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Broadcast Engineering Manager
Ballymount, Dublin 24
Date Posted:
September 8th

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Broadcast Engineering Manager – VMTV, Ballymount, Dublin 24

About Virgin Media:

Virgin Media is the leading connected entertainment cable and broadcast business in Ireland. Every day we deliver connections that really matter for Irish Consumers and Businesses with multi award-winning services including broadband, TV, mobile and home phone. Our Virgin Media Business division provides the fastest broadband speeds and connectivity solutions for entrepreneurs, businesses and the public sector.

Virgin Media Television, our broadcast division, is Ireland’s number one commercial broadcaster offering three free-to-air channels: Virgin Media One, Virgin Media Two, Virgin Media Three, as well as the Virgin Media Player. We are a significant investor in home produced content, including news, current affairs and drama, as well as offering the best in international programming. Virgin Media Sport and our 6 Extra Sport channels offer extensive sports coverage across the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Our advertising sales agency, Virgin Media Solutions, creates unique, innovative campaigns for our business and for third party clients across the UK and Ireland.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, one of the world’s leading converged video, broadband and communications companies, with operations in six European countries.

For further information please visit: www.virginmedia.ie

About the Role:

This is an exciting role in the Broadcast Technical Team at Virgin Media Television. The Broadcast Technical Team is one of the four core technical disciplines within VMTV. This is a People Leader role where you can motivate and inspire the technical team ensuring strategic priorities and deadlines are met while challenging the ways we operate and looking for improvements.

Due to the nature of Television, this role involves irregular hours and weekend work. 

Specific Duties & Tasks:

  • Lead the Broadcast Tech team to execute the strategic priorities within the Broadcast Engineering function and work with the other technical and operational leads to ensure the smooth delivery of Broadcast department related deliverables 
  • Liaise with the Technical, Production teams and Operations colleagues on all broadcast systems 
  • Manage and participate in projects to investigate and deliver alternative ways of working
  • Regularly review workflows, resources within broadcast function and make recommendations in line with production requirements and business needs 
  • Provide assistance to the technical/operations team as required 
  • Develop the engineering team’s tech capability on systems to ensure operational competence across all shift patterns
  • Coordinate financial, procurement, administrative and logistical tasks in line with business needs and report areas for improvement 
  • Provide shift and annual leave cover oversight and general team lead responsibilities 
  • Become fully acquainted with emergency and disaster recovery procedures in place at Virgin Media Television, both currently and in the future, to ensure safe operation and rapid deployment of alternative services to maintain programme output, should the need arise.  
  • Drive and support the development of the Broadcast capability to ensure operational competence across all shift patterns
  • Liaise with 3rd party contractors to ensure successful delivery of Broadcast related projects, and ensure the procurement procedures are followed
  • The above list is not exhaustive. You will be expected to perform duties as necessitated by your changing role and the overall business objectives of the Company, as directed.  

Skills & Expertise:

  • A computer, engineering or science degree or equivalent 
  • Possess a high degree of technical proficiency and experience (5 Years+) in Broadcast & IT systems, Network management/Skills, Technical documentation, Computer engineering, Virtual environments, including but not limited to knowledge of, Microsoft, Linux, and Networking protocols, VMware, Cisco configuration, Transcoding, Streaming, Storage technologies and Network security 
  • Knowledge of television production processes including file based technologies TV station operations 
  • Strong Technical Project/Program management with being able to lead teams, plan and document installations in entirety and be able to discuss and share a constructed design 
  • Experienced people leader and comfortable with all people leader duties.
  • Experience managing project meetings, schedule and document project roadmaps with time planning, budgeting, and stakeholder inclusion.  
  • An understanding of Health and Safety in a technical operational environment 
  • Experience working in a fast paced organisation, driving multiple priorities and ensuring deadlines are consistently met

The Person:

  • First class problem solving skills who gets to the heart of the matter
  • The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with the business while ascertaining the key impact/detail behind the issue/request
  • A  great people leader who can lead by example, motivate and inspire others
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and embrace change
  • High attention to detail, someone who cares about quality in everything they do
  • A methodical approach to both daily tasks and project work
  • Explores opportunities by being resourceful and self-motivating
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills

Virgin Media is an equal opportunities employer. Having a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business

Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. You can trust us to do the right thing by you. We’re a great place to work – and we offer impressive benefits too. Get ready for a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension and of course, discounts on our fantastic mobile, broadband and cable.

Virgin Media is an equal opportunities employer. Having a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business. 

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Deadline: September 25th


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