Senior Systems Engineer, Broadcast & Media Technology

Job Number: R10005881
Brand: Fox News Channel
Job Type: Engineering, News, Operations
Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Job Posting Date: February 7, 2019
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Fox News Channel

FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the soon to launch OTT platform, FOX Nation. FOX News also produces FOX News Sunday on FOX Broadcasting Company and FOX News Edge. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for more than 16 years. According to a 2018 Research Intelligencer study by Brand Keys, FOX News ranks as the second most trusted television brand in the country while a Suffolk University/USA Today survey states that FOX News is the most trusted source for television news or commentary in the country. FNC is available in 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape while routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.


Fox News is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to join our New York Bureau. As the Senior Systems engineer you will be responsible for providing top-layer support & maintenance to our large infrastructure of media and broadcast systems in a 24/7 live news environment. You will work closely with multiple engineering teams and assist in planning our transition to the next generation of media systems, storage, IP technologies and compute architectures.


  • Manage large infrastructure of media and on-air broadcast systems
  • Independently manage and implement projects while working with the other broadcast system engineers and IT teams
  • Be part of team that will assist in planning our transition to the next generation of media systems, storage and compute architectures
  • Assist in planning our transition to the next generation of broadcast network infrastructure and IP technologies
  • Develop and document procedures and workflow processes
  • Interface with vendors and manufacturers to research and address support issues, feature requests, create bug reports
  • Implement and maintain standards and processes including rollout and support documentation for operational support
  • Participate in on-call support rotation and provide remote support
  • Remove, lift and replace equipment in server racks


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or equivalent major
  • 5+ years of system administration experience.
  • Administrate & Support Window 10, Windows Server 2012 & 2016 platforms
  • Administrate & Support Redhat and Centos OS platforms
  • Certification in AWS Infrastructures, S3/Glacier storage and cloud compute services
  • Experience with Quantum Stornext and SAN storage environments
  • Experience with VMWare ESX administration.
  • Automate processes using scripting languages such as Python and/or PowerShell
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience with Jira Processes and Workflows
  • MS-SQL & Oracle Database Administration
  • AutoCAD 2018 Experience for systems documentation
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate strong skills in the areas of analysis, organization, and escalation
  • Excellent communication skills, with a cool levelheaded approach
  • Ability to clearly communicate actions and/or next steps
  • Strong desire to learn and cross-train in new technologies and passion to maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies
  • Demonstrate strong skills in the areas of analysis, organization, and escalation
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on the needs of a live production environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, working independently and as part of a team in a collaborative manner

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.

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