IT Systems Lead Engineer - TV Broadcasting - East London

  • Location

    East London, London

  • Sector:

    Technical Leadership

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum + Competitive Salary

  • Contact:

    Peter Billings

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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IT Systems Lead Engineer - TV Broadcasting - East London

Job Summary:

Based on-site in East London, the IT Systems Lead Engineer will take ownership of the technical facilities of our client's three broadcast studios, ten galleries, a large post-production village, multi-channel MCR and playout operation.

Join a fast-paced television broadcaster on a permanent basis and be rewarded with a competitive market rate with great benefits and possible career progression.

Working hours are Monday to Friday 09.00 - 17.30, with emergency out-of-hours requirement.

Your responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of the existing IT infrastructure and on-going projects
  • Provide leadership and actively mentor IT staff (x 7)
  • Manage team schedules to ensure resource is available for business continuity
  • Design and implement systems and workflows for complex operations
  • Assist with reviewing and maintaining cross departmental IT & security policies
  • Ensure technical faults are resolved to prevent business impact
  • Accountable for the purchase of equipment, support services, software and repairs
  • Ensure consistent full operation of the IT ticketing system
  • Manage stakeholder expectations and provide superior client services
  • Effectively manage IT projects and ensure effective delivery
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders and vendors
  • Actively lead and enforce the Information Security function and policies of the site

Your background:

  • Customer facing engineering experience within a (24/7) television broadcast IT infrastructure
  • Windows server infrastructure expert (MCSE/MCTS certified?)
  • Linux (RedHat/CentOS) experience
  • SAN architecture knowledge (Harmonic MediaGrid, Avid ISIS, Brocade Fiber Channel)
  • MAC OSX workstation and editing software experience (Adobe, Avid)
  • Strong networking and security experience (Cisco, Arista, CCNA certified?)
  • ISO27001/9001 frameworks highly desirable
  • Commercial technical awareness with a keen interest for developing technologies
  • Knowledge of file-based broadcast systems and workflows & file-based video format technologies desirable
  • Enthusiastic and leadership/mentorship skills
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills

Benefits package:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Life & Travel Insurance
  • Healthcare cashback plan
  • Cycle2Work scheme

If you have experience as an IT Systems Lead Engineer in the broadcasting industry and this job description matches your ability, send me your CV ASAP for a chat!