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Vision Engineer

  • Vivid Broadcast
  • 02/02/2023
Full time Broadcast Engineering

Job Description

We are an innovative independent broadcast company providing a wide range of solutions for the best names in the industry. From fashion shows to music, current affairs to sports, we pride ourselves on high production values working for a wide range of clients, from the BBC to Burberry, Facebook to TikTok, Nike to Channel 4.

We get to work with some amazing clients, from high-end fashion to high profile sporting events. As a team we work together to provide the best solutions in the industry and now we are looking for a Vision Engineer to come and join our growing team.

If you are an experienced Vision Engineer, keen to immerse yourself in a phenomenal range of first-class projects, then we would love to hear from you.

We would like you to bring your experience and technical knowledge to work alongside our Guarantee Vision Engineer, Head of Engineering and Head of Production with our 8 and 16 camera OB trucks, studio, flypacks and remote production solutions. With both traditional Sony camera channels and cinematic multi-camera Arri channels and IP solutions, you know you will be contributing to some truly great projects.

Role Responsibilities:

The role will encompass, but not limited to, the following areas of responsibilities:

  • Prep OB trucks along with freelance broadcast engineers
  • Prep flypacks both in the UK and overseas
  • Work at our base, within our remote production gallery and MCR
  • Support and operate IP contribution and online delivery
  • Set up, operate, diagnose and solve technical issues on site, communicating effectively with on site production personnel
  • Uphold production values through proactive engineering 
  • De-prep equipment and ensure logging of faults
  • Be involved in the maintenance, update and servicing of kit
  • Quickly find and repair technical faults, with minimum disruption to service.
  • Improve internal systems to streamline kit movement and warehouse organisation
  • Orchestrate kit logistics 
  • Proactively supporting the growth of key areas of business including cinematic capture, specialist sport, and remote production
  • Be active in the research and development of new equipment and processes

The role will include on site rigging and operation of all types of broadcast and IT equipment and at base at base, help in planning, prep, loading, maintenance and organising of equipment in the warehouse, including PAT testing.

About you

Experienced in operational and broadcast engineering based role, you will have a solid understanding of the principles of video and audio transmission as well as broadcast monitoring.

You should have demonstrable experience of engineering with knowledge of systems such as cameras, switchers, routing and control and keen to further your understanding of IP routing and switching, cinematic cameras, 4K/HDR workflow and IP contribution and delivery. Familiarity with Ross Ultrix, EVS, Grass Valley vision mixers and RTS comms an advantage.

A relevant engineering degree (or equivalent) would be advantageous alongside the experience you have gained working as a broadcast engineer on OB’s.

The Role

This is a full time role based at Vivid offices and warehouse facilities near Woking/Guildford.

Please note due to the nature of the business, this role involves shift work to cover weekends and late nights, sometimes at short notice, for which time off in lieu will be given.

This role will involve handling/lifting heavy equipment, working at heights and you will need to hold a valid driving licence.

What you can expect at Vivid

We provide a spacious and relaxed place to work and will be surrounded by a talented team who are as keen to make the working environment as interesting and enjoyable as you do and you can be assured that every contribution you make at Vivid is heard and every action counts. 

Vivid is an open and inclusive company. We strive to ensure our team is both diverse in its make-up and inclusive in behaviours by connecting on diversity, inclusion, culture and values through awareness, understanding, open dialogue and training.


Salary: Competitive

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