Senior Systems Design Architect

Date: May 4, 2021

Come play a key role in building the future of Sports & Media! Everyone wants to be part of a transformational team – and that’s exactly what we’re building at Rogers Sports & Media. A team that innovates and a team that wins.

At Rogers Sports & Media we are committed to creating and growing teams that are digital-first, fast-moving and bold-thinking and are focused on delivering impact with everything they do. Our impressive collection of assets includes media properties, sports teams, sports events & production, venues, e-commerce platforms and a close connection with our Connected Home and Wireless team. Collectively, we touch 30 million of Canadians every month!

Not only is our business strong, but so is our culture. We genuinely care about each other and working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best authentic selves to work. That starts with our firm commitment to a diverse, inclusive and safe workplace. We’re also dedicated to giving back by using our media megaphone to help Canadians who need it most. Our team is All IN on diversity and inclusion – find out more at

As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are temporarily working from home.

Are you up for the challenge and the fun?  If so, consider the following opportunity!

We are looking for a Senior Systems Design Architect to join our Media Technology team at Rogers Sports & Media. The Media landscape is changing. Canadians are increasingly tuning in to streaming as their main source of TV consumption but also want more engagement and more personalization. Rogers Sports & Media understands this need to continuously evolve and transform to delight our fans.

The role of Senior Systems Design Architect is that of a change agent within Rogers Sports and Media. The organizational goals can be summed up as follows: Innovation, Simplification, Integration, Collaboration, Acceleration and Automation. With these in mind, we are looking to revolutionize both how content is created and consumed.

What you’ll do:

  • Broadcast System Design – Design, build and deploy world class broadcast systems utilizing the latest technology trends to optimize workflows. Qualify new technology in a lab environment demonstrating a best-of-breed mentality, being manufacturer agnostic. Work alongside Sales and Operations to solve technical obstacles in innovative initiatives.
  • Technical Project Lead – Work closely with project managers as a technical lead for the entire project lifecycle. Translate technical speak to plain English to assist project managers in accurate reporting to senior leadership. Responsible for ensuring projects are on a track, on budget, and utilizing the latest innovation alongside PMO group.
  • Collaborator – Develop a continuous loop of design, testing, monitoring and improvement with colleagues across Engineering, Operations and NOC teams. Partner cross-functionally with Infrastructure team and Corporate IT to ensure best practice compute, networking, storage, and security policies are enforced. Ensure Architectural Governance is being followed in system designs.
  • DevOps Champion – Drive transformative change to adapt a ‘digital-first’ approach to problem-solving methodology, allowing improvements to integration, automation, and workflow simplification across broadcast systems to be executed through [in-house] software development.  Work closely with the DevOps team to find ways to innovate how content is created, consumed, and distributed.

What you will bring…

  • Expert knowledge of Television, Digital and Radio broadcast systems including Master Control, Production, VOD, Content processing and acquisition (Satellite and IP), distribution and Media Asset Management.
  • Good working knowledge of compute, storage, networking in the cloud and on-prem to work alongside infrastructure team.
  • Excellent presenter and communicator, able to persuade others through use of innovative and out-of-the-box thinking
  • Documentation and process-oriented mentality, strong design skills in Visio or AutoCAD.
  • Experience in monitoring workflows to help RSM become a proactive not reactive facility.
  • Detail orientated while being able to juggle multiple projects and priorities at the same time.
  • Constant willingness to learn and adapt to new industry trends, tools and best practices.
  • Professional Agile/Scrum or PMP Certification would be an asset.
  • Contribute to a team-first mentality and open communication culture

Here’s what you can expect in return:

  • A competitive salary and benefits that include access to our Employee Share Accumulation Program, Retirement Benefits and a variety of other perks including 50% off Rogers services and Blue Jays tickets
  • A manager who deeply cares about your development and long-term career at Rogers
  • A team that trusts and wants to win together
  • Smart and accomplished colleagues who are focused on both the “what” and the “how”
  • Flexibility to work from home even after the pandemic ends
  • Your choice of hardware and software (iPhone or Android/Mac or PC etc.)
  • As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are working from home, and are equipped to do so safely and efficiently
What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 1 Mount Pleasant (083), Toronto, ON 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Technology & Engineering
Requisition ID: 222405
Posting Notes:  Media 

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Location: Toronto, ON, CA

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