We have a deep understanding of the broadcast media industry and over the past 20-years our recruitment team’s knowledge and expertise has evolved from traditional broadcast engineering to converged media software centric and IT infrastructure orientated requirements.
Our Consultants really understand technical jobs in broadcast and media and we continually successfully place engineers, developers, architects, testers and technology management positions across:
Distribution, Delivery, Playout and Transmission
• Video transport streams • Content delivery networks (CDN) • Content management systems (CDM) • OTT, VOD, IPTV, mobile, streaming • Playout automation • Master control • Subtitling & captioning • Encoding & mux • Satellite, RF & transmitter
• IP networking, routers & switchers • Servers & desktop • Data storage & archiving • Media & digital asset management (MAM / DAM) • Encoding & transcoding • Glue, monitoring & control • Cloud & SaaS • Cyber Security
Production & Post
• Cameras, robotics & lighting • Graphics • NRCS • VR & AR • Audio consoles • Sound recording & talkback systems
Certain technical skill sets can be a challenge to source and we have a proven track record of identifying individuals who meet the technical requirements of a role whilst being a great fit for our clients’ company culture.
As part of our commitment to delivering exceptional service to the broadcast industry, Christy Media Solutions is also a member of The IABM and we regularly attend and exhibit at broadcast and media shows, keeping up to date with the latest technologies, developing our talent pool and identifying the best people in the business.
Senior Content Delivery Engineer/Architect
We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced CDN Engineer with exceptional technical skills to join a leading, global media organisation based in London. As an integral part of the content delivery engineering team you will be working on the latest technologies to design and deliver a world-class product that delivers content to millions of viewers. Although the primary focus of this role will be technically hands-on you will also help to scope and shape the CDN technology strategy moving forward. As CDN Engineer you have a major role in ensuring the private and managed content delivery networks are designed to an industry leading standard, ensuring optimal service availability and scalability are priorities. You will be working on the design, development, deployment and testing of key new features, continually looking at optimising CDN operations across performance, cost management, mapping and selection. Additionally you will also work with internal and external partners to ensure the evolution of services as the platform scales. Applicants should have comprehensive technical knowledge across the design and delivery of content delivery networks, ideally with a focus on video covering OTT or IPTV networks; although other environments dealing with high availability, large scale web applications will also be considered. You should have good scripting skills, with a high level of practical, hands-on experience in web technology stacks, methods and protocols (such as IPv4, IPv6, DNS, HTTP1.1/2, DASH, HSS etc) and knowledge of newer delivery methods such as WebRTC. Excellent communication skills are also essential with the ability to present to both technical and non-technical audiences being important. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading media company who are continually investing in their technology infrastructure. If you feel you have the skills and experience to be successful and you are fully eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship, then please apply now.
Negotiable | Permanent
Lead Solutions Engineer
We are delighted to be working with a global brand and award-winning cloud video software vendor, to source a Lead Solutions Engineer. This is a permanent, full-time vacancy based remotely initially with the expectation (although subject to change), to be office based at their London HQ at some stage in 2021. As a Senior Solutions Engineer, you will provide technical expertise covering software development, DevOps, systems administration, cloud infrastructure and product support. You will deliver inspirational, motivational and strategic leadership to a highly talented team of engineering specialists and bring a strong commercial awareness of the competitive landscape and emerging technologies – ensuring the company continues to lead the way in the provision of innovative cloud video technology. To be considered for this lead position, you will be a Senior DevOps professional with exceptional technical knowledge of network infrastructure (routing, switches, DNS, DHCP, firewalls, security) and Linux platforms (Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS), along with outstanding Python and C++ software development skills. Extensive knowledge of cloud integration, deployment and management is vital (Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud Platform), along with an excellent understanding of database architecture, development and testing processes, CI and CD workflows and video processing; all specifically for the provision of video cloud solutions. With this suite of knowledge, you will contribute to product R&D and innovation, software implementations, infrastructure development and client support. In return, you will receive a highly competitive salary, lucrative share options and additional benefits which include private medical and dental insurance for both you and your family. If you have all the credentials listed above and you are eligible to work and reside in the UK without restriction, please apply now!
Negotiable | Permanent
Broadcast Playout Engineer
Are you an experienced Broadcast Playout Engineer looking for an exciting new opportunity to work at the forefront of broadcast technology? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity to join a leading broadcast services provider on an initial 12-month fixed-term contract, with the view to go permanent. As Broadcast Playout Engineer, you will be responsible for the maintenance and design of the company's playout system where your duties will include the configuration, management and monitoring of automation systems. In addition to this, you will be required to integrate playout systems with other technologies such as MAM and will act as the key point of contact between R&D and designed solutions. You will also be required to build and support new systems and ensure that delivery standards are met by overseeing the delivery of external suppliers and contractors. To be considered for this role, our client is looking for a technically minded Broadcast Engineer with strong knowledge of playout automation systems such as ITX and broadcast technologies such as SMPTE 2022 and AES-67. It is key that you can demonstrate experience in maintaining complex digital video/ audio systems, video routing and switching and have good ability to resolve IT and application issues. Knowledge with video servers such as EVS or Harmonic Spectrum X is also ideal. You must be able to speak fluent English and Dutch language skills would be highly advantageous. It is important that you are a team player who can communicate well with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and can work well under pressure. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast-growing broadcast company at the forefront of technology with impressive facilities and a great benefits package. If you are interested and feel that you have the skills and experience to be successful in this role, then please apply with your CV now! Please be aware that unfortunately our client is unable to provide sponsorship and therefore you must already be eligible to live and work in the Netherlands.
60,000.00€ to 72,000.00€ | Permanent
Broadcast Avid Engineer
We currently have an urgent contract requirement for an experienced Broadcast Systems Engineer with strong Avid support skills to join our client based in Sydney, Australia. As Broadcast Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for providing in-depth technical support for the broadcasters technical infrastructure with a specific focus on their Avid and EVS systems, which will include edit suites, MAM, newsroom systems , storage and media servers. You will providing support both remotely and on site and identifying and rectifying technical issues as quickly and efficiently as possible to ensure maximum uptime. To be considered for this role, applicants should have excellent broadcast engineering skills with experience of supporting a range of Avid systems such as Interplay, ISIS, Media Composer and Nexis. Experience of supporting EVS systems would also be highly advantageous as would a strong appreciation of IT systems support and networking. This position will be primarily a standard hours, Monday - Friday based role but will also be required to provide on call support on a rotational basis. If you feel this is the right role for you, are based in or around the Sydney area, (or able to travel and stay in the area for the duration of the contract taking into account current Covid travel restrictions) then please apply now for immediate consideration.
Negotiable | Contract
Senior Broadcast Engineer
A London based broadcast facility currently has a great opportunity for a Senior Broadcast Engineer to join them on a permanent basis. Reporting into the CTO, as Senior Engineer you will be responsible for ensuring the technical facilities are functioning at optimum levels at all times whilst taking charge of small projects when required. With a modern and scalable setup, the company offers end to end broadcast facilities for its clients including live studios, galleries, graphics systems, edit suites, MCR and transmission control rooms with additional capacity to expand if and when required. As Senior Broadcast Engineer you will supervise a small engineering team whilst remaining hands on technically. You will work to SLAs, ensuring operational needs of the business are met and all technical faults are resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible. You will also help to improve workflows within the facility identifying improvements that can be made. To be considered for this role applicants should have a strong broadcast engineering background with experience across the entire broadcast chain. An excellent understanding of modern broadcast standards is important as is exposure to a range of broadcast equipment and systems including cameras, video and audio routers and glue, vision mixers, graphics, post production, playout automation and satellite uplinking and downlinking. A good level of IT and networking knowledge is also important with any Cisco experience being advantageous. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a Monday - Friday role which offers a highly competitive salary so if you feel you have the right skills and experience to be successful then please now. Please note only applicants who are already fully eligible to live and work in the UK without the need for visa sponsorship can be considered.
£50,000.00 to £60,000.00 | Permanent
A leading sports broadcasting company based in the South East of England have a fantastic opportunity for a Distribution Engineer to join its team on a permanent basis. This position will see you responsible for the support of their MCR Systems including the installation and maintenance as required for each individual event. You will have a thorough understanding of distribution architecture, ensuring you are able to resolve technical issues, and be able to guarantee the integrity of contribution feeds via satellite and fibre delivery. In addition, you will be responsible for ensuring content is available to agreed standards, and use monitoring tools to effectively analyse content. You will also have good communication skills to develop and maintain internal and external client relationships. To be considered for this position, applicants will have a demonstrable broadcast engineering background with a focus on Live Content Delivery and IP distribution. You will be experienced in the configuration of MCR hardware such as; encoders, decoders, TS and SDI analysers and be able to resolve issues efficiently within a live broadcast environment. A good level of IT and networking knowledge is also important with any Cisco experience being advantageous. Due to the live broadcast nature of this role, you will have a flexible approach to working hours and weekend work will be required to support the team. This is a brilliant opportunity to help develop future solutions for a company renowned for their innovative broadcasting. If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role and if you are fully eligible to live and work in the UK without restrictions, then please apply now.
Negotiable | Permanent
Broadcast Graphics Developer
A leading sports broadcasting company based in the South East of England is seeking a Broadcast Graphics Developer to join its team on a permanent basis.As Broadcast Graphics Developer you will work closely with the software team to build and test imaginative and informative graphics concepts to integrate with real-time event data. You will be passionate about researching new technologies, suggesting new concepts and ideas to improve the product and streamline processes. In addition, you will attend events to assist with deploying and troubleshooting the graphics systems and ensure all bugs are immediately resolved.To be considered for this position you must have demonstrable experience within a live broadcast graphics environment with a relevant degree in Media Technology, 3D design, Motion Graphics or similar. You will hold extensive knowledge of the Adobe suite, in particular Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects with thorough knowledge of 3D design packages such as Vizrt Engine, Artist or Autodesk Maya being highly beneficial.To be considered for this role you must hold a full EU Driving Licence and be willing to travel internationally.This is a brilliant opportunity to help develop future solutions for a company renowned for their innovative broadcast graphics. If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role and if you are fully eligible to live and work in the UK without restrictions, then please apply now.
£30,000.00 to £40,000.00 | Permanent
Technical Resources Supervisor
Are you passionate about broadcast technology with experience of working in a kitroom environment? If you are, we have a fantastic permanent opportunity for a Technical Resources Supervisor to join a leading broadcast equipment rental facility based in London. In this role, you will be responsible for supervising technical resources in the kitroom and act as the main point of contact for technical support within the company. This is an important role for the business and you will be responsible for overseeing quality control on both kit going out and returning, ensuring that clients receive an excellent standard of service for every single hire. You will also prep & return equipment to a high standard, including, cameras, lighting, grip, audio & Mobile Broadcast Systems and will troubleshoot and problem solve technical issues for clients via phone, and may at times involve some visits on location too. Strong communication skills are essential as you will develop, build and maintain relationships with clients and suppliers and will also collaborate with the internal projects department to build kit lists for clients. As Technical Supervisor, you will also supervise the training of warehouse staff, ensuring their knowledge across all broadcast equipment is up to date and as strong as possible. To be considered for this role, candidates must have proven experience of working for a kit rental facility, who are technically savvy with strong knowledge on broadcast equipment and workflows. It is essential that you are organised, enthusiastic, proactive, self-motivated and are able to work well within a team. It is also key that you have good time management skills, are computer literate and have the ability to perform well under pressure, as well as working unsocial hours when required. A full clean driving license would also be highly advantageous. If you feel you have the skills and experience required for this role and already have the eligibility to work in the UK without restrictions, then please apply now with a copy of your CV!
£25,000.00 to £30,000.00 | Permanent
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