Engineer, Sound Technologies
NetflixLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
Netflix is the leading provider of streaming video, much of it original content: features, shorts, series, animation, comedy specials and nonfiction content.
The Creative Technologies & Infrastructure team sets technical requirements and best practices, drives new industry standards, designs and commissions the studio's technical infrastructure, provides direct support to Netflix Original Productions, and stays up-to-date with advancements in professional and consumer technology that can help evolve how creative work is done. Our engineers and specialists are subject matter experts who offer varied yet overlapping backgrounds in motion picture production, post-production and distribution - image science, editorial, color correction, image capture, encoding, compression, storage, video, audio... Every day, we collaborate with the crews working on our Netflix Original programming as well as our internal production, post-production, distribution, marketing, workplace and development teams.
As we scale to support the needs of diverse creative partners while continuing to foster industry-wide change, the Creative Infrastructure team is building state-of-the-art technical facilities to support both internal workflows and content production. We are looking for a subject matter expert in acoustics and creative sound post production and exhibition environments to help shape and execute a global and ambitious vision that advances the quality of the artist experience and its output. This is an opportunity to improve, evolve, or even reinvent, how creative and exhibition environments are designed, equipped and operated.
As part of the Creative Technologies & Infrastructure group, you will:
• Assist in the design of creative facilities for all Netflix offices production spaces worldwide, creating world-class, reference sound spaces.
• Design and support the maintenance and calibration program for these facilities.
• Engage and manage internal and external parties (integrators, contractors) through all phases of these projects from design, to construction and commissioning.
• Research and evaluate new professional, commercial and consumer speaker technology and related systems for production and exhibition.
• Engage with solutions manufacturers to advise on feature requirements and new product design.
• Stay current on emerging sound technology and standards, and educate internal teams on their development and opportunities.
• Maintain close ties with other internal groups dealing with sound and consumer devices, and participate in advancing their strategic goals.
• 6 years of experience in audio visual exhibition and post production technology, interacting with creatives, manufacturers and operators, managing maintenance and upgrades
• Understanding of all forms of professional audio formats, technology, best practices, maintenance
• Knowledge of sound industry standards and acoustic science
• Experience with integration and operation of post-production tools and infrastructure, as well as consumer devices
• Relationships with exhibition technology solutions, manufacturers, integration and service vendors
• Knowledge of audio and video routing technologies, such as SDI, AES, Dante, Midi, Madi etc
• Knowledge of A/V distribution formats and consumer technology
• Knowledge of room automation programming (such as Crestron) a big plus.
• The communication skills to clearly articulate and document technical processes
• A passion for sound and the moving image.
You have a deep understanding of professional production and exhibition technology and best practices that cultivate quality, security, and efficiency of content presentation. You care deeply about creating an environment and infrastructure that supports and inspires talent to do their best work. You can work with creatives, fine-tuning their workspaces to meet their sometimes exacting expectations. You have the the ability to easily communicate the technical aspects of system to creatives, executives, and other end users, in a clear, relatable fashion. You have an understanding of Netflix Culture, and have a desire to thrive in this environment.