Full Time Job

Remote Engineer


Remote / Virtual 11-04-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

• Work on location (both domestically and internationally) as Engineer-in-Charge of NBC Sports Fly Pack remote production systems.
• Work independently in a fast-paced live television environment and will be responsible for ensuring the on-site systems stay operational under all circumstances.
• Participate in meetings and venue surveys, as needed, to collect engineering requirements from Production Teams.
• Assist the remote technical operations and engineering team with system designs, budgeting, integration, and maintenance of NBC Sports Fly Pack systems.
• Work within NBC equipment management software to catalog, track, and pick assets for deployment.
• Work closely with NBC Finance and Sourcing groups on project based tasks.
• Works with equipment manufacturers and vendors to define equipment requirements, with a focus on identifying equipment features, set-up configurations, workflow processes. Must be able to complete research, arrange vendor tests, and report to manager on latest technical trends.
• Work directly with other members of the team to identify critical and ongoing technical issues with each fly pack and develop an action plan outlining solutions.

Basic Qualifications:
• 5+ years of experience in a television broadcast environment or equivalent combination of education/experience.
• 2+ years of experience working in a remote broadcast environment as engineer or similar position.
• Extensive travel required, both domestically and internationally. Candidates will need to be able to spend 2-3 weeks at a time onsite at a remote location on multiple occasions throughout a year.
• A broad range of experience with broadcast systems including RF, Satellite, IP based transmissions systems, Analog/Digital Audio and Video Systems and computer networking knowledge, with experience with the design, installation and maintenance of Video, Audio and IP systems used in remote television productions.
• Robust knowledge and understanding of the requirements for live studio and at-home remote productions.
• Proficient at communicating both problems and solutions to technical and non-technical personnel alike.
• Candidates must have excellent documentation and communication skills to facilitate effective results with staff and technology providers.
• Proficient in software-driven broadcast video equipment.
• Must be a self-starter who is able to meet deadlines.
• Extensive Knowledge of MacOS and Microsoft Windows platforms.
• Solid Understanding of TCP/IP networks and other data communication technologies.
• Understanding of digital TV (HD/SDI, 4K-UHD) as well as core technical/plant facilities.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be 18 years or older
• 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.

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics:
• Knowledge of computer server installation and maintenance.
• Advanced computer/IT skills, including thorough understanding of networking, subnets, and IP configuration.
• Experience with SMPTE 2110 deployments in a remote environment.
• Experience with AutoCAD, Visio, and/or Omnigraffle drawing programs.
• Strong hands-on, problem solving skills with broadcast-related equipment and systems.
• Proficient with broadcast production systems and software including Calrec Audio Consoles, RTS Intercom Systems, Sony Video Switchers, wireless audio and communications systems.
• Understanding of the urgent needs of the on-air News, Sports, and Entertainment environment; ability to stay focused and productive in a fast-paced environment with constantly changing assignments.
• Ability to work calmly within an emotionally charged and high pressure LIVE on-air environment.
• Strong customer focus.
• Excellent communication skills.
• The ability to work alone and in a team environment with fellow engineers, Operations, IT and other departments.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dyo1k3-54-227-97-219-42 in your application.