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Sr. Broadcast Systems Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 904248BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted May 30, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

Broadcast Infrastructure is a group of talented individuals responsible for the initial phase of the DSS live ecosystem. This phase includes large scale complex broadcast systems that perform signal acquisition, processing, and normalization of broadcast signals through to the input of ABR streaming encoders. These broadcast systems support baseband, IP, or hybrid workflows, and are located at DSS on-prem or cloud multimedia datacenters and partner locations around the world.

The Broadcast Infrastructure team is involved with the planning, procurement, design, development, installation, testing, evaluation, and life-cycle support for new and existing DSS broadcast systems. Broadcast Infrastructure consists of 4 primary teams: Design, Project Management, Systems, and Software. Each team provides a unique and valuable skill set to the organization.

The Senior Broadcast Systems Engineer is responsible for leading or aiding the evaluation, development, design, operation, installation, testing and life-cycle support of large-scale complex broadcast systems across DSS facilities. This includes the infrastructure located at the multimedia datacenters across North America and partner locations around the world. The candidate will possess in-depth knowledge of IP networks, video matrix routers, content metadata, audio and video broadcast systems (traditional and IP based), as well as, knowledge of integrated multimedia control systems. The candidate will also ensure work is completed in a timely, safe, and cost-effective manner. We are looking for candidates that can contribute to system builds from their foundation to their completion.

Responsibilities:

  • Sets priorities to ensure task completion; coordinates work activities with other managers
  • Lead or aid with the evaluation, development, design, operation, installation, testing, diagnosis and life-cycle support of video, audio, RF, baseband, IP, signal processing, transport, and transmission equipment for use in large scale complex broadcast on-prem and cloud systems.
  • Provide feedback and technical reports on the progress and status of assigned work orders to both partners and staff.
  • Utilize test equipment to troubleshoot, locate faults and resolve issues. This will include waveform monitors and network analyzers.
  • Assist with project research, operation, planning, implementation, procedural documentation, and training.
  • Work directly with engineers from a variety of internal and external stakeholders and vendors to resolve interoperability and functionality issues.
  • Ability to travel to remote sites (domestic and international)
  • Availability for on-call support.
  • Occasional weekend and overnight availability to perform work within maintenance windows.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Highly proficient in both spoken and written English
  • Knowledgeable of video backhaul and distribution to troubleshoot audio and video issues over IP networks utilizing Wireshark or other packet analyzers.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of video backhaul and distribution.
  • Individual must be able to work under pressure and meet strict job deadlines.
  • Ability to troubleshoot audio and video issues over IP networks utilizing Wireshark or other packet analyzers.
  • Proficient with Mac, Windows, and Linux/Unix operating systems.
  • Experience with managing video and audio routing switcher hardware.
  • Understanding of A/V signal flows, network topology and the OSI Model.
  • Ability to read, interpret and modify system design documentation.
  • Experience with communicating with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lifting of heavy objects up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Programming/scripting experience is highly desirable, but not required.
  • Experience with working in live broadcast production environments.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of both SMPTE and EBU standards.
  • Experience with video encoding and assorted CODECs.

Required Education

  • Degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or equivalent experience.

Additional Information:

DISNEYTECH

About Disney Streaming:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Streaming.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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