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Video Network Systems Engineer

Title: Video Network Systems Engineer
Reports to: Engineering Manager, LA Switch & APAC
Location: Los Angeles, CA

In the action-packed world of live video creation and distribution, The Switch is always on and always there – setting the industry benchmark for quality, reliability and unmatched levels of service. The Switch network connects over 800 of the world’s largest content producers and distributors to each other, and to professional sports and event venues; seamlessly linking rights holders, broadcasters, streaming platforms, media outlets and web services. Our video production and global transmission services are trusted every day by corporate enterprises and leading sports, news and entertainment organizations who rely on The Switch to turn-on their live content, anywhere in the world. Learn more about us at: www.theswitch.tv.

The Switch is seeking an experienced Video Network Systems Engineer to contribute to the growth and success of our Company. This position will report to the Engineering Manager, LA Switch & APAC and will be responsible for overseeing and maintaining facility operations while focusing on technical infrastructures of various global locations.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate equipment installation, cabling, integration and training
  • Routinely maintain and or replace the Master Control Room, Colocation area, studios and facility infrastructure equipment as needed
  • Assist in training new personnel in technical operations
  • Assist in the Master Control Room as needed
  • Document operation procedures, guidelines, cabling and unused equipment
  • Follow procedures to properly identify, troubleshoot and restore transmission interruptions
  • In depth knowledge of video compression including MPEG 2, H.264 and H.265/HEVC and ASI and IP transport systems including multiplexing
  • Perform satellite uplink/downlinks when necessary
  • Assist with insert studios/cameras, audio, recording/playback, fiber, microwave engineering, edit systems and graphics
  • Accountable for cost control, accurate documentation, quality of installation and maintenance of equipment and communication of technical changes
  • Routinely maintain and monitor the physical plant: HVAC, Generator, UPS
  • Ad-hoc projects and duties as determined by Supervisor

Qualifications/Skills:

  • 2+ years prior related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree in Engineering or related field is preferred
  • Competitive, self-driven, self-motivated, goal oriented and confident individual
  • In-depth industry knowledge
  • Friendly presence and helpful attitude; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others
  • Outstanding attention to detail and ability to thrive in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment
  • Travel & shift flexibility preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Schedule and Compensation:

  • Full-Time
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

Please send resumes via email to hr@theswitch.tv. No phone calls, please.