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Position Summary:

Are you a seasoned Information Technology professional, well versed in both Systems and Networking?  Are you looking for a new career challenge to take television into this century?  The Television industry is in the midst of a transition from traditional terrestrial (cable and satellite) transmission to digital and IP based solutions. Reporting to the IT Manager, NESN is now seeking a Senior IT Systems Engineer to be the primary Subject Matter Expert for all production television networks, systems and applications. This a senior-level position, designated to support highly visible, live television facing networks and systems.  The SSE will be providing support, administration, maintenance, software and hardware updates, and managing support contracts/vendors for the production network and systems environment.  With the support of the existing IT Team, this very hands-on role will take ownership of all television facing systems and networks.  This team member will work within the Broadcast Engineering team to assist them in delivering systems that produce, edit, and transmit live sports programming.

The Senior IT Systems Engineer will be embedded in the Engineering department and adhere to all accepted and established NESN IT standard operating policies, procedures, and processes.  A deep understanding of both current networking and systems technology is expected.  A wide degree of technical creativity and latitude, as well as IT discipline, is expected. May lead and direct the work of others.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Setup, configure, and support production Engineering networks, servers, applications, and equipment as required.
  • Networking responsibilities include Cisco (L2,L3,VLAN management, Spanning Tree, Security/BPDUGuard, Catalyst/Nexus switch maintenance, etc.), WAN technology (ISP connectivity, subnetting, firewall rules, ACLs, BGP, iBGP, etc.), and Check Point firewall hardware, policies, VPN, vendor management, and support.
  • Systems responsibilities include Windows/Linux infrastructure servers, Infoblox DNS/DHCP, SAN and NAS storage.
  • Work independently with the television production user community, Broadcast Engineers, vendors, manufacturers, and the IT Department to escalate and resolve critical support issues.
  • Maintain, update, and create network drawings, maps, and system documentation.
  • Develop Subject Matter Expert (SME) skills to support production services, including; Infoblox DNS/DHCP, Newsroom system (Sony), QNAP NAS’s, Rundown system (ENPS), SCTE tone computers and equipment, Ross Mira, Ross TV Production servers, Volicon, Vantage, Imagine Selenio Flexbox, Imagine Versio’s and play out servers, Mitto, VMware monitoring and maintenance, Master control servers, Master control Linux servers, ENCO audio playback Servers and Protools Workstations, EEG closed captioning, Dante/SSL audio system, Evertz Video gear (Dreamcatcher, Vista Link Pro, Magnum, Evertz SNMP, MMA KVM), Sony/Panasonic PTZ cameras, Dolby audio, and MediaKind video transmission equipment.
  • Solid interpersonal, communication, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Proven ability to both collaborate as part of a team and administer production networks and systems independently.
  • Works primarily days but some nights and weekends required.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, loosely structured environment, and the ability to work under production pressure.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred
  • Three to five years hands on experience in networking and systems technology required.
  • Must be fluent in current Cisco architectures (switches and routers) with IOS command line configuration and have the ability to troubleshoot network issues in real-time.
  • Familiar with current industry server technology, or the aptitude to develop SME in HP, Dell and Cisco UCS platforms.
  • Familiar with current industry storage technology, or the aptitude to develop SME in EMC, Isilon, vendor specific, and NAS storage technologies.
  • Familiar with major operating systems including Microsoft Windows servers (2008/2012/2019), and Linux OS.
  • Familiar with the ITIL services model and industry standard IT policies and practices.
  • VMware VCP, Microsoft, AWS, Linux certifications preferred
  • Cisco CCNA, CCNP, certification preferred
  • Check Point CCSA, CCSE, or equivalent certification preferred
  • Must have two or more years of experience in network security, including policy development/enforcement, remediation (pen testing and reporting), firewall policies and rules (currently Check Point) – We’re not looking for a full-time security expert, just a well-rounded background to be able to maintain security for these systems.
  • Must embrace the NESN Core Values, People, Customer Focus, Adaptability, Teamwork, Diversity, Integrity, Accountability, Passion and Social Responsibility.

NESN requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, subject to applicable legal requirements.

Who We Are

NESN (New England Sports Network) is owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, and delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and nationally as NESN National. The definitive source for New England sports programming, NESN consistently has been one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country, with a reputation for innovative and award-winning production of sports events and specials.

Our professional environment is passionate, adaptable, creative, filled with aspiring individuals who are driven to grow with our company. Our core values are at the heart of who we are. We have a spontaneous and vibrant culture, and we truly believe in team spirit and collaboration.

NESN is proud to be a diverse and inclusive employer. We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunities for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

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