Systems Engineer

Tokyo, Japan

Contract type: Temporary
Department: Technology & Operations
Posted: 2021-01-20

Job Description

The Olympic Channel is seeking to fill a temporary position as Systems Engineer to work together with the Olympic Channel Engineering department that will cover the event from Tokyo, Japan.
The Systems Engineer will be responsible for the security and service quality levels, implementation, operation and support of the applications infrastructure within the Olympic Channel and ensures that all services are produced and maintained at the required quality levels.

Job Responsibilities

  • Functional management: responsible for all Broadcast network infrastructure activities, content production systems, including security and 24/7 service quality levels.
  • Support and Maintenance: deal with user requests, incidents, modifications.
  • Operation: support a daily broadcast operation and advice on best practices to users.
  • Compliance: He/she will ensure compliance with the appropriate broadcast standards when applicable.
  • Configuration/Troubleshooting: He/she will control the configuration and troubleshooting of all Broadcast related equipment, specifically Adobe Premiere and Media Encoder, MAM systems such as Dalet/Ooyala and PAM systems such as VizStory, cameras and sound equipment. He/she will also can configure IT related infrastructure: Cisco L3 switches, L2 switches and NGFW Firewalls and understand and troubleshoot possible network or infrastructure related issues.
  • Ensures compliance with data security always.
  • Communication: Internally with the Technical department team members and managers; externally with other Department Managers and users, OBS IT and Telecommunication services, suppliers and service providers.

Job Qualifications


  • 5-10 years of IT systems with broadcast tapeless environment background.
  • Experience managing Windows and Linux server environments.
  • Experience in configuring software applications related to broadcast activities.
  • Experience managing tapeless broadcast environment workflows.
  • Experience with Systems administration.
  • Experience in International live events such as Olympic Games, World Cups and similar.



  • Telecom, IT Engineering or related university degree required.



  • Strong background in broadcast related Audio-Video equipment.
  • Solid understanding of digital synchronous and asynchronous A-V formats.
  • Expertise in broadcast A-V file formats. Especially the A-V compression file universe.
  • Strong competences in defining, analysing, evaluating, configuring and monitoring quality control parameters associated to A-V related signals and files.
  • Experience in scripting for Linux system in a language of their choice.
  • Experienced in managing design and installation of platforms in multi-vendors and multi-models (installation, operations, services) environment.
  • Knowledge of IT and datacenter networking infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in an operations-oriented IT role with abilities to assess infrastructure needs, maintain systems, and execute on operational goals.
  • Ability to resolve problems, proactivity and work under pressure.
  • Fluent English spoken and written.


Complexity of Work

  • Requires broad-based solutions considering two of three dimensions – operational, financial and human. Analytical ability is clearly required. High pressure environment because the nature of the biggest live event in the world.


Workplace and Environment

  • Fast paced work environment.
  • Subject to national/international criminal background checks.
  • This is a one-month freelance position based in Tokyo, Japan.

How To Apply

To apply for this role, please do so following this link.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please be informed that the controller of your personal data will be Olympic Channel Services, S.L. (hereinafter, OCS) with trade register No. B87320867, and a registered address in Calle Torrelaguna 75, 28027 Madrid. Your personal data will be processed in order to evaluate your application among other things (purpose no. 5 detailed in our privacy policy below linked), being the legal basis for it your consent by freely submitting your application. You may exercise your rights of access to, rectification, erasure, restriction, objection to processing and portability of your personal data at any given moment, and to the extent established by the applicable legislation.

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