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Blizzard Entertainment

Senior Broadcast Development Engineer, Global Broadcast

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Blizzard Entertainment
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Irvine, CA

Team Name:

Broadcast

Job Title:

Senior Broadcast Development Engineer, Global Broadcast

Requisition ID:

R004068

Job Description:

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a Senior Broadcast Engineer to support our Global Broadcast Team that is adept in software workflow build outs and modern virtual broadcast practices . The ideal candidate is a highly organized, detail oriented, and self-motivated individual with outstanding communications abilities and skilled in broadcast engineering. Duties include working with the broadcast engineering team to execute signal distribution requirements, assist in the technical implementation of complex projects, and technical troubleshooting.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure the quality of newly developed code via best practices like unit testing and proper design patterns
  • Coding in Python, Java, and other languages to maintain, and build new workflow capabilities
  • Support and manage technical aspects of internal broadcasts from a cloud studio
  • Maintain studio equipment and manage integration to broadcast tools
  • Follow signal flow diagrams, equipment lists, etc. to support show execution
  • Act as a technical lead and on-site operational support for studio shows and support other broadcast engineers on technical implementation and delivery of complex projects
  • Support external events and broadcasts with a high degree of technical oversight
  • Experience with software automation and development for cloud production
  • Ability to convert business requirements into an actional engineering plan
  • Evaluation of new technology and industry trends
  • Build project costing and engineering design specifications

Requirements

  • 5+ years of Industry Experience in television broadcasting
  • Experience building applications for scale
  • Experience deploying and debugging live production environments
  • A clear understanding of all aspects of broadcast production
  • Strong cloud management and engineering ability
  • Knowledgeable about consumer streaming workflows and technologies
  • Operational and engineering experience with traditional broadcast equipment
  • Well organized, quick learner, and an effective communicator
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule in support of live events
  • Strong understanding on IP based transmission protocols
  • Experience in full stack software development
  • Front end framework – Ruby, React, angular etc.
  • Core languages – Java, Python, javascript, Ruby etc.
  • Database architecture – PostgresSQL, Dynamo etc.
  • Ability to act as a technical project manager
  • Support of live on-air broadcast operations
  • Strong understanding of sports-based master control operations
  • Strong understanding of video encoding and best practices

Pluses

  • Experience with multiple streaming platforms and basic knowledge of encoding, specifically cloud encoding and on-premise encoding
  • Windows and Linux administrative skills
  • Experience with Media Asset Management Systems
  • Visio Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree