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Senior Systems Engineer - Broadcast Systems

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Job Introduction

This is an exciting time to join Broadcast Systems Development as we look to the future and plan an architecture transformation that will support faster delivery of new features, workflows and experiences in a converging online/linear space.


The Broadcast Systems development team builds, maintains and extends some of the key systems underlying BBC News on television and online. We have systems which provide media ingestion, movement, metadata and asset management services to our editorial colleagues, deployed internationally and systems built and managed by the department providing broadcast graphic and data presentation automation for our television output.

BBC News is changing. We recently announced a major expansion of the World Service, bringing our journalism to more people than ever around the world with 11 new language services. That expansion includes our broadcast output, with additional international bureaux and production facilities being built and others expanded. We make the BBCs high-quality journalism possible, and we actively look for new ways to reach people and to tell stories, and to communicate in new and effective ways.

We are constantly evolving our systems to meet the requirements of BBC News. We achieve this by combining off-the-shelf and custom-built components to enable us to build forward-looking systems that journalists and content creators will love to use and which are scalable, fast and cost effective. Our Role is to build and maintain innovative infrastructure, develop new deployment methods while supporting our software developers.

Role Responsibility

  • Maintain infrastructure and systems to support the work of our developers
  • Develop new ways of working to build and deploy our systems,
  • to ensure our products achieve the best possible functionality,
  • to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams to deliver project requirements,
  • and to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and to use them as applicable.

Are you the right candidate?

We are looking for a Senior Systems engineer with a broad range of experience but with key knowledge about Windows operating systems, supporting active directory and integrating both into a heterogenous whole with Linux( predominantly Ubuntu)

who also has experience of Containers and Virtualisation and the underlying Networks and hardware.

Also who is able to share in the task of automating the deployment and configuration of our products.

  • Knowledge of broadcast technologies would be a bonus.
  • The right candidate will be someone who is quick and keen to learn and adapt

We're based in BBC Broadcast Centre in White City, London W12

Package Description

Proposed Band D, Grade 8 Equivalent

London W12

Continuing / Permanent

About the BBC

We dont focus simply on what we do we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure youve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. Youll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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