Distribution Project Engineer
Centennial, CO

About $94,000 - $130,000 a year

NBCUniversal’s technical operation in Dry Creek is technologically advanced facility focused on master control, origination, and content preparation services for NBCUniversal Broadcast Operations and Primary Origination of the NBC and Telemundo Networks, as well as engineering and operations for NBC Owned and Operated stations, TV Everywhere fulfillment, and Disaster Recovery of cable services. This operation will also increase capability for international media prep and fulfillment. Development of the facility is a continuing endeavor. The Distribution Project Engineer will be responsible for helping to develop engineering architecture and workflow for the entire facility and working closely with the other principal engineers as well as the rest of the larger engineering organization. It is a full-time position within NBCUniversal’s Technical Operations Distribution Engineering department. The position will report to the Manager, Distribution Project Engineering. As the NBCU facility grows, Distribution Project Engineers will be tasked with rolling out and commissioning systems across the entire facility.

Job Responsibilities:
This is a ‘hands-on keyboard’ engineering role responsible for commissioning of certain critical systems including but not limited to: core routing & display systems, uncompressed IP routing, monitoring and control systems, compression systems, automation systems, off air recording tools, signal processing, and other broadcast systems.
This is a role for the experienced broadcast engineer who is well versed in established technologies and is very comfortable configuring and commissioning broadcast infrastructure, but who has developed skills outside of the traditional broadcast sphere. These skills could include:
Scripting/development – knowledge and usage of programming languages to enhance broadcast workflows and drive efficiency. C#, Javascript, Python, etc.
IT infrastructure – deep understanding of IT technologies as they relate to the broadcast sphere. This includes networking, storage infrastructure (SAN in particular) or database administration.
Compression – thorough knowledge regarding video compression and statistical multiplexing. Ability to build and maintain stat-mux pools using a variety of vendor technologies. Knowledge of both IP and RF transmission, including multicast, satellite and microwave.

Other responsibilities include:
Creation of conceptual documentation for new projects to guide the design and build engineer teams
Work with operations and engineering build teams to appropriately plan and coordinate timing for commissioning of projects
Work with internal subject matter experts and vendors to resolve problems as necessary
Work with Vendors to understand, lead, and push the industry to create and deliver solutions that work for NBCUniversal.
Coordinate commissioning, testing, and release of critical systems to operations
Work closely with the Project Engineering group to ensure the architectural design of the facility ties out with the overall design objectives of NBCUniversal.
Manage and plan for upgrades on critical systems
Work closely with the Technical Operations Group to enhance existing system, workflow, and process
Produce documentation on systems, networks, policies, and procedures as well as communicate the documentation to the larger engineering and operations community
Train the 24x7 engineering team in support of critical systems
Train the engineering team in overall architectural objects and provide guidance in making design decisions
Act as level II escalation support for core systems


BS/BA or equivalent work experience
2+ years experience with scripting languages (C#, Javascript, Python, etc)
5+ years experience as hands-on engineer in Production and/or Broadcast

Additional Job Requirements
Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: )
Must be willing to work in Centennial, CO
Must have some flexibility with regard to the schedule, in order to meet the needs of a 24x7 operation

Desired Characteristics

Proficient in MS Office a must, and a working knowledge of AutoDesk AutoCAD software
Excellent Troubleshooting skills
Excellent verbal and documentation skills
Understanding of broadcast automation technology
Strong understanding of broadcast user and system support, including TCP/IP, Ethernet cabling, infrastructure devices, video/audio cabling
Working knowledge and understanding of Network Infrastructure, DNS, Cisco switches, routers and firewall

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