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Lead Broadcast Network Engineer


Englewood Cliffs, NJ
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Lead Broadcast Network Engineer

Jobid 23768-369722

Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 07632, USA

Description **Job Number** 33888BR

**Job Title** Lead Broadcast Network Engineer

**Business Segment** Operations & Technical Services

**Sub-Business** Global Media Operations

**Posting Category** Technology/Engineering

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** New Jersey

**City** Englewood Cliffs


The NBCUniversal Broadcast Network Engineering team is looking to fill a senior network engineer position that includes responsibility for a regional team of network engineers located in Englewood Cliffs, NJ and New York, NY. The selected candidate will own and implement large technical projects, perform day to day operational tasks, distribute project tasks and maintain project timelines, receive escalation requests and act as subject matter expert within their regional space. The Lead Engineer will report directly into the Broadcast Network Engineering Director and will work closely with operational counterparts and key business representatives. The Lead Engineer will also partner closely with NBCUniversal IT organization management to ensure standardized practices, platforms and systems are utilized whenever possible.

Potential candidates must possess a range of the following skills:

• Demonstrate experience to successfully lead a small team

• Proven ability to execute and manage projects from design inception to delivery

• Receive escalations from business owners for operational incident resolution or project delivery

• Create and own new process for team

• Lead communication with business partners for new project efforts and responsible to consolidate project updates assigned to local engineers

• Deliver metric reporting on infrastructure requests, projects, utilization trending, outage remediation and SLA infringement

• Own local hardware sparing and end-of-life inventory

• Maintain On-Call engineer rotation schedule

• Tier 3 Escalation for regional engineers and subject matter expert for Broadcast Network Engineering technology stack

• Extensive knowledge and experience of Core Routing and Switching design, configuration, and troubleshooting

• Ensures network security best practices are intergraded into the entire infrastructure

• Knowledge of networking best practices in:

o Routing protocols OSPF, EIGRP, BGP

o Spanning-tree, VTP, Port Channels, Load balancing, SPAN

o Multicast PIM Sparse/Dense, MSDP

o Traditional WAN connectivity including T1/T3, OC48

o MPLS traffic engineering design, configuration, and troubleshooting

o LDP - Label distribution

o MPBGP-VPNv4, Multi-VRF and VRF-Lite


• Quality of Service (QoS) understanding and configuration, able to customize across all Cisco platforms to support Video, and selected applications

• Proficient in VPN technology - site to site, client, IPSEC (including the protocol suite), IKE, tunnel modes, SSL clientless / AnyConnect, Tunnels between ASAs, Routers

• Extensive experience and strong technical skills including the design, configuration, and tuning of Cisco, Juniper, and Palo Alto firewalls

• Extensive experience and expertise of F5 Load Balancers, GTM and LTM’s

• Evaluate and provide recommendations of overall network requirements for performance, availability, utilization and reliability

• Design, implement and tune TCP/IP network stack across various operating systems

Broadcast Network Engineering Technology Stack:

o Extensive knowledge of datacenter design and implementation utilizing the full suite of Cisco Nexus 7000 & 9000 product line and NXOS platforms.

o Proven expertise in implementation and support for Cisco ASR 9000 and IOS-XR platform

o Proven expertise in Cisco IOS based switching and routing products

o Experience in application and WAN optimization appliance design and configuration

o Experience designing, implementing and supporting F5 LTM/GTM infrastructure

o Experience in the design and implementation of data and/or video network infrastructures for implementing complex projects (any “first time” builds)

o Proven experience in core and internet DMZ (External Facing) infrastructures, including acceptance testing and operational support of new hardware and software

o Proven experience in Tier 2 / Tier 3 troubleshooting


• B.S. degree in Information Technology, Business Administration or equivalent experience

• Minimum 5-years’ experience leading complex project builds with proven performance to achieve on-time completion of projects

• Demonstrated successful design, planning and implementation of wide and local area network architecture, including troubleshooting and capacity planning

• Expertise working on a team with motivated cross functional individuals focused on a common goal of delivering cutting edge solutions to meet aggressive business demands in an ever changing environment to achieve on-time and on budget completion of projects

• Strong communication skills

• Solid documentation experience with Visio, Word, Excel

• Ambitious and goal oriented, with initiative to work until job is complete

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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