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Media Systems Engineer

Ad Warrior
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Media Systems Engineer - BT Sport

Location: Ealing, London

Salary: Competitive

About the Role

The Engineer's primary duties will be to support the company'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 Systems

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

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

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

This is a shift based role - 7/14 and the 'normal' hours of working are 08:00hrs to 20:00hrs although this may be subject to change depending on the business needs.


the company offer an opportunity to work with collaborative and helpful team members across all locations. You are also eligible for a variety of employee benefits including:
  • Private health care
  • Medical cash benefits
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Travel insurance

If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for this reputable company, then please click apply to be redirected to their website where you can complete your application.

The company wants to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the Timeline Team - whether that is working in their engineering or technology roles or being part of their non-technical teams. They believe the more diverse their organisation is the more they are reflecting society and ensuring they are selecting from the broadest talent pool.

They company is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

Only applicants with the right to work in the United Kingdom will be considered.
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