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Production Engineer/IT Specialist

NBC Sports Group

Location: Stamford, CT
Job Status: Full-Time
Posted/Updated: 10/8/2019

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Job Description:


  • Maintain and Upgrade the IT infrastructure of all Production Engineering equipment including configuration of Cisco switches.
  • Provide front line engineering and technical support across 7 studios and 5 control rooms.
  • Keep IPAM 100% up to date and assign ip addresses for all new installs.
  • Keep all Endpoints up to date with Anit-Virus protection and Security Patching in compliance with corporate policy and best practices in the industry.
  • Work with vendors to vet all patches and upgrades to insure no negative impact on broadcast-critical equipment.
  • Perform system level troubleshooting of technical facilities, including, but not limited to, control rooms, studio equipment, audio equipment, and computer systems associated with those areas
  • Perform preventative maintenance on studio & control room equipment
  • Assist Studio Operations with control room and studio technical setup.
  • Interface with production and operations teams to implement technical solutions to meet production initiatives
  • Perform equipment and systems software installation and updates.
  • Repair/troubleshoot equipment to module level utilizing industry standard test equipment


Basic Qualifications:
  • CCNA certification required
  • Strong interest and knowledge of television equipment and workflows.
  • College degree in computer science, engineering or related field, and/or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of computer server installation and maintenance.
  • Extensive Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Server platforms.
  • Knowledge of broadcast production systems and software including Audio Consoles, Intercom Systems, Video Switchers, Wireless audio, server based playout and communications systems.
  • Thorough Understanding of TCP/IP networks and other PC networking technologies.
  • Understanding of digital TV (HDSDI) as well as core technical/plant facilities.
  • Proficient in software-driven broadcast video equipment.
  • Ability to read and understand system signal flow diagrams for television control room and studio facilities.
  • Understanding of wireless audio and communication technologies
  • Position requires excellent interpersonal skills. Position requires a cool, level headed individual who works well under the pressures of "live" television
  • Hands-on, problem solving skills with broadcast-related equipment and systems.
  • Understanding of the urgent needs of the on-air Sports environment; ability to stay focused and productive in a fast-paced environment with constantly changing assignments.
  • Ability to support 24x7 production environment.
  • Strong customer focus
  • Must be a self-starter who is able to meet deadlines.
  • The ability to work alone and in a team environment with fellow engineers, Operations, IT and other departments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication as well as diplomacy skills

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
  • Willingness to work extended shifts on short notice to cover live sports productions and system maintenance
  • Must be able to lift equipment packages weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal's affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Desired Characteristics

  • At least 4 years' experience in IT
  • System Design, AutoCad, Project Management Experience
  • Television production and workflows experience
  • Ability and willingness to learn new production technologies.
  • Specific experience with Sony cameras and switchers, EVS Servers, Evertz Routing and Modular, RTS Intercom, Calrec Audio Consoles, and Tektronix Test and measurement systems


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