Full Time Job

Sr. Broadcast Production Engineer

NBC Sports

Stamford, CT 10-03-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
• Facilitate remote (@Home) productions between a Stamford-based Control Room and at remote truck on-site for multiple events across the country, working with both Stamford-based and remote Engineering and Operations staff.
• Keep up to date with all relevant production technologies and be prepared to make recommendations for improving workflows.
• Provide front line engineering and technical support across five (5) studios and nine (9) control rooms.
• Perform system level troubleshooting of technical facilities, including, but not limited to, control rooms, studio equipment, audio equipment, and computer systems associated with those areas
• Perform preventative maintenance on studio & control room equipment
• Assist Studio Operations with control room and studio technical setup.
• Interface with production and operations teams to implement technical solutions to meet production initiatives
• Perform equipment and systems software installation and updates.
• Repair/troubleshoot equipment to module level utilizing industry standard test equipment


Basic Qualifications
• Minimum five (5) years of recent experience in remote/mobile unit operations/engineering
• Minimum seven (7) years of total experience in a television broadcast environment or equivalent combination of education/experience.
• Experience with robotic camera systems
• College degree in engineering or related field, and/or equivalent experience.
• Extensive Knowledge of Microsoft Windows platforms.
• Proficient with broadcast production systems and software including Audio Consoles, Intercom Systems, Video Switchers, Wireless audio, server-based playout, and communications systems.
• Understanding of TCP/IP networks and other PC networking technologies.
• Understanding of digital TV (HDSDI) as well as core technical/plant facilities.
• Proficient in software-driven broadcast video equipment.
• Ability to read and understand system signal flow diagrams for television control room and studio facilities.
• In-depth understanding of wireless audio and communication technologies
• Position requires excellent interpersonal skills. The position requires a cool, levelheaded individual who works well under the pressures of ''live'' television
• Hands-on, problem-solving skills with broadcast-related equipment and systems.
• Understanding of the urgent needs of the on-air Sports environment; ability to stay focused and productive in a fast-paced environment with constantly changing assignments.
• Ability to support a 24x7 production environment.
• Strong customer focus
• Must be a self-starter who is able to meet deadlines.
• The ability to work alone and in a team environment with fellow engineers, Operations, IT and other departments.
• Willingness to travel
• Excellent written and verbal communication as well as diplomacy skills

Desired Characteristics
• Ability and willingness to learn new production technologies.
• Specific experience with Sony cameras and switchers, EVS Servers, Evertz Routing and Modular boards, RTS Intercom, Calrec Audio Consoles including the RP-1, 2110 multicast video, Evertz Magnum, Grass Valley Orbit, and Tektronix and Leader test and measurement systems
• System Design, AutoCad, Project Management Experience
• Television production and workflow experience
• Knowledge of computer server installation and maintenance.

Eligibility Requirements
• Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
• Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT, and travel when required
• Willingness to work extended shifts on short notice to cover live sports productions and system maintenance
• Must be able to lift equipment packages weighing up to 50 pounds.
• It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal's affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Additional Information

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