Systems Technician

Kinetic Pixel are a broadcast technology company specialising in supplying real-time graphics, studio automation and audience interaction systems for Television and Live events.  If you’ve got a TV you’ll know at least some of our shows; Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, Pointless, A League Of Their Own, Only Connect and Countdown, to name just a few.

We’re the glue that holds these shows together. It’s our technology behind the scenes that tracks the scores, shows the questions, sounds the buzzers and fires the time up klaxons!


We’re currently looking for an enthusiastic and versatile Systems Technician to join our small team. The right candidate would be either a recent graduate or a few years in industry with experience of I.T. systems administration, building and maintaining computer hardware and network infrastructure and configuration. If you’ve had hands-on experience of theatre or stage technology, even better. If not, you should have a keen interest in broadcast, computing and video engineering technologies and be ready to learn how to apply these skills to bring some of the world’s biggest Light Entertainment and Game Shows to life.

Responsibilities and Description of Role

You’ll be able to quickly comprehend complex issues and propose solutions, and work closely with project managers, software developers, animators and engineers to help deliver our clients’ creative vision.

You’ll need to be prepared to travel, and sometimes work unusual hours – TV doesn’t always get made between 9 to 5 Monday to Friday. We work in locations across the UK and the world, from Birmingham to the Bahamas, so a full UK driving licence and a valid passport are essential. Your responsibilities will include;

  • Testing and configuring computer and video equipment according to the defined system rollout schedule and project priorities.
  • Tracking of inventory and equipment levels, identifying shortfalls and discrepancies within the equipment allocations across multiple projects.
  • Simple electronics builds of contact closure and relay boxes to meet custom production requirements, and making up custom cable lengths of various types and protocols as required.
  • Maintaining best practice for the use of, configuration and maintenance of equipment stock.
  • Attending TV Studios and Outside Broadcasts in the UK, and on occasion internationally, to assist with the installation, configuration and support of broadcast systems prior to and during the production schedule.
  • Creating and managing layoffs of graphics sequences to support post-production requirements of delivered projects.

In return for all this, we can offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to work with leading technology solutions. You’ll be joining an exciting and agile organisation, and there are opportunities to grow the role as the company grows. You’ll be working in one of the most high-profile and fast-moving industries in the world, getting to see the finest formats from their inception to production, and then sit back in your front-row seat and see your work play out in front of an audience of millions.


  • Graduate or other higher level qualifications in Computer Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Broadcast Engineering, Live Events Technology or similar.
  • Comprehensive I.T. skills including installing and configuring Microsoft Windows operating systems, PC hardware specification and assembly and network and router configuration.
  • Demonstrable experience acting as part of a project team, understanding the dependencies on other skill sets and the part each member of the team plays in the successful delivery of a project.

Desirable Skills

  • PC device driver management, especially video card drivers, multi-screen GPU configuration, EDID emulation, colour space, resolution and refresh rate management.
  • Experience specifying and configuring video engineering equipment such as distribution amplifiers, scan converters, matrices and recording equipment.
  • Recent experience of a technician or stage assistant role in a band, theatre or studio environment, taking responsibility for the technical deliver and support of a service during transmission/recording/performance
  • Experience with asset management and stock control processes, creating equipment lists and managing inventory levels.

Responsible to

The Operations Manager.

Salary Range

£18,000 to £25,000 p/a owing to experience, plus pension and other benefits.

Location of work

Kinetic Pixel’s offices in Caerphilly. Our office is just 10 minutes’ walk from Caerphilly train station. You may also be required to work on site around the UK and Internationally, so you must hold a full valid Driving Licence and Passport.

Hours of work

37.5 hours a week, typically 9:00AM-5:30PM when office based, but site work will require flexibility depending on the production schedule and workload.

Please send a covering email and up to date CV to


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Kinetic Pixel Limited

Unit C Caerphilly Business Park


CF83 3ED


Phone : +44(0) 2920 098 920