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Associate Engineer, Playout (122492)

Date: 29-Mar-2021

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Company: Singtel Group

Realise your full potential with Asia's leading communications group. While we take pride in our 140-year heritage, our philosophy is to always look forward and evolve. Today, we are a leader in cutting-edge ICT innovation and digital advances, powered by a vast network of offices in countries and territories across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the USA. Come be a part of our dynamic organisation as we create the infocomms landscape of the future.




  • Responsible for the overall technical running of the Playout Operations to ensure a smooth playout and live event for Singtel TV and Optus Sport
  • Maintain first line support of services and equipment, troubleshooting, resolution and escalation, in close partnership with the Broadcast Engineering team.
  • Provide times and countdowns to external content providers for live events.
  • Handle all daily communication between channels and playout control, e.g. playlist deliveries/updates, live transmission preparation, graphic scheduling etc.,
  • Compile daily discrepancy reports on the service of the playout centre and the channels.
  • Ingest live feed / file based materials received from the various sources for scheduled or air time and perform quality control of broadcast materials into all automation systems.
  • Other duties as assigned


The Ideal Candidate should have/be:

  • 1 year of related work experience in Live Broadcast Industry
  •  Quick reaction for instant on-air recovery.
  • Clear understanding of industry's video and audio standards.
  • Can work independently and under pressure in a multi-channel playout environment
  • Have operational experience with broadcast automation systems, Media ingest systems, and graphics systems along with comprehensive knowledge of workflows, processes and delivery specially in a live sports broadcast setup.
  • Excellent understanding of editorial and compliance policies, particularly around live broadcasting
  • Able to detect technical impairments for video/audio and recommend solution to fix


Let’s shape a better world through technology. Join us to lead the change.

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