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Principal Engineer - Broadcasting

  • Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: South East London, London
  • Sector: Electronics / HW Design
  • Date posted: 12/01/2018
  • Job reference: J379910A

Principal Engineer - Broadcast

£65-70k plus package

SE London

Experis are recruiting on behalf of our Client a major trusted media services organisation who provide support to leading Broadcasters providing a variety of solutions using the latest technology.

Looking for an experienced Engineer to provide 3rd line technical expertise, delivery of projects and to maintain technical standards - ensuring high standard of service delivery and customer service.

The main responsibilities of this role are as follows -

  • Engage Solutions on the design, build and documentation of new solutions for new and existing clients, ensuring new systems conform to required standards
  • Diagnosis and resolution of customer problems, engaging external support partners as necessary
  • Act as point of escalation for engineering support team, engaging in problem management where appropriate - carry out root cause analysis
  • Assist Support Manager with the review of support contracts for designated equipment and systems - highlighting potential risks and areas for improvement
  • Ensure delivery of SLA's as per contractual agreements
  • Undertake analysis of available performance data to derive trends, then identify and implement improvement where required
  • Other duties detailed on full job specification upon application

The successful candidate will display the following skills and experience -

  • Degree qualified in relevant subject or demonstrable experience in a broadcast related engineering area - with experience of working in a senior engineering role in a broadcast environment - either media services or premium broadcaster
  • An excellent self-motivator with good analytical and organisational skills
  • Knowledge of digital video and audio broadcast technology and operational practices is essential for this role
  • Experience with products that decode signals , manage, store and playout media, encode and transport for the broadcast industry
  • Strong knowledge of DVB encoding, multiplexing and distribution
  • Strong IT knowledge - networking and common protocols
  • Knowledge of Multicast and IP video distribution
  • Experience with satellite distribution, down/up linking etc.
  • Knowledge of file based video formats, workflows and transcoding
  • Experience in analysing log data
  • Experience using file based delivery technology - i.e. Aspera and Signiant
  • Strong stakeholder managements skills comfortable dealing with Senior Management and Customer liaison
  • Full skills profile available on application

This is an excellent role for an experienced technical engineer within the Broadcasting / Media Services sector to join a leading player to act as key technical escalation point and support solution design and customer service delivery.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience as detailed above then I would like to hear from you. Please apply online or send your CV directly or contact me on 0131 558 4809 for further information about this role.