Non-Linear Broadcast Systems Engineer

  • Location

    Hammersmith and Fulham, London

  • Sector:

    Broadcast Technology

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  • Salary:

    £475 - £500 per day + + PAYE uplift such as NI

  • Contact:

    David King

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Non-Linear Systems Engineer for a large Broadcast and Media company based in West London. Looking for someone with a demonstrable track record in the broadcast sector, working with non-linear and OTT services. Required to provide system administration of non-linear distribution systems, Digital Media Asset Management, VOD and other Broadcast IT systems. System Administration includes roll out of scripts on a live environment; particular knowledge of Javascript is essential, as is a competency using Linux, PHP and MySQL/ SQL, Oracle.

This role is inside ir35 and would include a rate uplift.

Experience and Professional Qualifications Required:

-Education to Degree level in a related Computer Science, Broadcast Engineering or Systems field, Alternatively educated to A level standard with relevant experience.

-Greater than 4 years demonstrable track record in broadcast sector working with non-linear and OTT services.

-System administration experience of Digital Media Asset Management, VOD and other Broadcast IT systems.

-Experience in the deployment and maintenance of non-linear distribution channels

-Able to Act as a centre of excellence giving advice on technical issues relating to digital media and non-linear services/ platforms.

-Ability to administer and roll out scripts on a live environment; particular knowledge of Javascript is essential, as is a competency using Linux, PHP and MySQL/ SQL, Oracle.

-Experience of systems administration.

-An excellent knowledge of IT systems, WEB/ interactive TV technology and non linear broadcast systems including transcoding environments is required.

-Previously have worked in an engineering position within broadcast television, and be conversant with a wide range of technical terms, concepts, equipment and procedures relating to the field.

-Knowledge of File based video and Audio codecs, transcoding and MAM concepts would be an advantage

Responsibilities include:

-Provide system administration of non-linear distribution systems, including the on boarding of new clients.

-Develop/ script solutions to support new non-linear services using the current platforms

-Develop new solutions and platforms to support business operations within a prescribed development framework

-Assist the wider engineering team with solutions development (scripting, reporting, application development)

-Work with the commercial team to ascertain client requirements during the on boarding stage.

-Work with third party support teams to troubleshoot and resolve technology problems

-Effectively document problems and their resolution

-Keep abreast of industry developments and recommend solutions/ enhancements as appropriate

-Assist in the implementation of hardware and software upgrades and the installation of new equipment relating to projects and new business
-Interface with the IT infrastructure teams to ensure broadcast infrastructure hosted on IT servers are maintained and updated as required.

-Produce/ update comprehensive and complete documentation for any technical changes or installations including wiring/ cable schedules, workflow drawings and project documentation

-Cover for other technical staff for holidays and Sickness as required

Other Competencies Required

-Should be self motivated and clear thinking with the ability to intelligently prioritise conflicting tasks.

-Excellent communication skills are essential. Both written and verbal. The ability to break down complicated technical jargon in to lay persons terms would be an advantage.

-Flexible as there may be times when issues arise outside normal working hours a willingness to be flexible in hours worked is desirable.

-Builds Relationships - Engages colleagues across the organization to optimize performance.

-Resolves conflicts effectively. Interacts well with people who have different backgrounds and work styles.

-Communicates Effectively - Listens and asks questions to ensure understanding and conveys relevant information in a candid and timely manner.

-Drives Results - Uses technology to facilitate better results, Keeps commitments, analyses data and information to drive decisions.

-Champions Change - Supports new initiatives, demonstrates flexibility in response to changes, remains productive despite uncertainty.

-Exhibits Professional Excellence - Strives for self-improvement, Maintains composure under pressure, Earns the trust and respect of colleagues, partners and customers.

-Treats others with respect.