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Research & Development Analyst - DISH Labs

Company: DISH
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Department Summary

DISH is a Fortune 200 company with more than $15 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service - Sling TV - that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.

Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.

We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win - it's in our DNA. We're looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.

Opportunity is here. We are DISH.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

About the position

For the newly minted DISH Labs, we are on the lookout for talented individuals who love to be at the forefront of technology innovations. This position requires high degree of research and analytical skills, with hands-on technical knowledge in one or multiple emerging technology areas, including but not limited to, AI/ML, Computer Vision, Blockchain, interactive streaming, cloud and edge computing. A successful candidate is attributed as analytical, energetic, adaptable and technically hands-on, with outstanding verbal and written communication skills. This position will require close interaction with engineering teams and be involved in developing production quality outcomes.

Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities and skills include the following areas:

  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research on new technology trends (Computer Vision, AI, Blockchain, Edge Computing, ...)
  • Identify market drivers by evaluating emerging trends and customer demand changes
  • Have the ability to critically analyze signals from various sources - research, industry trends, patents, competitive intelligence, consumers surveys etc, and develop a point of view
  • Leverage data to generate recommendations and communicate research findings with stakeholders
  • Define new and differentiated customer experiences and develop scope for idea validation, including development of mocks and fake-door tests
  • Contribute in Product Discovery and Proof of Concepts (PoC) for technical feasibility
  • Work with engineering teams to assess feasibility and viability of conceptual ideas and designs
    Skills, Experience and Requirements

    Skills, Experience and Requirements

    Must have:
    • A 4-year college degree in Computer Science / Information Technology, Bachelor of Science preferred, master's degree is preferred
    • At least 3 years' experience in a research and development role, focusing on emerging technologies
    • Superior knowledge of software engineering and design thinking
    • Experience with Cloud, microservices and APIs in an engineering ecosystem
    • Prior knowledge of conducting product discovery, feasibility and viability assessments
    • Experience working with public cloud services (AWS)
    • Proficiency in a programming language (Java, GoLang, C/C++)
    • Experience with Agile methodologies/DevOps environments
      Exceptional communication skills: verbal, written, listening

      Nice to have:
      • Knowledge of AI/ML, Computer Vision, and interactive streaming to create personalized experiences.
      • Understanding of Broadcast and Over the Top (OTT) Media ecosystem
      • Conceptual understanding of telecommunications technology stack
      • Agile/scrum certification

        **This position is on-site only. Relocation assistance available.**

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        Salary Range

        Compensation: $87,500.00/Year - $125,000.00/Year
        Benefits

        From versatile health perks to new career opportunities, check out our benefits on our careers website .

        Candidates need to successfully complete a pre-employment screen, which may include a drug test.

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