Hands-on engineer, post-graduated, with 15+ years of experience in broadcast and media engineering.
Wide experience designing and maintaining solutions for content creation, manipulation, encoding/transcoding and distribution, including non-linear edit systems, video servers, storage solutions, file acquisition, file transcode, file transfer, media asset management and automation systems.
Full understanding of technical facility, and complex broadcast video/audio and IT type production equipment, systems and workflows
Solid understanding of video codec formats, compression and transcoding, including professional media applications (Vantage, AWS Elemental, FFMPEG, Mediainfo)
VIDEO OVER IP
Good understanding of Audio/Video over IP, SMPTE 2310, NDI and NMOS
Wide experience using JIRA, Confluence and Sharepoint
Basic understanding of REST APlincluding tools such as cURL and Postman
Basic scripting experience (Python, Batch, Autohotkey)
System Administrator/Specialist for Telestream Vantage (Media Workflow), AWS Elemental Server (Transcoding), GV Quantel (Edit & Playout Servers), and DivArchive (Content Storage Manager), responsible for support, training and configuring these production systems for best performance and reliability at ESPN and Fox Sports Channels.
Responsible for specification, design, development, and implementation of solutions for engineering or production requests that result in modifications, additions, and enhancements to ESPN's non-linear edit systems, video servers, and archive infrastructure.
Advanced support of all relevant media technology at ESPN including master control automation, production control room, production switchers, video routers, edit servers, and workstations, maintaining system availability for production needs.
Project and integration for broadcast engineering systems.
Troubleshooting and repairing broadcast systems in both SD and HD including NLE's, MAM, and monitoring equipment. Checking equipment for operational readiness; providing operational
assistance/instruction to others as needed.