Director, Cloud News Engineering; Media Engineer Supervisor and News Cloud Technical Operations Manager

Website Sinclair Broadcast Group

Sinclair Broadcast Group is looking for experienced and technology driven Director, Cloud News Engineering, Media Engineer Supervisor and News Cloud Technical Operations Manager to join the Corporate Engineering and Operations team in Arlington, Virginia.

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Director, Cloud News Engineering

Sinclair’s news workflows are at the core of gathering, producing, and connecting viewers with the best content wherever consumed. This is your opportunity to shape the future of news workflows into cloud native and agile technologies. You will work with diverse and strategic thinking internal and external teams to create, and support cloud-native workflows used for news gathering, editing, and live production control rooms.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate proven ability to develop systems from early proof of concept stages through deployment and production.

You will collaborate with a diversity of partners, stakeholders, and vendors to garner solid understanding of workflows and implement solutions to solve problems to business goals.

Our next-generation media ecosystem is being built with an emphasis on operating cloud-based, data-driven systems and services.

What you will do:

  • Drive development of cloud native, microservices and container orchestrated architectures for news workflows
  • Assist in setting up architectures using cloud providers like AWS (Amazon Web Services), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, or others.
  • Organize and communicate high-level architecture, infrastructure and workflow concepts and develop them into working systems.
  • Leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to provide incremental value to content.
  • Engage with multiple departments and bring a transformational approach to technical cloud-based news operations.
  • Communicate Sinclair news technology roadmaps to help vendors and partners deliver products aligned with company strategy.
  • Play a role in assessing business needs, vetting vendors, and collaborating across Corporate IT, Technology, Digital, and Security teams to define a cutting-edge, adaptable data driven and scalable news technology ecosystem.
  • Utilize business process modeling tools to identify problems and offer solutions.
  • Migrate existing infrastructures to cloud-based systems.
  • Manage security and access of cloud-based systems.
  • Provide ongoing operational administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting support for news systems.
  • Identify and establish processes to enhance workflows through metadata.

Must Have:

  • Cloud AWS exposure and experience
  • 5+ years of technical/engineering experience
  • 5+ years media operations experience
  • Proficient with technologies like microservices, DevOps tools, design principles, practices, standards, and guidelines.
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and container orchestration
  • Experience building video workflows in the cloud as well as knowledge of video codecs highly preferred.
  • REST API Experience
  • Ability to articulate clear requirements in both written and verbal forms
  • Proven analytical skills with the ability to use data and insights to back assumptions, inform recommendations, and drive actions.
  • Experience with digital streaming workflows
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or Engineering

Nice to Have:

  • Engineering experience with News technical equipment such as cameras, editing, production switchers, and automation
  • Understanding of HD broadcast signals video playback systems, and media archival systems
  • Understanding of video streaming protocols such as SRT, RIST, webRTC

CLICK HERE to apply directly for the position of Director, Cloud News Engineering.

Media Engineer Supervisor

Sinclair’s content technology is at the core of our operational excellence. We thrive on innovation and a passion for connecting people with the best local news and sports content. As we grow our content offerings and expand our broadcast, cable, and digital distribution channels we’re embracing new technologies to fuel that growth.

We are looking for an experienced and technology focused Media Engineering Supervisor to join the Corporate Engineering team.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate proven ability to maintain systems, problem solve and will lead a team to support the engineering and operations for our DC content center.

We’re excited by the promise of cloud-first approaches and artificial intelligence in media systems, we are driven by a belief that flexibility and agility will address rapidly changing media environments and we’re confident that great people and great technology equal great solutions.

You will focus a portion of your time to work with diverse and strategic thinking internal and external teams to create, and support cloud-native workflows used for strengthening our content centers with new editing, live production and field gathering workflows.

Responsibilities include but not limited to

  • Implement, install & maintain engineering systems and provide end-user support across all departments.
  • Supervise preventive maintenance and/or troubleshooting of broadcast equipment, including but not limited to, cameras, audio and video equipment, graphics systems, encoders/decoders, and computing equipment.
  • Play a role in assessing business needs, vetting vendors, and collaborating across Corporate IT, Technology, Digital, and Security teams to define a cutting-edge, adaptable data driven and scalable content center ecosystem.
  • Assist in organizing and communicating high-level architecture, infrastructure and workflow concepts and develop them into working systems.
  • Act as the subject matter expert and point of contact for all things as it relates to equipment and technology, as well as stay up-to-date on the new industry standards
  • Solve/troubleshoot problems in a crisis situation, i.e., perform disaster recovery procedures.
  • Maintaining and leveraging appropriate data collection and monitoring systems to ensure visibility and communication on the status of media operations.
  • Ability to create and comprehend signal flow documents as well as systems level troubleshooting.
  • Oversee planning of future equipment installations, requirements, and budgetary recommendations.
  • Articulation of clear technology requirements in both written and verbal forms.

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in News Engineering workflows or equivalent technical experience.
  • Direct engineering experience with cameras, editing, production switchers, and control room automation
  • Associates degree or higher in IT, electronics or computer related field
  • A great team-oriented attitude and dedication to quality
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft, Mac and Linux operating systems
  • Knowledge and competency in core hardware and computer system technologies, including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and LAN/WAN networking.
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing complex operational problems and providing solutions
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting problems and responding quickly under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Understanding of video streaming protocols and SCTE signaling.
  • Familiarity with FCC regulations
  • Avid ACSR certified a strong plus
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule
  • Ability to lift computers and equipment generally less than 50 pounds

CLICK HERE to apply directly for the position of Media Engineering Supervisor.

News Cloud Technical Operations Manager

Sinclair Broadcast Group is looking for an experienced and technology driven News Cloud Technical Operations Manager to join the Corporate Engineering and Operations team.

Sinclair’s news workflows are at the core of gathering, producing, and connecting viewers with the best content wherever consumed. This is your opportunity to shape the future of news workflows into cloud native and agile technologies. You will work with diverse and strategic thinking internal and external teams to create, and support cloud-native workflows used for news gathering, editing, live production control rooms and archives.

The ideal candidate will be process driven and demonstrate proven ability to develop systems from early proof of concept stages all the way through deployment and into production.

You will collaborate with a diversity of partners, stakeholders, and vendors to garner solid understanding of workflows and implement solutions to solve problems to business goals.

What you will do:

  • Optimize content centers across technical processes, workflows, and workforce
  • Organize and communicate high-level technology architecture, cloud and physical infrastructure and workflow concepts and develop them into working systems.
  • Communicate Sinclair news technology roadmaps to help vendors and partners deliver products aligned with company strategy.
  • Play a role in assessing business needs, vetting vendors, and collaborating across Corporate IT, Technology, Digital, and Security teams to define a cutting-edge, adaptable data driven and scalable news technology ecosystem.
  • Utilize business process modeling tools to identify problems and offer solutions.
  • Assist in setting up architectures using cloud providers like AWS (Amazon Web Services), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, or others.
  • Migrate existing infrastructures to cloud-based systems.
  • Provide ongoing operational administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting support for news systems.
  • Identify ways artificial intelligence and machine learning tools can assist content centers.
  • Identify and establish processes to enhance workflows through metadata.

Must Have:

  • 10+ years of experience in News workflows or equivalent technical experience.
  • Engineering experience with News technical equipment such as cameras, video editing, production switchers, and automation
  • Understanding of video streaming protocols such as SRT, RIST, webRTC
  • Understanding of HD broadcast signals, broadcast video playback systems, and media archival systems
  • Understanding of cloud based technologies.
  • Ability to articulate clear requirements in both written and verbal forms
  • Proven analytical skills with the ability to use data and insights to back assumptions, inform recommendations, and drive actions.
  • Experience with digital streaming workflows

Nice to Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience building video workflows in the cloud as well as knowledge of video codecs highly preferred.

CLICK HERE to apply directly for the position of News Cloud Technical Operations Manager.

 

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