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Senior Broadcast Distribution Engineer

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job Title:
Senior Broadcast Distribution Engineer
Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Full-Time, Permanent
Broadcast Technology

What's your new role about?

DAZN is fast becoming the global home of sport. From Serie A in Italy, Bundesliga in Germany and boxing across the globe we are the showing the best sports in the biggest markets. DAZN has grown rapidly from when it launched in Japan in 2016 to now being available across the globe in over 150 countries. What’s left to do? This is only the start, come and join DAZN and see just how big we can get.

As a Senior Broadcast Distribution Engineer you will work on the acquisition of new content onto the DAZN platform. You will help to define the design, costing and will build the acquisition route including any new technology or format to make sure the sports content looks the best it can for our demanding customers. Most recently the team have worked on the delivery of domestic Serie A rights in Italy, a new deal taking over from Sky TV for the first time in 20 years.
You will also be responsible for 3rd party distribution of the content, from delivery to third parties for linear channel creation to commercial premises and the DAZN OTT headends. You will be expected to look at new technology where appropriate and help to define the platform roadmap to make sure DAZN keep it’s content at the best possible quality, lowest latency and a cost effective acquisition for the many rights deals that we have. You’ll also have the opportunity to spearhead the move to cloud platforms to help scalability as DAZN grows even further
 In this role you will deal with all parts of the DAZN business from the rights team, bookings and architecture right through to the day to day operational and support teams.

In this role you will report to the Broadcast Distribution Manager. For any new sports right this team is the first point of call to work out how to bring the content into the DAZN platform. The team work closely with rights and bookings to plan and deliver new rights, commercial to make sure the routes are cost effective and internal engineering teams to make sure the acquired content is able to pass through existing live workflows. Timescales can often be short and the pressure is high but the work is very rewarding. You will work with industry standard technology and formats but will also help to explore, define and recommend new formats and strategies to help push DAZN forwards.
If you share our passion for media technology and are interested in shaping the future of sport then we
would love to hear from you!
This role can be based in any of our UK locations.
Benefits will depend on your location but will include access to DAZN, an annual performance related bonus, family friendly community, free access for you and one other to our workplace mental health platform app (Unmind), learning and development resources, opportunity for flexible working and access to our internal speaker series and events.

As our new Senior Broadcast Distribution Engineer, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Lead the planning, design and build of how DAZN acquires that next new sporting right
  • Become a system specialist on the acquisition and distribution platforms and help the support teams with management and 3rd line support
  • Investigate and help to recommend the next acquisition format and strategy including quality and latency testing as well as documentation
  • Work with internal engineering and architecture teams to look at the next broadcasting format such as 1080p, HDR, 4K

You’ll be set up for success if you have:

  • A broadcast engineering background working in environments with complex workflows and managing large scale changes at a high pace
  • Strong working knowledge of broadcast compression formats and delivery technologies such as fibre, satellite and IP
  • Experience and knowledge of using Internet based acquisition and distribution formats such as SRT, RIST and Zixi
  • Service and supplier management experience focusing on high availability, incident prevention and operational metrics

Even better if you have:

  • Knowledge and experience of public cloud such as AWS or Azure
  • Experience of new broadcast and distribution formats such as 2110, 2022-6 and JPEG XS
  • Have previously streamed to social platforms such as Twitch and Youtube

Here's a little more about us…

At DAZN, we bring ambition to life. We are innovators, game-changers and pioneers. So if you want to push boundaries and make an impact, DAZN is the place to be.

As part of our team you'll have the opportunity to make your mark and the power to make change happen. We're doing things no-one has done before, giving fans and customers access to sport anytime, anywhere. We're using world-class technology to transform sports and revolutionise the industry and we're not going to stop.

If you're ambitious, inventive, passionate, brave and supportive, then you're the kind of person who's going to enjoy life at DAZN.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment, both inside and outside of our walls, that values equality and diversity and where everyone can contribute at the highest level and have their voices heard. For us, this means hiring and developing talent across all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, sexual orientations, gender identities and abilities. If you’d like to include a cover letter with your application, please feel free to. Please do not feel you need to apply with a photo or disclose any other information that is not related to your professional experience.

We look forward to hearing from you.