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SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER, KEY CODE MEDIA
Key Code Media, a Top-20 Media and Entertainment Systems Integration firm headquartered in Burbank, CA, is seeking to hire a Senior Project Engineer to be based in either its Denver (Centennial), CO or Dallas (Addison), TX office. This position would report to the Vice President of Broadcast Engineering, who is located in Denver. This position requires extensive technical knowledge servicing clients onsite and in house. The Senior Project engineer role is to learn the hardware and software that is sold by the company and have the ability to implement it for the customer.
The successful candidate would be required to:
- Draft project documentation including drawings and as-builts;
- Provide internal R&D of new products, new product research and recommendations;
- Stay informed about new technologies and workflows that relate to our clients’ needs;
- Maintain good records and logs important information into Key Code’s CRM/ERP;
- Respond to questions and requests for information from various departments;
- Protect and maintain the Company’s professional reputation in the field with professional verbal and written communication;
- Provide onsite client service and support
Additional Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- Client Needs Analysis Meetings
- Bill of Materials Creation
- Technology Documentation – Visio Required, Auto/WireCAD a plus
- Workflow Documentation – Operations Manuals
- Remote and On-Site install and support
- Provides R&D of new products
- Provide technical support to customer onsite and by phone
Execute pre-sales requirements, including onsite and phone support, assembling documentation of facilities upon completion, Site and project management. This requires close collaboration with the pre-sales engineers and management to insure comprehensive designs. This includes hardware and software updates, preparation of technology prior to client evaluation, and support during the evaluation process.
This also requires high-level written and verbal communication skills to effectively deliver on-site training services and written workflow / operational documentation.
Media and Entertainment Technology (TV, Film, Gov, EDU, Corp), including Video, Audio, and control systems design. Job requires fluency with MS Office Applications including Visio. Expertise with AutoCAD or WireCAD is preferred; job requires at least a working knowledge of one of these tools, and a desire to increase fluency.
PC Systems, HP Systems, Windows OS’s, Video Converters including AJA, Matrox, and Blackmagic, Broadcast hardware including Imagine Communications, Grass Valley, Evertz, and Ross. Newtek Tricaster family, Professional HD and 4K Cameras, Tape/Tapeless workflows (Sony, Panasonic, RED, Blackmagic), tapeless formats, and Storage Hardware systems: Facilis, Isilon, etc. Avid Storage and Networked systems, Mac Pro, HP Z series, SAN and NAS Topology.
A strong knowledge of networking systems, server technologies and digital signage is also a plus
The Senior Project Engineer should be able to interact well with both internal and external clients. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a necessity. Reliable and consistent communication is necessary to ensure all Key Code Media departments are up to speed on the status of all engagements.
EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: BSEE or equivalent.
Additional broadcast or postproduction training preferred
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of Video, Audio, and Networking Solutions
Knowledge of SMPTE and IEEE standards
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: A minimum of four years of experience working as a Media Engineer (or equivalent experience) in the postproduction or broadcast industry.
SKILLS/ABILITIES: Good time management, planning, and organizational skills
Able to communicate complex information clearly
Attentive to detail
Willing to learn and apply new knowledge
Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION
FINGER DEXTERITY: Using primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together
TALKING: Especially where one must frequently convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly
AVERAGE HEARING: Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information
REPETITIVE MOTIONS: Movements frequently and regularly required using the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
AVERAGE VISUAL ABILITIES: Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or products, or operate machinery
PHYSICAL STRENGTH: Need to be able to walk and stand during the day. Should be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
NONE: No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions
(Such as in a typical office)
MENTAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions
Ability to compute discount, interest, profit, and loss; commission markup and selling price; ratio and proportion and percentage. Able to perform very simple algebra.
MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Need to be able to walk and stand during the day. Should be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
LANGUAGE ABILITY: Ability to read a variety of books, magazines, instruction manuals, atlases, and encyclopedias. Ability to prepare memos, reports, and essays using proper punctuation, spelling and grammar. Ability to communicate distinctly with appropriate pauses and emphasis; correct pronunciation (or sign equivalent) and variation in word order; using present, perfect, and future tenses.
Job Type: Full-time
Radio Engineer - Vail/Avon Colorado
Colorado resort mountains. 12 stations along with boosters and translators. Excellent IT support. Need knowledgeable RF person. Rugged breathtaking terrain. Colorado Mountains. Vehicle(s) supplied. Privately owned and operated. Full benefits package.
We seek a qualified radio broadcast engineer to manage and maintain our network of 11FM stations and 1 AM station (plus several boosters and translators) as well as our studio and radio automation equipment.
The successful candidate will have a wide variety of technical skills and experiences in the broadcast engineering field and will become a valued member of a team at an award-winning company known for innovation and excellence. We are willing to support someone moving from chief operator to higher levels of certifications.
- Maintain and repair all technical equipment including studio and transmitter facilities, satellite downlink and microwave transmission systems
- Monitor and maintain full compliance with all pertinent FCC rules and regulations
- Oversee all engineering functions of the station, including planning of future equipment installations, requirements, and budgetary recommendations
- Manage and maintain transmission site leases and relationships
- Maintain station technical files, records, logs, licenses, permits, authorizations and other required documentation including timely filing of license renewal and FCC Public File documents in conjunction with station management and ensure technical and technology standards and priorities for the organization
Applicant must be able to lift and carry heavy equipment, traverse walking distances, up and down stairs, and rough terrain, to complete essential job functions. Must have a clean MVR and have or be willing to obtain a valid driver’s license. Ability to safely operate a four-wheel drive vehicle in inclement weather. All offers of employment are contingent on successfully passing the pre-employment background check. Local travel, OT, weekends and holiday will be required.
We reaffirm our commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.
To apply, Send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical Operations Manager - Colorado Public Radio
Responsible for ensuring daily technical operation duties occur -- including monitoring, programming, and troubleshooting of CPR’s audio playout, routing, and transmission systems. Interprets and implements standard technical operations procedures and protocols, and assists the Senior TOC Manager in formulating and adjusting such standards as needed. Performs well in high pressure and crisis situations so as to make logical and coherent decisions that directly affect CPR’s on-air programming. Provides expert advice to others in the organization on issues relating to CPR’s audio playout systems and daily functions and procedures of the Technical Operations Center.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Participate in an after-hours, on-call rotating schedule in order to keep services on the air. Must carry an on-call kit and stay within 45 minutes of CPR’s Alton Court headquarters when on call.
- Have a deep understanding of CPR’s automation systems and programming acquisition methods in order to successfully troubleshoot issues, assist in creating new procedures and setups, and provide expert advice on such systems to other departments.
- Assist Senior TOC Manager in training of staff on FCC and CPR requirements.
- Assist Senior TOC Manager in setting TOC tasks, procedures, and policies.
- Serves as backup to Senior TOC Manager in their absence, including managing staff.
- Serve as a TOC representative/liaison for producers, management and clients.
- Book and perform remote codec feeds and two-way interviews for outside producers.
- Monitor NPR Squawk channel and alert channels for program advisories and ensure appropriate action is taken if necessary.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Must be an SBE Certified Radio Operator and have knowledge of FCC regulations for radio broadcasting.
- Experience with and deep understanding of audio playout, routing, and transmission systems and software is required.
- Experience troubleshooting studio and basic computer issues and providing basic studio support is required.
- Experience operating a studio control board and audio software for live broadcasting is required.
- Must be competent in using Windows workstations, remote access software, and office productivity software. Ability to learn new software systems quickly is essential.
- Knowledge of public radio programming and public radio listener expectation.
- Must have adequate hearing to make audio quality determinations, adequate vision to read user access panels on broadcast electronic components, and physical mobility and dexterity to access electronic devices and wiring in standard server racks as well as removing snow from satellite dishes.
- Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
The position requires working non-standard hours, being on an on-call rotation, and so must live within 45 minutes driving distance of Colorado Public Radio’s primary studios at 7409 S Alton Court, Centennial, CO 80112.
To apply, submit a cover letter that includes where you learned of the job opening, resume, three professional references and salary expectations to email@example.com with "Technical Operations Manager" in the subject line.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
No phone calls or drop ins please. Competitive salary and benefits.
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