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Network Engineer in Madrid

Eurovision Labs

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Job Description

The ES Global Operations & Engineering department is the central point of contact for all customers receiving operational services from Eurovision Services, coordinating the management of requirements and delivery for all events, transmission and media services between broadcasters, EBU Members, sport federations and event organisers. The ES Global Operations & Engineering department is responsible for delivering high-quality technical solutions and achieving ambitious operational objectives, implementing reliable delivery solutions to provide outstanding value and services for our customers, while optimising costs to improve our bottom line.

Join a team that delivers and manages essential solutions for the global sport events and broadcast industry using the most innovative technology.


In this role as Network Engineer you will:

  • In collaboration with other members of the DataCom team, design, build and maintain ES high-availability cloud and on-premise networks for IT and Digital Broadcast services.
  • Design, build and maintain cloud-based and on-premise security solutions.
  • Be involved in the delivery of services to our customers, partners and members.
  • Monitor and guarantee performance and availability of network services.
  • Handle level 2 support and service requests.
  • Suggest enhancements of our network and processes based on the needs of our customers.
  • Be involved in setup of temporary IT and digital broadcast networks to deliver major events worldwide.
  • Produce documentation in English.
  • Work during office hours with on-call availability outside office hours on a rotating basis.



The successful candidate must have the following experience and skills:

  • 5 to 10+ years of experience as a network security engineer or architect.
  • Excellent knowledge of cloud computing and networking environments, especially AWS.
  • Excellent knowledge of Cisco switching and routing products (e.g., Catalyst, Nexus, ISR, ASR). Experience on Cisco ACI is a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of OSPF and BGP routing.
  • Good understanding of IPv4 multicast.
  • Good understanding of DNS, NTP, DHCP, SMTP, HTTP, SIP, SSL/TLS and PKIs.
  • Good understanding of IPSEC VPN. Knowledge of OpenVPN is a plus.
  • Experience with IPv6 connectivity and firewalling is a plus.
  • Valid AWS Advanced Networking certification would be a real advantage.
  • Understand and embrace DevOps culture and methodology.
  • Self-management and ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively with remote teams.


Additional experience in the following areas would be a bonus:

  • Experience working collaboratively with geographically distributed and international teams (our headquarters are located in Switzerland)
  • Some experience in working on live sports events in a broadcasting environment
  • English is mandatory, French is a plus

Perhaps you are missing some of the listed skills and required experience, but you are self-motivated and eager to learn? Then we still want to meet you!


  • Be part of an outstanding multi-cultural and international team of engineers
  • Get involved in Tier-1 media projects with impact and visibility
  • Occasionally travel to our headquarters in Switzerland for workshops and training
  • Enjoy our technology hub, designed to foster a culture of sharing, openness and creativity


Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering or similar degree (Master or Bachelor).


Competitive salary and benefits.


Great events don't happen by accident. Event organisers, media organisations and sport federations need adaptable, end-to-end solutions to produce, distribute and personalise content for the right audiences, at the right time, in the right format.

We aim to be the first-choice media services provider to customers by providing new, better and different ways to simply, efficiently and seamlessly access and deliver content and services.

Our service portfolio is designed to offer the agility and ability to enhance and adapt content to the needs of all digital platforms. But what really sets us apart is that we see the bigger picture.

As an EBU company, we are in a unique position to understand the needs and challenges our customers face. That’s why we guarantee to maximise their content value while leaving them free to focus on every other aspect of running the most successful event possible.

We are Eurovision Services. We deliver excellence in everything we do, to leave others free to focus on what really matters – creating truly amazing experiences.

  • Media

  • Privately Held

  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • 150-200

  • 1953

About us:

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media (PSM). Our mission is to make PSM indispensable. We have 73 Members in 56 countries in Europe, and an additional 33 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas

We are one EBU with two distinct fields of activity: member services and business services.

Our member services strive to secure a sustainable future for public service media, provide our Members with a centre for learning and sharing and build on our founding ethos of solidarity and co-operation to provide an exchange of world-class news, sports news and music.

Eurovision Media Services, our business arm, has an outstanding global reputation and is the first choice media services provider for many media organizations and sports federations around the world.

We have offices in Brussels, Rome, Dubai, Moscow, New York, Washington DC, Singapore and Beijing. Our headquarters are in Geneva.

Discover more about the EBU on and EMS on

About Eurovision Labs:

Eurovision Labs in Madrid is the new technology hub for the EBU's new subsidiary, Eurovision Services. The Labs will be responsible for delivering media & broadcast core solutions applying the most advanced software engineering techniques. The new offices in Madrid are specifically designed to boost creativity and facilitate innovation and learning in an amicable work environment. As part of the technology team, you will be working with top international engineers specialized in media while seeing your developments applied in Tier-1 worldwide sports and news content. The applicants will be part of a small, talented and motivated core team that will support Eurovision Services in delivering the most innovative and reliable solutions for our customers around the world.

Join our new technology hub in Madrid:

No vacancy, but you think your profile could be of interest to us? Are you self-motivated and eager to learn? Then we want to meet you!

We are seeking profiles from the software and telecom industry which are passionate about software, internet and telecommunications. If you are hands-on, have some knowledge of programming, scripting, Linux OS, IP stack, networks, devOps, integration, QA or project management then let’s have a chat to see how you can fit the team.

Once on board you will:

• Be part of an outstanding multi-cultural and international team of engineers,

• Get involved in Tier-1 media projects with impact and visibility

• Occasionally travel to our headquarters in Switzerland for workshops and training,

• Enjoy our labs, designed to foster a culture of sharing, openness and creativity,

• Choose your working environment: Apple MacOS or Microsoft Windows.


Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering or similar degree (Master or Bachelor).

Benefits & Perks:

Competitive salary and benefits.

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