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Broadcast Engineering

Job Description

Date: Jan 28, 2020

Broadcast Engineer


About Red Bee Media

Red Bee Media is the world’s leading Managed Service provider to the media industry.  Working with the best media brands in the world, we enrich and ensure media experiences across  PlayoutMedia ManagementOTT,  Content DiscoveryCreative and Access Services.

Every day, people on all continents watch television programs prepared, managed and broadcast by Red Bee Media staff. Every year, the business delivers more than 2.7 million hours of programming in more than 60 languages for nearly 600 TV channels. Its Content Discovery portfolio spans more than 10 million movies and program titles, covering over 25 languages, and includes an image database covering over 90 percent of all programming available across traditional TV, video on demand (VOD) and subscription video on demand (SVOD). It provides over 230,000 hours of captioning each year – more than 100,000 hours of which is live


About the role

The Broadcast Engineer is part of the Playout and Media Management Operations Team, based in the UK.  Our clients are the best of the best in the UK and globally. They include: BBC, BBC World News, Channel 4, BT Sport, Channel 5, UKTV and ITV.   


Our Broadcast Engineers are responsible for ensuring that the biggest broadcasters remain always on air. You will be part of a 24/7 shift team working with senior engineers to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, analyse performance and upgrade our broadcast systems and will work closely with Playout Operations to ensure a seamless viewing experience for our client’s audience. You will be responsible for Master Control Room planning and transmission functions for the UK’s biggest live events on the BBC, BT Sport, Channel 4 and ITV.


You will be responsible to liaise directly with the customer, assuming ownership of issues through to resolution. You will also be responsible to ensure the technical delivery and quality for all our services.


Experience and Knowledge

  • Degree in a technical related subject or equivalent experience in this field including proven MCR (Master Control Room) experience
  • Good working knowledge of:
    • SAN technologies.
    • Virtualisation which include Hyper V or VMware
    • SQL databases and network fundamentals
    • Windows and Linux operating systems
    • Broadcast video formats, protocols, and encoding standards


  • Understanding of the workflows and methodologies of Digital Asset Management
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise effectively with different levels of both Red Bee and third-party organisations
  • Ability to organise and prioritise your work, ensuring deadlines and service quality are met.


Desirable Qualifications and Experience

  • Working experience with the following systems:
    • Snell Advanced Media (SAM) routers and automation systems, including Morpheus and ICE.
    • Axon modular systems
    • Barrcode audio server
    • Studer mixers
    • Riedel talkback
    • Ancillary data types fund in television signals.
    • Video over IP


Other Information

  • London, White City, UK is the primary location
  • The role is shift based, working to an agreed rota, which includes nights, weekends and public holidays with occasional short-term changes or overtime requests.


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Primary country and city: United Kingdom (GB) || || White City || Consulting&SysInt; IT; ProdMgt; R&D; SalesStratMkt&ComMgt; ServEng; SharedServ; Stud&YP; Supply&Log

Job details: Broadcast Engineering Job Stage 05