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Media Piracy Analyst (Monitoring Technician)

NagraStar Englewood, CO
  • Expired: 20 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Title: Media Piracy Analyst (Monitoring Technician)

Location: Englewood, CO

Department: System Security / IBCAP

Who We Are:

NagraStar is a joint venture between Dish Network Corporation (formerly EchoStar Communications Corporation) and Kudelski SA. NagraStar's focus is delivering security solutions for satellite-based television systems, as well as supporting those systems. The company currently has 82 employees and is located onsite with Dish.

NagraStar was formed to support Dish’s satellite broadcast operations through the sale, maintenance, support, and development of digital television management systems and data encryption technology (known as conditional access and referred to as the conditional access system, or CAS). The three main technologies NagraStar provides to its customers are microchips, set-top box software, and Uplink computer systems. Conditional access technology is used to manage subscriber rights and secure television streams so that only those who are authorized can receive corresponding programming. Microchips, placed on credit-card-sized access cards (known as smart cards) or in smart chip ball grid array (BGA) packaging, are used in set-top boxes to control access to authorized programming content.


The Media Piracy Analyst will be working as part of a dynamic anti-piracy team responsible for monitoring and reporting copyright infringements on various platforms (STB, Web, Kodi, Apps).


  • To scan through IPTV Set-top boxes daily in order to identify and report infringing channels
  • To crawl the Web on a weekly basis in order to find and report infringing URLs
  • To scan through Kodi add-ons on a weekly basis in order to identify and report infringing channels and VOD content
  • To scan through app stores on a weekly basis in order to find and report infringing applications
  • To manually capture screenshots and network traces for potential future use as legal evidence
  • To work with R&D teams and facilitate the integration of software solutions aimed at automating monitoring tasks
  • To contribute to the automation and reporting efforts by writing scripts
  • To maintain the monitoring labs up to date and tidy
  • To stay informed of piracy trends by infiltrating forums, chat rooms and YouTube comments sections
  • To contribute to the purchase of pirate devices and subscription for the monitoring labs


  • Fluency in Arabic
  • Good command of English
  • Knowledge of the TV landscape in Middle East / North Africa and popular pirate IPTV platforms
  • Basic knowledge of Internet protocols
  • Detail oriented, dependable, organized, rigorous
  • Team spirit, ability to build strong relationships and establish solid collaboration with peers
  • High sense of ownership and commitment
  • Flexible to changes and resilient to stress
  • Naturally curious, questioning initial findings and going the extra mile to try and find out more
  • Able to think for themselves and search for solutions to unconventional problems


  • Interacting with a MySQL database
  • Use of Wireshark or another network monitoring tool
  • Capable of writing technical procedures and guidelines
  • Comfortable working in a Linux/UNIX and Microsoft/Windows environment

Nice to have:

  • Associates Degree in Computer related field
  • Familiarity with AGILE methodology
  • Scripting language: Perl or PHP
  • Knowledge of streaming protocols such as: HLS, RTMP, DASH


We help studios, sports rights owners and pay-TV service providers protect the value of their premium content by securing their channels, live events and movies. NagraStar proactively fights the growing scale and sophistication of ever-evolving piracy threats. Whether it’s a breach on broadcast systems or IPTV piracy using Kodi add-ons, NagraStar's's anti-piracy technologies and services can manage and disrupt piracy.


90 Inverness Circle East Englewood, CO 80112
Englewood, CO