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Video Systems Engineer – UK

Title: Video Systems Engineer (UK)
Reports to: UK Engineering Manager
Location: London, UK

Pacific Television Center, Inc., The Switch Enterprises, LLC’s wholly owned subsidiary, is seeking Video Systems Engineer to join our busy London office.

Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Facilitate equipment installation, cabling, integration and training. 
  • Assist in the performance of day-to-day tasks in the London area 
  • Routinely maintain and or replace the Master Control Room, Colocation area, studios and facility infrastructure equipment as needed 
  • Assist in training new personnel in technical operations 
  • Assist in the Master Control Room as needed 
  • Document operation procedures, guidelines, cabling and unused equipment 
  • Follow procedures to properly identify, troubleshoot and restore transmission interruptions 
  • Assist with insert studios/cameras, audio, recording/playback, dark fiber systems, edit systems and graphics 
  • Accountable for cost control, accurate documentation, quality of installation and maintenance of equipment and communication of technical changes 
  • Routinely maintain and monitor the physical plant: HVAC, Generator, UPS 
  • Ad-hoc projects and duties as determined by management 

Qualifications/Skills: 

  • 5+ years prior related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required 
  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate degree in Engineering or related field is preferred 
  • In-depth industry knowledge 
  • Experience with video compression including J2K, MPEG 2, H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC, ASI and IP transport systems, and the utilization of test equipment surrounding those technologies 
  • Competitive, self-driven, self-motivated, goal oriented and confident individual 
  • Friendly presence and helpful attitude; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others 
  • Outstanding attention to detail and ability to thrive in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills 
  • Able to travel on occasion other UK facilities and travel abroad; and be flexible to work weekends & off-hours for productions as needed 

Schedule and Compensation: 

  • Full-Time, onsite in London office 
  • Compensation based on experience 

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