SNA1660 - Riyadh Bureau Engineer

Division: Planning & Operations
Department: Riyadh Bureau
Section: Not Applicable
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Riyadh
Closing Date: 20-Nov-2019
Job Description:

The Riyadh Bureau Engineer works closely with the other members of staff within the Riyadh Bureau to ensure that high quality proactive maintenance and reactive support is provided for the Broadcast Systems on which Sky News Arabia’s business depends. In this role the engineer will take responsibility for the day to day support of the broadcast and production systems and equipment both within the facility and outside in the field to ensure the output is both professional and technical. As the Bureau Engineer, you will act as the 1st and 2nd line support for all aspects of Broadcast and Production with the ability to efficiently overcome any issues to ensure the permanent Video/Audio, and communication   connectivity between Riyadh Bureau and SNA Headquarter in Abu Dhabi. You will have previous experience of working as part of a team, within a fast paced environment and have a flexible and pro-active attitude.

 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Providing technical advice, guidance and expertise on the state of satellite trucks and fly-away, coordinating properly with the relevant parties to ensure that systems are fully operational before tuning to live coverage.
  • Providing 24/7 re‐active support to the systems and services both in the field and inside the studio.
  • Conduct in-depth root cause analysis and fault finding at the earliest possible opportunity, ensuring that all issues are logged and reported to high standards.
  • Operating all kind of satellite transmissions equipment and perform equipment maintenance as planned or when required.
  • Installing and Operating SNG Flyaway systems and SNG vans.
  • Installing Studio setup with multiple cameras, audio and lighting setup.
  • Direct multiple cameras in the field and overseas the full production from start to finish.
  • Carrying out planning for large diarized News events.
  • Coordinate with SNA headquarter in AD to highlight technical and logistical requirements for future events and breaking news stories.
  • Respond to operational issues to resolve platform and broadcast problems.
  • Familiar with all brand of bonding equipment.
  • Resolve any Hardware issues and liaise with suppliers for the replacement of faulty hardware.
  • Planning and Implementing change at approved time windows.
  • Ensure all documentation and configurations are kept up to date.
  • Ensure that all new services go through the handover process and are "fit for purpose".
  • Manage and Monitor Software systems within the broadcast environment.
  • Manage third party suppliers, chases for updates, manage products, TAC cases and service SLAs.
  • Shift/on-Call requirement within the role.
Key Skills, Experience and Education:
  • Significant experience in newsgathering operations / satellite field operations is required.
  • Familiar with broadcast systems operations  from contribution through to distribution.
  • Capable of working for long hours and travelling at short notice.
  • Strong analytical and problem‐solving skills.
  • Full understanding of production techniques including timing cameras for synchronous switching.
  • Fully conversant with all audio and video standards from Analogue through to HD.
  • Capable of setting up Communications for live broadcast in the field.
  • Have good understanding of computers and networking.
  • Proficient with both Windows and MAC.
  • Good knowledge of Visio, Excel and PowerPoint. Auto CAD experience would be beneficial.
  • Understanding of editing suite set ups.
  • Understanding of International Customs and Duties for shipping and travelling with equipment such as a CARNET or Load Lists.
  • Fluent in both written and spoken Arabic and good knowledge of English.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience.
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Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume / CV

 

Due to the fast paced nature of our business, vacancy closing dates are subject to change.

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