so safely and efficiently. 

Content Senior Platform Specialist, OnDemand Services and Delivery team – Video


Are you innovative, inventive, and creative? Are you agile and do you find leading edge technology exciting? If so, then imagine working for an entrepreneurial company where employees are committed to meeting big challenges and making a real difference. That's Rogers. A leading communications and media company where people come to do great work.


The OnDemand Services and delivery team is looking for a Senior Platform Specialist that has “real world” experience integrating and delivering large-scale video streaming services including Live and Video on Demand, across a national footprint.  The role is responsible for managing and improve a suite of testing and monitoring tools built on a Web portal running python scripts. The role is also responsible with supporting the E2E VoD services by integrating technologies that will deliver encoding, transcoding, packaging, Metadata, Digital Right Management and Encryption, Content Distribution Networks, Content Management Systems, digital watermarking, and storage solutions for multiple lines of business (multi-tenancy).   Candidate must have experience conducting vendor evaluations and lab trials along with completing integration documentation and production deployments with the technologies. 


Responsibilities to include, but is not limited to:

  • Managing and evolving test tools platform along with reporting and monitoring dashboards
  • Evaluating and integrating new and emerging technologies into the core Rogers Video architecture
  • Supporting Technology Development members in lab and on (PoC) proof of concepts
  • Preparing and evaluating technical requirements documents
  • Writing technical specifications
  • Integrating technology roadmaps items as needed
  • Lead complex engineering projects involving new and untested ideas and problems
  • Support the RFP process with documenting and articulating the technical functions and features, identifying suitable vendors, assessing the suitability of the offerings, and selecting the technology platforms and/or vendors
  • Assurance of process governance
  • Produce clear, well-crafted integration project plans with specified tasks, milestones, and effort required against the desired service introduction and/or modifications to existing services
  • Working with cross functional teams to ensure continued platform compliance with business goals for media delivery capabilities
  • Provide Tier 5 engineering support to Network Planning and Operations in a sudo Devops team environment
  • Defect management and QA testing
  • Expert engineering knowledge in managing IPTV network projects having scope for independent accomplishment and coordination of difficult assignments
  • Be aware and adhere to all applicable Health and Safety regulations, in accordance with legislation and related Company policy


Key Competencies:

  • 5 years’ experience with a major MSO and direct involvement in building large communications networks
  • Expert knowledge in Python, Perl, Ruby, and Linux along with HTML web site building 
  • Knowledge of Facilities & Physical aspects, HFC networks, Transport, IP networks, protocols, and networking principles
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of content ingest platform CMS (VOD ingest workflows, CableLabs ADI 1.1 and 3.0) along with IPTV distribution technologies
  • Knowledge in cloud computing i.e., Virtual machines, Containers, Dockers
  • Working experience with technologies from: Imagine Selenio Flex File, Telestream Aurora, Windows server 2012+ with IIS, Linux, Apache Tomcat and IBM Aspera to name a few
  • Extensive knowledge of Metadata uses in the VOD environment along with XML tags in the video asset workflow
  • Extensive knowledge of streaming technologies:  HLS, MS Smooth Streaming, MPEG-DASH, Multicast, Unicast along with Adaptive Bitrate and Capped VBR usage
  • Extensive knowledge of video CODECs including MPEG-2, MPEG-4/H.264 and HEVC/H.265
  • Solid working experience with CDNs, Content Management Systems and related content processing technologies
  • Excellent organizational, written, and verbal skills
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to create strategic and tactical plans, schedules, milestones, and manage accordingly
  • Communicates effectively with both technical and operations management
  • Core Competencies: Customer Service Orientation, Teamwork and Collaboration, Adaptability, and Initiative
  • Education experience should include Professional Engineering designation, undergraduate or graduate university degree in electrical/computer engineering, computer sciences or related work fields experience


Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 855 York Mills Rd. (819), North York, ON 
Travel Requirements: Up to 25%
Posting Category/Function: Technology & Programming
Requisition ID: 245142
Together, we'll make more possible, and these six shared values guide and define our work:
  1. Our people are at the heart of our success
  2. Our customers come first. They inspire everything we do
  3. We do what’s right, each and every day
  4. We believe in the power of new ideas
  5. We work as one team, with one vision
  6. We give back to our communities and protect our environment

What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

Posting Notes:  Digital & Technology 





North York, ON, CA

Being a Rogers team member comes with some great perks & benefits including:

· Health & well-being benefits
· Donation matching
· Paid time off for volunteering
· Wealth Accumulation including: Pension plan & Employee stock options
· Generous employee discounts
· Leadership development, Mentorship, and Coaching programs

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