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ViacomCBS Senior Technical Engineer in New York, New York

REF#: 37020


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




ViacomCBS is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry’s most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.


The Senior Technical Engineer position will provide hardware and software support for mission critical computer and technical systems required for the broadcast of live and pre-taped events.

The position requires a solid technical IT background to maintain on-air operations of server-based digital video and audio control systems, graphics and non-linear editing systems, automation systems and their associated software and hardware infrastructure, as well as the engineering, design, implementation, and maintenance of IT systems.

Knowledge of network administration- routers/switches, subnetting, VLAN’s

  • Interface with business stakeholders to identify requirements and recommend and engineer solutions to fit business needs.

  • Assume leadership function to oversee the technical operations of marquee events (Super Bowl, Final Four, etc).

  • Interface with users, Engineers and Television Broadcast Maintenance personnel to install, configure and debug broadcast applications and systems.

  • Ability to work independently to quickly troubleshoot and isolate problems within a fast paced on-air environment.

Hands-on software and hardware troubleshooting experience.

  • Experience documenting and maintaining configuration and process information.

  • Able to follow directions and think independently when required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills required.

  • Experience required with Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2016 and Win7/8/10 operating systems



  • Knowledgeable on industry cabling standards such as fiber, coax, Cat5/6

  • Knowledge of network administration- routers/switches, subnetting, VLAN’s

  • Working knowledge of Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Linux

  • Understanding of SQL, Signiant/Aspera, ENPS, and ENCO, highly desirable.

  • Understanding of live production- from both studio and remote perspectives is desirable.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively.

  • Must be able to generate and update system documentation.

  • Must be able to conform to ViacomCBS security policies, initiatives, and compliance reporting.

  • Knowledge of Audio, Video, Control Systems, RF, Fiber-Optics, and MPEG broadcast distribution systems preferred

  • Must be able to work calmly under extremely high pressure situations.

  • Required travel approximately 30%.

  • Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or other advanced technical degree or five to ten years’ equivalent work experience.

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience working in IT or broadcast engineering field.

  • Cisco CCNA desirable.

  • Applicant must be willing to work a flexible schedule- including Weekends and evenings.

  • Work location is split between Iselin, NJ, NYC Broadcast Center, Work From Home, and Remote locations (event travel).


FUNCTION: IT/Technology Operations

EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status

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