Broadcast Support Engineer

Broadcast Support Engineer
Location: London, NW10

Our client, a leading Broadcast & Media organisation located in London is seeking an experienced Broadcast Support Engineer who can supervise hardware and broadcast systems that are used across their TV network and provide a ‘systems integrator’ approach to technical support on various systems. They’re seeking an Engineer as opposed to pure Operations support, someone who understand system integration with broadcasting systems and equipment.

Broadcast Support Engineer responsibilities;

  • Technical broadcasting system support including; Playout Center, Studio, Tapeless Production System, Editing Suites, ENG equipment and IT and Network Infrastructure
  • Maintain specialist equipment for video production, broadcast and satellite transmission and interactive media
  • Minimise loss of service when equipment fails by quickly identifying and implementing alternative methods of service to ensure no blackouts
  • Analyze and repair technical faults on equipment and systems
  • Setting up and operating editing facilities for post production
  • Setting up and operating equipment and transmission links outside live broadcasts

Broadcast Support Engineer background & skills

  • Minimum of 3 years in Broadcasting, but preferably more than 5 years
  • Strong technical understanding of broadcasting systems, specifically in key areas such as;
    • Production Systems / Studio equipment; Camera, Vision Mixers, Audio Mixers etc
    • Playout Automation Systems
    • Systems used in Newsroom environments
  • Strong Systems Integration background

MCR Engineer

MCR Operator
London

Our client, a leading Broadcasting organisation is seeking an experienced MCR Operator / Transmission Controller to join their MCR in London. The MCR Operator will work as part of a team receiving live feeds and records feeds via Satellite, MPLS, CDN, Fibre, Q-Lins and 3G/4G devices such as TVU.
Responsibilities of MCR Operator;

  • Undertake monitoring Control of the channel off air and escalation process with DTH providers
  • Effectively receive and record Feeds (Live 2way / Tape feed) and Live Programs via Satellite, MPLS, CDN, Fibre, Q-links and 3G-4G cellular devises such as TVU
  • Controlling the quality of receiving Feeds
  • Monitor the receiving tape feeds and live programs
  • Use Data-miner in controlling and monitoring all MCR equipment and highlight if any alarm appears in critical devices
  • Pointing the steerable antenna to the required satellites and reduce the action time
  • Add sources/maintain the monitoring system
  • Coordinate effectively with operators in the field to support remote operations via satellite, fibre, and IP networks
  • Identify faults and take immediate preventative action to restore traffic
  • Undertake routine testing, preventative and corrective maintenance of transmission systems and ancillary equipment
  • Report technical issues to Handovers and Ticketing System

Background & Skills from MCR Operator;

  • Up to date and familiar with MCR Systems/Equipment
  • Experienced in a 24 hour support Master Control Room
  • Good foundation understanding of satellite communication technology including Downlink, Uplinks, L-band Matrix, IRD’s and spectrum Analysers
  • Confident understanding of Broadcasting standards including 3G-SDI, HDSDI 1080i, SDI, AES/EBU, MPEG, PAL 625, NTSC 525 and Relevant measurement tools
  • Good knowledge of Video Compression
  • Good knowledge of Broadcast media server workflows – Ingest – Transcoding
  • IP networks (TCP/IP, FTP, UDP, Streaming and Store and Forward)
  • Understanding of newsroom production systems and procedures