Solutions Architect (Cloud Specialist) in Madrid

Eurovision Labs

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Job Description

Eurovision Services (ES) is looking for a Solutions Architect specialised in cloud technologies to join the Global Operations & Engineering team at our technology hub in Madrid, Spain.


The ES Global Operations & Engineering department is the central point of contact for all customers receiving operational services from Eurovision Services, coordinating the management of requirements and delivery for all events, transmission and media services between broadcasters, EBU Members, sport federations and event organisers. The ES Global Operations & Engineering department is responsible for delivering high-quality technical solutions and achieving ambitious operational objectives, implementing reliable delivery solutions to provide outstanding value and services for our customers, while optimising costs to improve our bottom line.

The Solutions Architects team provides cutting-edge developments in broadcast services and designs new technical solutions to meet future business opportunities. The team is also responsible for L3 support and expertise regarding all digital services and broadcast services, ensuring business continuity for Eurovision Services.

The Solutions Architects team provides high-level digital and broadcast expertise to top management. Solutions Architects interface with customers, partners and suppliers to build an efficient and future-proof service architecture.


In this role as Solutions Architect, you will:

  • In collaboration with other solutions architects, design, code and maintain ES broadcast services and the solutions portfolio
  • Design, build and maintain on-premise and cloud-based security solutions
  • Be involved in the delivery of services to our customers and EBU members
  • Interact with senior level management to promote new ideas and ensure appropriate size and scope of proposed action plans
  • Provide in-depth technical advice on emerging production technologies to technical and management staff
  • Define high-level solution architecture to provide managed Media/Network services (including data, control and monitoring layers)
  • Define POC architecture for a customer demo and run the implementation
  • Lead the technical discussions with different providers and internal stakeholders to define the solution implementation plan including infrastructure (computing/network) and software
  • Write detailed specifications including API calls sequence used for third-party sub systems integration in a global architecture
  • Monitor and guarantee performance and availability of digital broadcast services
  • Develop continuous and disruptive innovation by investing time in research of technologies and solutions to extending our business and create new opportunities
  • Lead specific in-house software development as part of a solution
  • Provide L3 support


The successful candidate must have experience as a cloud architect and the following skills:

  • Good knowledge and experience of AWS infrastructure and services
  • Good knowledge of automation with Terraform, Ansible and Jenkins
  • Good knowledge of Kubernetes
  • Good knowledge of container technologies
  • Experienced with CI/CD tools (Jenkins, GitLab, etc)
  • Experienced with micro-services, containers, API gateway, REST is required
  • Proficient with the design and delivery of scalable applications
  • Experienced in successfully deploying or migrating services/solutions to public clouds (AWS, Azure, GCP…)
  • Strong experience designing or implementing API best practices as well as using design and architectural patterns
  • Aware of ITIL processes
  • Experienced with Linux environments
  • Comfortable with leading through complex conversations across multiple partners
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills
  • Must be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced quickly changing environment
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Professional level verbal and written communications skills in English


Additional experience in the following areas would be a bonus:

  • Experience working collaboratively with geographically distributed and international teams (our headquarters are located in Switzerland)
  • Some experience in working on live sports events in a broadcast environment
  • AWS Architect Certification
  • Knowledge of French is a plus

Perhaps you are missing some of the listed skills and required experience, but you are self-motivated and eager to learn? Then we still want to meet you!


  • Be part of an outstanding multi-cultural and international team of engineers
  • Get involved in Tier-1 media projects with impact and visibility
  • Occasionally travel to our headquarters in Switzerland for workshops and training
  • Enjoy our technology hub, designed to foster a culture of sharing, openness and creativity
  • Choose your working environment: Apple MacOS or Microsoft Windows
  • See your code in cinemascope on a big screen (30-34”) at a comfortable desk


Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering or similar degree (Master or Bachelor).


  • Competitive salary and benefits,
  • 28 working days of vacation for all employees,
  • A flexible 40-hour working week for work-life balance,
  • Recognition bonus system,
  • Personal incentive plan,
  • Private health insurance,
  • Company pension fund,
  • Ticket restaurant card,
  • Public transport card,
  • Sponsored gym membership,
  • Choose your own laptop backpack,
  • Start-up culture but with a consolidated business behind it,
  • A multi-cultural environment, made up of a dynamic and international team,
  • Enjoy long-term stable employment.
  • Media

  • Privately Held

  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • 150-200

  • 1953

About us:

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media (PSM). Our mission is to make PSM indispensable. We have 73 Members in 56 countries in Europe, and an additional 33 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas

We are one EBU with two distinct fields of activity: member services and business services.

Our member services strive to secure a sustainable future for public service media, provide our Members with a centre for learning and sharing and build on our founding ethos of solidarity and co-operation to provide an exchange of world-class news, sports news and music.

Eurovision Media Services, our business arm, has an outstanding global reputation and is the first choice media services provider for many media organizations and sports federations around the world.

We have offices in Brussels, Rome, Dubai, Moscow, New York, Washington DC, Singapore and Beijing. Our headquarters are in Geneva.

Discover more about the EBU on and EMS on

About Eurovision Labs:

Eurovision Labs in Madrid is the new technology hub for the EBU's new subsidiary, Eurovision Services. The Labs will be responsible for delivering media & broadcast core solutions applying the most advanced software engineering techniques. The new offices in Madrid are specifically designed to boost creativity and facilitate innovation and learning in an amicable work environment. As part of the technology team, you will be working with top international engineers specialized in media while seeing your developments applied in Tier-1 worldwide sports and news content. The applicants will be part of a small, talented and motivated core team that will support Eurovision Services in delivering the most innovative and reliable solutions for our customers around the world.

Join our new technology hub in Madrid:

No vacancy, but you think your profile could be of interest to us? Are you self-motivated and eager to learn? Then we want to meet you!

We are seeking profiles from the software and telecom industry which are passionate about software, internet and telecommunications. If you are hands-on, have some knowledge of programming, scripting, Linux OS, IP stack, networks, devOps, integration, QA or project management then let’s have a chat to see how you can fit the team.

Once on board you will:

• Be part of an outstanding multi-cultural and international team of engineers,

• Get involved in Tier-1 media projects with impact and visibility

• Occasionally travel to our headquarters in Switzerland for workshops and training,

• Enjoy our labs, designed to foster a culture of sharing, openness and creativity,

• Choose your working environment: Apple MacOS or Microsoft Windows.


Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering or similar degree (Master or Bachelor).

Benefits & Perks:

Competitive salary and benefits.

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