Working at The Walt Disney Company inside DMED-Technology is unlike anything else. That’s because we are always finding new ways to interact with guests/fans that are passionate about all platforms we support. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas, and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

The Bristol DMED Transmission Team supports the 24X7 engineering and operational sustainment for the ESPN Cable Networks and ABC satellite distribution, along with direct support of The Woodlands Transmission Team (The Woodlands, TX) which is responsible for satellite distribution of the FX/NatGeo, and Disney family of Networks.

As a member of our 24/7, highly-skilled, Bristol Transmission Team, you can expect to work with cutting-edge technology and be responsible for high-profile content in supporting our linear and digital networks. In 2019 our transmission team acquired over 150K contributions feeds in support of studio shows and live sports for ESPN, ABC, and our digital offerings on ESPN Plus and ESPN 3.

If you are looking for an operational tempo in which you will be challenged every day to work at a high-level, on high profile events, the Bristol Transmission Team is the right place to bring your talents, experience, and expertise!

Job Summary

-Demonstrates a sound understanding of signal measurement and procedures.
-Has fundamental knowledge of MPEG-2, MPEG4 & HEVC digital compression systems
-Has knowledge of IP-based transport (HLS, RTMP, SRT, unicast, multicast, etc.)
-Interacts with internal departments and outside service providers to plan for large-scale or seasonal events.
-Responsible for follow-up and resolution of specific daily operational problems, working closely with other DMED / ESPN departments and outside business partners. Recommends corrective actions where appropriate.
-Conducts advanced levels of quality control and corrective action to enhance the product.
-Expected to fully comprehend applicable SOPs and subsequent workflows for assigned areas
-Has sustained a sound working knowledge and operational functionality of the applicable automation systems that support our Evertz IRM Operating system.
-Ability to train and mentor entry-level operators in TX areas of operations
-Understanding of streaming technology and workflow associated with our digital offerings (E+ & E3)
-Participates in inter-departmental meetings involving issues affecting the Transmission department.
-Provides recommendations to enhance coordination between these groups and Transmission.
-Assists with special projects as assigned by department management.
-Periodically attends industry-specific training or summits.
-Assists with company cross-training efforts


-As there are several disciplines and areas of expertise required in transmission, such as Video, RF, IP transport stream analysis, affiliate reception issues, FCC compliance, familiarity with all tools and signal flows will be required
-Provides general suggestions on modifying procedures and processes for more streamlined workflow
-Takes diagnostic and corrective actions to correct transmission problems associated with a contribution or distribution signals
-Monitors Network signals and initiates corrective actions either with Transmission support or outside departments
-Learns technology and workflow to support assignments
Complies fully with the company and/or departmental SOPs and any other stated policies
-Contributes to analysis or problem-solving measures needed to support the operation
-Must be adept at understanding routine information and demonstrate comprehension through operational accuracy
-Stay up-to-date on industry trends and “next-gen” Technology
-Able to work a 24/7 schedule, in a fast paced, high profile Technical Operations Center
-Demonstrates high-quality citizenship and teamwork to get the job done!

Experience / Skills

Basic Qualifications:

-Typically has 3-5 years of experience in television broadcast, military, or related fields.
-Has fundamental knowledge of digital distribution equipment used in satellite uplinked and downlinked television signals
-Has fundamental knowledge of ASI & J2K fiber transport
-Has fundamental knowledge of IP-based transport (HLS, RTMP, unicast, multicast, etc.).
-Has knowledge of Bonded-Cellular technology.
-Has fundamental knowledge of MPEG-2, MPEG4 & HEVC digital compression systems
-Has fundamental knowledge of encryption systems used for front-haul and back-haul transmission applications • Has basic knowledge of RF-related test equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

-College Degree, Trade School Certificate, or Military experience or equivalent practical experience preferred.
-Has fundamental understanding of Bristol Transmission broadcast, contribution, or digital streaming workflows.