Trainee Media Systems Engineer
We have an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Media Systems Engineer to join our award winning team.

You will be working by yourself and as part of a team to deliver networks of video recording servers, logging systems and edit suites to major production companies and broadcast clients around the world.
Job Context
The Collectv was established in 2014, to provide systems integration, media management and support for broadcast, outside broadcast and post production systems. In 2015 and 2017 we were awarded Emmys for Outstanding Technical Team Remote at the Olympics as part of NBC’s team. 

Our current experience spans the likes of Sky Sports’ Darts events, Formula One for Sky, Dancing on Ice for ITV, Educating Manchester for Twofour and the British Open Golf coverage for CTV & NBC. As one of only a few fully independent technical TV service providers, our people are our most important asset. 

Our friendly, reliable and personal approach with our clients and their workflows sets us apart from the competition and what continues to fuel our growth in such a competitive industry.

Job Purpose
This is a trainee engineering position with operational elements, where you are required to work by yourself and as part of a team delivering networks of video recording servers, logging systems and edit suites to major production companies and broadcast clients around the world. Responsibilities include duties on-site and maintenance and setup duties at base. 

The position involves:
  • Assisting in building our systems
  • Assisting in routine maintenance and regular system checks of our supported systems
  • Ingesting and managing media (after training)
  • Preparing equipment for despatch including boxing up kit into flight cases and delivering equipment to locations we’re working at.

Key Accountabilities:
  • To assist in the preparation of equipment and planning of projects
  • To assist in outside broadcast and fixed rig environments
  • Logistical support including delivery and shipments
  • General maintenance and identification of faults with equipment
  • Selecting equipment from a given list with all associated cables and peripherals
  • Ingesting and managing media and content either on location, at our client’s premises or our base.

About You
Required Knowledge, Experience & Skills

  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Strong inter personal skills to communicate effectively and be part of a team
  • Able to plan tasks and prioritise effectively
  • Willingness to learn and develop across all aspects of outside broadcasting, post production and fixed rig
  • Drivers licence.

  • Some understanding of Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems
  • Some understanding of networking principals, (Routing, Switching, the OSI model etc.)
  • Ingest/media management experience.

  • Due to the nature of the position there will be the necessity for travel, both abroad and locally, so in addition to the above, the ability to be totally flexible is a key requisite of this role.

The following leadership competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies;

  • Analytical thinking
  • Is able to identify problems, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships for problem solving with capacity to solve technical problems in a creative way
  • Planning and organising
  • Is able to think ahead in order to establish an effective and appropriate course of action for self. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines and resource requirements
  • Flexibility
  • Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Is able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organisation or job requirements.

Next Step
To Apply:
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