Senior Broadcast Engineer, Tech Ops Support

REQ ID:  10477
LOCATION: 

Secaucus, NJ, United States of America(US), 07094

WORK OPTION: 4 days a week in the Secaucus, NJ office including, nights, weekends and holidays

 

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball.  Built around five professional sports leagues:  the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 214 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2023-24 season featured a record 125 international players from 40 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than 2.3 billion likes and followers globally across all leagues, team and player platforms.  NBA Cares, the NBA's global social responsibility platform, partners with renowned community-based organizations around the world to address important social issues in the areas of education, inclusion, youth and family development, and health and wellness.

 

Position Summary 
We are seeking a knowledgeable individual with expertise in broadcast systems and equipment, specifically IP equipment for uncompressed/compressed video formats and multicast networking. This role will be part of our Systems Engineering & Support group, responsible for maintaining and supporting the core broadcast infrastructure and architecture at NBA in Secaucus, NJ, as well as remotely at NBA Arenas. The individual will also be responsible for addressing critical issues during live games.

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Support, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot broadcast systems and IP-based equipment, including production routers, multiviewers, production switchers, IP codecs, and network switches.
  • Provide advanced troubleshooting support for complex issues to ensure operational standards and uptime.
  • Support live environments for production control rooms, Game Distribution Center & Replay Center.
  • Interact and support remote arena engineers, production, IT, operations, and domestic/international customers/vendors.
  • Install and configure equipment for content acquisition and distribution.
  • Configure and maintain critical on-air systems.
  • Implement software upgrades and system expansion.
  • Analyze problems in software and hardware-based systems.
  • Create procedural documentation.
  • Mentor and train team members.
  • Ability to work all shifts associated with 24x7x365 production environments. Off-hours support will be required on a rotating basis.

 

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Background in broadcast and/or media industry.
  • Knowledge of broadcast TV standards, workflow, and technologies related to routing, switching, encoding, audio processing, and distribution.
  • Technical IT background to maintain server-based digital video and audio control systems, graphics systems, automation systems, and associated software and hardware infrastructure.
  • Knowledge and experience in core routing and switching design, configuration, and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with uncompressed and compressed video formats (SDI, SMPTE 2110, H.264, JPEG2000).
  • Understanding of video stream metadata, including triggers, timecode user bits, closed captioning, etc.
  • Familiarity with video and broadcast delivery solutions, such as Evertz, MediaKind, Ateme.
  • Knowledge of IP networking and multicasting, including streaming media protocols (RTP, RTSP, UDP).
  • Ability to work independently and creatively.

 

Experience Needed

  • 5 - 10 years of broadcast IT or engineering experience.

 

Educational Background Required

  • College degree in Communications/Engineering or related field.
  • Significant field experience will be considered in lieu of a college degree.
     

 

Salary Range: [[$110,000 - $135,000]] 

The NBA does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or any other third parties. Any unsolicited resume sent to the NBA will be considered NBA property, and the NBA will not pay a fee should it hire the subject of any unsolicited resume. 

The NBA considers applicants for all positions on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs, and without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, alienage or citizenship status, ancestry, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status, familial status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

 

About the NBA
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball.  Built around five professional sports leagues:  the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2021-22 season featured a record 121 international players from 40 countries.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 2.1 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.


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