Who we are

OTIV is a Ghent-based company leading the autonomous revolution in rail. We are on a mission to increase safety and efficiency of railway operations by teaching rail vehicles to drive autonomously. By making trains more efficient and safer, we actively contribute to a modal shift and a greener future. We bring this vision to life by a unique focus on the most challenging environments such as cities, shunting yards and industrial sites. Thanks to high-profile partners and world-leading clients such as Deutsche Bahn, SNCF Group, ArcelorMittal and CAF we deliver the future of railway operations today.

OTIV is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals and in which personnel processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristic. OTIV strives to create an environment in which all employees feel confident in their ability to bring their authentic selves to work and secure collaborating with colleagues and customers.

What you will do

As a streaming engineer working on OTIV.ONE you’ll contribute to an essential part of the solution, since streaming lies at the heart of it. You’ll improve upon and maintain the current connectivity/streaming infrastructure and you’ll support further development of future iterations of OTIV.ONE.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • You’ll be in charge of all (mobile) networking and real-time video streaming aspects of OTIV.ONE in its current status.

  • You’ll lead the (mobile) networking and real-time video streaming R&D aspects for future iterations of OTIV.ONE.

  • You’ll take care of the configuration, testing, deploying, maintaining and monitoring of WAN, LAN and WLAN infrastructure and equipment.

  • You’ll maintain and troubleshoot deployed OTIV.ONE units in the field and work with our clients & support teams to resolve potential issues.

Who you are

  • Bachelor/Master in Computer Science with a major focus on networking or streaming

  • Fundamental knowledge of the TCP/UDP/IP stack, application protocols (RTSP/HTTP) and streaming concepts (compression, noise, latency, decompression, package-loss)

  • Experience in most of the following:

    • Linux (Ubuntu)

    • Python and Shell scripts

    • Mobile networking (4G/5G) with custom private/public APNs

    • Real-time video streaming (rtsp/webrtc/ffmpeg/GStreamer)

    • Dealing with the unpredictability and variability of the (mobile) networking (e.g. packet loss, latency)

    • Video compression

    • Video transmission protocols (FLV, RTMP, MPEG TS, MP4, HLS, WebRTC, DASH, CMAF)

    • Any form of network security/cybersecurity

    • Testing, deploying, maintaining and monitoring of network devices

  • Knowledge of, and experience with dealing with the unpredictability and variability of connectivity (e.g., packet loss, latency, bandwidth estimation).

  • Experience with deploying, maintaining, monitoring, and logging network devices.

  • Enthusiasm for cutting-edge technology.

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced start-up environment.

  • Well-structured problem-solving approach and ability to navigate through complex and chaotic situations with a cool head.

What we offer

  • Full time offer with competitive salary package.

  • International environment in a disruptive start-up with opportunities to grow.

  • Early riser or night owl? Either way, you’ll fit right in our flexible working hours system.

  • Hybrid working policy, with an office in beautiful Ghent (Belgium).

  • Collaborative, transparent, and fun-loving office culture.

  • Team events and quarterly offsite.

  • 30 days of vacation.