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Operations Engineer, MCR
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Recruiter: BBC Cymru Wales
Listed on: 30th November 2018
Location: Cardiff
Salary/Rate: Competitive
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 9087543_expired
Contact Name: BBC Cymru Wales

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BBC Wales’ Technology department delivers and supports the technical requirements of programme makers located at all our studio facilities across the country. This includes maintenance support, communications, project delivery and technical innovation. The team is based in Cardiff, but provides support for BBC Wales staff working in Wales and beyond.

BBC Wales’ Technology department delivers and supports the technical requirements of programme makers located at all our studio facilities across the country. This includes maintenance support, communications, project delivery and technical innovation. The team is based in Cardiff, but provides support for BBC Wales staff working in Wales and beyond.

The Master Control Room (MCR) team is an integral part of Technology. It provides operational and technical support services for BBC Wales’ output and productions. The core part of the service is to provide operational switching and monitoring of incoming and outgoing live and pre-recorded material and to ensure BBC Wales' output goes via the intended distribution path to our audience. The MCR also provides a degree of technology support for BBC Wales broadcast technical systems.

Role Responsibility
Operations Engineers in the MCR are responsible for the routing and support of broadcasts and recordings made via the Central Technical Area (CTA) in BBC Wales Broadcasting House. The principal aim is to ensure uninterrupted transmission of television and radio networks, along with our interactive output. A sample of additional role responsibilities includes undertaking critical system monitoring (e.g. servers, services, LAN/WAN, Live IP, etc), and maintaining and contributing to business continuity logs.

You’ll be logging and feeding information to senior colleagues to assist in operational improvements in the area. You’ll also be providing out of hours support and maintenance including patching/upgrades of hardware and software, providing operational support to productions via BBC Wales Technology Support Desk and scheduled maintenance relating to MCR systems. You’ll be expected to provide cover on a rota basis over a 24 hour period, 7 days per week, 365 days per year to contributors, journalists and other internal/external parties as well as support and/or maintenance of hardware and software.

Are you the right candidate?
You will have experience of broadcast monitoring, set-up and technical guidance for television, radio and online as well as of routing traditional and IP radio and television signals between studios, outside broadcasts and other sites. You will be adept at booking circuits using ISDN, ADSL, WMT and Comrex codec. You’ll have experience of assessing pictures and sound quality, and of providing remediation where possible. You also have demonstrable experience of ensuring all routine testing and line up procedures are carried out and documented.

Package Description
For this role / Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

(d) Welsh language skills are not necessary / Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English. / Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.

The BBC recognises that flexible working can benefit both the employee and the BBC as it can create a range of employment opportunities to suit both changing operational needs and the needs of individuals. We will, therefore, consider flexible working requests for this vacancy. Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.

Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. At the BBC we are committed to reflecting and representing the diversity of the UK.

Pay Band C

About the BBC
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The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC.