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Systems Engineer

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Job Introduction

Archive Services  is part of BBC Platform which is responsible for a number of pan BBC systems . The Archive Services team is responsible for developing and supporting a number of BBC archive systems used by production teams for re use and re purposing of BBC content. The team are based in both Glasgow and London.

Role Responsibility

  • Key role within engineering team in the planning, design, development, integration, commission and test of systems
  • Responsible for delivering technology solutions that meet the agreed specifications for elements of broadcast projects
  • Work with project, product and technical leads, and contractors and manufacturers to design media systems and create implementable solutions to the business’ technical requirements
  • Responsibilities will include elements of system development, support and operation
  • Identify and implement ways of achieving business needs and functional requirements by means of technical innovation and development, ensuring desired levels of resilience are achieved
  • Preparation of project documentation and contribute to project plans
  • Working within the project team to collaboratively write and review test specifications and test plans ensuring that they are clear, concise and cover all agreed functionality
  • 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
  • Oversee acceptance testing of new installations, ensuring test logs/registers are kept up to date
  • Maintain knowledge of industry and competitor developments in order to learn new technologies and help introduce them where appropriate
  • Liaise with the project manager and project support staff to enable them to provide effective and informed written reporting
  • Provide effective communication to interested parties, conveying technical information to non-technical staff, either in verbal or written form

Are you the right candidate?

Knowledge of

  • Linux, preferably Red Hat /CentOS
  • Scripting (Bash & Python)
  • Source Control (Git)
  • Automation (Ansible, Run Deck)
  • Assisting with planned works, testing and systems upgrades
  • Knowledge or experience of working with media/technology tools (hardware and software)
  • MXF & AWMA specifications
  • Knowledge of broadcast codecs
  • Jenkins
  • Scripting (Perl)
  • SQL
  • Agile methodology awareness 

Package Description

Grade 8 (Proposed Band D)

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for ambitious software engineers to seek new challenges and work on many different and varied products.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • A vibrant digital community – we have a strong focus on continuous improvement and engineering excellence. We host regular talks from internal and external speakers, and provide generous opportunities to attend industry events and conferences.
  • A variety of technical challenges – we work across a wide range of platforms, languages and technologies; from the latest frameworks and open standards, to the newest devices and modern cloud platforms.
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the BBC

We don’t 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 you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll 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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