Vision Guarantee Engineer

About the Role

The Engineer's duties will primarily be based at our Ealing Broadcast Studio with occasional work at other Timeline locations (Greenford, Soho, Stratford) as necessary to cover programme and maintenance needs.

When onsite the Engineer is expected to be customer friendly with the client and balance the technical rig with managing the junior members of staff.

Onsite preparation and maintenance are a requirement and should be managed accordingly to achieve a successful outcome for our clients. You will also be managing the junior engineers along with being responsible for their training and development needs.

Expected to achieve high levels of ability in the maintenance, alignment, modification and operation of the wide range of broadcast equipment and systems deployed in the studio. The Engineer is required to work at the highest level of technical complexity under programme and/or operational pressures.

A flexible, positive and sociable approach is required at all times.

Main Duties

  • Guarantee small to large studio projects.
  • Work closely and take direction from the unit managers, including suggesting ways to streamline projects.
  • Maintenance and operation of equipment used in the Studio’s.
  • Provide exceptional front facing customer service to Timeline’s clients while maintaining a professional attitude with colleagues and freelancers.
  • Knowledge of UHD and HD baseband vision systems, coupled with an interest and desire to learn about emerging technologies.
  • Knowledge of the TCP/IP address system including multicast, VLANS etc.
  • A good understanding of the latest IP standards including SMPTE 2022-6/7, 2110, 2059, TR03/4 along with AES67 and Dante.
  • An understanding of HDR and 2020 colour space.
  • Devise and support the development of innovative solutions.
  • Work collaboratively with production teams and Timeline colleagues to ensure that operational and production needs are effectively and efficiently met.
  • Ensure that technical faults are cleared, or alternative ways of meeting requirements are identified and implemented with the minimum loss of time.
  • Accurately line-up vision monitoring facilities.
  • Operate camera colour balance and other engineering set up controls.
  • Work closely with the audio and communications departments to understand common project goals.
  • Follow up on faults, contact manufactures to arrange replacements and returns.
  • Involvement with build and refurbishment projects.
  • Good knowledge of the principles of safety at work as applied in the TV industry.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Vision Mixers: particularly Kahuna with knowledge of Sony, GV Karerra and Panasonic
  • Axon Cerebrum Control System
  • Axon Synapse Hardware including:
  • 4K Embedders, U4T100/140
  • U4D100 Down converters
  • A range of Synapse hardware
  • Grass Valley (SAM) Rollcall and Orbit IP software
  • Multiviewers: GV MV820, GV Kaleido X&MX, XEdit
  • Understanding of an EVS LSM rig and configuration
  • HDR operation in GV Kahuna, Sony HDRC-4000, AJA FS-HDR
  • Sony 2500, 4300 CCU & Cameras and Sony BPU4000 & 4300.


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
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Travel insurance.

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


Location: Ealing

Contract: Permanent / Full Time

Salary: Competitive