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Contract Set Top Box Field Application Engineer,   Not Specified,   South Africa
 
Broadcom require a talented engineer to join the Set Top Box and Cable Modem/Gateway Field Application Engineering Team in EMEA.
The applicant must have experience of working with customers as well as having a good understanding of Set Top Boxes, related technologies & Software components.
The applicant must be able to promote system level solutions including hardware as well as embedded software elements to help customers from concept through design to deployment.
This position requires software, hardware, debug, testing and Customer Facing skills.
The applicant may be a software or hardware engineer, but needs a strong software background as well as having hardware debug skills, and a good system level understanding of a Set Top Box.

PROFILE & EXPERIENCE:

5+ yrs software/hardware design experience.
Experience in STB software & application development.
Knowledge of STB drivers and SW environment.
Real-Time OS embedded SW knowledge (Linux)
Understanding of complete SW stack for STB products, from driver to open source code
Knowledge on DBS, IPTV & DOCSIS STB technologies

CRITICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To help customers design in Broadcom Set Top Box products
Pre and Post-Sales activities, customer visits throughout South Africa
Deep STB understanding and knowledge of key basic DVB standards.
Review customer’s architecture, schematic & layout prior to system bring-up
Assist customers with system bring-up to increase customer’s TTM & hence increase the ROI of both the customer & Broadcom
Assist customers with debugging, test and QA including support at customer premises
Interact with marketing & engineering both at Broadcom & at the customer to adapt STB technologies to new platforms and solutions.
Help package and support customized software builds and configurations for different applications.
Accurately diagnose customer system architectural issues and how they pertain to our products
Help customers integrate and use Broadcom software drivers & tool chains, requiring embedded RTOS SW experience.
Duplicate and analyze customer problems & work with internal teams to solve issues
Basic understanding of collateral technologies such as DOCSIS, MoCa, WiFi & Ethernet
Transfer innovative ideas to marketing and factory applications.
Develop and review customer’s technical specifications & provide system proposals to meet requirements, defining Statement of Work (SOW) documents for custom developments where necessary
Provide FAE, Sales/Marketing and Customer Trainings, including Seminars and Lab exercises, developing Product Presentation material where applicable
Work closely with Marketing and/or Sales on strategic decisions that enhance customer relations and satisfaction
Promote company technology at Trade shows, Conferences, Seminars
The job requires close customer cooperation - talking with people at all levels in our customers and operators. The candidate must have good inter personal & presentation skills.
A second language is a plus, & good English is mandatory.

LOCATION:
The applicant should be able to work from a Home Office, & be able to travel to Durban
Johannesburg & CapeTown as well as other parts of the world including the USA as required.

Desired Skills and Experience
Broadcom require a talented engineer to join the Set Top Box and Cable Modem/Gateway Field Application Engineering Team in EMEA.
The applicant must have experience of working with customers as well as having a good understanding of Set Top Boxes, related technologies & Software components.
The applicant must be able to promote system level solutions including hardware as well as embedded software elements to help customers from concept through design to deployment.
This position requires software, hardware, debug, testing and Customer Facing skills.
The applicant may be a software or hardware engineer, but needs a strong software background as well as having hardware debug skills, and a good system level understanding of a Set Top Box.

PROFILE & EXPERIENCE:

5+ yrs software/hardware design experience.
Experience in STB software & application development.
Knowledge of STB drivers and SW environment.
Real-Time OS embedded SW knowledge (Linux)
Understanding of complete SW stack for STB products, from driver to open source code
Knowledge on DBS, IPTV & DOCSIS STB technologies

About this company
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®.

Broadcom, one of the world's largest fabless communications semiconductor companies, with 2012 revenue of $8.01 billion, holds more than 7,800 U.S. patents, and has more than 7,700 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video, data and multimedia.

Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at +1.949.926.5000. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.
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