Date posted 02/16/2018
Requisition Number: 208090BR
Location: United States - Florida - Orlando
Area of Interest: Cable Television Production, Engineering/Technical Operations, Network Television Production, News, Television/Programming
Position Type: Full Time
The Broadcast System I.T. Engineer is responsible for the support of all broadcast I.T. technical facilities, equipment and software applications for local operations including but not limited to workstations, servers, phones, networks, databases, automation systems, and video and editing equipment used for production and program origination.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide regional and onsite support for broadcast I.T. systems and network infrastructure for 24/7 News production and Origination.
Diagnose and implement fix agents or develop alternative methods to overcome unexpected technical problems to maintain continuity in on-air broadcast.
Troubleshoots equipment and recommend appropriate solutions including vendor repair, in house repair or equipment replacement.
Documents and maintains equipment maintenance history database and generates status reports for both users and supervisor.
Works with multiple service providers in maintaining stationís WAN connectivity.
Installs and upgrades systems components and software.
Assists the Engineering and Technical Operations team to develop broadcast I.T. systems supporting local news production when needed.
Ensures adherence to corporate I.T. policies and best practices for Broadcast I.T. infrastructure.
Assists in managing vendors and system integrators in broadcast I.T. System new builds or upgrades.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Technical proficiency in configuration of ASA Firewalls.
Experience in administering Mac, Linux, and Windows systems that includes Windows XP, 7, 10 workstations, Windows 2003/2008/2012 server, and SQL Enterprise server a plus.
Must be familiar with TCP/IP Network topologies, VLANS and Cisco WAN/LAN switches, routers, firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS) and network monitoring tools.
Must be able to work independently with limited direct supervision.
Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and a functional level.
Communication: demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English with the ability to produce clear and concise written analysis and reports.
Interpersonal: ability to interface with internal company and division personnel at various levels and outside equipment vendors and suppliers; must be able to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
Must adhere to schedule guidelines.
Individual could be asked to be on call.
The individual must be able to travel when needed to support any broadcast IT issues that arise.
Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines and willing and able to work different shifts or longer shifts due to "breaking news" coverage and severe weather emergencies.
Willing and able to work weekends and holidays.
Must obtain and maintain a valid driverís license for authorized driving in the state of residence.
Minimum two year degree in related discipline or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience in a Broadcast environment.
4 year degree preferred.
Related Work Experience
At least 2 yearsí experience in Information Technology, Management Information Systems or related field.
Works inside and outside throughout the year.
May be subjected to various weather conditions, which could include extreme hot and cold.
Requires travel to remote locations including news bureaus, microwave receive sites, news/sports venues.
Can require long periods of personal computer use and phone communications.
Communicates in person, by phone and by email.
Drives company vehicle to and from different locations in a safe manner by obeying all traffic laws.
Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.
Must be able to distinguish colors and discern sounds.