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Senior Broadcast Support Engineer

  • DAZN
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 03/04/2024
Broadcast Engineering Engineering

Job Description

DAZN is looking for highly motivated Senior Broadcast Engineer. This team is primarily focussed on providing engineering support to our playout operation and ingest of multiple live events and OTT channels. This role will predominately be giving support to the on-shift teams, assigning work tasks, acting as a central point of technical escalation for internal and external stakeholders during incidents. They will be required to have in-depth knowledge of the infrastructure that supports the live delivery of video content to the platform. They will work across the platform, helping to make improvement to process and workflows. They will work on fault finding, documentation and reporting to drive all aspects of continual service improvement. Training of colleagues to improve the support of the product is also required.  

The senior engineer will work a shift pattern to ensure support of this level is given 365 days a year to the business.  

The successful candidate must be passionate about broadcast, IP based media technology and working in live television. The candidate should have previous knowledge or experience of transmission systems, broadcast systems, contribution & distribution encoding technology and understanding of satellite and fibre circuits. The role will be suited for Transmission/Broadcast Engineers looking to build upon their skills in the ever-converging broadcast and IT sector. Building on experience in this role can provide future progression opportunities within the wider engineering and engineering management departments. 

As part of a fast growing company they will have a hands-on approach to all elements of the work, and will want to be part of an enthusiastic team that are constantly striving to improve and develop for the company. 

Benefits include access to DAZN, 25 days’ annual leave (increasing by 3 days after 3 years), private medical insurance, life assurance, pension contributions up to 5%, family friendly community including enhanced parental leave, electric vehicle benefit option, free access for you and one other to our workplace mental health platform app (Unmind), learning and development resources, opportunity for flexible working, and access to our internal speaker series and events.

As our new Senior Broadcast Support Engineer, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Adopt and drive best practice with broadcast technologies. 
  • Supporting engineering and operational teams to achieve a high standard of output. 
  • Managing and monitoring of broadcast IP channel output and the supporting infrastructure. 
  • Oversee the routing and configuration of TS over IP circuits. 
  • Develop and oversee the maintenance schedule of transmission and associated equipment. 
  • Follow best practice and procedure on internal and external ticketing systems. 
  • Working with the live engineering project team and network team on future progression of the platform and systems 
  • Reviewing issues and ensuring faults are investigated for continual service improvement. 
  • Main point of technical escalation and fault management for issues within the facility. 
  • Ensuring documentation is provided, up to date and created where necessary. 
  • Process and workflow improvements to meet the changing demands of the company 
  • Attending internal and external meetings to improve systems and process 
  • Liaison with ingest, MCR and other engineering teams to uphold signal continuity 
  • Promote a health and safety conscious working environment 

You’ll be set up for success if you have:

  • Broadcast playout systems including GFX, logo and text insertion. 
  • Broadcast contribution encoding techniques and high-level fault analysis. 
  • Experience in management of IP Transport Stream contribution (Multicast, Unicast Networks) 
  • Awareness of current OTT encoding technologies. 
  • Networking and Routing. 
  • Satellite Communications and Digital Video Compression.  
  • Stream Analysis tools. 
  • Solid background in satellite and fibre contribution signals 
  • Broadcast production facility glue infrastructure. 
  • Working under pressure to resolve issues during live broadcast 
At DAZN, we bring ambition to life. We are innovators, game-changers and pioneers. So, if you want to push boundaries and make an impact, DAZN is the place to be. 

As part of our team,you'll have the opportunity to make your mark and the power to make change happen. We're doing things no-one has done before, giving fans and customers access to sport anytime, anywhere. We're using world-class technology to transform sports and revolutionise the industry and we're not going to stop. 
AMBITIOUS – people who want to make a big impact and drive DAZN forward. 
INVENTIVE – people with bright ideas who deliver great new experiences for our customers – and improvements for our business.  People who come up with better, simpler ways of doing things. 
PASSIONATE – people who are proud of our product, our content and our business – and love to shout about it.  People who love what they do and show commitment every day. 
BRAVE – people who take difficult decisions to help us focus on improving DAZN, our performance and our results. 
SUPPORTIVE – people who know that we achieve more as a team than as individuals.  People value inclusion and look out for each other, helping their colleagues enjoy their work and develop their careers.  People who consider others before making decisions. 

At DAZN, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment that values equality and diversity, where everyone can contribute and have their voices heard. This means hiring and developing talent across all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, sexual orientations, gender identities and abilities. 

Everyone has the opportunity to make change and impact our DEI journey by joining our ERGs: Proud@DAZN, Women@DAZN, Disability@DAZN and ParentZone.
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We look forward to hearing from you.