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Specialist, Broadcast Technical Services Engineer

Engineering Job ID: 2215337 Tucson, Arizona Apply Now

Specialist, Broadcast Technical Services Engineer

Location: Tucson, AZ

Description - External

At DIRECTV, we’re connecting the world through the latest tech, top-of-the-line communications and the best in entertainment. Innovation powers all that we do, and our groundbreaking solutions deliver compelling communication and entertainment experiences to millions of customers worldwide. As part of our team, your next big idea could be our newest innovation. Here’s your opportunity to combine your passions for entertainment, media, and technology to transform our company and your career.

DIRECTV- is more than entertainment – we are a technology company. Our Technical Services Department is seeking a specialist level technician to work at one of our Uplink Facilities!

Within the first 6 months, you will be working toward mastering the core competencies of our technicians. You will work closely with the Technical Operations Center to identify problems in specific markets/channels and restore the broadcast. Our customer satisfaction relies on keeping programming on-air and this can’t be done without you.

Our environment offers the best of both worlds – we are a strong team and rely on each other, but much of the work is performed independently.


  • Ensure consistent, high quality digital television signal transports and satellite transmissions.
  • Installation, diagnosis and maintenance of critical on-air video, audio, RF, baseband, signal processing, transport and transmission equipment. This responsibility includes DIRECTV’s Mpeg 2 and Mpeg 4 Broadcast transmissions streams and all associated Local Collection Facilities, Broadcast Centers, Ground station Equipment, and associated Monitor and Control hardware.
  • Configure and troubleshoot a variety of television broadcast, transport, and transmission equipment.
  • Perform routine maintenance on various subsystems.
  • Summarize and Present Technical information in both verbal and written form
  • Assist in project research, design, planning, implementation, procedure documentation and training.
  • Training and development of new employees
  • Develop a base knowledge of site facility systems and assist with emergency building system repairs as needed.


Minimum Requirements

  • Associates degree, certificate or equivalent military training in electronics and/or related systems is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of field experience in Satellite Communications and video compression systems.
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills, good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment with changing priorities.

Special Requirements

  • Must have a valid state driver’s license with no restrictions.
  • All candidates must be willing to carry a company provided on-call phone, participate in a cyclic on-call rotation, and must reside less than 45-minute drive time from the main uplink facility.
  • Must have a negative pre-employment drug test.
  • Criminal and MVR background must meet company hiring criteria.
  • The uplink facility is a 24x7 facility and requires the ability to work various shifts, including holidays and overtime as necessary to support the on-air mission.
  • Minimal travel via commercial airline required on occasion (<25% travel)

Physical requirements

  • Must have the ability to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to climb external antenna system ladders and work at heights up to 30 ft.
  • Dexterity to work in confined spaces down to 16 cubic ft.
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates degree, certificate or equivalent military experience with electronics, communication, television broadcast or Earth Station processes and equipment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in either RF Ground Station Antenna systems or MPEG Video Compression systems.
  • Previous experience with VMWare, V-Sphere, v-Center Virtualized environments or willingness to learn.

This position is subject to the DIRECTV COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Click here for additional information.

Our Specialist, Broadcast Technical Services Engineer can earn between $70,100 - $140,200. Not to mention all the other amazing rewards that working at DIRECTV offers. From health insurance to tuition reimbursement and paid time off to discounts on products and services just to name a few. There is a lot to be excited about around here.

Ready to join our team? Apply today!


    Job Posting: Apr 18, 2022, 1:45:16 PM
    Schedule: Full-time
    Job Level: Associate/First Level Manager Remote: no
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