Lead Broadcast IT Engineer - America

Technology & Network Operations Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

Only Candidates based in America will be considered for this role.


The Lead Broadcast IT Engineer is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the Al Jazeera Media Network’s (AJMN) Broadcast systems.

Lead Broadcast IT Engineer ensures that core systems are stable, and configures AJMN’s Broadcast IT systems in a way that makes them more secure and with optimal performance.

The Lead Broadcast IT Engineer is also responsible for monitoring activity, such as server usage, temperatures etc., and installs Broadcast IT systems equipment, such as server’s applications, KVMs, rack installation, running cabling etc.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and maintain AJMN’s Broadcast Systems stability and performance in Washington DC and resolve any impact to service, ensure key performance indicators, and service level agreements are met.
  • Identify and resolve faults, incidents, problems, service requests and change requests from the AJMN Service Desk in a professional manner to agreed service levels.
  • React to security incidents by performing necessary operations as determined by the Incident Response team.
  • Ensure that problems are documented with detailed diagnosis that is accurate and compliant with existing processes.
  • Review implementation plans, solutions designs and critical change or releases.
  • Supervise Senior Broadcast Systems Engineers and Broadcast Systems Engineers.

The Person we are looking for will have:

  • Bachelor or higher in IT, Computer Science or related field or exceptional prior experience. Broadcast Engineer certification by Society of Broadcast Engineers preferred
  • 9+ years in Broadcast and Technology domain; 6+ years in similar role preferred
  • Technical expertise in systems configuration, design and maintenance as well as sustaining and troubleshooting varies Broadcast systems
  • Knowledge on Broadcast platforms and technologies & Quality standards such as ITIL and ISO 9000
  • Knowledge of MAM/PAM Solutions
  • Broadcast scheduling / resource management solutions
  • Feed/file based Ingest systems
  • Gallery Playout System
  • Media Archive
  • Media Quality Control Platform
  • Media Transcode & Rewrapping systems
  • Newsroom / Lo‐res Editing ‐ Media Central
  • Newsroom Computer System
  • Programme Playout solutions
  • Knowledge of Arvato VPMS MAM
  • Knowledge of Avid Technologies