R&D Broadcast System Engineer, Global Broadcast

Broadcast Irvine, CA


Description

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a Broadcast Systems Engineer to support our Global Broadcast Team. The ideal candidate is a highly organized, detail oriented, and self-motivated individual with outstanding communications abilities and a demonstrated interest in Broadcast. They must be well versed in ALL aspects of broadcast with an excellent understanding of the technological space. This includes IP, Web Streaming, Networking, Encoding, Cloud Platforms, Audio, Video, Lighting and Fiber. The ideal candidate is one that’s kept up with modern technologies. We are looking for the individual who thinks broadcast is 5 years behind modern technology and is constantly thinking about how to improve and disrupt the industry

Responsibilities

  • Enable the business through epic engineering of systems and infrastructure
  • Prototype, scope, budget, prove out and operationalize new workflows and systems
  • Solve unique business problems through technological solves
  • Stay on top of all the latest technology trends in the broadcast world
  • Innovate
  • Maintain all Lab equipment
  • Assist on shows by
    • Creating and managing signal flows
    • Creating and managing wiring diagrams
    • Oversee or assist on overall broadcast engineering (show specific role as appropriate)
  • Support events and broadcasts with technical knowledge and guidance
  • Collaborate cross functionally with global teams to ensure we are engineering epic experiences always

Requirements

  • 5+ Years of Industry Experience working in broadcast engineering, integration or IP Video
  • Bring a balance of old school broadcast discipline with an expert knowledge of current and future technologies
  • An Expert understanding of all aspects of broadcast production and technology, Source to User (Glass to Glass).
    • Audio, Video, Lighting, Fiber, IP, Web Streaming, Networking, Transmission, Encoding, Cloud Platforms
  • A firm understanding of consumer streaming workflows and technologies
  • A firm understanding of PCs and how Audio/Video I/O works
  • A firm understanding of Networking, how the internet works, Client Server relationships
  • Operational experience with video, Audio, IP, Networking, Streaming, Transmission and Fiber Equipment
  • Ability to work under pressure and learn quickly
  • Excellent communicator in both verbal and written forms
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel and Power Point
  • Proficient in Visio
  • Passion for Blizzard games and the gaming industry

Pluses

  • Linux Experience
  • AWS Cloud
  • Love for Esports
  • Experience with multiple streaming platforms
  • Experience with Media Asset Management Systems
  • Bachelor’s/Masters Degree

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard

**Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!