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Systems Engineer

  • Timeline Television Ltd
  • Ealing, London, UK
  • 17/02/2022

Job Description


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.


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


Essential Skills:

  • Excellent grasp of networking principles
  • Experience of IP-focused broadcast 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

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


You will be eligible for a variety of employee benefits including but not limited to:

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

Unfortunately, due to the anticipation of lots of applications we will not be able to respond to everyone, so if you have not heard back from us within 5 working days please note that you will have been unsuccessful this time, however, we would ask that you keep an eye on our career page on the website in case anything more suitable comes available:

Only applicants with the right to work in the United Kingdom will be considered.