Position: Broadcast Infrastructure Engineer – New York
Company: Major League Baseball Advanced Media
Location: New York NY US
The Broadcast Infrastructure Engineer is involved with the planning, procurement, installation, testing, evaluations and life-cycle support for new and existing multimedia broadcast systems. Coverage will include hardware and software located in Multimedia datacenter in New York, other domestic and international datacenters, as well as Ballparks, and Arenas around the US. The candidate should possess in-depth knowledge of IP networks, video matrix routers, audio and video broadcast systems, as well as knowledge of integrated multimedia control systems. And engineer filling this position will work closely with vendors to repair, upgrade, or integrate new systems into the broadcast environments. This position will report directly to the onsite Broadcast Infrastructure Engineering Manager.
- Assist with efforts to install, maintain, repair, expand broadcast, and broadcast related systems, and work to refine processes related to said systems with multiple departments, both remote and local.
- Candidate should have an eagerness to learn and adapt to new broadcast and IP technologies to meet current and future needs of the facilities.
- Install, test, document, modify and repair multimedia hardware, software related to broadcast and broadcast-related network devices.
- Review all nightly engineering reports and process requests for follow up support.
- Provide support of video transmission systems, including IP and ASI encoding, decoding, and other broadcast transmission related hardware.
- Proactively monitor, analyze and rectify technical faults in a variety of broadcast and broadcast related IP systems.
- Coordinate with Technical Operations Centers around the world to troubleshoot on and off-air equipment.
- Provide support for Systems, Network and Media Delivery departments.
- Assist with testing potential equipment for future projects, working through demo equipment setup and operations, and identify how it might integrate with existing systems.
- Perform initial out of band (OOB)/network configuration to establish device connectivity for other departments.
- Ability to manufacture audio, video, network, serial and other industry standard cables.
- Ability to read schematic and topology drawings.
- Distribute documents and other design information to consumers and operators of systems in a timely manner.
- Provide technical design drawings to remote engineers for implementation.
- Support and assist in integration of broadcast system updates at remote locations.
- Perform regular sweeps of facilities to document errors as found and notify the system owners of faults found with their equipment.
- Work directly with engineers from a variety of partners and vendors to resolve interoperability and functionality issues.
- Execute regular maintenance and upgrades of broadcast systems during overnight maintenance windows.
- Create network port and firewall requests to facilitate the addition of new equipment in our facilities.
- Provide regular status and system update reports to management.
- Perform routine backups of system configurations and logs.
- Manage passwords for all Broadcast Systems.
- Oversee asset management duties including maintaining equipment stock and tracking on-going RMAs within facilities.
- Comprehensive knowledge of video backhaul and distribution methodology.
- Occasional weekend and overnight availability to perform work within maintenance windows.
- Availability for on-call support.
- Understanding of networking topology, and OSI Model.
- Competence with Mac/PC/Linux Operating Systems.
- Experience with configuring equipment via serial, BIOS, ILOM, IDRAC, CIMC and TCP/IP.
- Experience with Omnigraffle, Visio, or CAD
- Lifting of heavy objects up to 50 lbs.
- Knowledge of ASI and IP Video Transport concepts
- Comprehensive knowledge of both SMPTE and EBU standards
- Experience with Evertz, Ross, Sencore, Grass Valley, S-A-M, Tektronics, and other Broadcast hardware manufacturers.
- Ability to travel to remote sites (Domestic and International) as needed (15-30% travel)
- Experience with Wireshark, or other packet and transport stream analyzers.
- Experience with video encoding and assorted CODECs.
- Programming experience is highly desirable, but not required.
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