Senior Production System Engineer
A+E NetworksStamford, CT
Full Time Job
''THE DIVISION'S STORY Production Operations and Engineering consists of a wide range of media centric roles. We are responsible for managing the entire life cycle of A E's programming. This is where we produce, transform, broadcast and distribute content as well as run the tech infrastructure for the Media Supply chain. We are an energetic team that fulfills the business objectives within a thriving dynamic industry. Developing new solutions to continually improve the user experience of our customers, consumers and colleagues is our mandate. If you have the determination and aptitude we are seeking for a role in this challenging and rewarding business and are eager to work for a department that sets the standard for our industry, then we look forward to speaking with you!
THE ROLE: Senior Production System Engineer
The primary role of this position is to provide mission critical technical support for the Stamford Digital Media Production Facility. You will be part of a highly focused team whose primary responsibilities include the support of the Production, Content Delivery and Broadcast Operations teams. Effective communication with all business partners and engineering teams is crucial for all aspects of the position.
MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU'LL DO:
The Stamford Digital Media Facility utilizes technology solutions from the following industry partners: Telestream Vantage and other Telestream supporting products; IBM's suite of Aspera applications, Enterprise, Orchestrator, Console, Shares, and Cloud solutions; Adobe's suite of cloud-based applications; IPV MAM applications; EMC Isilon Storage; Diva Archiving solution; Spectra Logic and Quantum data storage solutions. Additionally, support for traditional baseband technologies including video routers, tape decks, monitors, and audio/video scopes is essential.
This position's responsibilities encompass performing upgrades, expansions, system administration and taking a proactive approach towards failure recovery by monitoring systems to identify issues before they surface. The primary goal is to ensure that the facility is fully operational, 24/7, so that the media content systems generate assets for all On-Air and OTT workflows.
This position requires taking the lead on projects as assigned by the department head and works closely with the Engineering Project Management Director. Project assignments are determine based upon aligning the right resources with the project scope to ensure a successful implementation. This role is responsible for specification, design, development and implementation of solutions that meet our business partners needs as well as those that are engineering driven. The individual works closely with fellow engineers, management, and the business partners to develop new processes, technologies and techniques which will help to improve the operational efficiency of the facility.
This role is required to support deployment of the physical and virtual infrastructure as necessary to sustain various business initiatives. Rack mounting or workstation construction, cabling and detailed documentations skills are essential to facilitate effective results with internal teams as well as technology partners. The engineer should demonstrate a high level of knowledge concerning all aspects of the broadcast technology as it relates to the task at hand.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
On our team, you will have the opportunity to support all aspects of the Media Supply chain, from acquisition through transformation to distribution. You will have exposure to all the inner workings of what it takes to get our content out the door and on the eyes of the world. You will collaborate with all technical and operations teams throughout our technical facilities as you contribute to fulfilling the wide-ranging responsibilities of the Engineering Department. We will provide challenges for your creative spirit as we embrace the technological advances to producing and delivering award winning content and sharing globally.
YOUR STORY: [+BEHAVIORS] (what you need to have)
• Minimum BS in Engineering/Computer Sciences and a minimum of 5 years as a Production Systems Engineer
• Strong knowledge of Windows 10 /2012-16 server
• Strong knowledge of Mac OSX, Linux
• Knowledgeable of VMWare environments
• Strong Adobe application knowledge
• Familiarity with Networking Systems best practices
• Audio/Video Formats knowledge
• 5-7 years' experience in Production System Engineering
THAT SOMETHING EXTRA:
If you've read this far, you're likely a great fit for us…and maybe you're fluent in sign language, have studied the circus arts or are currently writing a screenplay. If you have a special skill or backstory that might directly or indirectly help you succeed in this role, we'd love to hear about it in your cover letter.