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The Walt Disney Company

Broadcast Engineering Manager

Job Summary:

Disney Streaming Services in Amsterdam is looking for a Broadcast Engineering Manager to join our team!

Our Broadcast Engineering team provides 24-hour operations, with tier 1 and tier 2 support for various broadcast systems around the world across time-zones. Broadcast Engineers operate from the Transmission Operation Center or remotely as required, managing all A/V transmission paths into our data centers. Additionally, Broadcast Engineers monitor and analyze the delivery of all A/V transmission to our partners.

What you’ll do:

  • You are responsible for the acquisition, quality control monitoring and distribution of linear and event-based signal acquisition signals across various formats (TS over IP, fiber, etc.).
  • You will also ensure that assigned partner distribution transmission is configured and routed as ordered.
  • Ensure all signals meet strict quality control standards and make adjustments to video, audio, captions as required.
  • Keep meticulous notes on any troubleshooting and will help to compose documentation on standard operating procedures as needed.
  • Routing and monitoring multiple A/V feeds to and from our facilities, or remotely as needed.
  • Quickly take the lead in identifying and resolving issues in a live production environment.
  • Remotely configure hardware as required for live events and linear acquisition and distribution.
  • Act as technical liaison to clients and their partners to remotely troubleshoot signal issues, as well as notifying internal and external parties of signal outages.
  • Provide professional, courteous and timely technical support.

Your background:

  • 3+ years in Broadcast Engineering, Signal Acquisition/Distribution, Transmission Control or similar work environment in a senior or leadership role.
  • Working knowledge of MPEG, SD/HD-SDI, ASI, and J2K signal types.
  • In-depth understanding of transmission and acquisition equipment and systems.
  • Excellent knowledge of analog and digital audio signals.
  • Knowledge of networking and TS Over IP principles.
  • Experience with Evertz, Ateme, Sencore, Snell, Grass Valley, Rossand other leading manufacturers in routers, switchers and terminal gear.
  • Understanding signal flows and CAD drawings.
  • Basic knowledge of elastic search and real-time analytics/visualizations.

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