Junior Systems Engineer - 12 month FTC/attachment
BBC Design & Engineering provides the foundations for broadcasting - we keep the BBC’s services on-air 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That means everything from transmission for TV and radio - enabling us to reach 97% of adults in the UK every week including the cameras, mixing desks, email and business systems for our world-class programme makers and staff.
BBC Archives manages one of the world’s largest multimedia archives. Their mission is to archive, preserve and store content so that the BBC has an enduring and accessible cultural memory. Their role is to ensure that the BBC has long-term, useable and high quality collections and we aim to proactively embrace digital curation and cross-platform archiving.
The archive is a working collection of content and information that includes BBC Television and Radio output, web and social media content, commercial music, paper and electronic documents, digital and physical images, sheet music and heritage artefacts. The department adheres to a media management policy for the identification, selection and archiving of all assets that are created by the BBC and manages a range of information systems and services to support these operations. This fulfils the BBC’s Charter obligations as well as the business functions of utilising existing material for re-use and research. Customers include BBC programme makers, external clients, policy makers, historians and, increasingly, our audiences.
This post sits within BBC Design and Engineering in the Television, Radio, and Archive Technology division.
The primary purpose of the role is to facilitate the design, implementation, commissioning, test and delivery of technology systems for BBC Archives.
The post will sit within a team of other engineers hence, from time to time, it is possible that the post holder may be required to work on projects or activities unrelated to the BBC Archive.
- Deliver effective technology solutions that meet given specifications with review and mentoring by others in the team
- Work, under supervision, with project, product and technical leads, and contractors and manufacturers
- Keep up to date with current and future broadcast technology trends and work with other members of the project team in order to encourage the adoption of technical innovation where appropriate in solutions. This includes maintaining knowledge of industry and competitor developments
- Where required, responsibilities may also include elements of system operational development and support
- Preparation of documentation to define solutions or configurations, including technical schematics and drawings
- Assist the engineering team in the planning, design, development, integration, commission and test of systems
- Take ownership of specific small elements of projects and meet time, cost and quality targets for their delivery
- Testing of new installations, ensuring test logs/registers are kept up to date
- Liaise with the project manager and project support staff to enable them to provide effective and informed reporting
- Provide effective communication to interested parties
The Ideal Candidate
- Ability to learn quickly about media technologies and systems
- Ability to prioritise and plan, working under pressure whilst maintaining high standards
- Good communication (verbal, written, listening) and IT skills
- The ability to forge and maintain a range of relationships with a wide set of stakeholders
- Knowledge of the BBC and / or media sector with an understanding of the pressures and demands of a fast-moving live or production environment
- Knowledge or experience of working with media/technology tools (hardware and software)
- Awareness of web based integration technologies and database architectures
- Awareness of broadcast or datacentre infrastructure installations including power, environmental and space layout considerations
About the Company
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