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Production Engineer with Minnesota United FC in Golden Valley, MN

Minnesota United FC jobs
Sports Jobs in Golden Valley, MN
Technical Services: Production
About Us
Professional soccer has been a part of Minnesota for over four decades and Minnesota United is at the forefront of growing the game at all levels. From the first team to the front office to the Development Academy to our work throughout the Twin Cities, the club’s goal remains the same: to inspire and unite our community through the world’s game. We’ll accomplish this through a culture built on accountability, respect, excellence and honesty and by creating a fan experience and connection to the community second to none. In addition to a fast-paced environment with hard-working, collegial, engaged coworkers, we offer generous benefits, a forward-thinking culture, and the opportunity for career growth. When it comes to our employees, we value passion, dedication, diversity, resilience and teamwork.
Job Description
Minnesota United FC are currently seeking a talented individual to join as a Production Engineer. The Production Engineer will serve as the technical point of contact and manager of the Production Studio, Control Room Systems, IPTV system, Broadcast systems, and overall Production workflow/integration pertaining to those specified areas. The ideal candidate will have a combination of technical and operational skills that will ensure our department’s successful and efficient day to day operation. 
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Oversee technical operations for the Production Studio, Production Control Room, and manage IPTV systems on daily basis. This includes building, loading, scripting digital content within control room for Match Day Presentation and within IPTV system to ensure proper Sponsor integration and scripting
  • Manage crewing and scheduling for all MNUFC events, non-MNUFC events and specialized club events for vendors, sponsors, and external groups 
  • Maintain production equipment when needed. Coordinate and execute annual health checks, preventive maintenance schedules, and technical training on production equipment and broadcast systems. Manage event based technical requirements relating to the broadcast control room’s video display and IPTV system
  • Ensure effective setup and operation of, cameras, intercom systems, audio systems, IPTV system and related control room equipment as well as the video storage server 
  • Handle day-to-day project management with technical vendors, general contractors, and third-party entities that interface with the department for relevant capital projects      
  • Work with third-party groups and entities hosting events at Allianz Field, handling technical requirements relating to video display system functions, technical invoicing and production operations 
  • Interpret, implement and ensure compliance with regulations, policies and procedures
  • Maintain, repair, and test all broadcast equipment and infrastructure throughout Allianz Field; including but not limited to fiber optic, SMPTE cable, and other audio/video cabling, master control room servers, router, switcher, IPTV, and related equipment, broadcast level cameras, and other A/V equipment
  • Three to five years of experience of maintaining broadcast systems and production workflow, event-production and technical execution required
  • Extensive demonstrated knowledge of control room systems, broadcast facilities, and live   production 
  • A strong understanding of IP video encoding/decoding, multicasting over internal networks, video code, infrastructures and network management
  • Demonstrated excellent communication, teamwork, and time-management skills.
  • A strong understanding of asset management and delivery, file structuring, and overall post-production workflow
  • The ability to work autonomously and during non-traditional business hours required, including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays 
  • Experience in live events, in-house production, and TV production. Must be able to perform hands on work with productions and live events while maintaining infrastructure including the ability to run ancillary event support 
  • Ability to prioritize and to handle multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Proven ability to successfully plan, coordinate, and execute tactically and strategically

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Do you have 3 to 5 years of experience maintaining broadcast systems and production workflow, event-production and technical execution?

  3. Do you have experience and demonstrated knowledge of control room systems, broadcast facilities, and live production?

  4. Are you able to work autonomously during non-traditional business hours, including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays?