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Distribution Staff Engineer

Discovery Communications
Sterling, VA 20166
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    109230752

Discovery Communications


Requisition ID 22603
{}Career Category IT & Technical Operations
Posted Date 2019-04-12

Location US-VA-Sterling
Type Company Employee Full-Time

Position Summary:


Our Team
Discovery Inc is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 2.7 billion subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Global Technology & Operations provides technological infrastructure and operations support to ensure audiences can enjoy Discovery's programming around the world and across platforms. Already a leader in the factual and lifestyle genres, Discovery has expanded its core business into new genres: sports, entertainment and kids. Its platforms and product eco-systems are now engaged in terrestrial/free-to-air, OTT products and content development/production companies.

The Way We Work
Discovery continues to grow around the world and across platforms. GT&O is building media technology and systems that meet world class standards for which Discovery is known. Our culture and leadership traits are in evolution as we expand from a traditional linear Pay TV business towards a convergent media and entertainment business that encompasses digital and mobile. Discovery is developing direct-to-consumer relationships, while delivering traditional platforms, with innovative solutions. Discovery is looking to embrace a dynamic and entrepreneurial individual.

The Role
Discovery is seeking a Distribution Staff Engineer to ensure the specifications, implementation, performance, operation and maintenance of teleport systems, and deliver the highest standard of reliability to our affiliates. Project implementations may extend into supporting or leading design and development engineering activities within a collaborative engineering workflow environment.



Responsibilities:


1. Provide engineering technical support for Discovery owned teleports & 3rd Party locations, projects, programs, and initiatives.
2. Lead technical resolution when performing emergency restoral actions on ground station equipment, including: up converters, down converters, HPA's, fiber optic subsystems, LNA/LNB's, antennas, IP and Baseband equipment (modems, multiplexers, DVB and Broadband technology platforms) and video systems.
3. Provide guidance to others on applicable technologies, ground station equipment, operational and maintenance procedures, and providing technical training on equipment.
4. Serve a technical lead role in operating and maintaining a wide variety of ground station equipment and communication systems.
5. Serve as assigned engineer for analysis, design, development, and implementation activities
6. Serve a teleport technical lead role in the installation, testing and successful turn-up of new systems & services, installing and configuring equipment, associated wiring and cabling, and administrative requirements.
7. Lead preventative and periodic maintenance checks of ground station equipment and associated sub-systems, validating recordings and reviews for any anomalies and taking the appropriate action to correct.
8. Determine proper methods for testing equipment and RF/IF systems chains and interpret the results to verify normal/abnormal conditions of equipment.
9. Pro-actively monitor the conditions of all Discovery multiplexes.



Requirements:


* Must have an in-depth knowledge of systems level architecture and ground station equipment. Demonstrated in-depth working knowledge of Satellite Earth Station technologies.
* Must have working knowledge of RF theory, and basic electronics, with specific expertise of major systems to include: antenna drive systems, High Power Amplifiers, Up/Down Converters, Fiber Optic sub-systems, Baseband (modems, multiplexers, Broadband and IP technologies) and Video technologies/systems.
* Must have demonstrated in-depth knowledge of and ability to use industry standard test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, power meters, synthesized generators, video wave form meters, multimeters, network analyzers, and bit error rate test sets.
* Must have a demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, understand intricate technical concepts and make informed decisions.
* Good written and oral communication skills.
* Must have intermediate knowledge of personal computers and Microsoft Office software.
* AS NEEDED: This position is considered an essential position. This means that during times of inclement weather, emergencies, or when access to the workplace may be impeded, that employees in this position are expected to report to work to support business continuance, unless otherwise instructed by his/her direct manager.
* Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Sterling, Virginia, VA



Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

EEO is the Law

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to [email protected] <br><b>Discovery Communications</b><br><br><br><b>Requisition ID</b> 22603<br><b>{}Career Category</b> IT & Technical Operations<br><b>Posted Date</b> 2019-04-12<br><br><b>Location</b> US-VA-Sterling<br><b>Type</b> Company Employee Full-Time<br><br><b>Position Summary:</b><br><br><br><strong>Our Team</strong><br>Discovery Inc is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 2.7 billion subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Global Technology & Operations provides technological infrastructure and operations support to ensure audiences can enjoy Discovery's programming around the world and across platforms. Already a leader in the factual and lifestyle genres, Discovery has expanded its core business into new genres: sports, entertainment and kids. Its platforms and product eco-systems are now engaged in terrestrial/free-to-air, OTT products and content development/production companies.<br><br><strong>The Way We Work</strong><br>Discovery continues to grow around the world and across platforms. GT&O is building media technology and systems that meet world class standards for which Discovery is known. Our culture and leadership traits are in evolution as we expand from a traditional linear Pay TV business towards a convergent media and entertainment business that encompasses digital and mobile. Discovery is developing direct-to-consumer relationships, while delivering traditional platforms, with innovative solutions. Discovery is looking to embrace a dynamic and entrepreneurial individual.<br><br><strong>The Role</strong><br>Discovery is seeking a Distribution Staff Engineer to ensure the specifications, implementation, performance, operation and maintenance of teleport systems, and deliver the highest standard of reliability to our affiliates. Project implementations may extend into supporting or leading design and development engineering activities within a collaborative engineering workflow environment.<br><br><br><br><b>Responsibilities:</b><br><br><br>1. Provide engineering technical support for Discovery owned teleports & 3rd Party locations, projects, programs, and initiatives. <br>2. Lead technical resolution when performing emergency restoral actions on ground station equipment, including: up converters, down converters, HPA's, fiber optic subsystems, LNA/LNB's, antennas, IP and Baseband equipment (modems, multiplexers, DVB and Broadband technology platforms) and video systems.<br>3. Provide guidance to others on applicable technologies, ground station equipment, operational and maintenance procedures, and providing technical training on equipment.<br>4. Serve a technical lead role in operating and maintaining a wide variety of ground station equipment and communication systems.<br>5. Serve as assigned engineer for analysis, design, development, and implementation activities<br>6. Serve a teleport technical lead role in the installation, testing and successful turn-up of new systems & services, installing and configuring equipment, associated wiring and cabling, and administrative requirements.<br>7. Lead preventative and periodic maintenance checks of ground station equipment and associated sub-systems, validating recordings and reviews for any anomalies and taking the appropriate action to correct.<br>8. Determine proper methods for testing equipment and RF/IF systems chains and interpret the results to verify normal/abnormal conditions of equipment.<br>9. Pro-actively monitor the conditions of all Discovery multiplexes.<br><br><br><br><b>Requirements:</b><br><br><br>* Must have an in-depth knowledge of systems level architecture and ground station equipment. Demonstrated in-depth working knowledge of Satellite Earth Station technologies.<br>* Must have working knowledge of RF theory, and basic electronics, with specific expertise of major systems to include: antenna drive systems, High Power Amplifiers, Up/Down Converters, Fiber Optic sub-systems, Baseband (modems, multiplexers, Broadband and IP technologies) and Video technologies/systems.<br>* Must have demonstrated in-depth knowledge of and ability to use industry standard test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, power meters, synthesized generators, video wave form meters, multimeters, network analyzers, and bit error rate test sets.<br>* Must have a demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, understand intricate technical concepts and make informed decisions.<br>* Good written and oral communication skills.<br>* Must have intermediate knowledge of personal computers and Microsoft Office software.<br>* AS NEEDED: This position is considered an essential position. This means that during times of inclement weather, emergencies, or when access to the workplace may be impeded, that employees in this position are expected to report to work to support business continuance, unless otherwise instructed by his/her direct manager. <br>* Must have the legal right to work in the United States<br><br>Sterling, Virginia, VA<br><br></p><br><br>Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information. <br> <br><a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=581131&hashed=1619517695">EEO is the Law</a><br> <br><a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=588767&hashed=2014725565">Pay Transparency Policy Statement</a><br> <br>If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> <br><br> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/nVbpnMIwoJNDhExahePJE"> <br/><br/><br><br>* Must have an in-depth knowledge of systems level architecture and ground station equipment. Demonstrated in-depth working knowledge of Satellite Earth Station technologies.<br>* Must have working knowledge of RF theory, and basic electronics, with specific expertise of major systems to include: antenna drive systems, High Power Amplifiers, Up/Down Converters, Fiber Optic sub-systems, Baseband (modems, multiplexers, Broadband and IP technologies) and Video technologies/systems.<br>* Must have demonstrated in-depth knowledge of and ability to use industry standard test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, power meters, synthesized generators, video wave form meters, multimeters, network analyzers, and bit error rate test sets.<br>* Must have a demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, understand intricate technical concepts and make informed decisions.<br>* Good written and oral communication skills.<br>* Must have intermediate knowledge of personal computers and Microsoft Office software.<br>* AS NEEDED: This position is considered an essential position. This means that during times of inclement weather, emergencies, or when access to the workplace may be impeded, that employees in this position are expected to report to work to support business continuance, unless otherwise instructed by his/her direct manager. <br>* Must have the legal right to work in the United States<br><br>Sterling, Virginia, VA<br><br>
Posted: 2019-04-13 Expires: 2019-06-14

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