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Network Engineer – NYC

Title: Network Engineer
Reporting To: Director of Network Engineering
Location: New York, NY 

In the action-packed world of live video creation and distribution, The Switch is always on and always there – setting the industry benchmark for quality, reliability, and unmatched levels of service.  The Switch network connects over 800 of the world’s largest content producers and distributors to each other, and to professional sports and event venues; seamlessly linking rights holders, broadcasters, streaming platforms, media outlets and web services. Our video production and global transmission services are trusted every day by corporate enterprises and leading sports, news and entertainment organizations who rely on The Switch to turn-on their live content, anywhere in the world.

Learn more about us at: www.theswitch.tv.

 

The Switch is seeking an experienced Network Engineer to contribute to the growth and success of our Company. The Network Engineer will report to the Director of Network Engineering and will be responsible for supporting and building The Switch’s multiprotocol transport network.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provide Engineering support of The Switch’s long-haul transport network
  • Maintaining, upgrading and troubleshooting network core related equipment
  • Assisting with customer and venue deployments, troubleshooting customer transport issues of broadcast-based video and data connections
  • Assisting with testing new software/firmware in a lab environment
  • Provide Engineering support of The Switch’s Nimbra Vision (NV) provisioning platform
  • Maintaining, upgrading and troubleshooting NV as needed or directed
  • Assisting with lab testing of new hardware, and management systems against other software platforms
  • Providing Engineering support of broadcast IT data systems
  • Customer requirement analysis and support
  • Ethernet, TCP/IP, routing, subnet network management and utilization with a good systematic approach to troubleshooting

Qualifications/Skills:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in a data systems or broadcast environment (active knowledge and experience in a broadcast television or Telco facility environment is preferred)
  • BA or AAS College degree or equivalent experience, CCNA certification or equivalent is preferred
  • Experience with Net Insight’s Nimbra MSR platform a major plus
  • Knowledge of broadcast signal workflow
  • Knowledge and experience with computer related equipment such as servers, routers, and switches
  • Experience with VPNs, Cisco equipment, NAS, LAN Management is a plus
  • Prior experience providing technical support in fast paced, high availability, 24X7 environments
  • Knowledge of Microsoft, including operating system, Office products, and Linux experience is a plus
  • Demonstration of problem-solving skills of complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in‐depth evaluation of variable factors
  • Outstanding attention to detail and ability to work quickly and efficiently in a fast‐paced, ever–changing and challenging environment
  • Excellent oral and written skills, with the ability to think critically and work independently
  • Ability to prioritize with excellent time management
  • Must be willing to work a schedule that will include holidays, nights, overnights and weekends throughout the year as needed
  • Available for occasional travel to company and customer sites as required
  • Able to complete physical requirements of the job, with or without a reasonable accommodation, including bending, climbing ladders, lifting & carrying up to 50 lbs

Schedule and Compensation:

  • Full-Time
  • Onsite or hybrid in NYC office; may consider remote on east coast
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Compensation based on experience

Please send resumes via email to hr@theswitch.tv. No phone calls, please.