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  • Christian Ey
    Hi there, I received those job openings from a friend, Eric Krock. The company Kontiki is located in Sunnyvale, CA. Have a good time! Chris ... Subject: job
    Message 1 of 1 , May 31, 2006
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      Hi there,

      I received those job openings from a friend, Eric Krock. The company "Kontiki" is located in Sunnyvale, CA.

      Have a good time!
      Chris


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      Subject:job openings at VeriSign Kontiki: Sr. Product Manager, SW Engineer, Sr. Sales Engineer, Project Manager, Pro Serve Tech Lead, QA Engineer
      Date:Wed, 31 May 2006 16:15:18 -0700
      From:Eric Krock <eric@...>
      To:Eric Krock <eric@...>


      VeriSign acquired Kontiki for $62M in March. With the resources of a large company behind us, VeriSign Broadband Content Services (which includes Kontiki) is now hiring to capitalize on the rapid growth in rich media content delivery. I have an opening for a Senior Product Manager for consumer media services on my own team; this is a great career move for someone who wants significant product management responsibility on a key product at a major company in a rapidly growing market. We also have openings for a software engineer, sales engineer, project manager, ProServe technical lead, and a QA Engineer. Job descriptions below. If you know anyone who might be interested, please forward this email and/or have them email me their resume. Principals only. Thanks!

       

      Eric Krock

      Director of Product Management for Broadband Content Services, VeriSign Inc.

      (W) 408 730 3083

       

       

      Senior Product Manager – Consumer Media Services

       

      The Kontiki Delivery Management System is the leading solution for secure, efficient

      delivery of digital media such as video, documents, and software files. Kontiki DMS is

      used by leading media companies such as AOL,  BBC, and SkyTV for fast, user-friendly,

      reliable delivery of DVD-quality video over the Internet to consumers and by leading

      enterprises such as Ernst & Young, Nextel, and VeriSign for sales, marketing, corporate

      communications, and training. Kontiki has an opening for an experienced Senior Product

      Manager to help lead the evolution of Kontiki DMS with a focus on major consumer

      media opportunities.

       

      Product Management is responsible for successfully defining and bringing to market new

      services and software targeted at media and enterprise customers. Specific

      responsibilities include:

       

      * Develop the strategy and roadmap for media and enterprise products and services.

      * Understand the industry landscape including potential partners and competitors in

      order to drive product strategy and positioning.

      * Work closely with media and enterprise customers to gather product requirements

      and communicate product roadmaps.

      * Perform product research including market, technical, and competitive analysis.

      * Work closely with engineering and other teams to translate customer requirements

      into concise and clear product requirements and schedules.

      * Ensure that new products and services drive revenue according to company plan.

      * Communicate key product and service messages (e.g. positioning, value proposition,

      features / benefits) to customers, sales force, and other internal employees.

       

      This position requires the following skills:

       

      * 5+ years in software product management and product development and 10 total

      years of relevant business experience including product management, development,

      and/or marketing. Primary experience should be in shipping winning software or

      managed services for media or enterprise customers that has successfully met revenue

      and margin goals.

      * Strong experience working directly with Fortune 500 CIOs and general managers.

      * Strong experience leading across functional groups to ship software on schedule.

      Able to work effectively with a diverse team and gain the respect of team members.

      Must be able to effectively lead, motivate, and manage people in different groups

      across the company, even when they do not directly report to you.

      * Thorough understanding of digital media and the enterprise software market. Good

      understanding of key technologies such as internet/networking infrastructure and

      security. Deep technical knowledge necessary to understand complex product issues

      that will affect the success of the product.

      * Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Must excel at presenting

      technical and product information to customers and internal teams and at writing clear

      & concise documents such as MRD/PRDs and technical white papers.

      * Technical background with a BS in engineering/computer science or direct

      experience as an engineer.

       

      The ideal candidate will have some of the following skills and experiences as well:

      * Understanding of the needs of major consumer media companies in digital content

      initiatives. Good understanding of key technologies such as digital rights

      management, online advertising, billing, payment, internet/networking infrastructure

      and security.

      * Experience with any of the following:

        * Content Management Systems

        * Hardware- or software-based caching or Content Delivery Networks

        * Reporting, tracking, and analysis of user activity for high-volume web sites

        * Online advertising and targeting systems

        * Other enterprise software

       

      Position reports to the Director of Product Management.

       

       

      The Senior Software Development Engineer is responsible for working on Kontiki's distributed networking technology (Linux) and media client (Windows). Distributed networking technology work includes network protocol design and implementation, LAN activity detection, Windows client-side virtual file system, and grid-based live streaming protocols. The media client provides a front-end to the user and includes design/development of GUI components for the Windows platform and COM/ActiveX programming.

       

      Experience and education:

      - Five or more years of industry experience in developing and shipping commercial software written in C/C++.

      - Networking knowledge, including TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, FTP, and HTTP.

      - Knowledge of Linux OS and APIs for file operations, networking, and system activity APIs.

      - Experience with Windows and understanding of the Win32 API is a plus.

      - Knowledge of development and debugging tools on both Windows and Linux platforms.

      - Experience with COM and ActiveX controls is a plus.

      - Experience with and an inclination to work in Java if necessary.

      - Proven ability to work as part of a team of engineers.

      - Excellent written and oral communication skills

       

       

      Sr. Sales Engineer - Consumer Entertainment Media

       

      Responsibilities include:

      * Work closely with account executives to present and sell the VeriSign Broadband

      Content Services Group management and delivery solutions.

      * Understand the customer's internet media delivery goals (TV, Movies, etc.) and describe

      how the VeriSign solution will fit. 

      * Create technical proposals for customers and prospects which present the VeriSign

      solution and its benefits.

      * Assist customers in pilots, beta testing, and deployments. Involve additional engineering

      resources where necessary for custom development needs. 

      * Effectively communicate product requirements from the field back into engineering.

      * Develop customer centric solutions based on the existing environment and specific needs

      of the customer.

      * 30%-50% Travel 

       

      Required Skills:

      * Strong focus on generating revenue and high customer satisfaction.

      * Exceptional time management and organization, and the ability to manage a predefined

      project or process requiring the participation and assistance of individuals from multiple

      functional areas

      * Confident and energetic; professional and team-oriented sales approach

      * Excellent presentation skills, and written and oral communications ability

      * Excellent listening skills. The ability to understand the business needs of

      prospects/customers and to explain how our solution can meet their needs.

       

      Qualifications:

      * BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field

      * 5+ years of Sales Engineering and/or System Engineering

      * Understanding of enterprise, internet and web technologies (Wide Area Networking, Web

      servers, Databases, HTML, Software Deployment best practices, etc.)

      * Video Technology experience - MPEG Compression, Codecs, Digital Rights

      Management, Content Management Systems, streaming protocols

      * Expertise with Windows, Linux, and UNIX environments

      * Understanding of internet security technologies (Digital certificates, SSL, etc.)

      * Understanding of CDNs, caching solutions, network protocols.

      * Experience with Perl, shell scripts, Java, and JavaScript

      * Excellent written and oral communication skills

      * Demonstrated ability to rapidly learn new tools and technologies

       

       

      Professional Services Project Manager

       

      We are looking for a sales pro who has knowledge of focused business areas

      and applies industry best practice principles. In this position, you will

      provide ongoing consulting services to both new and established customers,

      ensuring continuing business and optimal use of the system. The

      Professional Services Project Manager plays a key role in successful

      management of the customer relationship and in generating continuing

      services revenue.

       

      Key Responsibilities:

      * Supports and plays a major role in all aspects of Professional Services

      engagement from pre-scoping and project scope definition through

      requirements analysis, gap analysis, functional and technical design,

      application build, product configuration, unit testing, and deployment.

      * Applies expert business analysis and business process to customer needs.

      * Provides business process design guidance, and contributes to system

      architecture decisions in support of product implementation efforts. Presents

      results to customer staff.

      * Provides expert functional expertise in the diagnosis and resolution

      including the determination and provision of workaround solutions.

      * Effects skills transfer to customer staff and provides post-deployment

      support at the application level. Identifies training needs to client staff as

      required.

      * Assists the Sales and Marketing team in new opportunity development by

      providing expert advice, operational walkthroughs, and proposal

      development where required.

      * Contributes quality assurance by participating in project and design

      reviews.

      * Develops new insights into situations and applies creative and innovative

      solutions to make process improvements and satisfy desired results.

       

      Experience:

      * Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

      * 8-10 years experience in Professional Services and Software Developments

      * BA/BS Degree or equivalent experience.

      * Functional Expertise in JavaScript and HTML.

      * Understanding of IT Standards and Protocols.

      * There will be some travel with this position.

       

       

      Professional Services Technical Lead Engineer

       

      VeriSign's Kontiki Delivery Management System is the leading solution for secure,

      efficient delivery of digital media such as video, documents, and software files.

      Kontiki DMS is used by leading enterprises organizations such as Ernst & Young, GM

      and Coke for sales, marketing, corporate communications, training, and by leading

      media companies such as AOL and BBC for fast, user-friendly, reliable delivery of

      DVD-quality video over the Internet to consumers.

       

      The Professional Services Technical Lead Engineer is responsible for working with

      Kontiki's professional services team and Kontiki customers to design custom client

      implementations or write code to interface with the various APIs (webservices, user

      authentication, client) used by Kontiki's distributed networking technology

      (Linux/Windows) and media client (Windows). The media client provides a front-end

      to the user and includes design/development of GUI components for the Windows

      platform and COM/ActiveX programming.  In this position, the candidate must work

      with customers to understand the requirements of their custom applications and

      assist the clients to design a solution application for their business needs.   The

      successful candidate will insure that appropriate specifications and documentation

      are written so the customizations can be supported in future release.  Furthermore,

      the professional services technical lead  will work with Kontiki product and

      engineering management to provide feedback on features that should get rolled back

      into the core Kontiki product.

       

      Experience and education:

      * Seven or more years of industry experience in developing, shipping, and

      supporting commercial software written in HTML/JS/Java and C++/COM.

      * Knowledge of development and debugging tools like VC++/VC .Net, CVS.

      * Experience with COM and ActiveX controls is a must.

      * Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must.

      * Comfortable presenting technical issues one on one, to small groups or large

      audiences.

      * Experience with Linux operating systems is a plus.

      * Networking knowledge, including TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, FTP, and HTTP is a plus.

      * Proven ability to work as part of a team of engineers.

      * Must posses a 'customer support' attitude containing skills such as being

      responsive to customer requirements and the ability to work independently.

       

       

      Quality Assurance Engineer III

       

      Job Description:

      This position requires solid experience in Network protocols testing, web applications and

      client-server testing.

       

      This candidate must be experienced with setting up lab network, Firewalls, Nat and able to test

      Kontiki software with different network products. Also familiar with Linux and Windows

      operating systems and should be able to build their own server systems for testing.

       

      Experience:

      Must have: 

      * 5+ years of software QA experience in Network products testing and client-server applications

      on windows and Linux/Unix

      * Testing experience of TCP/UDP based network protocols: Setting up customer networks for

      testing, Firewall, VPN, NAT and proxy etc..

      * Experience in Server testing'Installation and configuration for servers and performing

      functional, load & performance testing

      * Experience in Database testing-- experience with SQL queries is very helpful.

      * Must be familiar with QA processes and methodology.

      * Expertise in writing test plans and test cases from requirements. 

      * Testing experience of GUI.

      * Must be able to handle multi tasks and work in high pressure environment.

      * Must be proactive, and able to work with minimal supervision.

      * Must have excellent communication skills and must be team player.

      * Some automation experience.

      * Experience in handling Customer/Field escalations

      * Must have degree in computer science or computer engineering.

       

      Good to have:

      * Able to check the code and write the test cases.

      * Experience in writing test scripts using any one of these scripting languages: Python, Perl, Shell

      or JavaScript.

       


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