Principal Engineer Broadcast Solution - Technology & Network Operations (Broadcast Engineering)

Technology & Network Operations Division Doha, Qatar


Description

Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN) based in Doha-Qatar is a multinational international news and documentary broadcast network. AJMN is looking to recruit a Principal Engineer Broadcast Solution to join the Broadcast Engineering team based on site at a 24/7 live broadcaster in Doha.

As a Principal Engineer Broadcast Solution, you will be responsible to apply value engineering to provide scalable, robust and flexible solution design based on editorial, operations and creative teams’ requirements and technically maximize investments made on systems. Shall conduct periodic technical system audit to determine whether optimization required by comparing them to latest technological advancement that will lead to improved system performance at lower operations cost.

He/She shall provide high‐level solution design and analysis with justification for implementing the solution within the broadcast systems section. Constantly evaluates proposed System Design and Configuration of existing and proposed systems. Analyses, recommends and oversees all design modification and change requests of broadcast related projects based on the change in requirement. Analyses system upgrades proposals and recommend alternative solution to optimize system design and configuration with cost effective approach. Train and mentor technicians, fellow engineers on existing and newly acquired systems.

He/She shall provide/create preventive and corrective maintenance plans for the broadcast engineering support team. In addition, create/review/update business continuity plan (BCP) as well as Disaster Recovery (DR) plan for the broadcast facilities to ensure the highest systems/services redundancy, resiliency and availability and capitalize on the existing systems to ensure highest services uptime. He/She will lead broadcast engineering support team during the execution of the preventive and corrective maintenance plan as well as BCP/DR drills and suggests improvements with implementation plan.     

Being a Principal Engineer Broadcast Solution, applicants must demonstrate practical experience in analyzing and identifying solution issues, systems limitations, submit recommendations and justifications for re‐engineering solutions, and design covering the following broadcast areas:

  • VSM Routing & Control system
  • Grass Valley Video Routers, Multiviewers and Glue items
  • Riedel Talkback
  • Station’s Master Clock (SPG)
  • Glue and other equipment installed in Central Apparatus CAR Rooms
  • Vizrt including Viz Engines & Clients, Viz Mosart playout, Viz Mosart automation, Immersive System, Viz Weather, Viz Social, Viz One
  • IHSE KVM system
  • Central TX including Pebble Beach Automation System, Harmonics & EVS video Servers, CTX Video Mixer, CTX output chain
  • Central MCR Broadcast related systems
  • All Studios and Gallery equipment including Calrec Audio Mixer, Sony Vision Mixer, Video Walls, Studio Cameras, Vinten Robotic System, Shnick Shnack & Martin LED System
  • Studio Lightings Systems

A good understanding of IT networking infrastructures and file-based technologies is essential, along with strong troubleshooting skills, a positive attitude and teamwork. To be considered for this role, you must have previous broadcast engineering experience within a similar studio environment and strong knowledge of the end-to-end production process and transmission chain accompanied with a proven experience in broadcast solution architect and broadcast projects planning and delivery. A degree or equivalent in a broadcast engineering related subject is also desirable.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronics, Telecommunication, Broadcast or Computer Engineering with relevant practical experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certified is an advantage
  • ITIL certified is an advantage
  • CCNP, CCNA certified is an advantage
  • 8 years of professional experience in Broadcast Engineering and relevant equipment's operation/maintenance/support
  • 3 years of Broadcast Projects Delivery with proven records in broadcast solution architect experience related to Broadcast/Broadcast IT domains
  • Knowledge in the use of computer, internet and software applications related to projects planning including MS office, Visio, AutoCAD as well as baseband test and measuring equipment
  • English Language is a must, Arabic language is an advantage