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Reference # : 19-225078 Title : Media Engineer
Location : Bristol, CT
Experience Level : Start Date : 05/13/2019  
Description
Description/Comment: A Media Engineer is responsible for all elements within our Production Control Room (PCR) ecosystem. Our PCR systems include:
? Production Video Switchers
? Audio Mixing Consoles
? VizRT graphic engines
? GV (Quantel) Q-Play and Q-Record video clip management
? Riedel and RTS Intercom panels
? Evertz and Miranda Das
? Everts MVP and VIP2 monitor wall systems
? Brainstorm Virtual Studio Systems


The successful candidate must be able to troubleshoot complex production issues, maintain system availability for production needs, and effectively communicate issues and resolutions. Air Critical Issues can occur with little or no warning and the optimum candidate will thrive in a team-oriented engineering environment designed to foster success. The position involves shift work and may include nights and weekend availability.
Basic Qualifications ? 2+ years of experience in PCR Engineering Support.

? Experience with High Priority / High Visibility live television production.

? Demonstrated experience Grass Valley Video Production Switchers (Kayenne / Kalypso)

? Demonstrated experience with Evertz EXE / EQX Video Routing systems (Router operations and panel interaction)

? Demonstrated experience with Lawo Consoles / Riedel and RTS communication systems

? Strong background in Broadcast Engineering fundamentals which include:

o Video Timing
o Signal Flow
o HD video standards
o Signal format changes
o Audio standards (AES / Embedded SDI / Dolby)


? Demonstrated ability and skill for component-level troubleshooting required on Studio equipment, Power Supplies, Video and Audio connections, Brainstorm Virtual sensors, Studio Pedestals and Robotic Camera Pedestals, and other associated stage / PCR equipment.

? Demonstrated understanding of signal routing control systems to route video/audio and IP signals.

? Must be knowledgeable of the different video/audio CODECs used in program transmission.

? Has in-depth experience providing Highly Availability Windows/Unix/Linux environments.

? Has a solid understanding of SCSI, Fibre Channel, SAN, NAS, RAID and I/O Storage Sub-Systems. Principles.

? In-Depth experience with FTP, SSH, HTTP/S, SNMP, and DNS.

? Familiarity with television transmission operations, MPEG and JPEG CODECS, and ASI stream analyzers

? Knowledge of basic Networking concepts such as: Routers, Switches, Subnetting, Ethernet cable installation and termination and proper cabling to support service inputs/outputs and plant integration

? IP multicast, SDI, ASI, Analog Audio, AES audio, HDMI, Display Port, Component, Composite, Ethernet, Serial Data.

? Experience in the use of specialized electronic test and monitoring equipment including spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, broadcast scopes, and transport stream analyzers.

? Physical requirements and work environment: Ability to climb ladders, work on raised structures and building roofs, operate areal lift platforms, operate forklifts.
Preferred Qualifications ? 4+ years of experience in IT, Broadcast Engineering or related field.

? Has extensive knowledge of television production hardware, software, systems and specifications, TCP\IP protocols on servers and workstations, systems management and server administration.

? Advance demonstrated IT skills including TCP/IP networking concepts and equipment, storage systems, redundant computer system concepts, administration, etc.

? Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

? Experience with Digital Center 1 and Digital Center 2 infrastructure and interoperability with other ESPN production sites (LAPC, Seaport, Charlotte).

? Ability to mentor other engineers as part of an integrated Media Engineering & Operations Team.
Preferred Education ? SBE , SMPTE, or equivalent certifications.