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Employee Type - Full-Time EmployeeExperience - Not SpecifiedIndustries - Engineering


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 Senior Systems Engineer, IT Infrastructure to join us within our Engineering Department to design, optimize and deliver scalable and resilient infrastructure for the organization. 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 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. This is a Toronto-based role with the possibility of travel to Montreal.

Who you are and where are you now?

You are a Senior Systems Engineer, IT Infrastructure with experience leading infrastructure installation projects and optimization initiatives in an enterprise environment such as banking or telecommunications. You can influence without authority and drive the project team towards successfully achieving goals. You are aware of modern, best practices and you thrive in an Agile environment. 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 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. You will provide expert advice on and monitor the cost, timeframe and feasibility of capital requirements.
  • Design. You will innovate practical solutions for virtualizing media infrastructure to allow more flexibility for the corporation. You will create and present concept designs, alternate solutions, schematics and more.
  • Implementation and procurement. You will successfully lead infrastructure projects from end-to-end; from project plans to procurement RFPs; from resourcing and overseeing the team to testing and verifying performance; from monitoring the budget to influencing the team.

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 and an excellent benefits package; 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 large-scale infrastructure. You work on the cutting edge of technology and pick up new tools quickly.
  • 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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