Job Number: R50023537
Brand: Fox Sports
Sub Brand: Big Ten Network
Job Type: Operations, Technology, Broadcast Engineering
Location Type: Hybrid
Experience Level: Experienced Hires
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job Posting Date: September 22, 2023
The Big Ten Network is seeking a Vice President of Engineering to join their team in Chicago, IL. The position manages the staff responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Big Ten Network and all related technical equipment, including studio and remote productions, “At Home”/”Remi” live event productions, digital media, and transmission facilities. Responsibilities also include managing the operation and maintenance of the Big Ten Network broadcast facilities located at each Big Ten University. This encompasses campus studios, portable production systems, and LAN/WAN connections to the Universities as well as planning, budgeting, and design of all technical and facility changes/additions. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for annual capital budgeting and providing critical support, guidance, and strategy for capital budget purchases.
The ideal candidate will need to have an extensive knowledge of broadcast/systems engineering, including all IP-based video streaming and file transfer technologies as well as a thorough understanding of network and computer systems engineering and operation.
The Big Ten Network produces over 500 live events annually on the linear network, many of those are produced with an “At Home/Remi” model from the network's four control rooms. In addition, the network produces daily studio programming from its Chicago facility. Big Ten Network also produces over 1,700 streamed events through its innovative Student U programming. The conference will be expanding to 18 schools beginning in 2024 with the addition of USC, UCLA, Oregon, and Washington.
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