IT Specialist
Pretoria, Gauteng, ZA
6d ago
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  • Minimum requirements :
  • Will work in the Operations division configuring Digital TV Broadcast equipment.
  • Specialised TV Broadcasting knowledge is required
  • Must have experience internationally
  • Conversion from analog broadcasting television to Nationwide Digital TV signal distribution
  • Responsible for the installation, configuration, testing, maintenance, and repair of Digital TV Broadcast headend equipment, Hub sites, and network facilities.
  • Provide Technical product support to customers and partners in South Africa and Africa on Digital TV Broadcast Systems for Satellite, Cable, Terrestrial, and IPTV systems

  • IT specialist background VLAN, VPN’s, Switches, Routers, Multicast, Unicast (Talk IT)
  • Installation, operation, and repair of all equipment associated with the headend and signal distribution network.
  • Conducts headend performance tests, FCC performance tests, EAS maintenance, and testing. Maintains meticulous records and documentation of all aspects of the head end.
  • Remote Login to Customer sites
  • Be able to work extended working hours, often after 22H00 till 06H00 the next morning when the network provider allows maintenance on systems
  • Work outside the borders of South Africa once or twice a year for two to three weeks at a time
  • Fault finding and configuration
  • Problem-solving with suppliers support and R&D team
  • On-Site support, fault finding
  • Fault and progress escalation to OEM manufacturers
  • Feedback to Customers

  • Familiarity with Digital Broadcast and an understanding of digital terrestrial television, digital modulation, and signal processing.
  • Excellent knowledge in IT, IP Switch Configuration, Networking, Windows Server configuration, SQL Data Base, IP Multicast / Unicast.
  • Familiar with (O / S, hardware, firmware, software, WAN, Metro and LAN, Internet, Cisco switcher / router configuration, TCP / IP);
  • Routing (RIP, EIGRP, BGP); LAN (Ethernet, fiber & copper wiring standards, 802.1d spanning-tree, VTP, 802.1q) WAN (T1, T3, OC-x, GIG E, ATM, MPLS, Quality of Service);
  • Network Analyzers (OSI model, decode packets, understand / troubleshoot production problems); Network Management (SNMP, Unix / NT scripting, Firewall / Security, VPN technologies).


  • Minimum Microsoft qualification MCSE
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in IT support
  • 5+ years - Experience in broadcasting technology.

  • High-level knowledge of MPEG2 / 4 Encoding and Multiplexing Products.
  • High-Level knowledge of DVB specifications and standards.
  • Minimum two years of extensive experience with personal computers, local area networks, DOS, Windows (95, 98, 2000 or NT), and SQL database knowledge required.
  • Experience should include both software and hardware.
  • Network experience essential
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