Broadcast Engineer

About the Role

As a Broadcast Engineer you will provide engineering support to the technical facilities of the BT Sport broadcast facility which includes four HD broadcast studios, 1 UHD and 9 HD galleries, a post production village, multi-channel MCR and playout operation. The successful candidate will join the broadcast engineering team and will be based at the BT Sport Studios in Stratford, East London.

Main Duties

  • Maintain and operate equipment in Studios, MCR and associated technical areas.
  • Work closely with production teams and other technical departments to ensure that the operational needs of BT Sport, production partners and 3rd party shows are met effectively.
  • Work on technical installation projects for BT Sport, 3rd parties and production partners.
  • Achieve the technical requirements of programme makers by means of innovation, development and work with R&D teams from vendors and clients.
  • Ensure that technical faults are resolved quickly, or alternative solutions implemented, so that the broadcast output and studio operation is not impacted.
  • Ensure that all electronic equipment is maintained and aligned to defined standards and is modified and updated as required.
  • Prioritize the daily support workload and meet deadlines individually and as part of a first-line support team.
  • Rig, operate and monitor equipment including cameras, lighting and vision systems, projection equipment, studio graphics and other systems as required.
  • Configure and route sound and vision feeds around the BT Sport facility using BNCS.
  • Operate and interrogate a broad range of systems and retrieve logs for analysis.
  • At times you may be required to work at other Timeline sites or on location.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of two years’ engineering experience in a similar broadcast environment.
  • Training and qualifications relevant to broadcast engineering in a studio facility.
  • Comprehensive appreciation of end-to-end production processes and a good understanding of the ‘live’ transmission chain in a broadcast environment.
  • A positive, enthusiastic manner with the ability to react tactfully and sympathetically to requests from production staff and clients.
  • Experience of working in a similar customer facing technical support role.
  • Knowledge and experience of vision, sound, routing, communication and computer systems as they relate to a television studio or broadcast environment.
  • Excellent trouble shooting and technical issue diagnostic skills. Able to monitor/report on the progress of tasks in a constructive and appropriate manner.
  • Able to make a critical assessment of television pictures and waveforms as necessary.
  • Good knowledge of file-based formats, workflows and technologies.
  • Good understanding of IT and TCP/IP networking infrastructure.
  • Experience of writing clear documentation for projects, repairs and upgrades.
  • Effective communication and good problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to remain calm under pressure.
  • Previous experience with any of the following systems and equipment will be highly regarded:
    • Sony Vision Mixers
    • Sony 2400 cameras
    • BNCS control system
    • GVG Sirius routers
    • GVG Vision Mixers
    • Axon/GVG/Evertz Glue
    • Evertz Multiviewers
    • NCAM AR tracking system
  • Experience and qualifications in Broadcast IP will also be highly regarded.

This is a 7/14 shift-based role which includes weekend work and some night shifts

Benefits

We offer an opportunity to work with collaborative and helpful team members across all locations. You are also eligible for a variety of employee benefits including:

  • Private health care
  • Medical cash benefits
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Travel insurance.

We also organise regular social events across different locations, giving an opportunity to get to know employees all over.

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The closing date for applications is 15/12/2018

Location: BT Sport

Contract: Permanent / Full Time

Closing Date: 15/12/2018

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