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Broadcast Engineer

San Francisco, California, United States

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Job ID 781794BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Apr. 28, 2021

Job Summary:

Department/Group Overview:
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, 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.

Job Summary:
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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years in Broadcast Engineering, Transmissions, Master Control or similar work environment.
  • 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.
  • 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 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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