The Systems Design Engineer (SDE) will provide design engineering support in Sales, Post-Sales, and Implementation capacities for Audiovisual Technology Solutions. This includes basic to intermediate secure visual information systems for multi-domain government environments, including, but not limited to, auditoriums, multi-purpose training rooms, conference rooms, and offices. The SDE will engage in system designs of varying complexity from single room projects to larger multi-system programs.
The SDE must be capable of validating and commissioning integrated systems, quickly and effectively diagnosing intermediate issues related to supporting AV/IT hardware and taking appropriate corrective actions.
This position does not include supervisory responsibilities.
Secret Security Clearance and the ability to be cleared to Top Secret required.
US Citizens, Non-Felons.
Ability to pass a limited federal background investigation.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Needs analysis through onsite customer meetings, remote conferences, and review of customer solicitations (e.g. RFQ, RFP).
Site surveys to ascertain environmental considerations in solutions development including, but not limited to, room measurements, furniture layout, existing infrastructure, and ceiling obstructions.
Technical quote development to include Statements of Work (SOW) and Bills of Materials (BOM), and labor estimations.
Technical proposals development to include drafting technical approach content, Lists of Materials (LOM), labor estimations, assistance with past-performance content, and assistance with project schedule development for moderately sized projects.
Technical engineering on projects ranging from basic single room presentation applications to intermediate projects composed of multi-system designs of 10 or less discrete solutions, multi-room divisible systems and moderate visibility/leadership customers.
Technical engineering on secure multi-domain government visual information systems.
Drafting of system integration documentation including, but not limited to, wiring diagrams, cable run lists, procurement BOM, final SOW, power and heat load calculations, and facility plans.
Collaborating with design, programming, and field team members for successful implementation of system design.
System commissioning, troubleshooting, and customer training on an as-needed basis.
Mentorship and training of junior team members.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
Minimum four (4) years’ experience in audiovisual system design engineering.
Knowledge of basic Project Management practices.
Knowledge of basic to intermediate secure system design practices for multi-domain government environments.
Knowledge of basic data networking principles and best practices.
Knowledge of best practices in the design and implementation of Audiovisual systems of government and commercial clients.
Experience with various audiovisual technologies including, but not limited to; flat panel and rear projection display systems; wireless microphone, multi-zone distributed loudspeakers, voice-lift and mix-minus audio systems; audio and video teleconferencing system endpoints; wireless and network integrated control systems; traditional multi-media digital audiovisual signal transport.
Knowledge of Systems Integration best practices and standards (i.e. cabling, labeling, device installation, signal separation, etc.)
Skill in writing narrative technical documentation at the quote, SOW, and proposal levels.
Skill in loading control system code (Crestron/AMX).
Skill in Audio DSP configuration including, but not limited to; leveling and routing; file building; EQ/filtering; logic and control.
Able to understand architectural and engineering drawings and schematics.
Able to effectively capture, analyze, and clarify customer needs through verbal and written methods.
Able to ascertain customer needs by eliciting information through various means of communication.
Able to manage time, focus, and efficiently multi-task with fluid deadlines.
Detail oriented, thorough, and organized with sound judgement and decision-making.
Able to develop and maintain working relationships with customers, co-workers, and vendors.
Able to work autonomously with minimal supervision, effectively collaborate within a team, take direction, and execute company mission and initiatives.
Able to recognize, analyze, and solve technical design problems through critical and strategic thinking.
Able to troubleshoot minor to intermediate system functional issues.
Knowledge of advanced secure system design practices for multi-domain government environments is beneficial.
Working knowledge of AMX/Creston source code development process for small to medium size systems is beneficial.
Knowledge of AVoIP principles is beneficial.
Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 standards is beneficial.
Knowledge of AVIXA and AQAV AV9000 performance and quality standards is beneficial.
Able to train and develop junior personnel is beneficial.
Ability to manage sub-contractor capabilities and performance is beneficial.
Skill in drafting formal written standard operating procedures and processes is beneficial.
Education & Certification:
BS/BA or equivalent education & experience.
Avixa CTS Certification.
Creston DMC-D-4k certification.
AMX HCCA-Design Level 1 certification.
Biamp Tesira and QSC Q-SYS Level 1 certifications and training.
Avixa CTS-D certification is beneficial.
COMPTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certifications are beneficial.
Other Crestron and/or AMX trainings and certifications are beneficial.
SynAudCon certifications and training beneficial.
About Futron Incorporated
Futron leverages over 20 years of technology expertise to provide successful and cost-effective business outcomes for our customers. Futron uses our partnerships and engineering expertise to bring commercial off-the-shelf and custom technology solutions to our customers to address every part of their enterprise architectures including physical layer, unified communications, data center, security, cloud, software, and network engineering. Our company employs industry-certified subject matter experts to support our customers around the globe. Through utilizing our deep bench and ability to rapidly recruit, we are able to provide professional services in a number of different concentrations. Whether it is for a short-term engagement or a long-term contract, our personnel serve as qualified, experienced and security-focused representatives to carry out our customers’ missions. Futron’s IoT solutions allow our customers to utilize devices connected to their network to provide analysis to make data-driven, immediate business decisions. Our partnerships with numerous manufacturers allow us to create solutions that ensure secure and reliable communications between multiple segments of a... customer’s environment. Customers have gained outcomes that successfully met their business goals for facilities management, physical security, healthcare monitoring, and operating within challenging environments. In addition, Futron has built a Design-Build Construction practice that utilizes quality management processes and procedures for projects such as facility maintenance, renovation, construction management, new construction, architecture, and demolition.