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What you’ll be doing...

The VNOC team fosters a work environment that provides valuable training, and supports individual growth and inclusion, amongst all employees. We thrive in a work space where both individual and group input is valued, and incorporated, in order to build a stronger team and most effectively protect our clients on-air signals 24/7. A strong working relationship among the staff enables open and honest communication, creating a dialogue that allows individuals to be heard, and contribute to the success of the team. We are proud to be a critical part of some of the biggest live televised events in the world, and we respect the high-profile nature of our tasks by encouraging collaborative problem solving and cross training to ensure we have all bases covered.

As a Principal Video Systems Engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Acting as an internal subject matter expert on all things Video and managing vendors to resolve problems
  • Responding to technical incident reports from Tier 1 Video Operations team and leading initial response initiatives to mitigate customer impact
  • Implementing software upgrades and system expansion
  • Analyzing and identifying problems in software- and hardware-based platform components
  • System performance analysis and general health checks across various deployed technologies
  • Planning and performing preventive maintenance procedures
  • Providing system details and relevant metrics for all incident Root Cause Analysis reporting
  • Creating technical procedural documentation for Tier 1 NOC operations
  • Coordination with M&E client engineering departments on key technical initiatives and daily reporting
  • Developing Proof of Concept technology deployments for potential M&E clientele and leading project engineering efforts for future systems deployment.

Where you'll be working:

In this worksite-based role, you'll work onsite at a defined location(s).

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Computer Science or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Four or more years of experience supporting a live on-air environment.
  • Ability to mentor and develop technology workers in a collaborative team.
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot complex systems.
  • Ability to effectively apply SDI, IP and TS test equipment and analysis tools
  • Ability to document complex systems and processes, including the development of maintenance and change procedures
  • Ability to communicate processes and requirements to peers and off-site resources, including personnel at remote sites and vendors
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule to include evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Willingness to travel (10-15%)
  • Professional experience in the following areas:
    • On-air and/or NOC operating environments
    • Video transmission and compression formats and systems, including, but not limited to, SDI, JPEG2000, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, SMPTE-2110
    • Video streammetadata, including, but not limited to, timecode user bits, SCTE-35 and -104 triggers, Closed Captioning
    • Trouble ticket and incident management systems including, but not limited to, Jira, Confluence, ServiceNOW, or other
    • Video synchronization techniques and systems including, but not limited to, NTSC reference, SMPTE-12M timecode, Network Time Protocol, and IEEE-1588 Precision Time Protocol
    • IP-based connectivity, routing and switching including, but not limited to, routers, switches, firewalls, BGP and VLAN tagging
    • Single- and multi-view display systems and technology
    • Proprietary monitoring and control systems, preferably Evertz VistaLink
    • Enterprise computing infrastructure (e.g., enterprise servers, client server, storage devices and systems, hardware and software) as applied to the provisioning, management, storage, operation, scheduling, support and maintenance of the infrastructure
    • Desktop, server and VM technology
    • Storage technology, including SAN, NAS, RAID and Cloud
    • SDI and IP video routing systems and their associated control, preferably Evertz IPX, EXE, SDVN and Magnum

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer focused and passionate about continual service improvement
  • Experience with cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • VMware VCA/VCP certification.
  • CCNA/CCNP certification.
  • Experience with software development, failure prediction, cloud-based video hand-off and routing.
  • Experience with the following technologies:
    • IP Networking including software-defined architectures and Multicasting
    • Streaming Media Protocols (RTP, RTSP, UDP)
    • Network and storage infrastructure (Switches, Routers, SANs, DCM, etc.)
    • Virtualization and micro-service technologies such as VMware and Docker
    • Uncompressed and compressed video formats (SDI, SMPTE 2110, H.264, JPEG2000)
    • Transmission Encoding/Decoding Systems (NetInsight Nimbra, Evertz Zixi, etc)
    • Management and Control Software (Vistalink, SDVN)
    • IT Systems such as Servers, Workstations, Databases
    • SDI Video Distribution (Routers, Frame Syncs, and video format conversion equipment)
    • Basic and advanced test equipment, such as waveform monitors and transport stream analyzers

Equal Employment Opportunity

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