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Satellite Operations Engineer

Hialeah, FL
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Satellite Operations Engineer

Jobid 23768-389439

Location: Hialeah, FL, 33014, USA

Description **Job Number** 37580BR

**Job Title** Satellite Operations Engineer

**Business Segment** Telemundo Enterprises

**Sub-Business** TLMD Operations

**Posting Category** Studio Technical Operations

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

The Satellite Operation Engineers’ role is to provide support for all of the Network shows and departments that request the services of Satellite Operations. This includes but is not limited to satellite downlinks, uplinks, booking of fiber and satellite space, knowledge in configuring of fiber/satellite equipment to receive the encapsulated signals. Knowledge of video control operations, able to chart and calibrate cameras, paint cameras and adjust video levels while on air. Operation of robotic camera systems while on air which consist of elaborate coordination with studio crews.

**Country** United States

**State** Florida

**City** Hialeah


• Operate uplink systems, ability to configure encoding equipment, operate antenna controllers, able to peak antennas and access satellites.

• Able to configure satellite downlink equipment, knowledge of encryption and signal encoding to be able to decipher what equipment is needed to acquire the satellite/fiber signal.

• Coordinate receipt and processing of all inbound feeds via: Satellite, Fiber, LiveU, Dejero etc.

• Transfer and quality control of all feeds coming into the facility, closed captioning for all live shows, bringing any issues to the attention of the appropriate departments and management.

• Submission of a daily shift report detailing all on-air activities, listing all the successful feeds completed in our tracking system, documenting any errors and/or discrepancies encountered during ones shift.

• Operation of broadcast video/RF routers, knowledge of video/RF patch bays for signal routing.

• Effectively use broadcast test equipment such as waveform monitors, vector scopes, spectrum analyzers, frame syncs and up/down/cross converters etc.

• Familiar with file based media work flows including broadcast ingest/encoding, media asset management systems and broadcast automation systems would be a plus.

• This position requires meticulous detail with the ability to multi task and communicate effectively with all the shows, departments and co-workers. Must be a problem solver and able to think outside of the box for problem resolutions. This is a fast paced operation with last minute changes that will impact your workflow, strict attention to detail and firm organizational skills are imperative to the position.

• Able to understand camera patching and operation of RCP for video control, know how to color correct and paint studio cameras and adjust cameras while on air.

• Camera robotic operation is a must and able to do both of these tasks simultaneously.


• Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Field and/or Computer Sciences, Technical school courses or equivalent work experience.

• 2 - 5+ years of television production and engineering experience.

• Familiar with Windows, Apple, Avid, AVID iNews, AVID iNews Command and other production/broadcast environment related platforms and applications.

Eligibility Requirements

• Ability to multitask, react quickly, solve problems and obtain results under pressures of daily television production and broadcasts.

• Ability to interact with a variety of individuals including management, employees, and outside vendors/consultants.

• Familiar with AVID Interplay systems in general.

• Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice.

• Must be “on call” 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

• Must be available to work all shifts, including early mornings, evenings, holidays, weekends, late breaking news and hurricane emergencies.

• Must be willing to facilitate personnel requirements including late and/or last minute scheduling changes in a 24/7 production work environment.

• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered.

**Desired Characteristics**

• Bilingual English/Spanish. Ability to conduct business conversations in both languages including the ability to read and write

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Click Here to view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.


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