Director of Engineering (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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Fox TV Stations

Fox Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Director of Engineering will ensure the operational continuity and budgetary compliance of engineering, production, news technical, facilities and security including mechanical systems and tower/transmitter oversight. The individual will ensure that all projects are properly implemented and executed and oversee the management of Maintenance personnel.

Responsibilities for the candidate include, assisting the VP Engineering in building and leading the engineering team by developing Engineering roadmaps that continually evolve FOX's Engineering frameworks and infrastructure. The person in this role will also analyze business and technical requirements for improvement.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering preferred along with 5+ years leading media and broadcast engineering teams; an SBE certification is a plus
  • Understanding of industry standards from organizations such as Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), and Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Experience with production video and broadcast operations in traditional environments; experience with IP-based infrastructure environments, e.g. IP routers, SDN, SMPTE 2022 & 2110, and best practices securing IP-based systems and networks strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of on-prem and cloud-based storage and compute infrastructure platforms that power the modern broadcasting environment
  • Previous experience with free-to-air broadcasting
  • Familiarity with ATSC 1.0 and 3.0 High Power Television Transmitters including RF/Satellite and terrestrial distribution technologies
  • Knowledge of major broadcast systems and the vendors that supply them in areas such as graphics, transcoding, playout, master control, etc.
  • Proficiency working with all the major codecs including MPEG2, HEVC, and emerging codecs
  • Expertise with Engineering frameworks and IT infrastructure
  • Able to specify HVAC and power requirements for all systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Studio Production and Master Control automation systems


The Director of Engineering must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be able to manage in a fast-paced work environment. The person in this role must be able to work varied and extended hours as needed, including weekends and holidays. Some local and national travel may be required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company's success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

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Fox Corporation operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA. Fox Corporation was founded in 2022. It has 5001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Health Insurance Benefits. To see all 20 open jobs at Fox Corporation, click here.
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