Video Engineer - SoFi Stadium (Inglewood · CA)
About SoFi Stadium Company
SoFi Stadium, the new home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, is located at Hollywood Park, a 298-acre sports and entertainment destination being developed by Los Angeles Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke in Inglewood, California. The 3.1 million square-foot SoFi Stadium is the largest stadium in the NFL, as well as the ﬁrst indoor outdoor stadium. It seats approximately 70,000, expandable up to 100,000, with more than 260 luxury suites and more than 13,000 premium seats. SoFi Stadium has already secured Super Bowl LVI in 2022, the College Football National Championship Game in 2023, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in 2028.
Our PURPOSE is Creating Extraordinary Experiences, one moment at a time.
Our PROMISE is to be an iconic destination that celebrates our diverse and spirited community. We promise to exceed expectations while cultivating a fun and safe experience where lasting memories are made.
We are stars serving stars. Our COMMITMENTS are as follows:
Start with Care
Thrive as a Team
Anticipate Unspoken Needs
Resolve with Respect
The Video Engineer will be responsible for overseeing Video and Audio/Visual Engineering for SoFi Stadium, YouTube Theater and Hollywood Park. Technical implementation and maintenance of Control Room, Audio, and Video Equipment, as well as assistance in overseeing and maintaining internal and 3rd party events, IPTV distribution.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Have fundamental understanding of 4K/ UHD Broadcast technology, IP routing and IP 2110 multicast architecture
- Install, maintain, modify, operate and support complex broadcast systems and equipment at SoFi Stadium
- Set up and strike all equipment necessary for the event production
- Demonstrates consistently high standard of Engineering practices, assists in install new equipment and has a strong understanding of CAD drawings and elevations
- Assist users with difficulties associated with non-linear editing equipment, video server systems, digital audio mixing equipment, video productions switchers, graphic platforms, camera/robotics systems, intercom systems, etc.
- Interact with visiting production crews to ensure a successful show by demonstrating strong interpersonal skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to interface with Broadcast Network Technical Manager, Gameday and Event Producer
- Assist in planning equipment and facility maintenance, expansion, and improvements; coordinate facility maintenance with Senior Broadcast Manager and Director of Broadcast and Technical Facilities
- Assist in preventive maintenance and/or troubleshooting on all broadcast device, including but not limited to; video equipment and /or audio switching equipment processing and monitoring equipment and streaming equipment
- Daily multicast system monitoring of both primary and redundant infrastructure and network switches, equipment testing and optimization for continued operation of stadium technology
- Maintains software updates on all audio and video equipment inside the control room; train and engineers all Evertz video routing systems, Ross Acuity Switcher, Ross XPressions, Riedel Communications System and Clear Comm.
- Assist in providing support material for development purposes; assess needed technological changes
- Procure equipment and parts; ensure adherence to accepted engineering practices and standards; checkout and check in camera equipment and inspect upon return
- Ability to rapidly diagnose video system and IT problems and provide alternative solutions if needed to maintain production deadlines
- Assist with the installation and maintenance of IT equipment and systems; work closely with IT staff in supporting broadcast computing and networking systems
- Be able to collaborate and work with clients for concerts and other 3rd party events for the Performance Venue
- Be able to understand audio and video signal flow. Be able to make patches and cross patches at the facility.
- Be able to assist other broadcast production clients working within the facility.
- Supervise, train and provide technical direction to staff; assist contract engineers and outside vendors in the installation and maintenance of broadcast equipment and systems as and when needed
- Other duties may be assigned
Qualifications and Education Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree or equal Technical Degree in video engineering and/or 5 years of experience in video and broadcast engineering
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the sports/broadcast entertainment field
- Exceptional communication skills
- Ability to work well with others within a team environment
- Self-starter, able to work efficiently without direct supervision
- Ability to work effectively with other departments receiving and communicating instructions via written communication, telephone, or in person
- Ability to learn new technical systems
- Ability to read and understand technical materials
- Ability to solder and terminate cables and power connectors
- Ability to set priorities under pressure of deadlines
- Ability to concentrate for long periods of time
- Must be flexible to accommodate shift changes including extended hours, weekends, and evenings
- Ability to adjust responsibilities as we develop new opportunities
- Must be able to lift heavy equipment, climb stairs, walk long distances when required
Knowledge of the following equipment (Bonus)
- Evertz Routing, Multiviewers, Dreamcatcher, Magnum,IP Gateways, Sync Generators, Timecode Distribution, etc.
- Ross Acuity Switchers, XPressions
- Sony 4K/ UHD Cameras, Controllers, Tripods, etc.
- Riedel Intercoms
- Clear Comm
- Q-SYS (audio and video routing system)
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
Hollywood Park and SoFi Stadium strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.