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Project Lead, Senior System Engineer

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

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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 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 seeking a Project Lead, Senior System Engineer to join us for a 12-month contract (with renewal) within our Engineering Department. This is a Montreal-based role working primarily on local projects with the possibility of travel to Toronto. CBC/Radio-Canada has one of the largest technological infrastructures and private networks in the world that uniquely deploys our content and services from coast-to-coast-to-coast. In this role, you will play a critical role in the design, optimization and delivery of projects including updating, installing, configuring, and testing equipment, software and systems. You will ensure that the designs and system implementations you oversee are in accordance with CBC/Radio-Canada, accepted industry practices and applicable Federal and Provincial regulations. 

Who you are and where are you now?

You are a Project Lead, Senior System Engineer with a passion for designing and optimizing complex storage systems. You have hands-on experience designing and overseeing the delivery of infrastructure systems in telecommunication, banking or another industry. You have outstanding leadership skills including the ability to guide the work of a team and a logical, structured mindset that demands you approach problems and issues in an organized, well-thought-out manner. You may have experience working in both French and English.

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; moving our broadcasting content from on-prem servers to the cloud is a complex technical feat. And that’s just the beginning. This one-of-a-kind wide network infrastructure is always in transformation, growing and evolving, with new technologies based on new business and industry realities. Your project work will range from:

  • Strategic planning and reporting.
    • Providing expert advice on cost, timeframe and feasibility of capital requirements.
    • Controlling and tracking the schedules and budgets for capital projects as well as monitoring progress to ensure compliance with scope and objectives.
  • Design.
    • Innovating practical solutions to complex problems, particularly where new technologies are to be integrated into existing facilities. This will include virtualizing media infrastructure to allow more flexibility for the corporation.
    • Creating concept designs for review with our business partners as well as conceptualizing and formulating alternative solutions which satisfy defined objectives.
    • Preparing functional, schematic, layout drawings and associated documentation, and detailed installation instructions for wiring crews.
  • Implementation and procurement.
    • Coordinating with groups to manage the project implementation as per the approved business case.
    • Overseeing procurement, from preparing Supply Requirements to Request for Quotations/Proposals when necessary and evaluating responses.
  • Handover and acceptance,
    • Verifying system performance against design criteria, providing test documentation.
    • Identifying project deficiencies and assigns resources to correct them.
    • Preparing documentation for ongoing operation and maintenance of facilities.

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 and media components 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.

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 and a pension plan noted as one of the best in the country; 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 a degree in Engineering and you are eligible for membership in the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario. You have networking certification.
  • The experience. You have expertise in designing, planning and overseeing the implementation of infrastructure for network, advanced IP routing, IP telephony, unified communications, virtualization and storage technologies. You have hands-on experience with Hyperconverged solutions and platforms; deploying large scale software of critical IT security and networking concepts. 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.
  • The project management expertise. You can navigate business and financial decisions; negotiate contracts and conflicts; and drive the deliverables of major projects on time. You understand how to work within the processes and use the significant budget as well as existing resources, tools and personnel to your advantage. You are a strategic thinker with the motivation to think through complex issues, remove the roadblocks and innovate multiple solutions.
  • The communication skills. You can nurture strong two-way relationships with peers, partners, clients, staff, senior managers and external technological vendors. You are skilled at presenting ideas, documenting processes and workflows and designing systems. You can relay your opinions with sensitivity. Fluency in both French and English would be a great asset, further enabling you to collaborate with and support the teams and end-users across the country.

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.

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