Transmission Associate Engineer - NBC Sports
Job Title Transmission Associate Engineer - NBC Sports
Location: Stamford, CT, 06912, USA
Description **Job Number** 30025BR
**Job Title** Transmission Associate Engineer - NBC Sports
**Business Segment** NBC Sports Group
**Sub-Business** NBC Sports, NBCSN, & Olympics
**Posting Category** Technology/Engineering
**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.
Sports & Olympics
NBC Sports is synonymous with superior production that elevates the event, broad promotion, and mutually-beneficial partnerships. Known as America’s Olympic Network, NBC has broadcasted 14 Olympic Games including the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, more than any other network. NBC Olympics is also renowned for its award-winning production including more than 90 Emmy Awards. Its ability to amass large audiences with broad promotion, particularly for the Olympics, has resulted in NBC Sports broadcasting nine of the top 10 most-watched events in U.S. television history, including the 2012 London Olympic Games which stands at No. 1 all time with 217 million viewers. In 2009, NBC Sports won the prestigious Peabody Award for its production of the Beijing Games and was named ‘Best in Sports Television’ at the Sports Business Awards.
**Career Level** Experienced
**Country** United States
+ Ensures the engineering designs, plans, maintenance and other activities results in a safe and reliable transmission operation; inclusive of transmission lines, switching stations, encoding/decoding, frame syncs, routing and scheduling systems.
+ Interfaces with the Operations and Production departments to ensure all their transmission and routing needs are being met.
+ Interacts with transmission carriers to resolve issues, escalations, maintenance, and overall performance.
+ Assist in establishing standard operation procedures for all transmission technologies activities which include: audio/video and communications check-in and QC process for remotes, outgoing transmission activity, and ingest.
+ Responsible for maintaining the transmission and communication systems to ensure maximum reliability for all live Sports productions.
+ Help develop preventative system maintenance plans, problems resolution check list, and system for tracking transmission logs.
+ This position includes operational type work as well as hands on technical engineering that requires troubleshooting and signal flow skills.
+ Minimum one (1) years’ experience with at least one (1) year experience in broadcast / engineering maintenance.
+ Knowledge of fiber optic and coax transport, MPEG 2 and 4 encoding and decoding, ASI, Dolby-E, MATV/ IPTV, multi-way processors, standards converters, frame syncs, matrix based communications systems, and plant routing systems.
+ Ability to comprehend signal flow documents (CAD) as well as systems level troubleshooting.Eligibility Requirements
+ Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
+ Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
+ Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
+ Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
+ Must be 18 years or older
+ It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal’ s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
+ College degree in engineering or related field, and/or equivalent experience.
+ Knowledge of broadcast test and measurement equipment in addition to MS Office, Visio, and AutoCAD.
+ Excellent communicator and able to manage highly technical operations teams while interfacing with Engineering, Operations, Production, and 3rd party vendors.
+ Excellent interpersonal skills.
+ Position requires a cool, level headed individual who works well under the pressures of “live” television.
+ Ability to prepare and deliver written and oral communications of complex matters.
+ First Class Radiotelephone License issued by FCC a plus.
+ Live Sports Production experience
The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile. Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.