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Media Systems Engineer

  • Timeline Television Ltd
  • London Borough of Ealing, UK
  • 30/06/2021

Job Description

About the Role 

The Engineer's primary duties will be to support Timeline’s live broadcast and post production facilities at Ealing Studios.

The successful candidate will support a range of specialist systems including:

  • Windows / Mac OS / Linux

  • EVS Systems - IPDirector, XSquare, XT, XS, XTA, XFILE

  •  Avid Interplay Systems, NEXIS, Media Composer clients

  •  Adobe Premiere & Creative Suite

  • Aspera file acceleration services

  • Piero

  • Spectra Logic T950

  • Tedial Evolution Mam

  • StorNext, Harmonic Media Grid and NAS Storage System

The Engineer will be required to work at high levels of technical complexity, under programme and/or operational pressures.


Main Duties

  • Display a clear understanding of the fundamentals of file-based editing workflows.

  • To support the effective operation of Media Systems and workflows. 

  • Ingest media from a variety of sources (including card, hard drive, file delivery) 

  • Creation of AS11 and file delivery to major broadcasters via Aspera, Signiant 

  • Monitor and optimise the performance of media servers and storage systems, non-linear edit suites (Adobe, Avid, Davinci Resolve, FCPX)

  • Provide first line support and address technical faults in a timely and professional manner, communicating and escalating issues as required, and ensure alternative ways of meeting requirements are identified and implemented promptly.

  • Guide Editors, Operators and production staff through complex operational scenarios & workflows.

  • Maintain and operate equipment in Edit Support, CAR, edit suites and associated technical areas.

  • Support media operations.

  • Evaluate new software and hardware.

  • Create and document new workflows.

  • Display knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot modern media and broadcast infrastructure, including:

  • IT and TCP/IP networking infrastructure 

  • Multi-VLAN networks

  • SAN integration and connectivity 


Skills Required

In order to perform this role, the candidate should demonstrate the following as a minimum:

  • A passion for edit platforms and/or broadcast technology

  • Knowledge and experience of media, editing and general computer systems as they relate to a broadcast/post-production environment 

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • The ability to work both alone and as part of a team, and to remain calm under pressure.

  • A positive, enthusiastic manner with an ability to react tactfully and sympathetically to requests from operational and production staff.

  • Customer awareness and good interpersonal skills

  • Ability to prioritise workloads and meet deadlines

  • Excellent communication skills


Key Competencies

  • Methodical: Demonstrate clear logical thinking in fault-finding and problem solving.  Able to discern relevant information when evaluating technical and client requirements.

  • Adaptability: Demonstrate flexibility and respond effectively to new challenges. Adapt to changing requirements. Show openness to changes in business requirements and needs. 


Benefits:

We offer an opportunity to work with collaborative and helpful team members across Timeline’s various locations. 

The successful candidate will also eligible for a variety of employee benefits, including:

  • Private health care

  • Medical cash benefits

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Travel insurance.