Hands on technical Content Engineer is responsible for supporting the Content Engineering & Encoding environment, handling inbound media qualifications while establishing and maintaining workflows with an emphasis on 4k and HDR formats to ensure that Vubiquity transcoding outbound format standards are met. Assist in the development and support of transcoding workflow automation. Establish and maintain CODEC profiles for transcoding platforms that include Dalet iCR, Elemental, ATEME, Digital Rapids and Vantage. Responsible for developing automated analysis profiles using Baton and Sencore.
Act as the Subject Matter Expert regarding CODEC specifications, media compression platforms, media analysis platforms and software technologies specifically as it relates to 4k and HDR formats.
Research new concepts, methods, and technologies relevant to media processing and distribution architectures
Ability to design, create and document transcoding workflows for production deployment and facilitates workflow initial and ongoing training for Operational Departments.
Troubleshoot a variety of technical and operational issues while applying company policies and procedures. Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of multiple content processing platforms and their integration into operational workflows.
Operate efficiently while developing professional expertise in a fast-paced agile environment where operational priorities change quickly.
Maintain media encoding, transcoding platforms and analysis platforms, to ensure the highest accuracy, stability, performance and quality.
Establish and maintain operational capacity metrics for all media processing platforms to include encoding, transcoding, editing and analysis.
Provide weekly Content Engineering work and capacity reporting
Participate in internal and external business calls and meetings
Research new concepts, methods, and technologies relevant to our solutions
Education: BS degree in Media Engineering, related field, or equivalent experience
3+ years of experience with video/audio codecs and formats such as IMF, MXF, JPEG2000, MPEG-4/h.264, HEVC/h.265, MPEG-2, ProRes required.
Experience with open source media libraries such as ffmpeg
Familiar scripting languages like Perl, shell scripting and Java
Experience with Linux and Windows
Knowledge of transcoding platforms, Elemental, Vantage, Agility, ATEME and Digital Rapids
Experience with color timing workflows and platforms, Resolve, Baselight, Colorfront
Knowledge of Analysis platforms, Baton, Cerify and Sencore
Experience with agile engineering and development life cycle, from collecting requirements, communicating requirements via user stories, design, documentation, deployment and training
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously while adhering to strict deadlines
Key Results and Deliverables (What does success look like):
Highly responsible, self-motivated, and able to thrive in an energetic, fast pace, high growth, entrepreneurial environment
Strong team player who can build strong relationships at all levels of the organization
Have excellent communication skills – written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal
An ethical and proactive leader who can maximize environment resources