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Engineer

NBC Sports

Philadelphia, PA 07-02-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Responsibilities

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we'll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

NBCUniversal Local is NBCUniversal's local media division that delivers English and Spanish-speakers and bilingual audiences in 31 US markets and Puerto Rico, the very best in local sports, news, weather, consumer and investigative reporting, and lifestyle entertainment across any platform and screen. NBCUniversal Local is comprised of three individual media groups including the NBC Owned Television Stations, the NBC Sports Regional Networks and the Telemundo Station Group. The division is also home to multicast networks NBCLX, COZI TV and TeleXitos, the regional cable news network NECN, as well as NBC Spot On, an advanced video advertising business designed for local/regional CTV and OTT advertisers and several in-house companies including production company LXTV, marketing and promotions company Skycastle, its out-of-home business NBC Everywhere, and the Arthouse, a graphics design group. With seven regional sports networks and 42 NBC and Telemundo stations serving 38 percent of US homes, NBCUniversal Local is the only network-owned local media division that is home to the largest bilingual local newsrooms within the country's top 10 TV markets. NBCUniversal Local's stations and networks serve diverse audiences and communities across linear, streaming, OTT, digital web, mobile and audio, and cable platforms and work together to keep local audiences informed anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit NBCUniversal.com.

Job Description

NBC Sports Philadelphia's Technology & Operations department provides Technical Support, Engineering, Media Operations, Production, Studios and Facilities at the Philadelphia Regional Sports Network located in the Wells Fargo Center, in Philadelphia, PA. As part of the NBCU Philadelphia triopoly of networks, consisting of NBC Sports Philadelphia, WCAU and WWSI, the Technology team has responsibility for partnering with our local & division teams to build, deploy and support the technical systems in the respective facilities.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Technology, the Engineer role is a full-time position within the Technology & Operations Department that will be primarily responsible for helping gather requirements, planning, designing, and implementing systems within our mission critical, multi-client broadcast and enterprise IT environment. The role requires that you possess the necessary self-discipline to take ownership and responsibility for delivering technical solutions considering both business and technical needs of all customers with the goal of providing a quality product that meets the user needs. You will be part of a talented team of engineers that demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering internal customer-oriented solutions, mission critical infrastructure, and ensuring the highest levels of availability and performance. The role will suit individuals who are excited by the opportunity to work with leading edge technologies in the design, implementation of IP based, highly virtualized, broadcast environments.

Job Responsibilities:
• ''A Hands on'' accomplished engineer dedicated to help our business win by supporting mission critical broadcast and IT systems, projects, and new initiatives.
• Develop strong working relationships with department leaders and their teams including Production Operations, Engineering, IT, Creative Services, Sales, Traffic, Content & Live Event Operations groups to manage systems, documentation, follow best practices, implement new technologies & deliver projects on time & within budget.
• Work with internal / external Technical Support teams to ensure timely resolution of customer requests and issues.
• Provide troubleshooting & support for systems, infrastructure, and applications, including root cause analysis.
• Evaluate and optimize workflows related to all broadcast systems including linear and IP fabric for video infrastructures, virtualized Windows & Linux environments, encode / decode platforms, newsgathering tools, NLE, Media Asset Management systems, distribution / transmission systems and other workflow tools.
• Evaluate, test and install upgrades to all platform operating systems, applications, and hardware
• Risk Management: Assess all issues, adds, changes to mitigate potential system impact.
• Ongoing assessment of workflows, identifying manual processes that can be streamlined or improved upon with new hardware, software or automation
• Participate in the testing of new technology.
• Install, commission and configure new technology
• Develop and maintain system documentation for operational and troubleshooting purposes.
• Work with operations teams to ensure SOP's & documentation are written and up to date
• Produce work that is consistently professional, reliable and detail oriented.
• Other duties as deemed necessary

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Broadcast IT or systems Engineering or similar with 5+ years' experience preferred. Equivalent experience considered.
• Experience in a similar role with an ISP, media company, systems integrator or other relevant industry.

Desired Qualifications
• Experience in supporting large scale systems to support business needs
• Experience supporting a major market or network News/Sports operation
• Proficient in A/V file transcoding, data archiving processes and video compression technologies & standards.
• Hands on experience with support of non-linear edit systems such as Premier and Avid.
• Demonstrated knowledge of media over managed IP networks and protocols.
• Knowledge and experience with hardware virtualization
• Knowledge of media workflow tools and production systems such as Vantage, Avid iNews, Dalet, Ross Overdrive/Xpression or similar.
• Knowledge of transmission systems including fiber-based, RF, and IP streaming.
• Knowledge of newsgathering and communications systems
• Strong ability to read and generate system documentation (Visio, ACAD).
• Positive work ethic, ability to work well in groups to execute projects on time and on budget while meeting customer expectations.
• Ability to communicate

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