Senior Systems Engineer, Broadcasting (MTIS) – MON05189

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  Broadcast Engineering

Primary Location


Position Language Requirement  Bilingual (English / French)

Language Skill Levels (Reading / Writing / Speaking)  B B B

Status of Employment  Permanent

Work schedule(s)  Full-time


Behind the scenes, but ahead of the curve: help us develop the next-generation public broadcaster.

To learn more about the people who lead, build out, support and make up the teams at MTIS, please visit our website here.

Created in 2015 to align, lighten and modernize infrastructure, the Media Technology and Infrastructure (MTIS) team is the backbone and the future forward arm of CBC/Radio-Canada. We are the people that make stuff work. We make connections; between media content, systems, people and places. We are the space in between.

A place with purpose. CBC/Radio-Canada has always been a highly-regarded pioneer of media technology. Not just in Canada, but around the world. Today, we’re transforming ourselves from a conventional radio and television broadcaster into a modern digital media company. Technology is the driving force. MTIS is the team making it happen.

The opportunity

CBC/Radio-Canada is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer, Broadcasting to work on various aspects of design and implementation for TV, Radio and Digital production and distribution systems. As part of our Engineering team, this is an exciting opportunity to learn, deploy and use the latest technologies for broadcast and media production. It’s a chance to collaborate across multiple teams which may include other engineers, designers and members of CBC / Radio-Canada operations and support.

Who you are and where are you now?

You are an experienced Systems Engineer with hands-on experience overseeing the deployment of new technologies across an organization. With formal or informal Project Management experience, you are a mentor who can guide the work of their team; a presenter who can work across any level of an organization; and an Engineer with a toolbox of processes and plans.

You want to be part of a continuously changing environment with leading-edge technology. A place where you can both apply your expertise and develop marketable skills and knowledge. You want to learn more about general broadcast and media production processes; audio/video technology, standards and best practices. You want to expand your design and deployment skills to include audio video production, processing and broadcasting systems based on IT Technologies.

What’s in it for you

Challenges. We spend our days solving problems on an unbelievable scale. Media files are highly nuanced and incredibly complicated; updating, installing and supporting technologies that are organization-wide and that impact broadcasting content is a time-sensitive, complex technical feat. And that’s just the beginning. You will manage the end-to-end project implementation from proposal and procurement to design, implementation, testing and handover.

Be part of the change. Right now we are looking for people who can execute our strategy. Innovators who want to push future-forward thinking. Builders who want to be hands-on, building the next generation of media technology for CBC/Radio-Canada employees. We want to hear the ideas, see the designs and implement the innovations brought to us by our teams. You want to be part of a team actively transforming the workspace for every individual at CBC/Radio-Canada. Our priority is to proactively and in-the-moment solve problems and ensure the users can engage with new functionalities, new tools and conduct their day-to-day work seamlessly.

Cutting-edge tech. Data management. Cloud migration. IP for broadcast. AI. Security and reliability. The road ahead changes every day. By joining us now, you will become both pioneer and expert with a highly specialized, in-demand skill-set as you help us take steps towards the next frontier of media. While we will want you to stay, we know you will be able to go anywhere after this. As the official providers of technology to CBC/Radio-Canada, you will be joining the team that touches the latest technologies. You will have a chance to influence the choice and use of newer technologies and introduce changes to the processes.

As our new Senior Systems Engineer, Broadcasting you will:

  • Design innovative, practical solutions to complex problems, particularly where new technologies are to be integrated into existing facilities.
  • Create and track the schedules and budgets for capital projects; monitoring progress to ensure compliance with scope and objectives.
  • Prepare functional, schematic, layout drawings and detailed installation instructions for wiring crews.
  • Oversee the procurement from writing and requesting quotes and proposals to evaluating tender responses and making recommendations.      
  • Verify system performance against design criteria, ensuring identified deficiencies are corrected and providing documentation for ongoing operation and maintenance of facilities.
  • Participate in strategic planning, providing expert advice on cost, timeframe and feasibility of capital requirements.
  • Create concept designs for review with our business partners.
  • Conceptualize alternative solutions which satisfy defined objectives.

Why join us?

At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance. We offer a rare-in-tech work-life balance with an excellent benefits package; we want to ensure you are happy in and out of the office.

We are a dynamic, in-flux team less than 3 years old, brimming with potential. There’s a lot of exciting work ahead of us and while we aren’t there yet, we have a plan. Our focus is fulfilling our mandate to exceed audience expectations. We weigh our options, research, explore and evaluate. When we make a decision, we follow through with purpose. We don’t have one static future ahead of us, but a fluid set of options. This means a chance to be part of that change whether you are an idea generator or an executor.


What you bring

  • The education. You have either a Bachelor degree in Engineering or a diploma in Applied Science and Technology. You are eligible for membership in the Ordre des ingénieurs du Quebec. Alternatively, you have an undergraduate degree from a program that is accredited by the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) such as a Bachelor of Computing Science or a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
  • The experience. You have several years of system design or engineering experience and deploying new technologies across an organization. You have hands-on expertise with web, virtualization, storage, IT security and networking technologies.
  • The communication and relationship building skills. You can nurture strong two-way relationships with peers, partners, clients, staff, senior managers and external technological vendors. You can effectively translate technical requirements to non technical business needs and you can communicate with individuals in a diverse group. You have excellent technical writing skills and you can conduct presentations. You are comfortable negotiating contracts with suppliers. 
  • The Agile Project Management approach. You thrive in a team-focused environment. You can guide and lead the work of cross-functional teams. You are focused on taking a hands-on role wherever and whenever needed.
  • The analytical skills and the creativity. You can think through complex issues and design innovative solutions. You are proactive and creative in your approach. You can adapt diverse technologies to suit project concepts and to translate abstract concepts to physical reality. 
  • The drive. You have a strong sense of urgency and can quickly resolve unforeseen technical problems onsite through cost effective solutions. You can efficiently work on a number of projects at different stages with multiple priorities, never losing sight of the details. 
  • The bridging capability. You work on the cutting edge of technology and pick up new tools quickly. You are aware of modern, best practices and you thrive in an Agile environment. You understand how to dig into issues, remove the roadblocks and present solutions both immediate and long term.
  • The flexibility. You are able to travel between Toronto and Montreal once a month and occasionally, across Canada for short-periods of time.

To apply:

Think this job is meant for you but worried you don’t have it all? At CBC/Radio-Canada we know that not everyone takes the same path when it comes to building their skills. Hands-on experience, intelligence, innovation, a passion for learning and a team-focused approach can combine to form the best set of qualifications. If you feel you meet 70% of the requirements we are seeking and you are excited by the possibility of growing our company, take a chance and express your interest here:

As a leader in expressing Canadian culture and enriching democratic life, we need to be as diverse in every way as the country we serve, both within our workforce and on air. As an employer, we value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and permeate all the services we provide as Canada's public broadcaster.y candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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