Audio Engineer 2

 

About SoFi Stadium Company

SoFi Stadium is an unprecedented and unparalleled sports and entertainment destination being built in Inglewood, CA, by Los Angeles Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke.  The first indoor-outdoor stadium to be constructed, SoFi Stadium will be the home of the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams when it opens in summer 2020.  The state-of-the-art stadium re-imagines the fan experience and will host a variety of events year-round including Super Bowl LVI in 2022, the College Football Championship Game in 2023, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in 2028.  Located on the site of the former Hollywood Park racetrack, the stadium is the centerpiece of a 298-acre mixed-use development, featuring retail, commercial office space, a hotel, residential units, and outdoor park spaces.

Position Summary

Candidate will be responsible for the audio systems in SoFi Stadium and the Performance Venue, as well as portable temporary audio systems used in Hollywood Park. Candidate will be responsible for the technical implementation and maintenance of SoFi Stadium and Performance Venue control rooms’ audio equipment, as well as assistance in overseeing and maintaining audio systems for internal and 3rd party events, and IPTV distribution.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide world-class audio reinforcement for live event, providing a professional mix to artists and patrons as FOH Engineer, Submix Engineer, and/or Monitor Engineer
  • Effectively mix and route audio, using a strong working knowledge of Dante digital audio routing and proficiency in digital mixing consoles
  • Set up and strike all audio equipment necessary for the event production
  • Operate systems pertaining to audio throughout the entire venue
  • Rapidly diagnose audio system issues and IT problems and provide alternative solutions if needed to maintain production deadlines
  • Interact with visiting production crews to ensure a successful show by demonstrating strong interpersonal skills
  • Ensure Special Events audio needs are implemented and executed with the utmost professional attitude
  • If necessary, assist the Production Manager with technical advances specific to audio
  • Work with visiting audio staff for integration of temporary audio systems
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, modify, operate and support complex audio systems and equipment at SoFi Stadium and the Performance Venue
  • Modify existing DSP programming, as needed
  • Be responsible for maintenance and repair of audio equipment throughout the venues, including preventative maintenance and proper system protections
  • Demonstrate consistently high standard of Engineering practices, assist in install new equipment and has a strong understanding of CAD drawings and elevations
  • Assist in planning equipment and facility maintenance, expansion, and improvements; coordinate facility maintenance with Director of Broadcast and Technical Facilities
  • Assist in preventive maintenance and/or troubleshooting on all broadcast audio devices, including but not limited to video equipment and /or audio switching equipment processing, monitoring equipment, streaming equipment
  • Daily multicast system monitoring of both primary and redundant infrastructure and network switches, equipment testing and optimization for continued operation of stadium technology
  • Maintain software updates on all audio equipment throughout the stadium and inside the control room; train and engineer all audio routing systems
  • Assist in providing support material for development purposes; assess needed technological changes
  • Procure equipment and parts; ensure adherence to accepted engineering practices and standards; check out and check in audio equipment and inspect upon return
  • Assist with the installation and maintenance of IT equipment and systems; work closely with IT staff in supporting audio broadcast computing and networking systems
  • Supervise, train, and provide technical direction to assigned staff; oversees contract engineers and outside vendors in the installation, operation, and maintenance of audio broadcast equipment and systems, when needed
  • Other duties may be assigned

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • At least 10 years of experience as an audio technical or engineer in audio post-production
  • Thorough knowledge configuring and troubleshooting hardware and software, digital consoles, and outboard compressors / limiters
  • Experience in troubleshooting fiber and ethernet networks
  • Fundamental understanding of audio-over-IP and SMPTE 2110

 

Required Skills

  • Exceptional communication skills 
  • Ability to work well with others within a team environment
  • Self-starter; ability to work efficiently without direct supervision
  • Ability to work effectively with other departments receiving and communicating instructions via written communication, telephone, or in-person
  • Ability to learn new technical systems
  • Ability to understand, synthesize, and troubleshoot large complex audio systems
  • Ability to read and understand technical materials
  • Ability to solder and terminate audio and power connectors
  • Ability to set priorities under pressure of deadlines
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time
  • Must be flexible to accommodate shift changes including extended hours, weekends, and evenings
  • Ability to adjust responsibilities as we develop new opportunities
  • Must be able to lift heavy equipment, climb stairs, walk long distances when required

 

Knowledge of the following equipment (Bonus)

  • Yamaha CL Series consoles
  • DiGiCo consoles
  • Riedel Intercoms
  • Dante Domain Manager
  • QSC Q-Sys
  • BSS Audio Architect
  • Crestron

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