Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment company, powered by innovative technology. We create incredible experiences for millions of players around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need creative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.
Our vision is to be EA Broadcast’s Center of excellence for Technical Operations, protecting integrity and providing availability across franchises through innovative technology ecosystems.
Here are the values we truly believe in:
Tenacity - Mettle; Push the Envelope
Ownership - Self Achievement Determination
Passion - Enthusiastic Fortitude
Collaboration - Highly Motivated Team Engagement
Alchemy - Forge Progressively
EA is seeking an Engineer in Charge (EIC) who will be an outstanding addition to our Broadcast Technical Operations Team. If you have the willingness to learn new technologies, share knowledge, learn from others, and help build secure solutions by design, we are looking for you. Our teams are innovative, collaborative, diverse, and are taking technology into the future.
The Engineer in Charge (EIC) is an integral part of the Broadcast Engineering Team serving as the main Engineer on assigned projects. The primary responsibilities of the Engineer include managing the technical execution and crew to ensure a quality broadcast. Involved in the coordination and supervision of the entire production from a technical perspective; testing and certification of new installations or modifications, preventative maintenance, and emergency support. This role is challenging, technically critical, and constantly evolving. The Broadcast Engineer will work directly with the corresponding Technical Production Manager & Lead Technical Producer to deliver world-class productions.
Serves as the lead engineer role on assigned remote, studio, and cloud productions responsible for formulating and implementing operating practices during production
Schedules commitments to ensure plans are integrated and aligned to overall production timeline
Work directly with Technical Production Manager to identify critical technical issues with production partners, in-house, and cloud deployments; develop an action plan outlining solutions
Build shows from the ground up; including router configuration, signal flow troubleshooting, and working with various technicians to establish show requirements and turn them into executed solutions
Create and review operational level SOP’s and signal flow drawings to ensure department repository of documentation is up to date
Direct the activities of crew members related to the operation of equipment, including setup and breakdown, inventory, and proper use of equipment
Operate, track, and report equipment in online management system, including repairs, maintenance and shipments
Offer innovative, creative ideas that add value to the assigned projects
Accurately prepare post show reports at the conclusion of each event and submit within 48 hours to Senior Technical Production Manager
Clearly communicate critical information to Sr. Technical Production Manager including but not limited to: Equipment and crew related issues
Other duties and tasks as assigned
Leads planning, on-site management, resource allocation, and documentation of all aspects of assigned large-scale productions, including thorough post-show follow-up
Establish and maintain relationships with Vendors, participate in show related conference calls, work to understand show needs, and ensure resources and staff are aligned to meet agreed upon expectations
Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
Work closely with Operations, Logistics, and Senior Management to ensure adequate allocation of resources to projects
Ability to manage a fluctuating workload with competing priorities in a constant pressure and deadline-driven environment
Must have a passion for gaming, broadcast and live production
Proficient working knowledge of broadcast technology and broadcast equipment
Proficient computer/IT skills, including experience with networking, subnets, and IP configuration
Comprehensive knowledge with Audio, visual, and graphic systems
Proven skills in the maintenance and troubleshooting of production switchers, audio consoles, routing switchers, studio and ENG cameras, multi-viewers, and computer networking
Demonstrate superior leadership qualities; work in a team-focused environment with fellow employees, office staff, vendors, and crews to manage, delegate and/or execute tasks, solve problems, and deliver a world-class product with ability to work independently
Perform with a high level of professionalism at all times; expertly troubleshoot and deliver consistent sound judgment direction and guidance to others in high-pressure situations
Work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment with ability to jump into a project and contribute immediately to both architecture and implementation
Must be agile, strategic thinker and have strong organizational skills
Must have a high level of self-motivation and technical aptitude
5 - 8+ years of experience in live broadcast engineering environment, with Master Control and Transmission experience preferred
BA/BS degree; concentration in Communications, Telecommunications, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering preferred
Proven leader with the ability to delegate and lead teams effectively
Prior experience with large scale project management jobs
Advanced knowledge of various broadcast equipment
Willing and able to work weekends, holidays, and travel periodically, flexibly, and internationally
Airline travel required; possess or be willing to acquire a U.S. passport
Physical Job Requirements
Must be able to work shifts that typically last 12 - 15 hours but could extend up to 20 hours
Must be able to walk or stand up to 8 hours at a time
Ability to bend, squat, kneel on both knees, and climb stairs frequently
Ability to lift up to 50 - 75 lbs. frequently
Ability to carry 50 lbs. a distance of 50 feet occasionally
Ability to pinch (10 lbs.) and grip (50 lbs.) related broadcast equipment
Must be able to maintain a position within a space 3.5 - 4 feet tall up to 1 minute occasionally
Ability to horizontally transfer 50 lbs. on a push-pull cart up to 50 feet
Ability to vertically transfer 50 lbs. on a push-pull system with upper extremities only
Ability to ascend and descend a ladder
US COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these states. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location. EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.
BASE SALARY RANGES
California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento): º $113,300 - $171,700
Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including paid time off (3 weeks per year to start), 80 hours per year of sick time, 16 paid company holidays per year, 10 weeks paid time off to bond with baby, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.
About Electronic Arts
Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.
We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.
Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.