Chief Broadcast & A/V Engineer - San Francisco 49ers (Santa Clara · CA)
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The Chief Broadcast & A/V Engineer helps to deliver best-in-class event experiences at Levi’s Stadium. Reporting to the Vice President of Stadium and Event Operations, this individual will focus on maintaining and improving all Broadcast & A/V related technology for the organization.
This individual needs to be a natural problem solver who is communicative, creative, adaptable, team oriented, and can quickly prioritize requests in a live event environment. The successful candidate must demonstrate proficiency in networking configuration, including installing routers, VPNs, proxy servers, switches, HDR, 4K, 8K, and SMPTE 2110. The Chief Broadcast & A/V Engineer will collaborate with an extensive group of internal and external stakeholders including Game Presentation, Marketing, IT, Facility Operations, Football Operations, Special Events, Guest Services, and various other internal and external stakeholders to ensure the best event experience possible.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Leads the management, technical operations, maintenance and improvement of the Levi’s Stadium broadcast production control room and associated studios, including equipment, servers, peripherals, LED displays, audio systems, IPTV systems, and broadcast network systems.
- Maintains, improves, and develops the department fiscal budget, rate cards, event cost estimates, event reconciliation, settlements, and completing any necessary RFI, RFQ, or RFP.
- Maintains and develops standard operating procedures for all building A/V, presentation broadcast technical services, and digital media assets; ensures all content is effectively delivered to all playback and show control systems.
- Manages a team of full-time broadcast and A/V professionals, engineers and game-day operators/freelancers, union crews, and stagehands to operate and work all events; conduct ongoing reviews of budgeting and staffing plans, recruiting, training, supervising, and evaluating departmental personnel and service providers.
- Oversees procurement, rentals, and ordering of all broadcast, A/V, and lighting equipment; manages existing inventory and asset management.
- Contributes to improving department best practices and policies to help maximize the integration of all systems to meet business, marketing, and entertainment goals.
- Collaborates with key stakeholders to ensure game and event presentation content is developed and executed efficiently and effectively.
- Manages third-party service providers by enforcing the agreed upon scope of services within the various signed service agreements (i.e. maintenance providers, contractors, digital signage service providers, etc.).
- Evaluates third-party maintenance agreements.
- Works closely with content creation, Production, IT, Operations and other groups across the San Francisco 49ers and Levi’s Stadium to resolve problems and assist in their areas of need.
- Projects and strategizes Broadcast Operations needs on a monthly, annual, and long-term basis.
- Willing and able to step in and perform tasks as needed, including assuming any role in the Production Control Room.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Abilities and Skills:
- Demonstrates ability to effectively build a network of contacts at all levels within the industry and in the community, both internally and externally.
- Ability to create and implement change and plans while maximizing employee adoption and engagement.
- Ability to promote a flexible and accommodating environment which accepts and appreciates viewpoints and expertise that all stakeholders bring to the work environment.
- Motivates and empowers staff and fosters a collaborative approach across the department and organization.
- Encourages open communication and builds consensus. Uses tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive information, and keeps stakeholders informed of decisions and directives as appropriate.
- Understands the most effective and efficient way to accomplish tasks within the parameters of organizational hierarchy, processes, systems, timelines, and budget.
- Provides their team with clear direction, promotes a dynamic working climate, and empowers others. Is open to new ideas and demonstrates creativity in search of excellence.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree and at least 8-10 years’ relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Prior experience in managing, operating, and maintaining a technically advanced Production Control Room, large format displays, IP based production, etc.
- Previous experience integrating, implementing or refreshing an arena/venue broadcast control room, including familiarity with modern broadcast cabling infrastructure used in broadcast environments.
- Experience with control room equipment including Evertz Routing, Evertz Clips, Evertz Replay, Media Asset Management, Sony Cameras, Sony Switcher, Daktronics, QSys, Dante, Audio Systems, IP Control Room Networking, Xpression, Ridel & RTS Communications, etc.
- Advanced knowledge of AutoCAD, Evertz Magnum, Google Workspace, Microsoft Office Software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and a high proficiency with Mac and PC operating systems.
- Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud including Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects and Media Encoder.
- Knowledge and previous experience working with the NFL and concert/event show promoters preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
The employee will be sitting in a typical office environment the majority of the time and may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions.
The employee is frequently required to sit, use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
This position requires the ability to work extended hours and/or weekends.
5% intra and interstate travel requiring overnight stay are expected for this position.
$125-150K annually DOE