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Broadcast Engineer (Part-Time)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 520910BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Brand BAMTECH Media Date posted May. 03, 2018

Job Summary:

BAMTECH Media is a place for the creative and the bold. We’re seeking talent across disciplines to join our team. Whether New York City, San Francisco, Manchester or Amsterdam we provide opportunities to elevate your career and transform an industry.

BAMTECH Media’s San Francisco broadcast engineers provide 24 hour operations, with tier 1 and tier 2 support to various broadcast systems. Broadcast Engineers operate from the Transmission Operation Center in San Francisco, managing all A/V transmission paths into our data centers. Engineers 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.

The work will be based out of our San Francisco office. Shift times will vary.

Responsibilities:

  • Routing and monitoring multiple A/V feeds to and from our facilities.
  • Read and interpret schematic and topology drawings.
  • Quickly identify and resolve issues in a live production environment.
  • Keep accurate reporting and accounting of all technical faults.
  • Provide professional, courteous and timely technical support.
  • Assist with testing equipment for potential use in future projects.
  • Maintain tracking spreadsheets and update accordingly

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience with video/audio QC
  • Experience working with live content
  • Knowledge of digital video and streaming encoders.
  • 2 years broadcast transmission or IP streaming experience.
  • Knowledge of digital video and streaming encoders.
  • Ability to work in both Mac and Windows environment
  • Clear communication and problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a team environment a must.
  • Good organizational skills; must be able to track large scale projects and keep teams updated on status
  • Follow all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and assist in documenting department processes.
  • Flexible availability, including nights, weekends and holidays

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of CDN and AWS Distributions.
  • Working knowledge of monitoring and analyzing software (i.e Splunk, Kibana)
  • Operational experience in live transmission/acquisition, master control or live streaming.
  • 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.
  • Experience in similar fast paced environments.

About BAMTECH Media:

BAMTECH is a streaming technology joint venture between The Walt Disney Company, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, and the National Hockey League. BAMTECH handles streaming for numerous partners, some of which include, HBO, MLB, NHL, Eurosport, ESPN, and World Wrestling Entertainment.

Fans demand access to content on their own terms on any device, anytime, anywhere. We are those fans. As a result, the BAMTECH Media team helped pioneer live event streaming over the Internet in 2002 for Major League Baseball. The passion to improve that experience led to many impressive firsts: the first 720p or “HD Ready” stream, the consecutive record for concurrent streams and the first stream in 8K ultra HD. Today, BAMTECH has a proven, scalable platform that powers direct-to-consumer applications for leading entertainment brands; and is now a major player in sports and eSports rights acquisition.

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 BAMTECH, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call BAMTECH Media.

BAMTECH, 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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