Department/College Description RITs Marketing and Communications Division (M&C) is the provider of integrated marketing and communications assets for the university. The University Production Services Team within M&C provides video and event support for our university partners.
Detailed Job Description
The Video Network Systems Engineer (Network Engineer) is within University Production Services, Engineering and Events. The position is based around the day to day administration and support of our next generation IT network and systems related to our live/post audio/video production, archiving, and real time media transport, along with traditional business services. The network is the backbone to our on-air and live production/event operations. Secondary roles include project management of our network/infrastructure expansions and engineering support for live events/broadcasts as a team member of the engineering staff. This position is part of our Network and IT Systems team within our growing organization. The expectation is that night and weekend work will be required, especially during broadcasts and campus special events.
The Network Engineer is responsible for the administration and oversight of the department's Editing/Captioning control surfaces, Graphics workstations, Production Storage Systems, Archiving Systems, Streaming Systems, and Networked Video Production Systems. A variety of hardware and software solutions comprises these systems, including physical, virtual, and cloud based entities, which enable the department's day-to-day business.
He/she will resolve issues, perform upgrades, and integrate innovative services to provide improved operational workflows. The Network Engineer will coordinate preventative equipment maintenance, functionality, quality testing guidelines, system diagnostics, security administration and upgrades. This includes the support of both network production equipment and IT infrastructure. Develop and monitor quality control practices.
The successful candidate will work as part of a team to recommend and implement changes to IT infrastructure, production systems, and configurations. Determine hardware and software requirements related to such changes. She/he will oversee installation of said systems.
The Network Engineer will serve as EIC/Support Engineer for multimedia events, including planning requirements, facility and equipment layouts. He/she will oversee engineers and technicians, install, test operation, and removal of all production event support technology equipment for production. The position works as liaison between RIT Production Service and technical/facilities personnel. The Network Engineer will oversee and resolve technical problems as quickly as possible to provide a seamless program/event.
This position assists with mentoring and supervision of coop students, engineering/ production assistants, student IT administrators, and contract engineering staff.
Required Minimum Qualifications
3+ years directly related to IT and Networking administration experience required.
Solid IT background and understanding of networking infrastructure along with server and desktop administration.
Proficiency in Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux operating systems.
Knowledge in television/event production (studio, post production, and/or TV engineering).
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to thoroughly research problems and implement their solutions
Verbal and written communication skills
Team skills many tasks require the interaction with co-workers
Demonstrated commitment to service as a fundamental priority
Preferred Qualifications 3+ years directly related TV and/or Video/Audio event experience preferred.Preferred Bachelors degree in ME/EE/CE/IT/Television Production or other related technical field.Expertise in video and audio streaming/transportStudio and remote production experience with single and multiple camera productions.Experience with digital backbone support of Adobe, Avid, and Apple editing environments.Project Management experience and exposure in running multi-tiered projects.Television, Production, Live event, theater experience preferred.
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
Additional Details The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.
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As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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