NextVR is expanding our virtual reality platform and we want your expertise.  As a  Live VR Broadcast EIC, you will be responsible for remote live event planning and remote transmission support.   This person will work closely with Tech Managers and Production Management to ensure all engineering related items are delivered as needed for production.
Primary Responsibilities:
·Requires extensive travel, flexible hours including overnight and weekend travel
·Support and execute live programming
·Conduct quality control of all pre-contribution encode outgoing feeds
·Adjusts, aligns and integrates all elements of truck and/or Flight Pack equipment inventory to provide a mobile production facility as required by events.  Elements include but not limited to camera, lenses, video servers and other video recording devices
·Responsible for reading and understanding patchfield layouts and signal flow diagrams
·Understands, configures and maintains broadcast transmission including audio, video, and fiber systems
·Understands video and audio file formats and structures for both import and export to post-production and IP-delivered sources and destinations.
·Ability to modify existing equipment, layout, design and maintenance of electrical circuits including component and surface mount repairs on all broadcast equipment
·Fulfill designated “on-call” responsibilities relating to support.  Respond and report on client concerns regarding transmission paths and coordinate conference bridges.  Participate in evaluating and recommending solutions.
Required skills and experience:
·3+ years experience in broadcast transmission environments with an emphasis on digital video encoding
·Intimately familiar with Sony & For-A video stitchers
·In-depth knowledge of video encoding standards such as MPEG, H.26X and others is a plus
·Detailed understanding of IT networking and systems, firewalls, fiber-optics, MPEG, SAN and RAID based systems, TCP/IP, DNS, and SNMP
·Used and deployed Evertz terminal equipment: audio embeders, time code generation, EXQ routers and VIP systems
·Hands on experience with TAC & SMPTE fiber deployment
·Experience with servicing, customizing and deploying fiber systems like the Multidyne Silverback system.
·Familiar with location comms & audio mixing systems. Calrec, ClearCom, RTS, Studer & SoundCraft.
·Able to directly support and interface with producers, TD’s, A1’s and network operation managers.
·Able to visually identify video signal issues, noise, compression artifacts, sensor base issues, quantization errors, aliasing, etc
·Experience with 3D cameras and 3D broadcast infrastructure a major plus.
·Proficiency in AutoCAD and Visio is a strong plus
·Ability to support others in the process of video streaming during live events
·Able to succeed in high pressure live production environment with multiple stakeholders
·Must perform job duties with little to no supervision while remote
·Excellent troubleshooting skills while under time and resource constraints with strong prioritization and triage skills
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