Senior Broadcast IT Engineer
Location: London, NW10
Employment type: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract
Salary: Negotiable dependant on experience
Start Date: ASAP
Our client, a multinational broadcaster with a broad range of content spanning from news to entertainment are seeking a Senior Broadcast IT Engineer to join their team in their studios in London.
As a Senior Broadcast IT Engineer you will be responsible for providing engineering support across all areas of the facility including live studios, transmission, and production as well as broadcast creative and on-air graphics workflows. Day to day duties will focus on maintaining a wide range of specialist broadcast and IT equipment with responsibilities including providing routine checks, fault finding and confidently prioritizing the urgency of each fault or problem when they arise. Minimize loss of broadcast services at times of equipment failure by rapidly identifying and implementing alternative methods to restore the broadcast services. Ensure that the broadcast systems are ON AIR without interruption. Perform emergency restoration procedures for broadcast facilities and support operations team during emergency.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Being a Subject Matter Expert, you must demonstrate skills in supporting a wide range of broadcast equipment and technologies including several or all of the following:
Routing & Control system
Video Routers, Multiviewers and Glue items
Master Clock (SPG) Glue and other equipment installed in Central Apparatus CAR Rooms
TX/Playout full support including Automation System, video Servers, CTX Video Mixer, TX output chain
MCR Broadcast related systems Support; equipment and transmission links during outside broadcasts
On-air graphics, Broadcast Creative, Immersive System, Weather, Social
Studios and Gallery equipment support including Audio Mixer, Vision Mixer, Video Walls, Studio Cameras, Robotic System, LED System
Studios Lighting Systems
Editing facilities and post-production suites
KVM systemA solid understanding of IT networking infrastructures, file-based technologies and their implementation in a broadcast environment is essential along with:
Broadcast IT Software Application Support including Media Asset Management and Traffic/Scheduling Systems
Good knowledge of Newsroom Computer Systems NCS and Media Object Server (MOS protocol)
MS and Linux Servers, AD, Clustering, Virtual Machines, XML/XSLT, Network engineering
Basic knowledge of programming and scripting languages, SQLProficiency in maintaining the systems documentation library.
Train and mentor technicians, fellow engineers on existing and newly acquired systems. Team leading approach and skills.
Strong troubleshooting skills, a positive attitude, flexibility and teamwork. Effectively plan, priorities and co-ordinate the activities.
Keeping up to date with the industry and changes in technology and investigating new systems and techniques.
Ability to work under pressure in a live news environment and availability to work on-call as needed, including evenings, overnights and weekends.
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Electronics/Telecommunication/Broadcast/Computer Engineering or relevant practical experience
6 years of professional experience in Broadcast Engineering and relevant equipment's operation/maintenance/support
3 years Broadcast Projects Delivery Experience in projects delivery related to Broadcast/Broadcast IT domains
IT and Broadcast convergence
Knowledge in the use of computer, internet and software applications related to projects planning including MS office, Visio, AutoCAD as well as baseband test and measuring equipment
English Language , Arabic is a plus
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