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NBC Universal Broadcast Systems Engineer NBC10 - Freelance in Needham, Massachusetts

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we’ll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

NBCUniversal Local is NBCUniversal’s local media division that delivers English and Spanish-speakers and bilingual audiences in 31 U.S. markets and Puerto Rico, the very best in local sports, news, weather, consumer and investigative reporting, and lifestyle entertainment across any platform and screen. NBCUniversal Local is comprised of three individual media groups including the NBC Owned Television Stations, the NBC Sports Regional Networks and the Telemundo Station Group. The division is also home to multicast networks NBCLX, COZI TV and TeleXitos, the regional cable news network NECN, as well as NBC Spot On, an advanced video advertising business designed for local/regional CTV and OTT advertisers and several in-house companies including production company LXTV, marketing and promotions company Skycastle, its out-of-home business NBC Everywhere, and the Arthouse, a graphics design group. With seven regional sports networks and 42 NBC and Telemundo stations serving 38 percent of U.S. homes, NBCUniversal Local is the only network-owned local media division that is home to the largest bilingual local newsrooms within the country’s top 10 TV markets. NBCUniversal Local’s stations and networks serve diverse audiences and communities across linear, streaming, OTT, digital web, mobile and audio, and cable platforms and work together to keep local audiences informed anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit

NBC Universal, a Comcast company, is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the world. It has been certified as a “Great Place to Work ( ” by the Great Place to Work Institute, and offer a wide range of excellent benefits such as medical health plans, retirement plans, Comcast courtesy services in existing Xfinity markets, Universal Parks discounts, exclusive perks, and more.  

The NBCUniversal Boston Media Center is home to NBC10, NBC Sports Boston, Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra, and NECN. This state-of-the-art facility was launched in early 2020 and designed with the latest IP-based technology in the industry including ST2110 IP Video and Dante Audio.

This is a part-time project/limited term position with an estimated duration of up to 12 months, unless otherwise amended or terminated as deliverables within this project are completed.

The Technology and Operations Department of the NBCUniversal Boston Media Center (BMC) has a great opportunity for a Freelance Broadcast Systems Engineer to join the team. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Freelance Broadcast Systems Engineer is a part-time position that plays a key role in the team responsible for the upkeep of the facility, and the systems of NBC10 Boston, NBC Sports Boston, Telemundo Boston, and New England Cable News.

In addition to maintaining the current systems, you will also be involved in implementing new systems within our mission critical, multi-business content creating environment. Another exciting part of this opportunity is that you’ll get to work with the team who use the technology by providing support, tech solutions and helping them learn the operational SOPs.

As a Freelance Broadcast Systems Engineer, you will be entrusted to help maintain a facility built around modern technologies such as:

  • Video/Audio-Over-IP core infrastructure

  • DANTE audio mixing and routing

  • Production automation with robotic studio cameras

  • Video encoding for contribution and distribution

Responsibilities & Expectations:

  • Work with internal / external Technical Support teams to ensure timely resolution of technical requests and issues.

  • Support Newsroom and Operations users by providing technical support for systems, infrastructure, and applications, including root cause analysis.

  • Maintain workflows related to all broadcast systems including linear and IP fabric for video infrastructures, virtualized Windows & Linux environments, encode / decode platforms, newsgathering tools, NLE, Media Asset Management systems, distribution / transmission systems and other workflow tools.

  • Follow Change Management policies and assess all issues, adds, changes to mitigate potential system impact.

  • Follow best practices and implement new technologies & deliver projects on time & within budget.

  • Participate in the testing of new technology.

  • Install, commission, and configure new technology.

  • Produce work that is consistently professional, reliable and detail oriented. 

  • Support Facility as needed. 

  • Other duties as deemed necessary.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A systems engineer dedicated to help our business win by supporting mission critical broadcast and IT systems, projects, and new initiatives.

  • Experience supporting a major market or network news operation or in a similar role with a media company, systems integrator, an ISP, or other relevant industry

  • Experience in supporting large scale systems to support business needs

  • Experience supporting advanced workflows within a digital media environment, including virtualized systems, encoding, and decoding, and signal distribution

  • Experience with Visio and AutoCAD

  • Knowledgeable with IT routers, switches, firewalls, VLANs, and other networking standards

  • Proficient in A/V file transcoding, data archiving processes, and video compression technologies

  • Hands on experience with support of non-linear edit systems

  • Knowledge and experience with hardware virtualization

  • Knowledge of media workflow tools and production systems

  • Knowledge of distribution systems including RF, streaming, and satellite

  • Knowledge of newsgathering and communications systems

  • Positive work ethic and ability to work well in groups

  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with diverse audiences across different departments

  • Knowledge of standard engineering processes such as change control

  • Must be keen to learn and develop new skills

  • Ability to work on own initiative and determine priorities

  • Excellent organization and communication skills


  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered

  • Must be willing to work in Needham, MA

  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Ability to lift and carry 50+ pounds of gear

  • Required On-Site: This position is required to be performed full-time from an NBCUniversal-designated worksite.

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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