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Broadcast Systems Engineer

  • PA Media Group
  • Paddington, London, UK
  • 15/09/2021
Full time Broadcast Engineering

Job Description

Do you have experience in IT networking and would love the opportunity to break into the Broadcast technology industry?

Working in a small team, the Broadcast IT Engineer will allow you the opportunity to get involved in a broad range of IT and Broadcast technology projects.

You will provide a high level of engineering and operational support for Globelynx’s broadcast systems, associated hardware and software that facilitate the effective delivery of video streaming services to clients and broadcast partners.

The successful candidate is likely to have previous experience in IT networking, which is at the core of Globelynx’s services. 

Globelynx - We power experts ...

Part of PA Media Group, Globelynx is used by news channels around the world to facilitate reliable, live, expert interviews. We connect more experts to more broadcasters in more countries than anyone else. 

Globelynx connects experts with broadcasters.  We spread knowledge and increase understanding through informed analysis and expert commentary. We believe that breaking news should be supported by relevant expert knowledge to inform and enrich our understanding of the world. 

Thanks to longstanding relationships with the world’s leading media organisations and our constant forging of new ties, Globelynx connects more experts, to more broadcasters, in more countries, than anyone else. In fact, with our world-class delivery network, purpose-built technology, round-the-clock customer support, our on-demand content distribution platform, and an international network of experts – we are the global leaders in expert positioning. We are proudly part of PA Media Group, an organisation that has been at the forefront of media innovation for more than 150 years.

What you’ll be doing …

  • Diagnose faults and take actions to rectify problems quickly and independently on broadcast and network systems.
  • Managing delivery of network connections to client sites (New lines, MPLS circuits etc)
  • Support of client sites, broadcast infrastructure and network connectivity
  • Work collaboratively across departments 
  • Create a good working relationship with clients and partners to assist them in service delivery
  • Carry out system upgrades, such as scheduled after-hours firmware upgrades to critical equipment
  • Contribute to the development of new products and services

Are you …? 

  • Curious and keen to learn new skills and to keep pace with advances in technology?
  • Keen to develop your career in the fast-paced Broadcast Media industry?
  • Confident in communicating on a competent technical level with manufacturers and system integrators?
  • Able to make independent decisions?

Do you have …? 

  • Good interpersonal skills, able to work well and collaborate within a small team?
  • An understanding of IT Networks, LANs/WANs, VPNs and internet connectivity?

It would also be useful to have …

  • Knowledge of Linux operating systems
  • An understanding of AV technology – cameras, sound, and vision systems
  • Knowledge of video encoding and streaming technology  
  • Knowledge of cloud (AWS) and virtualization (VMWare) technology
  • Ability to write concisely as part of communication internally and to relay information to clients
  • Previous video broadcast experience

What we can offer you …

In return for your commitment, you’ll join a small, determined team who work collaboratively to support one another and share knowledge. You can expect a competitive starting salary and we recognise your contribution to our continued success with a range of benefits which includes company pension scheme and life assurance.

There is also 25 days annual leave with an option to buy up to five days after your first year.

Please note, this role will require some weekend and evening cover.

Inclusion ...

We’re working hard to ensure we provide an inclusive environment and as well as your skills and experience we’re also focused on who you are and what else you can bring. We recognise the importance of a healthy work life balance and positively encourage agile working. 

We are always open to discuss an individual’s flexible working needs so please speak to us during the recruitment process to understand what this could look like for you. We will do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?

We will be considering candidates as they apply, so please do not delay in submitting your application as we may decide to close the advert early. To find out more about working with us, search #151Reasons on LinkedIn or check out our Life page, https://www.linkedin.com/company/-pa-media/life/29e089f6-5d8e-42d6-b83d-f4d8a53a8677/?viewAsMember=true.