Jiří Brunclík

Director of Engineering at Productboard

Prague, CZ

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Jun 2021 - Present


Director of Engineering


Oct 2020 - May 2021


VP Engineering | Video Experiences

Responsible for delivery of end-to-end video streaming platforms for global clients in Sports and Entertainment. Managing a team of 120+ back-end and front-end engineers distributed across Europe, augmented by multiple external suppliers. Involved in the entire project life-cycle from the initial bidding process, through designing the solution architecture, up to operating the platforms at scale. Ensuring that projects are delivered on-time and within budget.


Apr 2015 - Sep 2020

Showmax Engineering

Head of Research and Development

In charge of an international team responsible for building a next-generation OTT video platform for Showmax and DStv Now. Focused on multi-tenancy, scalability, and cost efficiency. Participating in company-wide business transformation programmes focused on technology convergence and modernization. Keeping myself hands-on, including being on-call for the production systems. Linux, AWS, Kubernets, Terraform, Prometheus, Loki, Go


Apr 2013 - Mar 2015


DevOps Team Lead

Employee #2 at a Dubai-based VOD startup, reporting directly to the CTO. Built the whole Infrastructure Team from the ground up. Designed a highly scalable platform based on a service-oriented architecture. Delivered the product to the market in less than 3 months. The ICFLIX platform was acquired by Naspers (JSE:NPN) and rebranded to Showmax. Linux, Docker, ElasticSearch, PostgreSQL, HAProxy, Varnish, FFmpeg, Icinga, Prometheus, Python, Go


Jul 2011 - Sep 2012


Search Site Reliability Engineer

Held the pager for www.google.com. Responsible for maintaining and fixing anything related to Google Search. Developed load testing tools to measure capacity and improve performance. Automated deployment workflows to allow for faster and more reliable rollouts. Linux, Python, C++


2006 - 2009

Bachelor's degree, Informatics

2009 - 2011

Master's degree, Knowledge Technologies, Managerial Psychology and Sociology

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