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Cloud VM Support Technician

  • The Collectv
  • London, UK
  • 26/04/2022
Full time Engineering Information Technology System / Solution Architecture Broadcast Engineering Post-Production

Job Description

The Collectv was established in 2014, to provide systems integration, media management and support for broadcast, outside broadcast and post production systems. In 2015 and 2017 we were awarded Emmys for Outstanding Technical Team Remote at the Olympics as part of NBC’s team. Our current experience spans the likes of Sky Sports’ Darts events, Dancing on Ice for ITV, Too Hot To Handle for Talkback, Drive to Survive for Box to Box Films, Spring/Autumn/Winterwatch for the BBC and The Bidding Room for Ricochet.  As one of only a few fully independent technical TV service providers, our people are our most important asset.  Our friendly, reliable and personal approach with our clients and their workflows sets us apart from the competition and what continues to fuel our growth in such a competitive industry.

Job Purpose                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 This role sits within a managed service we provide to one of our clients.

 This is a technical support position with operational elements, where you are required to work by yourself and as part of a team delivering remote edit suite services - via a data centre - to major production companies and broadcast clients around the world. Responsibilities include setup, maintenance and user support at base and operational and maintenance duties at our Data Centre location. The position involves:

  • Building and managing configuring Remote Kits to send out to editors and other end users
  • Monitoring and optimising the performance of our data centre setups, including non-linear edit suites (Avid, Adobe), VMs and file server facilities
  • Providing first line remote system support to end users in a timely manner
  • Setting up and onboarding users in Active Directory, 2FA, Teradici and other server applications
  • Guiding end users and operators and production staff through operational scenarios
  • Completing routine maintenance and regular system checks of our supported systems
  • Answering technical support calls and tickets that may come in throughout the day
  • Evaluating new software and hardware
  • Creating and documenting workflows, troubleshooting steps and guidance documentation for internal use

Key Accountabilities                                                                                                                                                                                    

  • To support and onboard end users’ remote workflows
  • To assist in the preparation of equipment and planning of projects
  • General maintenance and identification of faults with equipment
  • To set up and assist in Project Onboarding and identifying resource availability
  • To provide remote support online and by telephone to our systems
  • To configure and despatch remote kits to end users

Required Knowledge, Experience and Skills                                                                                                                                     

Essential

  • Experience with building and maintaining computer systems
  • In-depth knowledge of Windows, macOS and iOS operating systems
  • Knowledge of networking principals, (Routing, Switching, the OSI model etc.)
  • Knowledge of Active Directory, DNS, Teradici and Virtual Machine Environments
  • Knowledge of Dell Switches
  • Technical reporting and drawing skills
  • Good Communication skills on the telephone and via email
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite – particularly Excel

Desirable

  • In-depth knowledge of macOS and Linux operating systems
  • Knowledge of NLEs (Avid, Premiere etc.)
  • Familiarity with cloud computing and virtual machines
  • Experience of shared storage systems and media asset management
  • Firewall and Switch configuration skills
  • Nutanix/VM environment experience

On-Call

Due to the nature of the position there will, at times, be the necessity for being on-call out of hours and at weekends, so in addition to the above, the ability to be totally flexible is a key requisite of this role.

Competencies                                                                                                                                                                                               

The following leadership competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job.  Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.

Analytical thinking

Able to simplify complex problems, process projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically.  Able to identify causal relationships and construct frameworks, for problem solving and/or development

Decision making

Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decisions made

Planning and organising

Is able to think ahead in order to establish an effective and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements

Flexibility

Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Is able to understand and

appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a

situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organisation or job requirements