Sinclair Broadcast Group

Lead Systems Engineer (Test Lab)

4 days agoSeattle, WA

Sinclair Digital is a division of Sinclair Broadcast Group with dual headquarters in Seattle, WA and Hunt Valley, MD. Sinclair Digital was formed in February of 2014 with the goal of making the nation's largest broadcaster a leader in digital media and content distribution on all platforms. In the past 6+ years, Sinclair Digital has amassed a 100+ person team of innovative leaders, designers, developers and testers that are launching digital properties and new brands on web, mobile, and ott devices that reach more then 40 million people every month. This effort is powered by a proprietary media management and publishing platform that automates processes and production of content in unique and compelling ways.

We are looking for a Systems Engineer to join the Sinclair Digital Lab team. As a Systems Engineer, you will help innovate, build, and support our rapidly expanding next generation IP broadcast platform.

Key Result Areas :

  • Network, Compute, and Unix based systems
  • Support Sinclair's ATSC 3 and mobile service rollouts
  • Support verification and validation testing of receivers in our lab (Mobile phones, tablets, TVs and Gateways)
  • Develop requirements and acceptance plans for qualifying software and station equipment
  • Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software, virtual machines and management tools to keep lab servers/ broadcast air chains up to date
  • Develop, maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies for the Lab
  • Support plug fests, interop events and integration in the lab
  • Support other Digital initiatives
  • Good understanding of IP network fundamentals
  • Understanding of IP multicast & IGMP protocols
  • Must have strong troubleshooting skills
  • Interest in broadcast video format and broadcast technologies, such as MPEG, MPEG-2 , HEVC, ATSC, HDTV, RF Cable and Satellite, DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting), Digital Communication Systems, and DTV advantageous
  • Contributes to the development, maintenance, and/or installation of systems, netw ork, or comput er configuration and setup
  • Installation and configuration of operating systems, enterprise systems, and application software
  • Performs high-level root-cause analysis for system/service interruptions and works with peers to create preventiv e measure plans
  • Prioritizes "resilience" and "maintainability" with systems over "getting it done"
Knowledge Sharing & Collaboration :
  • Actively listens and participates in team discussions
  • Incorporates feedback from system reviews
  • Understand and maintain learning
  • Learns about system ecosystem in-depth
  • Learns from team members and applies learning to their work
  • Learns the tools and techniques necessary to grow
Learning :
  • Learns about system ecosystem in-depth
  • Learns from team members and applies learning to their work
  • Learns the tools and techniques necessary to grow
Communication :
  • Communicates effectively with end users and stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Communicates complex information to technical and nontechnical team members
  • Asks for guidance when necessary
  • Communicates technical requirements effectively
  • Communicates their understanding of acceptance criteria, and business requirements
Above the Line :
  • Authentic Communication - listening more often than speaking; give speaker full attention and focus on their content rather than thinking about how to respond; ensure your own message is understood (ask for feedback); avoid ambiguous verbiage
  • Constructive Negotiation - work collaboratively with your team and across the organization to move things forward in a constructive way
  • Impeccable Coordination - ensure all key stakeholders are aligned and informed of progress towards goals and objectives
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We're at the forefront of NextGen technology, enabling innovative new ways to engage with broadcast content like never before. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let's talk.

The base salary compensation range for this role is $150,000 to $160,000. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location. Full time positions are eligible for benefits that include participation in a retirement plan, quarterly and annual incentive plan bonuses, life and disability insurance, health, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 15 paid vacation days, 2 paid personal days, 9 paid holidays, 40 hours of paid sick leave, parental leave, and employee stock purchase plan.

Client-provided location(s): Seattle, WA, USA
Job ID: sinclair-10022

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Fertility Benefits
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Snacks
    • Holiday Events
    • Company Outings
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
  • Professional Development
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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