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OB Technical Manager


Sky
Location: Isleworth
Job type: Permanent
Category: Management Jobs
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We’re Sky, Europe’s biggest entertainment brand. Think top-quality shows. Breaking news. Innovative tech. Must-have products. Careers here mean the freedom and support you need to make an impact – pushing boundaries, creating solutions, hitting targets. And as part of our close-knit team, you’ll enjoy plenty of benefits. Plus, experiences you’ll only find at Sky.

The Perks

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that’s not enough, our award-winning London, UK campus includes six subsidised restaurants, a cinema, gym, and much more.

The Graphics & Data Support OB Team is at the cutting edge of the convergence between traditional broadcast and IT cultures on Sky’s high profile outside broadcasts, from the far flung corners of the world on F1 to the prestigious football stadiums of the UK to name a few. If you’re a forward thinking engineer that likes the challenge of a broad range of new technology, would like the variety of travel in a proactive broadcast role this is the opportunity you have been looking for. From IP transition to VR graphics, Sports analysis to data feeds, M6 toll road to Houston Airport the Outside Broadcast area is a chance for motivated individuals to excel. As a Technical Manager you will play a part in bringing in new technologies into BAU Support and be responsible for ensuring the continued high level of support required from our Customers.

You will

-Provide management of a technical team – manage pdp process and development of individuals and the team.

-Ensure continued stability of broadcast graphics and data OB systems, defining and implementing, maintenance schedule, software releases and upgrades.

-Define specification, manage and maintain broadcast graphics and data OB systems to meet client requirements and service availability levels.

-Define procedures to ensure reliable, robust broadcast systems on Sky outside broadcasts. Providing metrics & reports for systems stability and availability.

-Manage incidents and prevent repetition of faults, improve system availability. Where necessary escalate faults for resolution to third party providers or relevant sky technical teams.

-Create and evaluate technical and procedural documentation for the team and other interested parties.

-Liaise with and provide input to system developers at various stages in the development cycle, to advice on operational aspects of future systems.

You’ll have

-Have a good academic background, particularly in a technical discipline. With a proven track record in delivering broadcast IT solutions. We are looking for keen individuals who have at least 5 years’ experience in a Digital Television Broadcast environment or in managed IT services

-Have had experience in the transmission or transport of video and audio.

-Experience with On Air Graphics solutions (Viz/Unreal/Unity)

-Understanding of AR/VR Graphics solutions

-Understanding of SD/HD/UHD/MPEG-4 AVC /H264, MPEG-5 HEVC Video Standards

-Understanding of Dolby E and Dolby Digital, Dolby ED-2 ac-4 Audio Standards

-Knowledge of networks TCP/IP/UDP/RTP and VLAN configuration, encapsulation of Transport Streams into IP

-Experience in the transmission or transport of video and audio over IP

-Excellent communications and inter-personal skills, sound customer service, motivational skills and experience in technical troubleshooting

So, what are you waiting for? Apply now for a chance to forge your own career path and be brilliant as part of a bright, talented team.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your criminal record check.

We’re happy to discuss flexible working.

It’s our people that make Sky Europe’s leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

A job you love to talk about

#LI-tech
We’re Sky, Europe’s biggest entertainment brand. Think top-quality shows. Breaking news. Innovative tech. Must-have products. Careers here mean the freedom and support you need to make an impact – pushing boundaries, creating solutions, hitting targets. And as part of our close-knit team, you’ll enjoy plenty of benefits. Plus, experiences you’ll only find at Sky.

The Perks

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that’s not enough, our award-winning London, UK campus includes six subsidised restaurants, a cinema, gym, and much more.

The Graphics & Data Support OB Team is at the cutting edge of the convergence between traditional broadcast and IT cultures on Sky’s high profile outside broadcasts, from the far flung corners of the world on F1 to the prestigious football stadiums of the UK to name a few. If you’re a forward thinking engineer that likes the challenge of a broad range of new technology, would like the variety of travel in a proactive broadcast role this is the opportunity you have been looking for. From IP transition to VR graphics, Sports analysis to data feeds, M6 toll road to Houston Airport the Outside Broadcast area is a chance for motivated individuals to excel. As a Technical Manager you will play a part in bringing in new technologies into BAU Support and be responsible for ensuring the continued high level of support required from our Customers.

You will

-Provide management of a technical team – manage pdp process and development of individuals and the team.

-Ensure continued stability of broadcast graphics and data OB systems, defining and implementing, maintenance schedule, software releases and upgrades.

-Define specification, manage and maintain broadcast graphics and data OB systems to meet client requirements and service availability levels.

-Define procedures to ensure reliable, robust broadcast systems on Sky outside broadcasts. Providing metrics & reports for systems stability and availability.

-Manage incidents and prevent repetition of faults, improve system availability. Where necessary escalate faults for resolution to third party providers or relevant sky technical teams.

-Create and evaluate technical and procedural documentation for the team and other interested parties.

-Liaise with and provide input to system developers at various stages in the development cycle, to advice on operational aspects of future systems.

You’ll have

-Have a good academic background, particularly in a technical discipline. With a proven track record in delivering broadcast IT solutions. We are looking for keen individuals who have at least 5 years’ experience in a Digital Television Broadcast environment or in managed IT services

-Have had experience in the transmission or transport of video and audio.

-Experience with On Air Graphics solutions (Viz/Unreal/Unity)

-Understanding of AR/VR Graphics solutions

-Understanding of SD/HD/UHD/MPEG-4 AVC /H264, MPEG-5 HEVC Video Standards

-Understanding of Dolby E and Dolby Digital, Dolby ED-2 ac-4 Audio Standards

-Knowledge of networks TCP/IP/UDP/RTP and VLAN configuration, encapsulation of Transport Streams into IP

-Experience in the transmission or transport of video and audio over IP

-Excellent communications and inter-personal skills, sound customer service, motivational skills and experience in technical troubleshooting

So, what are you waiting for? Apply now for a chance to forge your own career path and be brilliant as part of a bright, talented team.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your criminal record check.

We’re happy to discuss flexible working.

It’s our people that make Sky Europe’s leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

A job you love to talk about

#LI-tech
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