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Silmar Mota

  • Broadcast Engineer
  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • 19/08/2021
Full time Engineering System / Solution Architecture Broadcast Engineering

Personal Summary

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)

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)


  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Motivated
  • Teamwork

Work Experience

Broadcast Project Consultant
May 2020 - The Walt Disney Company

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.

Broadcast Project Engineer
Oct 2017 - May 2020 ESPN

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.

Sr. Broadcast Maintenance Engineer
Mar 2013 - Oct 2017 ESPN

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.

Broadcast Project Engineer
Oct 2012 - Dec 2012 Magics Video

Project and integration for broadcast engineering systems.

Sr. Broadcast Maintenance Technician
Sep 2005 - Oct 2012 Vanguarda TV - TV Globo Affiliate

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.


MBA in Technology Innovation for Network & Communications
Jul 2017 - Jul 2019 University of São Paulo
BS in Electrical Engineering
Jul 2007 - Jul 2012 Etep University
Telecommunications Technician
Jan 2000 - Jul 2001 Cephas School