Media and Broadcast Network Design Specialist
London, United Kingdom
6h ago

The BT Media and Broadcast design team provide the networking used by key broadcasters around the UK and worldwide including the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

If you’ve watched a Premier League football match or a Freeview channel, this uses the BT Media transmission network that you’ll be working on.

You’ll be designing bespoke end to end solutions that while using standard network components will be put together in a way that meets the unique needs of our customers to get their broadcast quality video from source to destination e.

g. this could be from a set of cameras in a Stadium to a production studio.

You’ll be working with an ever changing set of technical requirements, supporting our customer-facing Sales colleagues - responding to RFPs for services all around the world to distribute live broadcast TV, audio and other content, typically using Cisco and Juniper equipment.

You’ll also be working on our modernisation programme to converge our current networks to a single Software Defined Network allowing flexible orchestration of new services.

You'll have the following responsibilities

  • Provide Engineering Design leadership and steer, guide and support in managing aspects of the Media and Broadcast areas;
  • specifically in the design of layer 1, 2, 3 connectivity.

  • Ongoing & frequent collaboration with a wider team including operations, systems and customers.
  • Driving Transformation activities across the Business Unit seeking positive outcomes from adoption of Agile methodologies and Automation of repeatable tasks.
  • Managing suppliers to understand their product capability and provide sign off for connection to the network.
  • To provide a mentoring-type role and be acknowledged as the Subject Matter Expert within Media and Broadcast on network solutions.
  • Makes expert recommendations to technical and business decision makers.
  • To continually drive for outstanding customer experience, and engender and lead an absolutely customer focused approach to doing business.
  • Provide Major bid and engineering support to Media and Broadcast Area and 3rd Line support of the Service and Network Platforms to Operations.
  • Working with wider BT teams such as procurement on RFI / RFPs for cost effective network solutions.
  • You'll have the following skills & experience

  • Ideally you will be from a Service provider or Fin-Tec background
  • Solid knowledge of IP, MPLS & Multicast technologies.
  • You will have had extensive hands-on experience of Cisco and / or Juniper network equipment.
  • You will have a proven track record of end to end Network Design and solutions being able to understand existing network designs and customer solutions and evolving them based on bespoke requirements.
  • Knowledge of designing high availability network topologies to achieve the required diversity / separacy to meet the required SLA;
  • understanding of the impact of a link failure on customer service; evaluation of supplier Ethernet product capabilities.

  • Proven ability to produce High level & Low level Design solutions.
  • Able to be a lead contributor individually and provide direction to others.
  • Experience of Cisco and / or Juniper networking equipment
  • Experience of designing carrier / service-provider IP networks.
  • Experience of leading RFPs, Vendor Selection and winning new business activities from a Design perspective.
  • Experience of designing high availability domestic and international networks
  • Preferable : Technical Experience in a TV / broadcast organisation.
  • Preferable : Ideally B.Eng / M.Eng Degree or equivalent industry experience.
  • Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • 10% on target bonus
  • Option to join the Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Pension scheme
  • Shares Plan
  • Flexible benefits : cycle to work, childcare vouchers, healthcare, etc.
  • Discounted BT products
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