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Media Systems Engineer
Media Systems Engineer
  Full-Time @ Industrial Light & Magic

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Position Summary

The Media Systems Engineer position is responsible for front line maintenance of all department related computer, control and video systems. The Engineer is required to provide systems and procedural support to production and technical staff and assist the MSE department with the planning, designing, procurement and implementation of media related technology systems.

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  •          Provides Avid Media Composer support to studio
  •          Maintains media server software and associated hardware
  •          Provides  frontline maintenance, troubleshooting and installation of equipment for all technical and operational departments throughout studio
  •          Works to ensure best security practices are met and maintained
  •          Instructs technical and production staff on proper operation and procedures of media systems
  •          Achieve and maintain expert knowledge of existing AV, Data, Network and other systems at the facility
  •          Works with global counterparts and team members to design, install and document new media production systems
  •          Creates and maintains documentation for MSE systems
  •          Partners with key personnel in across departments and divisions regarding current and new technology; attends department and project meetings to gain insight into current and future needs, and provide updates and guidance regarding system capabilities
  •          Conducts research and evaluation of new technology and trends to assess their impact on current and future projects
  •          Participates in off-hours maintenance, upgrades and installation for essential systems and on-call rotations as necessary for smooth operation of studio technology
  •          Special projects as required

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Manager, Technology Systems and receives daily oversight and direction from senior MSE personnel.


Job Requirements


  •          Bachelor degree in a related field (Engineering or similar) or equivalent professional experience
  •          3-5 years of experience

Required Skills/Competencies

  •          Installation and maintenance experience in post-production facilities with complex audio/video systems
  •          Solid understanding and practical experience of technology relating to media production and post-production, various media file formats, compression schemes and wrappers, video transport streams, etc.
  •          Experience with projection technology and applications
  •          Troubleshooting experience
  •          Ability to work effectively in a fast paced production environment as part of a team
  •          Communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical staff

Preferred Skills/Competencies

  •          Certified or wide-spread experience with media composer software
  •          SAN and NAS storage management
  •          Basic to intermediate color theory knowledge and practical application

Technical Skills

  •          Advanced Linux, Mac OS, Windows configurations skills
  •          Basic scripting experience with Python or other script languages
  •          Familiarity with AV networking streaming technology

Physical Requirements

  •          50% sitting; 50% standing/moving
  •          Must be able to carry up to 60lbs
This job posting was last updated on May 4, 2018