Broadcast Engineer, Virtual Broadcast Technology - National Hockey League (New York · NY)

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Founded in 1917, the National Hockey League (NHL®) is the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and is one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.  With more than 600 employees across offices in New York, Toronto and Montreal, the NHL is a global sports and entertainment organization committed to building healthy and vibrant communities using the sport of hockey to celebrate fans of every race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. At the NHL, we are looking for dynamic, energetic and impactful individuals who are committed to doing the same by sharing in our philosophy that Hockey is for Everyone – and inclusion belongs on the ice, in the locker rooms, boardrooms and stands.
Benefits to working at National Hockey League include:
  • Medical/ Dental/ Vision insurance effective on the date of hire
  • 401(K) Plan and Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Annual Bonus
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Paid Company Holidays

The Broadcast Engineer, Virtual Broadcast Technology is a primary technical and operational contact with the League's Regional, National & International television & radio rightsholders regarding the NHL’s Virtual Graphics systems.  These systems specifically are DED (Digitally Enhanced Dashers) and EDGE (puck and player tracking derived live and replay graphical overlays).  This position will act as level 3 operational and technical liaison between the NHL’s technology suppliers and rightsholders technical/operations teams.

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the NHL’s Virtual Systems and how these interface with the Operations Center based in Toronto and the mobile units at the various NHL venues.
  • Work closely with the Group VP, Broadcast Technology escalating issues when appropriate
  • Attend various planning meetings – both short and long term with NHL stakeholders and Virtual Technology vendors.
  • Track issues that arise, looking for actionable items and trends.
  • Be a part of operational and technical planning of other NHL “innovations.”
  • Research and report on new and emerging broadcast technologies and practices that can be incorporated into NHL events, telecasts and at NHL venues.
  • Help in the development of leaguewide standards and operational SOPs for broadcast operations – specifically Virtual systems.
  • Assist the NHL’s venue technical teams with integration of Virtual systems both long and short term.
  • Work with internal business units, game venues and NHL clubs on documentation of Virtual systems.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Broadcast Production Technology, or equivalent work experience.
  • Remote television Production, Planning & Management experience, both domestically and internationally, including previous experience/roles as a Technical Manager for live sports productions.
  • Versed in all Broadcast cabling standards.
  • In-depth experience and knowledge in technology and broadcast productions.
  • Critical thinker who has awareness on development of new innovative technology, trends, and advanced workflow implementation.
  • Strong communicator (both written and verbally) who can simplify complex subjects and deliver important messages internally and externally.  Have a proven track record working with large scale vendors and broadcast media partners; experience negotiating with 3rd party vendors.
  • In-depth experience and knowledge on procurement of technical and broadcast equipment to execute event production.
  • Experience reviewing and interpreting production service agreements, statements of work, and commercial contracts.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written/verbal communication, organizational, project management and leadership skills.
  • Be process-oriented and able to apply structure to complex problems.
  • Be able to create both complex and “high level” system drawings and spreadsheets.
  • Be “customer-focused” and have the skill required to communicate complex concepts and designs to non-technical groups.
  • Be team oriented and able to solicit and share information freely.
  • Have proficiency with Microsoft Office suite including Visio and Outlook.  If more familiar with MAC OS, have proficiency with OmniGraffle.
  • Proficiency with CAD a plus.
  • Be willing and able to travel to event sites.
  • We willing to have a flexible schedule working evenings and weekends.
  • Minimum 10 years in Sports Television Operations and Field Technical Operations.
Salary Range for this role is $150K to $175K

When applying, please be sure to include a cover letter with your salary expectations for this role.  We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  NO EMAILS OR PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. This position will be based in our New York City Office. Are you willing and able to commute to our office for this position?

  2. If you are not currently living in the tri-state area, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense for this position?

  3. Do you have the legal right to work in the United States?

  4. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship to continue work in the United States?

  5. What are your salary expectations for this role? (NOTE - we are NOT asking for your current salary or salary history)

  6. Where did you first hear about this role?

  7. Do you have 10 years in professional broadcast environment and 5 years working in/with mobile production facilities & vendors?

  8. On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being no knowledge and 5 being expert) how would you rate your knowledge of broadcast production video systems and broadcast signal workflows?

  9. Do you have experience with television graphic systems and virtual graphic integrations in live television? If so, please explain.

  10. Do you have experience in broadcast/production audio and intercom systems?

  11. Do you have experience with core video routing systems? If so, both baseband and IP (SMPTE 2110)?

  12. 8. software such as CAD and OmniGraffle?