MCR Ingest Engineer

MCR Ingest Engineer

01 Feb 2024
District of Columbia, Washington, 20001 Washington USA

MCR Ingest Engineer

MCR Ingest EngineerEmployment Type: Full TimeDate Posted: 1/31/2024Location: Washington, DCJob Number: JO-2401-2340Pay Range: NegotiablePrimary FunctionAt the core of the station’s technical facilities, the senior MCR/Ingest Engineer is responsible for the acquisition of live andrecorded media via Satellite, Fibre and IP Technology. He/She manages the loading of multiple traffic strands on the fibreand satellite network and ensures the technical operational stability for the delivery of both News and Programs incoming tothe station. In addition, much of his/her work will be devoted to MCR systems and services incidents' analysis, ActivityMonitoring, taking part in the implementation of the preventive and corrective maintenance plans, taking part in the systems updates and upgrades thru assessing changes and risk on operationsDuties & Responsibilities

Provide 1st & 2nd level support for various MCR sub‐systems to maintain services ON AIR.

Ensures healthy operating conditions of MCR systems and services identifying service‐impacting anomalies and alerting

appropriate personnel as needed.

Analyze and diagnose systems faults/alarms occurrences, analyses services incidents, and reports to broadcast engineering and services providers as applicable and follow‐up on rectification progress.

Taking part in the implementation of the MCR preventive and corrective maintenance plans, taking part in the MCR systems updates and upgrades thru assessing changes and risk on operations.

Communicate with the Facilities Section to coordinate the flow of incoming News or Programs

Operate the core technical facilities for the acquisition of live news via satellite, fibre or IP Technology

Undertake Quality Control and transcoding of all incoming streams or package transfers to Media Servers

Coordinate effectively with operators in the field to support remote operations via satellite, fibre, and IP networks.

Reports clearly in the booking system all issues observed during transmissions

Identify faults and take immediate preventative action to restore traffic

Undertakes routine testing, preventative and corrective maintenance of transmission systems and ancillary equipment

JOB WORLD

Undertakes routine testing, preventative and corrective maintenance of transmission systems and ancillary equipment

Provide technical operational and engineering support to other technical areas within the broadcast centre

Ensure Correct Satellite Access procedures are implemented on leased space capacity

Ensure the monitoring and adjustment of incoming video streams according to the Broadcasting Technical Standards

Provide level 1 and level 2 equipment support to crews in the field

Report technical issues to Handovers and Ticketing System

Operate DTL camera position

SNG – Field Operations

MCR / Ingest Rooms in other Broadcast centers

Ensure accuracy of Handovers and Logs.

Train new staff.

Take part in writing new Standard Technical Operational Procedures or changes required.

Correct technical Operational Diagrams and/or workflows if required.

Assist Engineering Department for Project work

Perform other duties as assigned from time to time by his/her superiors/DLM

Skills & Qualifications

Skills on any of the following areas depending on specialization on either RF, Compression or Baseband (as

applicable):

Excellent Skills in Troubleshooting, configuration and setup of different RF Systems and equipment (KA, DBS,

Ku, C Bands).

Excellent Skills in Troubleshooting, configuration and setup of different Digital Compression Systems and

equipment.

Excellent Skills in Troubleshooting, configuration and setup of different broadcast systems and equipment.

Excellent Analytical Skills

Excellent in written and verbal communication

Excellent Computer skills

Adaptable to change

Security and safety skills

Fluent Arabic/English speaker and able to communicate effectively in writing

Able to report technical issues through clear diagrams

Commitment to solve problems quickly and effectively.

To be able to translate user requirements into technical requirements and technical specifications.

Able to multi‐task

PC / MAC computer

Knowledge: Knowledge on any of the following areas depending on specialization on either RF, Compression or

Baseband (as applicable):

Knowledge in Satellite Communications Systems and standards (ITU, FCC)

Knowledge in Broadcast Systems and standards (SMPTE)

Knowledge in MPEG Systems and standards

Knowledge in DVB Systems and standards (ETR 290)

Knowledge in various RF Systems Equipment

Knowledge in various Antenna mechanisms

Knowledge in the configuration of various Digital Compression Systems

Knowledge in various Major Baseband Broadcast Equipment

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Electronics/Telecommunication/Broadcast Engineering

A minimum 5 years’ experience in a 24 hour news MCR environment, or working in a Media Technical

department

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