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Benjamin Damécourt

Ch. François-Lehmann, 10
1218 Le Grand-Saconnex
SWITZERLAND

Phone: +41 (0)79 194 67 38
E-mail: benjamin.damecourt@me.com

Born on December 24th, 1989
Nationality: French
Switzerland: established since Feb 2013 (C permit)

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Work experiences

European Broadcasting Union (Geneva, Switzerland) – until 2018
Eurovision Services (Geneva, Switzerland) – since 2019

JUNE 2020 – Current
POSITION : CONSULTANT EMPLOYED BY THALENT SA (GENEVA, SWITZERLAND) ON A MISSION FOR EUROVISION SERVICES SA

AUGUST 2014 – DECEMBER 2019
POSITION: BROADCAST ENGINEER
Installation, commissioning and maintenance of broadcast installations on the Eurovision optical fiber and satellite network. Relations with takers, clients or members, providers and equipment manufacturer. Troubleshooting of complex broadcast transmissions. Night and week-end stand-by duty. Engineering and support of major events. On-site support during events such as: Euro 2016 in Paris, US Open 2016 in New York, US Election 2016 in Washington DC, Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv.

FEBRUARY 2013 – JULY 2014
POSITION : CONSULTANT EMPLOYED BY ALLTITUDE SA (LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND) ON A MISSION FOR THE EBU
Installation, commissioning and maintenance of broadcast installations on the Eurovision optical fiber and satellite network.

GlobeCast (Paris, France)

SEPTEMBER 2010 – SEPTERMBER 2012
COMPANY TRAINING FOR THE MASTER’S OBTENTION
POSITION: PROJECT MANAGER
Management of complex broadcast projects. Planning, internal and external communication and reports. Example: Architecture implementation and launch of occasional television service Roland Garros 2012 for Orange France.

FEBRUARY 2010 – AUGUST 2010
COMPANY TRAINING FOR THE LICENCE’S OBTENTION
POSITION: PROJECT MANAGER
Management of simple broadcast projects. Knowledge about transmissions and video data processing. Launch management of TV or radio services on satellite platforms, IPTV, mobile TV, …

Valois Pharm (Val-De-Reuil, France)

MAY 2008 – JUNE 2008
COMPANY TRAINING FOR THE HIGHT LEVEL TECHNICIAN’S DEGREE’S OBTENTION
Specialized in electronic, automatism and systems’ maintenance.

Qualifications

IUT de Ville d’Avray (Ville d’Avray, France) – 2010 to 2012

Master Sciences For the Engineer
Specialized in Onboard electronics and Communication Systems
With honours

IUT de Ville d’Avray (Ville d’Avray, France) – 2009 to 2010

Professional License
Specialized in radiocommunication and hyperfrequency measurements
With honours

Lycée Modeste Leroy (Evreux, France) – 2007 to 2009

Hight Level Technician’s degree specialized in Electronic Systems

Lycée Les Fontenelles (Louviers, France) – 2005 to 2007

Baccalauréat STI Génie Electronique (High School diploma, electronic option)
With honours

Professional training

Net Insight (Stockholm, Sweden) – March 2014

Configuration, Operation and Maintenance Nimbra Vision Management System for Operator

Skills

Broadcast, technical

Configuration and support of Ericsson, Ateme, Grass Valley, NTT or Nevion broadcast equipment. Configuration and support of Net Insight or Infinera network equipment.
MPEG-2, H.264 and HEVC broadcast signals encoding and decoding processes, BISS and Director encryption and decryption, multiplexing. DVB-S, DVS-S2, NS3, NS4 signals modulation and demodulation.
Configuration of TSoIP transmission chains. Configuration of Cisco and HP switches.
Radiocommunications, hyperfrequency transmissions.

Projet management

Experience in managing engineering of permanent or temporary (event) broadcast infrastructures. Adaptability to change. Meeting management. Reporting. Management of various actors within projects and carry of internal and external relations.

Languages

French:

Native speaker

English:

Proficient and technical
TOEIC score: 935 (tested on March 28th, 2011)
Experience since 2013 in a bilingual international environnement, several missions in foreign countries.

Associations, clubs

Union of French Expatriates, Geneva (Union des Français de l’Etranger, Genève)

Member since 2017
Committee member (April 2019 – December 2019)