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5/13

YouTube

Live/Special Event

Starts Jun 01

Full Time

  • Title: Norwalk Havoc Robot League
  • Job Requirements: Must be local to location (or willing to work as a local).

Havoc Robotics is a content and entertainment company focused on combat robotics currently centered around a series of seven tournaments hosted in Norwalk, CT, and streamed live to a virtual audience through YouTube and other platforms. The league was launched in late 2018 as a small, grassroots tournament with 13 robots, and has since grown exponentially - we’ve hosted 850 robots across 22 events, each designed and built by a diverse, highly engaged community. Upward of 350 spectators attend each of our events at our HQ in Norwalk, CT, in addition to an online following and highly engaged livestream audience in the tens of thousands.

We are looking for a Broadcast Production Engineer to provide support and maintenance to our high-end infrastructure of broadcast/livestream systems. This is a great position for someone with a background in electrical engineering looking for a junior-level position, who is eager to learn and expand their skill-set in a hands-on role, open to a non-traditional/flexible schedule (including some scheduled late-night or weekend work), and able to work 90% of the time from our HQ in Norwalk, CT.

Responsibilities:
- Support infrastructure for on-air broadcast production systems
- Support Live Control Room production systems and subsystems
- Support infrastructure systems including routers, intercom, monitoring, audio suites and other live production related gear
- Respond to, communicate, manage, and track technical issues as they arise, sometimes after hours or on weekends
- Perform maintenance of subsystems including software and hardware updates, modifications and replacements as warranted
- Implement and maintain process standards for deployment, and develop support documentation for operations personnel as needed
- Be part of a team that works hands-on with the latest generation of production systems and technologies
- Collaborate and share responsibilities effectively with a team of mechanical and software engineers.

Skills:
- You are comfortable with current media technologies, concepts and emerging trends (i.e Media over IP, Cloud Computing, etc.)
- You have a bachelor’s degree or professional/trade experience in electrical engineering or computer science
- Demonstrated working knowledge of IT / networking theory, topology, and best practices
- Ability to troubleshoot and replace computer hardware components and proprietary broadcast equipment
- Ability to interpret technical documentation standards including CAD-based workflow diagrams
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, work independently and as part of a team in a collaborative manner
- Ability to work a flexible schedule based on the needs of a live production environment, including overtime as required
- Experience with file-based workflows and knowledge of enterprise Media Asset Management systems
- Versed in video standards for broadcast television and production environments
- Ability to troubleshoot audio and video signals in a hybrid SDI/NDI/Dante production environment
- Fundamental understanding of production control automation and best practices
- Working knowledge of Windows and Mac systems
- Ability to remove, lift and replace equipment in racks as warranted
- Strong skills in the areas of root cause analysis, organization, and escalation to subject matter experts
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to frame issues clearly
- Strong desire to learn, cross-train and a passion to maintain current knowledge of relevant and emerging technologies
- Strong team environment with a diversity of knowledge and technologies

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