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Lead Engineer, Video Engineering

11280

Hauppauge, NY, US, 11788

Technology
Hauppauge
Full-Time

Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA; PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, its portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, Paramount provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

 

Overview & Responsibilities 


Lead the research, design, documentation, installation, commissioning, testing and deployment of IP-based video origination and distribution systems for linear and streaming delivery via satellite and terrestrial fiber in a fast-paced global broadcasting environment.


Responsibilities: 


•    Responsible for end-to-end fulfillment of assigned projects, including customer requirements discovery, conceptual and functional design, installation, configuration and commissioning
•    Coordinate in-house and third-party resources to fulfill system integration tasks for documentation, fabrication and installation
•    Collaborate with in-house technical support teams to perform system acceptance testing and training
•    Align with Sr. Director and VP, Media Engineering on key business and technical requirements, standards, and methodologies
•    Exemplify the key business values of Ownership, Accountability, Transparency, Communication and Customer Service
•    Participate in individual and team goal-setting
•    Establish the specific plans, projects and objectives needed to accomplish goals and ensure their attainment
•    Partner with and integrate across other areas of Paramount Media Technology Services, working with other areas, resolving conflicts and handling opposing priorities, to provide a complete solution


Business Knowledge: 
•    Possess proven understanding of the modern video technology landscape, including B2B and B2C delivery
•    Remain grounded in scientific method and objective analysis, representing a focused engineering approach at all times
•    Maintains an awareness of standard methodologies in the technology industry and implements forward-looking best of breed solutions


Typical Challenges Addressed: 
•    Research, develop and implement solutions for delivery of live video/audio/metadata streams for contribution and distribution
•    Continually improve work procedures and processes, through teamwork and collaboration 
•    Ensure the successful implementation of technology solutions to meet multiple clients' requirements


Communication/ Contacts: 
•    Interacts with industry peers to discover best-of-breed technology solutions
•    Develops strong relationships with internal business customers staff to develop solutions collaboratively
•    Balance and negotiate the needs of multiple users and communicate the business advantages of various technical solutions
•    Efficiently engages with internal and external business partners
•    Communicate clearly and accurately with all levels of the company.
•    Seen by business partners and MTS colleagues as a key resource to receive guidance and complete solutions


Project Role: 
•    Completes multiple concurrent Media Engineering projects, ensuring that projects are on time, on budget and meet the needs of the business
•    Inform the development of accurate and thorough budget forecasts at the project and departmental levels
•    Respond to evolving project prioritization requirements, based on an understanding of the needs of the business
•    Anticipate conflicting needs, including interdependencies with other initiatives, and proactively resolving them
•    Integrate resources effectively, including resources under direct control, or by way of contractors and vendors
•    Work collaboratively to implement and achieve objectives, seeking guidance to ensure alignment with global strategies and organizational objectives
•    Thoughtfully resolve customer issues, including opposing demands, in accordance with stated business priorities
•    Escalates project blockers within Agile framework to resolve issues and move projects forward


Basic Qualifications 

•    8+ years of related video engineering experience 
•    BA/BS degree or equivalent
•    Demonstrate significant depth of knowledge in SMPTE 2110, IEEE-1588 PTP, HD/SD video, compressed video/audio encoding, M2TS IP transport stream distribution, in-band and out-of-band metadata payloads, OTT streaming architecture, and IP networking principles including multicast
•    Demonstrate broad experience in the design, build, and commissioning of technical systems for broadcast playout, distribution and live streaming via IP
•    Demonstrate strong ability to test and qualify uncompressed ST2110 payloads, compressed video transport streams and compression technologies at the packet level, including MPEG-4 H.264, HEVC H.265, MPEG-2 and JPEG-2000


Additional Qualifications 

•    Experienced installing technical systems in a broadcast environment
•    Well-versed with industry developments in key technical areas of standardization and can articulate benefits/risks of various technology solutions
•    Demonstrate strong ability to handle assigned projects to tight timelines 
•    Demonstrate strong ability to perform technical analysis, exercise judgment, communicate with clarity and influence key technical decisions
•    Familiar with Agile project management tools and techniques such as SCRUM and JIRA a plus
•    Familiar with Cloud Architecture and deployment methodologies for video applications 

 

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Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.


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