Job Title:  Broadcast IT Engineer

Department:  Technology
Location: 

Englewood, CO, US, 80112

Summary of Position

As a member of the Starz Broadcast IT Engineering team, you will be collaboratively responsible for engineering, design, installation, configuration, documentation, troubleshooting and systems maintenance for On-Air Origination, Post-Production, Media Encoding, Quality Assurance (QA), Quality Control (QC), Disaster Recovery, Motion Graphics, and all interconnecting data Networks.

Responsibilities

•    Advanced IP Network and Ethernet connectivity troubleshooting skills, including: TCP/IP, UDP, VLANs, and multicasting
•    Advanced working knowledge of multi-channel automation systems, components and workflows, and troubleshooting procedures
•    Strong working knowledge of and troubleshooting Network Management Systems (NMS), SNMP MIBs, OIDs, traps and WMI
•    Strong working knowledge of Cloud-based services, architectures, workflows and applications for linear and non-linear content storage, transcoding and delivery
•    Strong working knowledge and configuration of Windows, Mac, and Linux PC workstation/server operating systems and hardware component troubleshooting
•    Strong working knowledge of commonly used IP, SD/HD/UHD SDI video and digital audio protocols and standards
•    Strong working knowledge of Quality Control and Closed-Captioning systems, Quality Assurance, Post Production video and audio editing systems, Motion Graphics systems and file-based workflows
•    Strong Monitoring & Control system support and troubleshooting to maintain a stable, reliable on-air product
•    Competent working knowledge of Storage Area Network file systems, configuration and permissions
•    Competent working knowledge of Fibre Channel infrastructure and switch fabric configuration
•    Competent working knowledge of Active Directory and posix permissions.
•    Competent working knowledge of File Archiving/LTO procedures and support
•    Ability to create clear SOPs, technical reference documents and drawings
•    Ability to work closely with Vendors or Internal Departments for optimum hardware/software configuration and support 
 

Qualifications & Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar technical field and/or equivalent experience
•    Minimum three years of experience as a hands-on IT engineer in a broadcast and/or post-production environment
•    Minimum  two years of experience with configuring and troubleshooting Ethernet Network switches and routers
•    Minimum two years of experience with configuring and troubleshooting Storage Area Networks, Network Attached Storage and Fibre Channel switches
•    Minimum  two years of experience with building, setup and configuration of Windows, Mac and Linux servers and/or workstations (JAMF/JSS experience is a plus)
•   Successful completion of formal AWS or other cloud services training courses is a plus
•    Ability to work effectively as part of a team or individually with minimal supervision
•    Ability to adapt quickly to new or unfamiliar technology and products using documentation and online resources
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Proven troubleshooting and analytical skills 
•    Strong organizational skills and proficiency in establishing priorities with multiple projects under tight deadlines
 

Nice to Haves

•    Work at any time in a 24 X 7 staffed environment
•    Advanced working knowledge and experience with Ethernet packet analysis and/or Network performance management tools such as Wireshark, NetScout, InfoBlox, and LogicMonitor
•    Successful completion of formal intermediate to advanced level Networking, SAN and/or other relevant training courses
•    Ability to use SD/HD SDI waveform monitors to evaluate and interpret video and audio quality
•    Ability to use SD/HD SDI routing switchers and patch panels to connect SD/HD SDI sources to destinations
•    Ability to install and configure video/audio equipment
•    Ability to fabricate custom video/audio and Ethernet copper cable assemblies
•    Ability to perform routine, regular systems checks to document any anomalies
•    Interact with Starz affiliates, providing routine satellite receiver information and authorizations
•    Working knowledge of video and audio encoding compression standards
•    Working knowledge of MPEG-4 encoders, MPEG Transport Stream analyzers and satellite transmission equipment
•   Working knowledge of asset management systems and automated workflows
•   Working knowledge and experience working with Production applications such as the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite and Avid Pro Tools

About Starz

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ® service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its international premium streaming platform STARZPLAY, now LIONSGATE+, to provide subscribers access to bold, curated storytelling. LIONSGATE+, coupled with the STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture in MENA and Lionsgate Play in South and Southeast Asia, has a footprint that extends across the globe. STARZ and LIONSGATE+ are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company. 


With the Company aligning its studio operations behind the growth of its streaming business, Starz has become one of the pre-eminent modern premium global streaming platforms. Offering subscribers more than 7,500 television episodes, including Starz original series and provocative documentaries, along with a broad catalogue of first-run movies, Starz is taking the lead in delivering relatable premium content that makes it the platform of choice among a wide spectrum of female, African-American and other historically underserved audiences. Its focused brand, premium content and freedom from legacy relationships position Starz at the forefront of the new bundles emerging throughout the media ecosystem, a compelling value proposition to complement virtually every kind of subscription platform.


Distinguished by its successful and focused content strategy, top programming, exceptional curation and speed to market, Starz has quickly scaled its platform to become one of the most widely distributed and fastest-growing OTT services in the world, with OTT subscribers making up more than half of its global subscriber base. The Starzplay International premium subscription service offers a “best of global SVOD” content portfolio in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India through a bespoke and expanding network of distribution partners. The Starzplay Arabia joint venture is one of the leading SVOD operators in the fast-growing Middle East and North Africa region. The proprietary and highly-rated Starz app, a proven hit with U.S. audiences, continues to roll out internationally.  

Our Benefits

•    Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
•    Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day
•    401(k) company matching
•    Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)

Compensation

$95,400 – $149,300

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law. 


Nearest Major Market: Denver