François Vaillant

Executive Director, Engineering Solutions, MTIS at CBC/Radio-Canada
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“Our best hires are those who adapt and can find ways of doing things differently. We want people who are technical but visionary. We are looking for people who want to develop in the long-term through collaborating with different teams and on different projects.”

How does your team make a difference?

The Engineering Solutions team leads all projects associated with telecommunications, broadcast, French and English media, radio, TV, and online. Across the organization, we share a unified vision of engineering and integrated architecture. In our new Radio-Canada office in Montreal, all our technologies will be hosted in the same technical room. This model is unique in TV and broadcast, and CBC/Radio Canada is considered an icon among international broadcasters in this field. We are the team making that happen.

Why are you a great manager to work for?

Engineering in itself has an impact on the company and the industry at large. My role is to ensure my staff, my teams are recognized for the innovative work they do. I want them to be seen as agents of transformation and creativity.

What do you look for in team members?

Transformative, open-minded and intellectually curious. CBC/Radio Canada also has a diversity mandate that influences our approach to recruitment. The creation of our department has brought a lot of changes in the last three years. Our best hires are those who adapt and can find ways of doing things differently. We want people who are technical but visionary. We are looking for people who want to develop in the long-term through collaborating with different teams and on different projects.

What makes CBC/Radio Canada a great place to work?

This organization means a lot to Canadians, and people want to be part of that. Our teams deliver content and value to all Canadians. The individuals who work here are proud to be part of that. They are driven to make it happen and they collaborate closely to ensure it does.  We have impressive capabilities. 

What’s the one thing someone who works here is going to find professionally satisfying?

The technical challenges we deal with here make up our most impressive calling card. Our projects are diverse and complex. We touch on networks, systems, production, delivery, storage and IP. We have an avant-garde, unique set up that poses exciting challenges at an enormous scale. If someone loves playing around and working at the cutting edge of media, IP and broadcast technology, we have the projects that will engage you.