Microsoft SQL Server - Created and executed original SQL scripts on the Confidential Back Office in order to gather database system information and generate site specific reports across all the COX Video-On-Demand platforms. Ported the scripts into stored procedures to automatically generate & distribute data to the various departments within COX.
Visual C++ .NET - Developed a Windows 32-bit application for error-checking network delivery paths on the set-top box end and digital cable system end.
Linux/PuTTY - Executed bash commands to retrieve set-top box channel information from the digital cable back office, as well as Video-On-Demand asset information from the Concurrent video pumps.
MATLAB - Developed a switched digital video Mini Carousel decoder which read UDP packet captures from the SDV back office running off both Cisco and Motorola markets. This would output site specific information: digital cable channel lineup, channel QAM frequency, and system IP data. Ported the decoder to a C++ 11 standard, executable on the Arris switched digital Red Hat Linux back office.
Confidential, Atlanta, GA
Design Engineer / VOD Infrastructure Engineer
5 years experienced as the Subject Matter Expert for data mining the COX Video - On-Demand platform.
Key member in an engineering team focused on bandwidth capacity planning and growth modeling for VOD, Switched Digital Video, and Edge QAMs.
Developed custom software for the COX business & technology leadership to generate daily Video-On-Demand stream success & failure rates for all 20 markets.
In-house development saved Confidential $40,000 vs. outsourced development to a third-party vendor.
The final software, written as Microsoft SQL Server stored procedures, was built into an automated report distributed to the product and engineering teams.
Senior position in defining COX’s next generation CDN distribution Video-On-Demand system. Generated the most efficient method of VOD asset repositioning, including analysis by Content Provider & Title.
This report was used as justification for the senior leadership to fund additional VOD storage capacity of $5 million dollars.
Developed custom SQL scripts on the Confidential Data Warehouse used to calculate the Video-On-Demand bandwidth utilization at various levels, ranging from entire markets to local service groups.
This report has streaming granularity breakdowns for Standard/High Definition and geographic region, which is being used by network planning, switched digital video, and other groups for bandwidth capacity planning.
Integrated VOD bandwidth analysis with Switched Digital Video planning in preparation for video delivery expansion at specific COX cable markets.
System sizing and requirement for Harmonic NSG9000 QAMs for capacity and encryption capabilities.
Verified new code drops from Vendors as related to change requests.
Confidential, Atlanta, GA
Video Engineering Cooperative Education
Authored a specification report implemented by 3rd party Video-On-Demand developer: Confidential, to be used by engineering, marketing, and planners at various COX cable markets.
Worked on a system integration/deployment team to deploy VOD equipment to 20 sites across the Cox footprint.
Used SQL scripts to model the VOD streaming bandwidth characteristics in Hampton Roads for various headend/hub configurations. This data was used to create system design options and eventually a final, optimized design that consolidated 7 sites into 3. This led to significant operational cost savings, improved reliability, and reduced overall metro transport loading.