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Transmission Engineer

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job Title:
Transmission Engineer
Leeds, United Kingdom
Full-Time, Permanent
Broadcast Technology

What's your new role about?

DAZN is looking for highly motivated and passionate engineers to join the Transmission Engineering team. This role will be predominately supporting DAZN broadcast infrastructure and operational teams to deliver live sports content at a high standard to consumers on multiple platforms.
The Transmission Support engineers will deal with broadcast IP signal distribution to clients, ensure quality and continuity of the service across multiple channels. The transmission support engineers will act as first line support for equipment and proactively troubleshoot issues and escalate to other teams as required. You will help ensure the successful delivery of linear and non-linear content on to DAZN global OTT platforms and to external broadcasters.
The role is ideal for Network Engineers looking to build upon their skills in an environment heavily focused on video broadcast or Broadcast Engineers wanting to improve their knowledge of IP delivered video. Building on experience in this role can provide future progression opportunities within the wider engineering department. 

As our new Transmission Engineer, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Monitoring of the transmission playout systems and associated systems.
  • Manage and monitor live broadcast baseband and IP feeds.
  • Support operational staff to achieve a high standard of production.
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting of channel outputs to CDN partners.
  • Liaison with ingest, MCR and 2nd line support teams.
  • Adopt best practice with regard to streaming media and broadcast technologies.
  • Provide regular maintenance of broadcast playout and related production equipment.
  • Follow best practice and procedure on internal and external ticketing systems.
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting the live encoding and video transcoding equipment for file ingest into the playout equipment.
  • Attending meetings with team leaders and senior engineers to improve process and instructional guidance documentation.
  • Communication with 3rd parties to support the operation.
  • Provide broadcast quality assurance on all content whether live or file based 
  • Promote a safe working environment to uphold Health and Safety standards
  • This is a shift based role supporting DAZN operation 24/7 365 days a year.

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

  • Experience working as an engineer in an IT based media environment
  • Good level of Windows server support and networking technical knowledge
  • Broadcast playout, associated technologies, workflows and broadcast standards 
  • Broadcast Contribution Encoding techniques and high level fault analysis
  • Experience in management of IP Transport Stream contribution (Multicast, Unicast Networks)
  • IP Multicast Networking, routing and fibre contribution
  • Understanding of Transport Stream Analysis tools.
  • Broadcast production facility ‘glue’ Infrastructure.
  • Confidence working under pressure to resolve issues during live broadcasts
  • A willingness to travel to attend training and other DAZN facilities may be required.

Even better if you have:

  • Knowledge of Cloud and Virtualisation technologies
  • Awareness of current OTT encoding technologies.
  • Satellite Communications
  • Automation Tools (Dataminer).
  • Scheduling Tools (ScheduAll).
  • Coding and software development experience
  • Working Knowledge of Microsoft and Linux Operating Systems
  • Understanding of Network technologies i.e. Switches, Routers etc

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.