Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Reaching more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery's portfolio includes the global brands Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. Discovery reaches audiences across screens through digital-first programming from digital content holding company Group Nine Media, Discovery VR, over-the-top offerings Eurosport Player and Dplay, as well as TV Everywhere products comprising the GO portfolio of TVE apps and Discovery K!ds Play. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
We are seeking candidates for the position of Distribution Staff Engineer to be located in our Sterling, Virginia office.
Position ensures 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
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. 10. CCENT/CCNA certification or equivalent work experience preferred 11. These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job
* 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.
* Must have the legal right to work in the US
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.