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Information Systems/Fibre Engineer -- Broadcast

Location:Johannesburg, Richmond
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Mid/Senior
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Reference:#Information Systems
Company:Globecast South Africa

Job description

Globecast South Africa is offering a great opportunity to join our team as a Broadcast ISM and Fibre Engineer. Our ideal candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills, an extremely good work ethic, be a self-motivated, highly organized with the ability to work in a fast-paced office environment and, the ability to learn new duties and skills quickly.


The Broadcast ISM and Fibre Engineer position is a full-time, salaried, technical position. Experience should include knowledge of broadcast operations as well as ISM experience to include networking, Fibre and telephone infrastructures. This individual will be responsible for supporting and maintaining mission-critical broadcast network and information technology equipment in a broadcast environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited by the following:
  • Familiar with broadcast studio operations and equipment including consoles, routers, remote equipment and video processing
  • Experience with Broadcast encoders and receivers (ASI and IP)
  • Knowledge of power and electrical distribution
  • Provide IT, Fibre and Broadcast Systems Support
  • Assist the Technical Manager with all maintenance and upgrades to IT and Fibre Network and equipment
  • Main IT equipment and broadcast systems
  • Attend and participate in Technical meetings related to the network and new customer requirements
  • Provide after-hours support regarding any broadcasting and fibre issues on a rotational basis
  • Provide technical assistance with new fibre and broadcast installations
  • Efficiently set up, test and run fibre broadcast links
  • Attend to the general administration of the Broadcast and fibre network
  • Provide regular progress reports on projects
  • Effectively manage inventory and allocation of equipment
  • Constantly maintain and update infrastructure documentation
  • Must be able to respond to emergencies 24/7 on an on-call basis, work Shifts, weekends and After Hours should this be required
Other duties:
  • Maintain all corporate network security requirements including the deployment of approved patches and virus protection to Servers and Desktop equipment
  • Knowledge of and experience configuring desktop computers and LAN and standard network protocols
    Familiar with Microsoft Server 2012 and Domain controller Operation and Active Directories
  • Assist all staff with software and operating system issues
  • Oversight of maintenance on network printers and connectivity
  • Experience with network equipment, including firewalls, routers, and managed network switches

Company Description

Globecast is a worldwide company spread on five continents, involved in broadcast and technology, working with global media companies of all size.


  • Preferably three years' experience in server and network support
  • Preferably three years' experience in the Broadcast industry
  • Experience in Fibre and networking CTUs, Routes and Switching
Minimum Qualifications/Requirements: 
  • National Senior Certificate with an achievement level of four or higher in Maths and English
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (Networking and routing) (Strong Understanding)
  • MCITP or MCSE (proficient in this area)
  • N+ Certificate (This will be considered a +)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (Nice to have but not essential)
Other Advantageous Requirements: 
  • Net Insight Nimbra Broadcast Systems
  • Video Paly out systems (Vector box, Pay Box, Synergy)
The ideal incumbent must have: 
  • Code eight or 10 drivers licence and/or reliable mode of transport for after-hours support
  • South African ID and Valid Passport or a permanent residence stamp
  • Good Acumen of Maths and English

Posted on 15 Mar 10:58

Brent Waller

+27 11 4822790
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