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Broadcast Engineer (Part-Time)

San Francisco, California, United States

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Job ID 818680BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Jul. 23, 2021

Job Summary:

The Disney Streaming Services Broadcast Engineering group provides 24 hour operations, with tier 1 and tier 2 support for various broadcast systems. Broadcast Engineers operate from the Transmission Operation Center or remotely as required, managing all A/V transmission paths into our data centers. Engineers also monitor and analyze the delivery of all A/V transmission to our partners. Candidates should have an eagerness to learn and adapt to new broadcast and IP technologies in order to meet our current and future needs.

Disney Streaming Services Broadcast Engineers are responsible for distribution, switching, and quality control monitoring of event-based and linear acquisition signals, regardless of the format (linear television, IP, fiber, etc.). Broadcast Engineers also ensure that assigned partner distribution transmission is configured and routed as ordered. They will act as technical liaison to clients and their partners to remotely troubleshoot signal issues, as well as notifying internal and external parties of signal outages. Broadcast Engineers ensure all signals meet strict quality control standards and make adjustments to video, audio, captions as required. Broadcast Engineers are expected to keep meticulous notes on any troubleshooting and will help to compose documentation on standard operating procedures as needed.

The work will be based out of our San Francisco office. This position will be an evening role, with a schedule that may include weekends and holidays.

Responsibilities:

  • Routing and monitoring multiple A/V feeds to and from our facilities, or remotely as needed.
  • Quickly identify and resolve issues in a live production environment.
  • Remotely configure hardware as required for live events and linear acquisition and distribution.
  • Provide professional, courteous and timely technical support.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years in Broadcast Engineering, Transmissions, Master Control or similar work environment.
  • Experience in similar fast paced environments.
  • Flexible availability, including nights, weekends and holidays

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of SD/HD-SDI, ASI, MPEG and J2K signal types.
  • Working knowledge of transmission and acquisition equipment and systems.
  • Working knowledge of analog and digital audio signals.
  • Knowledge of networking and TS Over IP principals.
  • Experience with Evertz, Snell, Grass Valley, Ross, Ateme, Sencore and other leading manufacturers in routers, switchers and terminal gear.
  • Understanding signal flows and CAD drawings.
  • Some knowledge of elastic search and real-time analytics/visualizations.

About Disney Streaming Services:

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 segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

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 or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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