Systems Engineer

About the Role

Timeline is recruiting a Systems Engineer to join its Ealing-based Systems Engineering team.

This is a varied, rewarding and technically challenging role with excellent progression prospects, offering the opportunity to work with cutting edge broadcast technology in a fast-paced and multi-disciplined environment.

The Systems Engineering team delivers Timeline’s core systems, network and application infrastructure and supports a wide variety of programming for clients such as ITV, BBC, Formula 1, Formula E, SailGP, BT Sport and many more, both from Timeline’s Ealing HQ, where the role is based, and on location around the world.

The successful candidate will display exceptional attention to detail and problem-solving skills, a proactive attitude, excellent communication, and the ability to confidently work both alone and as part of a wider team.

In return, you will be supported and mentored by Timeline’s expert team engineers as part of a dynamic, diverse and award-winning technology company.

Main Duties

Day to day duties include the design, delivery, support and maintenance of various broadcast and media systems, with a particular focus on networking, physical and virtual server infrastructure, and storage.

Key tasks include:

  • Support and maintenance of existing network, server, storage and broadcast systems
  • Working with Project, Resource and Unit Managers to deliver IP-focused solutions for remote and local productions
  • Assisting colleagues in the design and deployment of new workflows and solutions
  • Network switch and access device configuration for video contribution/distribution workflows, across local and public/private wide-area networks
  • Supporting internal and external clients for local, remote and outside broadcast operations as on-shift support engineer

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential Skills

  • Excellent grasp of networking principles
  • Experience of IP-focused technologies
  • Experience with Linux operating systems
  • Experience of virtualisation technologies
  • Demonstrable experience of switch, router and firewall configuration
  • Working knowledge of Internet security principles
  • Excellent communication skills

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of FortiOS, JunOS and Dell FOS
  • Experience of cloud platforms and associated automation tools
  • Programming/scripting experience
  • Experience of IP-focused broadcast technologies

Who Should Apply?

The role would suit:

An experienced Broadcast professional with excellent Network or Systems Administration skills

  • A broadcast technology, computing or computer-science graduate with strong networking skills
  • An experienced IT professional with an interest in broadcast technology
  • An IT-competent broadcast engineer looking for a change of focus

This is a shift-based role that requires regular weekend work. If you would like to be considered for this position then please apply online with a 2 page CV, and short cover letter to outline your experience and salary expectations.


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, London

Contract: Permanent / Full Time

Salary: Competitive