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Senior Applications & Infrastructure Engineer

Sirius XM

Sirius XM

IT, Other Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Sunday, November 12, 2023
Who We Are

SiriusXM and its brands (Pandora, SXM Media, AdsWizz, Simplecast, and SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services) are leading a new era of audio entertainment and services by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio entertainment experience for listeners -- in the car, at home, and anywhere on the go with connected devices. Our vision is to shape the future of audio, where everyone can be effortlessly connected to the voices, stories and music they love wherever they are.

This is the place where a diverse group of emerging talent and legends alike come to share authentic and purposeful songs, stories, sounds and insights through some of the best programming and technology in the world. Our critically-acclaimed, industry-leading audio entertainment encompasses music, sports, comedy, news, talk, live events, and podcasting. No matter their individual role, each of our employees plays a vital part in bringing SiriusXM’s vision to life every day.


SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. SiriusXM’s platforms collectively reach approximately 150 million listeners, the largest digital audio audience across paid and free tiers in North America, and deliver music, sports, talk, news, comedy, entertainment and podcasts. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM's subsidiaries, Simplecast and AdsWizz make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. The Company’s advertising sales organization, which operates as SXM Media, leverages its scale, cross-platform sales organization and ad tech capabilities to deliver results for audio creators and advertisers. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers.

How You’ll Make An Impact

As the Senior Application and Infrastructure Engineer, you will join our dynamic team dedicated to Media Content Engineering. The ideal candidate will have experience in designing and deploying Compute systems along with coding, scripting, APIs, troubleshooting, and managing applications. A background in broadcast media is a plus. The Senior Applications and Infrastructure Engineer is responsible for troubleshooting, testing and refining design issues and implementing changes to meet the requirements of broadcast applications and support operational excellence as well as contribute to short and long-term strategic planning of broadcast technology.

What You’ll Do

  • Work with cross functional teams and understand requirements and develop inhouse solutions and or via third party vendors
  • Design and implement broadcast systems and applications, including audio, video and metadata routing, signal processing, and control systems
  • Collaborate with Infrastructure teams for Compute and Storage capacity planning, environmental stability (OS and Virtual Layer) for the Applications
  • Understand Application systems and workflows and develop and implement APIs to integrate to support existing and new requirements
  • Design and develop custom solutions via Automation and Scripting
  • Install, configure, and maintain Applications and OS components, including servers
  • Create technical documentation for existing and new application systems which help transition to other stakeholders
  • Collaborate with other broadcast team members, including audio and video engineers, to ensure seamless integration of systems and applications
  • Coordinate with vendors and support the team on problem resolution, design issues, Installs and upgrades
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues:
    • Related to Broadcast applications and systems
    • OS and infrastructure
  • Provide technical support to internal and external users, including troubleshooting, training
  • Excellent Operational Mode: Assist with Transition to Operations after deployment, adhering to 99.99% critical service availability
  • Innovate and implement key modernized technology architectures and concepts, including platform-based solutions that optimize the customer experience
What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, IT systems or equivalent, relevant experience.
  • 5+ years of experience with enterprise Application Maintenance, Support, and troubleshooting end to end.
  • 3+ years of experience in broadcast and Media engineering or a related field.
  • Strong knowledge of Windows OS, Redhat, Ubuntu
  • Experience with REST based APIs, Scripting and automation
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Application and OS Stacks
  • Familiarity with broadcast standards, such as SMPTE, AES, and MADI.
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Bash, Python, or PowerShell.
  • Strong technical skills in broadcast systems and applications, including audio and video routing, signal processing, and control systems.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to diagnose and resolve complex technical issues.
  • Working experience or knowledge of the following infrastructure areas of interest:
    • Compute
    • Storage
    • VMWare
    • Operating Systems – Windows, Linux (various flavors)
    • AWS is a plus
  • Working experience or knowledge of Broadcast Media systems and applications is a plus including knowledge in the following areas:
    • Scheduling Software
    • Automation Systems
    • Playout Systems
    • Record Systems
    • Audio Routing, Control and Content Origination
    • Metadata Routing
    • Video Routing
    • Media Asset Management
  • Must be highly self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability to work as part of a team of different subject matter experts as well as supervise others in design and implementation
  • Motivated to keep pace with rapidly evolving broadcast and IT technologies
  • Excellent interpersonal, written/verbal communication, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Ability to multitask, shift priorities, and be willing to adapt or improve
  • Strong interpersonal written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • General proficiency and working knowledge in all areas of media engineering
  • Availability to travel for assignments at remote company locations
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S
At SiriusXM, we carefully consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary. We expect the base salary for this position to be in the range of $100,000 to $150,000 and will depend on your skills, qualifications, and experience. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary short-term and long-term incentives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.