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Sr Broadcast IT Engineer - Spectrum News Austin

Date posted 07/05/2018 Requisition Number: 221319BR Location: United States - Texas - Austin Area of Interest: Cable Television Production, Engineering/Technical Operations, Network Television Production, News, Telecommunications Position Type: Full Time
The Senior Broadcast System I.T. Engineer partners with the News Engineering and Technical Operations team to design, architect and support broadcast I.T. infrastructure supporting 24/7 news production environment. Provides support for all broadcast I.T. technical facilities, equipment and software applications for local News operations

• Collaborate with Engineering and Technical Operations team to develop broadcast I.T. systems supporting local News production
• Document and maintains broadcast I.T. system and contribution network infrastructure diagrams
• Gather user production workflow requirements and implements broadcast I.T. technologies to further enhance production efficiency
• Design and architecture of end user computing platform
• Manage vendors and system integrators in broadcast I.T. System new builds or upgrades
• Provide regional and onsite support for broadcast I.T. systems and network infrastructure for 24/7 News production and Origination
• Diagnose and implement fix agents or develop alternative methods to overcome unexpected technical problems to maintain continuity in on-air broadcast
• Troubleshoots equipment and recommend appropriate solutions including vendor repair, in house repair or equipment replacement
• Documents and maintains equipment maintenance history database and generates status reports for both users and supervisor
• Works with multiple service providers in maintaining station’s WAN connectivity
• Installs and upgrades systems components and software
• Ensures adherence to corporate I.T. policies and best practices for Broadcast I.T. infrastructure
• Assist in the development of operational procedures and make recommendations
• Ability to lead small to moderately complex projects
• Performs other duties as assigned

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
• Strong technical proficiency in configuration of ASA Firewalls
• Significant experience in administering Mac, Linux, and Windows systems that includes Windows XP, 7, 10 workstations, Windows 2003/2008/2012 server, and SQL Enterprise server a plus
• In-depth knowledge of an experience designing and maintaining large scale routed and switched networks.
• Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and a functional level
• Communication: demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English with the ability to produce clear and concise written analysis and reports
• Must adhere to schedule guidelines. Individual could be asked to be on call
• The individual must be able to travel when needed to support any broadcast IT issues that arise
• Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines and willing and able to work different shifts or longer shifts due to "breaking news" coverage and severe weather emergencies.
• Willing and able to work weekends and holidays
• Must obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license for authorized driving in the state of residence

• Minimum four year degree in related discipline or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience in a Broadcast environment

Related Work Experience Number of Years
• At least 4-6 years’ experience in Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Broadcast Engineering or related field

Working Conditions
• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
• Works inside and outside throughout the year. May be subjected to various weather conditions, which could include extreme hot and cold
• Requires travel to remote locations including news bureaus, microwave receive sites, news venues
• Can require long periods of personal computer use and phone communications
• Communicates in person, by phone and by email
• Drives company vehicle to and from different locations in a safe manner by obeying all traffic laws
• Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds
• Must be able to distinguish colors and discern sounds

Charter Communication is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability

The Spectrum brand is powered and innovated by Charter Communications. Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

Charter Communications will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable laws, including local ordinances.

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