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Lead and Senior Technologists' Roles Open

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Adrian Woolard | 12:00 UK time, Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The R&D department has two further roles advertised today, this time in our North Lab.  Closing date for both is Tuesday the 1st of June.

Lead Technologist (Audio)

The BBC has a rich and successful history in the research and development in the field of audio in broadcasting over its long history from loudspeakers, microphones, studio design to signal processing technology and data-rate reduction. In 2010, the BBC believes the challenges of audio in broadcasting remain exciting and significant to our strategic future.

In the role of Lead Technologist, you will lead work specifically in the area of audio research and engineering. The initial focus areas are likely include periphony, spatial audio and ambisonics (including aspects such as recording, encoding, reproduction, and mixing), and the related areas of room acoustics (studio design for 3D, living room influence on 3D). Other related current research focuses include independent component analysis (audio "un-mixing") and music information retrieval (including automatic metadata generation).

Senior Technologist (Automated Production and Media Managment)

This role is for a Senior Technologist working as part of a team investigating new approaches to TV production & media management which build on file-based recording and processing. Some aspects of the work will be to help formulate and develop new and innovative ideas in this field, but a significant part of the job will be to implement these in software in order to demonstrate and test their effectiveness in a production environment.

Although this particular post is focussed on developing innovative technical approaches for TV production & media management, a Senior Technologist may be expected to be involved in other areas as opportunities arise. This job specification outlines the breadth of work, some of the anticipated fields of expertise and indicates the level the role is required to work to, and the experience required. Individuals will not be expected to work in all skill areas to the highest of levels, but will be required to demonstrate a good range of skills, while specialising in one or two areas of technology research, innovation or project management.

All our current vacancies are listed on the R&D website careers page.

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