THE FORCE OF GRAVITY
Gravity Media exists to create world-class content that inspires and excites. Our 500 people serve clients in all markets, from sport and media to news and entertainment, working all over the world from bases in the UK, Australia, USA, France, Germany and Qatar.
We are driven by client service excellence. We’re always looking and listening, keeping up with the latest broadcast innovations – or pioneering them. Above all, we channel our energy into maintaining our reputation for flawless execution, deep technical expertise and efficient delivery.
OUR BRAND PROMISE
We use the collective power of our people and resources to capture, craft and create – putting our clients at the center of our universe. We are expert, innovative and reliable; a guiding force in a complex world. It’s what we bring together that sets us apart.
Riot Games Remote Broadcast Center (RBC) Powered by AWS represents Riot Games’ innovative approach to creating a centralized global broadcast model through a circuit of strategically-placed RBCs around the world. First launched under the codename “Project Stryker,” these RBCs work to provide increased capacity for Riot’s esports content and events while also ensuring top-tier quality and consistency across all of Riot’s esports productions.
We are looking for a Junior Broadcast Engineer to join our team to help shape and drive the operation and maintenance of the production layer and supporting technologies at a next-generation remote broadcast operation center with global reach. The Junior Broadcast Engineer will report to the Broadcast Engineering Lead. The position is based in the greater Seattle area.
The successful candidate will be assigned to the Remote Broadcast Center owned and operated by Riot Games. They will work across the live esport broadcasts focusing on championships and tournaments from around the world.
Maintain the production and technical infrastructures within the center. This includes production equipment and spaces, content management platform, communications systems, graphics, video systems, processing and transcoding and the Engineering core.
Determine methods and procedures on new work efforts for you / your wider team / region and operate with initiative.
Experience and level of comfort solving highly complex and diverse problems that require an ability to evaluate multiple variables.
Maintain control, efficiency, and visibility over the center’s technology, its maintenance and serve as a point of escalation for the on-site team to analyse, troubleshoot and solve technical problems.
Monitor and manage on premise and cloud resources.
Coordinate production activities with the other technical centers.
Work with the Esports engineering and IT teams to create better in-house systems for movement and management of content, monitoring streams and enhancing quality of service metrics.
Performing regular reporting on performance of the centers by identifying and tracking data for KPI’s.
Health & Safety:
Ensuring that all company risk assessments are observed where applicable to your role, taking ownership of improvements and escalating concerns where necessary.
Video and audio formats used for Broadcast, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, ASI, AES, MADI etc.
Principles of video and audio transmission.
Broadcast Video Servers – EVS, AirSpeed.
Demonstrable knowledge of Camera Channels, Vision, Switchers, Sound Mixer technology.
Avid Post Production Systems, Media Composer, and NEXIS shared storage.
Broadcast Graphics systems and data integration.
EVS IPDirector, XTAccess etc.
File encoding formats and delivery mechanisms.
Understanding of structured cable systems and cable patching and routing.
Excellent problem-solving skills.
Good interpersonal skills - ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both spoken and written forms.
Good organizational skills and the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Logical thinking with good problem-solving and fault-finding skills in diverse systems.
Ability to work under pressure in a live environment and within programme requirements.
Ability to work evenings, weekends, and overnight.
Bachelor's or Technical degree in an applicable field.
2 years experience working in a video ecosystem, with strong fundamentals in live video content production workflows and related production technologies.
Ability to sit, reach outward or above the shoulder, stand, walk, handle with fingers, stand, bend, and stoop.
Ability to operate a keyboard, view a video display terminal screen, ability to use telephone equipment.
Ability to lift up to 20 pounds and push or pull up to 25 pounds.
This job description is a written statement of the essential characteristics of the job and is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved. Gravity Media is an equal opportunities employer and aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristics.