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Engineer in Charge

Amsterdam, - - NL

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Job ID 751844BR Location Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Mar. 02, 2020

Job Summary:

Disney Streaming Services (DSS) is creating the future of digital video entertainment products for one of the largest media brands in the world. We’re focused on delivering extraordinary experiences and distributing the incredible library of Disney content through all forms of interactive media. Our digital technology leadership and capabilities are married with a passion for crafting dynamic consumer-facing applications that integrate live and on-demand multimedia. We create great digital media products for millions of fans around the globe, and we're looking for strong performers who can help us improve what we do every day. This is an opportunity to impact experiences that will be used by millions of users worldwide.

We are expanding our Amsterdam based Tech hub to support the continued growth of Disney+ and as a result, are looking for talented Engineers to join the team.

Responsibilities:

Disney Streaming Services Broadcast Engineer in Charge acts as shift supervisor and is responsible for troubleshooting high-level technical issues. EIC’s are responsible for escalating pertinent issues to upper management as they occur. EICs are required to check in with all other Broadcast Engineers during their shift to get status updates on the integrity of Disney Streaming’s inbound and outbound broadcast feeds. EICs are required to have advanced knowledge of all of Disney Streaming signal flows and technologies. EICs need to have a strong understanding of networking and troubleshooting broadcast equipment. EICs work in Disney Streaming’s transmission operations center, which is the hub of all signal acquisition and transmission before being distributed to end-users.

The work will be based out of our Amsterdam TOC and shift times will vary.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Provisioning, routing and quality control of multiple inbound and outbound feeds via TS over IP, satellite and fiber transmission methods.

  • Working with remote techs to ensure successful game acquisitions from professional sports arenas.

  • Setting up events for current and following shifts.

  • Completing an engineering checklist, updating excel spreadsheets, writing an end of shift technical report and other required tasks.

  • Analyzing and rectifying technical faults with any terminal or remote gear.

  • Understanding signal flow and CAD drawings.

  • Identifying and implementing alternative ways of meeting acquisition and transmission requirements to cover equipment failures, with minimum loss of service.

  • Investigating new techniques and workflows to increase efficiency.

  • Handling and maintaining requests from multiple internal departments and properties throughout a shift.

  • Communicating effectively with one’s own team, project members and property representatives on a daily basis.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a minimum of four years of prior experience in broadcast engineering, master control or QC/acquisitions field.

  • Experience with PC and Mac operating systems.

  • Advanced computer networking skills.

  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to formulate technical notes in an organized manner.

  • The ability to work well in a team atmosphere.

  • The ability to retain information at a rapid pace.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Operational experience in live transmission/acquisition, master control or live Internet streaming.

  • Working knowledge of SD/HD-SDI, ASI, MPEG, J2K signal types.

  • Working knowledge of transmission and receiving equipment and systems.

  • Working knowledge of analog and digital audio signals.

  • Experience with Evertz, Grass Valley, Ross, Ateme, Sencore, Cisco and other leading manufacturers in routers, switchers and terminal gear.

  • Experience in similar fast paced environments.

About Disney Streaming Services:

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world’s most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Capitals B.V., which is part of a business segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

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