Full Time Job

Systems Engineer


Los Angeles, CA 07-22-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

This is an exciting time in the production, post-production, and content-creation spaces. We are entering a period of technology-driven disruption that hasn't been seen in 25+ years since the introduction of non-linear editing. We are creating a culture where the team is encouraged to be self-starters who continually strive to be better and learn more while having fun. A culture where team members are not afraid to fail or try new things, as that is often the quickest path to innovation. Endless curiosity about how things work and a strong understanding of what ''customer service'' actually means are valued traits.

A solid understanding of production and post-production processes, broadcast technology, IT, and agile methodologies is a must-have, along with a sense of humor.

Fox Entertainment is looking for a Systems Engineer to join the Production and Post-Production and Technology group on a freelance basis, filling a critical role facilitating the telling of stories here Fox Entertainment. You will be responsible for supporting the technology of a variety of creative roles here within Fox Entertainment: Editors and Assistant Editors using Avid Media Composer and Flame, Graphics Artists using Adobe Creative Cloud and Cinema 4D, as well as Audio Mixers using Pro Tools – your support of them will span from desktop to network to server.

This role is responsible for delivering, creating, maintaining, and enhancing the infrastructure that brings high-quality viewer experience to millions of viewers across FOX networks, digital platforms, mobile applications, websites, and licensing partnerships. In short, we bring great FOX content to YOU!

• Communicate effectively with editors, artists, and other engineers
• Understand and utilize modern production technologies, procedures, and terminologies
• Application support on both Windows and Mac operating systems
• Troubleshoot Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Cloud and related software applications such as plugins, encoders and transmission tools
• Management of Avid Nexis, Quantum storage and other related storage systems
• Work within NLE integrated MAMs/PAMs, workflows, systems, and tools

• A flexible schedule is required as work may include nights, weekends, and holidays as the work demands
• At least 3 years of hands-on experience in a similar position, occupation, or role is highly desired
• Experience with Thinkbox Deadline or similar render farm solution, both client and server
• Experience with On-premise and/or cloud-based production and post-production environments, collaborative workflows, and use of applications and tools in these environments
• Experience with virtualized environments such as VMware, Hyper-V and Dell VX Rail
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to interface with a variety of users
• A desire to raise the collective knowledge of the Engineering team by sharing your experiences
• Proficiency in documentation and use of Helpdesk ticketing systems and knowledge bases.
• Great attention to detail, excellent documentation, and organization skills.
• Knowledge of CATdv, Aspera, Content Agent, Confluence, Jira and Helpdesk software a plus
• Experience with API's, scripting and programming a plus

Company Profile
The FOX Network, a premier national television broadcaster, is renowned for its combination of appealing primetime entertainment and powerful sports programming. It delivers 15 hours of weekly primetime programming to 208 local market affiliates, reaching approximately 99.9% of all U.S. television households. Among 18- to 34-year-olds, the FOX Network has ranked among the top two networks in primetime entertainment for the past 23 years.
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