Full Time Job

Manager, Broadcast IT Engineering, Linear

Starz

Englewood, CO 11-11-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Summary of Position

The Manager of Broadcast IT Engineering – Linear will assist the Director of Broadcast IT Engineering with technology innovation, support and maintenance of Starz linear channel playback system, its associated graphics, monitoring and control, and the storage and network infrastructure required to ensure high availability. The Manager role will provide technical leadership and guidance across all broadcast-related technology platforms and departments, as well as project planning and budgeting, overseeing equipment purchases, installation planning and documentation efforts.

Responsibilities
• Manage and oversee the activities of 24 x 7 Broadcast IT Engineering staff

• Manage and support the Disaster Recovery site technical systems

• Assist Director of Broadcast IT Engineering in development, preparation and implementation of department capital and operating budgets along with long range project planning

• Conceive and manage Engineering department capital projects, including systems design, equipment selection, purchasing, installation and implementation

• Prioritize technical projects and system upgrades according to Engineering resources and considerations in impact to broadcast quality and system integrity

• Develop new systems, processes, and procedures as necessary to ensure project focus

• Recommend, evaluate and monitor current and future broadcast technologies to accommodate for transitions in hardware and software solutions

• Provide regular instructor-led and online training opportunities, mentoring, and performance evaluations for the Engineering staff

• Develop and maintain a clear, well-defined program for Engineering staff career growth and advancement

Experience & Skills
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar technical field and/or equivalent experience

• Minimum seven years of progressive experience in all facets of broadcast engineering and production technologies

• Minimum three years of team management experience

• Minimum three years of engineering project management experience

• Effective and positive leadership skills

• Proven ability to lead a team working from home or remote locations

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Exceptional organizational skills and proficiency in establishing priorities with multiple projects under tight deadlines

• Proven troubleshooting and analytical skills

Preferred Qualifications
• Advanced ability to architect and implement forward-thinking, innovative and flexible procedures, processes and systems designs

• Advanced working knowledge of commonly used IP, SD/HD/UHD SDI video and digital audio protocols and standards

• Advanced working knowledge of industry standard post-production video and audio file formats

• Advanced working knowledge and understanding of complex media systems and workflows encompassing file ingest, transcoding and delivery

• Strong working knowledge of Windows, Mac, and Linux workstations and servers

• Strong working knowledge of Cloud-based services, architectures, workflows and applications for post-production editing, linear and non-linear content storage, transcoding and delivery

• Working knowledge of and troubleshooting skills for IP Network and Ethernet connectivity including: TCP/IP, UDP, VLANs, and multicasting

• Working knowledge of Storage Area Networks and file systems

• Working knowledge of Metadata Controller management

• Working knowledge of File Archiving/LTO procedures and support

• Working knowledge of Fibre Channel infrastructure, switch fabric configuration and management

• Working knowledge of Digital Asset Management systems integration and support

About the Company

Business Unit Overview

Starz

With the Company aligning its studio operations behind the growth of its streaming business, Starz has become one of the pre-eminent modern premium global streaming platforms. Offering subscribers more than 7.500 television episodes, including Starz original series and provocative documentaries, along with a broad catalogue of first-run movies, Starz is taking the lead in delivering relatable premium content that makes it the platform of choice among a wide spectrum of female, African-American and other historically underserved audiences. Its focused brand, premium content and freedom from legacy relationships position Starz at the forefront of the new bundles emerging throughout the media ecosystem, a compelling value proposition to complement virtually every kind of subscription platform.

Distinguished by its successful and focused content strategy, top programming, exceptional curation and speed to market, Starz has quickly scaled its platform to become one of the most widely distributed and fastest-growing OTT services in the world, with OTT subscribers making up more than half of its global subscriber base. The Starzplay International premium subscription service offers a ''best of global SVOD'' content portfolio in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India through a bespoke and expanding network of distribution partners. The Starzplay Arabia joint venture is one of the leading SVOD operators in the fast-growing Middle East and North Africa region. The proprietary and highly-rated Starz app, a proven hit with US audiences, continues to roll out internationally.
Our Benefits
• Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental

• Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day

• 401(k) company matching

• Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)

Compensation

$122,400 - $149,300

EEO Statement

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g67wb8-52-205-167-104-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Starz

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space.