Principal Engineer

01 Jul 2022
05 Jul 2022
Full Time
Contract Type

The Principal Display Engineer will be a key player in realising Sky's vision of delivering the best Glass to Glass content experience on the planet. A place where our customers can effortlessly access the best entertainment at the highest quality.

What you'll do:

Technical Leadership and Delivery

* Collaboration - The Display Engineering function will collaborate across multi-disciplinary and cross-territory teams. Including, but not limited to, R+D, Hardware and Software Engineering, Project Management, Materials, Supply Chain, Product Delivery and a variety of Broadcast Engineering teams across Sky, Comcast and NBCU.

Strategic - Provide strong input into the roadmaps for our display products and supporting delivery of the video experience, setting long term goals and industry leading vision. Always ensuring we base of PQ measurements on scientifically sound matrix

Design - Drive innovation to push the boundaries of technology across all our display products. Ensuring every component within the picture quality experience is of high quality, outstanding performance, and maintain simple and robust fault analysis on the service we provide.

Delivery - Helping to engineer automated measurement and monitoring, and improvement of real time video comparison systems. Develop objective and subjective quality metrics to analyse and refine the viewer end point experience. Continually refactor our processes, refining our ability to manage and maximise data analysis and core capabilities.

Group Hub - Identify and collaborate with the best talent across the group to ensure that all products comply to exacting and regulated standards for function, quality, power consumption and environmental impact across all Group territories.

What you'll bring:

Postgraduate to PHD level qualification in at least one of the following fields:

  • Broadcast/Content engineering
  • Colour/Image Science
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Extensive engineering experience within a relevant TV Manufacturing or Video Engineering area with multi-disciplined, technical teams, with a track record of delivering large, complex programmes and projects on the global stage.
  • Authority in global video systems and standards including PAL, NTSC, REC.709, BT.2020. BT.2100 etc. Be highly experienced in Glass-to-Glass video and audio production and distribution methods and workflows. An expert in advanced encoding and decoding technologies including H.264 & H.265 and streaming protocols, such as HLS, DASH, MSS.
  • Expert in advanced encoding and decoding function with proven experience in architecting complex video decode pipelines with working knowledge of SOC tools and capabilities, ideally within AMLogic and Dolby VS12 video cores.

Department overview:

We're the Product Hub. We're the team behind your favourite Sky products, and the platforms that power them. We make every moment magical, everywhere. Our team is made up of self-motivated, big thinkers who have a knack for solving problems and find new ways to captivate millions of customers by putting them at the heart of everything we do. From Sky Glass, Sky Q, Peacock and NOW to news and sports apps, we make entertainment even better and we can't wait to get started on what's next.

Product Delivery:

Want to deliver brilliant products and unmissable entertainment that grips millions of households? Our 1000 strong, Product Delivery team does everything from developing innovative AI technology to creating the best HDR viewing experience for TV products. From Sky Go to Sky Q & Sky Glass, we take our products to the next level and make them more agile and reliable with every release.

The Rewards:

There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

* Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
* A generous pension package
* Private healthcare
* Discounted mobile and broadband
* Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences

How you'll work:

We know the world has changed, and we want to offer our employees the chance to collaborate at our unique office spaces, whilst enjoying the convenience of working from home.

We've adopted a hybrid working approach to give more flexibility on where and how we work. You'll find out more about what this means for this role during the recruitment process.

Your office base:

Our location takes some beating: we're practically in Brentwood station, which has regular trains to London Liverpool Street. If you find it easier to drive, there's some onsite parking, while Chatham Way car park is a short walk away.


We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we've been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we've committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We've also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.

At Sky we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, So we're happy to discuss flexible working.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

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