Full Time Job

Director Of Sre and Media Production Infrastructure

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Cockeysville, MD 08-30-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Sinclair Broadcast Group seeks a motivated and experienced technical leader to join Sinclair Technology Partners (''STP'') Site Reliability Engineering group focused on network & systems management, live event/content management, media workflows, and broadcast operations support. The individual will develop, integrate, and support critical enterprise infrastructure solutions, application deployments, content production workflows, and activities. Senior-level role managing technical STP resources based in Santa Monica, CA as well as other locations.

• Provide technical leadership across multiple live sports businesses – Tennis Channel, Bally Sports, etc., building relationships with business, production, and engineering stakeholder groups.
• Serve as the product and technical leader across multiple technology domains that are relevant to live sports: enterprise networking, remote application and virtual machine platforms, media encoding, workflow editing, and asset management platforms, and content file delivery.
• Develop a long-term vision and implement change management programs for infrastructure and applications that support live events.
• Develop performance metrics, promoting data-driven decision making to ensure the highest level of service delivery and ongoing performance.
• Manage and update department work processes, institute and promote best practices including documentation, standards development, capacity planning and status reporting.
• Coordinate technical elements of global live production activities in partnership with engineering and production teams, including media workflows, staffing, and infrastructure build.
• Partner with architecture, engineering and production teams to develop the future state technology map supporting live production.
• Research and lead efforts to design, configure, and deploy new tools and technologies to improve automation and operational efficiency.

Managerial requirements include:
• Responsibility for direct management of and planning for live events and ongoing broadcast application, workflow, and content support within multiple environments from an infrastructure perspective.
• Establishment of KPIs and SMART goals to modernize the practice of live events, ongoing support for broadcast infrastructure, and application platforms.
• Coaching and mentoring team members for professional growth.
• Management of implementation and delivery activities aligned to SLAs for internal customers.
• Building relationships with customers and stakeholders to better understand their needs and goals.
• Drive and participate in monthly operational reviews with stakeholders to systematically improve the state of the enterprise environment.
• Quickly dive in and understand the environment in which you operate, set the pace for how STP meets our customer's needs while balancing resource management across a shared service model.

Experience, Skills & Competencies:
• Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or related field.
• 10+ years in a technical leadership position at Manager or Director level (Director level preferred) – experience leading high performing technical teams including performance management, mentoring, and team development.
• 10+ years of relevant IT systems / enterprise networking / cloud analysis / support experience.
• 10+ years of relevant experience directly administering and supporting cloud-like enterprise environments.
• 7+ years working in a live event broadcast environment utilizing products such as Aspera, Avid, Vantage, and Interplay.
• 10+ years of experience automating IT processes with a focus on configuration management.
• Experience supporting and managing private and public cloud solutions.
• Experience troubleshooting networks both traditional and virtual, including performance management and troubleshooting, configuration, and application/end-user experience.
• Experience with stand-alone, converged, and hyperconverged infrastructure.
• Strong analytical problem-solving skills with a focus on data-driven decision-making.
• Ability to quickly grasp technical issues and offer solutions.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Outgoing and enthusiastic personality.
• Willing to travel domestically and internationally to support live sports events as needed.
• Customer-focused, positive, can-do attitude and desire to interface directly with end-users, and management at all levels.

Preferred candidates would also meet one or more of the following criteria:
• Avid, Aspera, Interplay, and Vantage experience within a broadcast environment.
• AWS/Azure/GCP Certifications.
• Arista ACE Certification
• Cisco Professional Certification preferred
• VMware Certifications.
• Network-focused certifications.
• Practical knowledge of scripting languages like Python, Go, .NET, PowerShell.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!


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