MCR Engineer

MCR Engineer

Location: London, NW10

Employment type: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract

Salary: Negotiable + Benefits

Start Date: August

Our client, a multinational broadcaster with a broad range of content spanning from news to entertainment are seeking a MCR Engineer to join their team working from their studios in London.

Main Responsibilities:

As an MCR Engineer you’ll be primarily responsible for ensuring that the Client’s channels are ON AIR without interruption, minimizing loss of broadcast services at times of equipment failure by rapidly identifying and implementing alternative methods to restore them. You will be also responsible for managing the successful delivery for scheduled production and transmission services. You should be confident with managing the loading of multiple traffic strands on the Client’s fibre and Satellite network and maintaining the operational stability for the delivery of both, Client’s channel to viewers and contribution incoming to the station.

The successful engineeer will be ablt to demonstrable skills in broadcast equipment and technologies including several or all of the following:

  • SAT farm, IF routing & control system; Downlink and uplink chain
  • SNG and ENG equipment, point-to-point video links and 3G/4G cellular IP streaming from the field
  • Video Routers, Multi viewers and Glue items
  • Talkback; KVM system

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage Control of the channel Off Air and escalation process with DTH providers
  • Effectively manage Feeds/transmissions via Satellite, Fibre and 3G-4G cellular devises such as TVU making sure the quality is up to Client’s standards
  • Minimize troubleshooting time to the minimum to avoid any failure or delay
  • Identify faults and take immediate preventative action to restore traffic
  • Make sure follows up on all technical or operational issues in the booking system observed during transmissions
  • Escalating technical issues to relevant support unit as well as to external providers
  • Make sure all IPDs and steerable antennas are set up to the required satellites
  • Coordinate effectively with operators in the field to support remote operations via satellite, fibre, and IP networks
  • Ensuring successful delivery of scheduled transmissions resolving any troubleshoot if any crisis occurs to the service

Skills and experience required:

  • 2-3 years experience working within a similar role in a Broadcast environment.
  • A keen interest in broadcast technology.
  • Positive attitude, flexibility, team working.
  • Proficiency in maintaining the systems documentation library.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a live news environment and availability to work on-call as needed.
  • Fluent communicator in the English Language , Arabic is a plus

Interested and want to know more? Click Apply today!

Broadcast IT Engineer

Broadcast IT Engineer

Location: London, NW10

Employment type: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract

Salary: Negotiable

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 working from their studios in London.

As a Broadcast IT Engineer you will be responsible for providing 2nd line 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:

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, Multi viewers and Glue items
  • Talkback
  • 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 system

A 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, SQL

Proficiency in maintaining the systems documentation library.

Train and mentor technicians.

Strong troubleshooting skills, a positive attitude, flexibility and teamwork.

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
  • 3 years of professional experience in Broadcast Engineering and relevant equipment’s operation/maintenance/support

Interested and want to know more? Click Apply today!

Senior Broadcast IT Engineer

Senior Broadcast IT Engineer

Location: London, NW10

Employment type: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract

Salary: Negotiable dependent 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
  • Talkback
  • 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 system

A 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, SQL

Proficiency 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

Interested and want to know more? Click Apply today!