Sr. IT Engineer


Client Reference Code: 205886
The Senior Broadcast System I.T. Engineer partners with the News Engineering and Technical Operations team to design, architect and support broadcast I.T. infrastructure supporting 24/7 news production environment. Provides support for all broadcast I.T. technical facilities, equipment and software applications for local News operations

  • Collaborate with Engineering and Technical Operations team to develop broadcast I.T. systems supporting local News production
  • Document and maintains broadcast I.T. system and contribution network infrastructure diagrams
  • Gather user production workflow requirements and implements broadcast I.T. technologies to further enhance production efficiency
  • Design and architecture of end user computing platform
  • Manage vendors and system integrators in broadcast I.T. System new builds or upgrades
  • Provide regional and onsite support for broadcast I.T. systems and network infrastructure for 24/7 News production and Origination
  • Diagnose and implement fix agents or develop alternative methods to overcome unexpected technical problems to maintain continuity in on-air broadcast
  • Troubleshoots equipment and recommend appropriate solutions including vendor repair, in house repair or equipment replacement
  • Documents and maintains equipment maintenance history database and generates status reports for both users and supervisor
  • Works with multiple service providers in maintaining station’s WAN connectivity
  • Installs and upgrades systems components and software
  • Ensures adherence to corporate I.T. policies and best practices for Broadcast I.T. infrastructure
  • Assist in the development of operational procedures and make recommendations
  • Ability to lead small to moderately complex projects
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

  • Strong technical proficiency in configuration of ASA Firewalls
  • Significant experience in administering Mac, Linux, and Windows systems that includes Windows XP, 7, 10 workstations, Windows 2003/2008/2012 server, and SQL Enterprise server a plus
  • In-depth knowledge of an experience designing and maintaining large scale routed and switched networks.
  • Must be able to work independently with limited direct supervision
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and a functional level
  • Communication: demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English with the ability to produce clear and concise written analysis and reports
  • Interpersonal: ability to interface with internal company and division personnel at various levels and outside equipment vendors and suppliers; must be able to work with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Must adhere to schedule guidelines. Individual could be asked to be on call
  • The individual must be able to travel when needed to support any broadcast IT issues that arise
  • Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines and willing and able to work different shifts or longer shifts due to “breaking news” coverage and severe weather emergencies.
  • Willing and able to work weekends and holidays
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license for authorized driving in the state of residence


  • Minimum four year degree in related discipline or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience in a Broadcast environment

Related Work Experience Number of Years

  • At least 4-6 years’ experience in Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Broadcast Engineering or related field

Working Conditions

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Works inside and outside throughout the year. May be subjected to various weather conditions, which could include extreme hot and cold
  • Requires travel to remote locations including news bureaus, microwave receive sites, news venues
  • Can require long periods of personal computer use and phone communications
  • Communicates in person, by phone and by email
  • Drives company vehicle to and from different locations in a safe manner by obeying all traffic laws
  • Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to distinguish colors and discern sounds

Charter Communication is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability

Job Code : TWCNEN320 Sr Broadcast IT Engineer Exempt


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