Broadcast Engineer II

Apr 24, 2024
Dublin, Ireland
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

The last 12 months have been amazing for esports at Riot. We held our most-watched League of Legends Worlds Championship, and we ran our first global tournaments for VALORANT, Wild Rift, and Legends of Runeterra. On the back of that success, and in our ever-growing dedication to our mission to be the most player focused company in the world, Riot is doubling down on our investment in the esports and fan experience with industry-leading innovations like Project Stryker that will make our ambitions come to life. 

As a Senior Travel Broadcast Engineer in the Global Technology Group, you will help lead our broadcast engineers and drive the planning, execution and maintenance of the production layer and supporting technologies that power Riot’s esports broadcasts around the world.  

This role will require international travel as we support global events working inside and outside the European Union. Expected travel is up to 40% per year.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Occasionally required to lift 50 lbs
  • Occasionally required to push/pull road cases
  • Ability to travel internationally

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead teams supporting our production and technical infrastructures at global events.  This includes production equipment, network management tools, communications systems, graphics, video systems, processing and transcoding.
  • Experience and level of comfort supporting teams tasked with solving complex and diverse problems that require an ability to evaluate multiple variables
  • Maintain control, efficiency, and visibility over broadcast technology used to support global events including its maintenance before and after use.  
  • Serve as a point of escalation for the on-site Field Ops team to analyze, troubleshoot and solve technical problems
  • Design & iterate on premise and cloud resources
  • Coordinate production activities with the other technical teams
  • Work with the Esports engineering and IT teams to create better in-house systems for event support and management of shows including monitoring streams and enhancing quality of service metrics
  • Support long-term planning, equipment preparation and remote support of other live events and road shows.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Technical degree in an applicable field
  • Five years' experience working in a video ecosystem, with strong fundamentals in live video content production workflows and related production technologies 
  • 6+ years experience in an IC, supervisory or management role
  • Proven experience working in a dynamic environment that requires a steady volume of high level details, the challenge of identifying and tracking critical paths, complex dependencies, and executing deliverables successfully
  • Deep understanding of SMPTE standards, various video processing codecs and formats
  • Experience working with video & audio infrastructure - SDI, SMPTE 2110, Dante, NDI
  • Knowledge of media processing and quality control tools
  • Ability to work on productivity softwares (Google, Word, Excel)
  • Valid driver’s license, passport & ability to travel internationally. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Certifications from Cisco or AWS
  • Experience in a live event production operation, preferably sports, within a broadcast team environment, working under strict time deadlines
  • Ability to implement and sustain orchestrated automated workflows 
  • Deep understanding of streaming and OTT technologies, protocols, and practices, monitoring and compliance preferred
  • Knowledge to manage enterprise switches and routers 
  • Knowledge and/or experience of metadata concepts and feed formats (XML, JSON)

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will look at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!

Our Perks

We offer medical and dental plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability coverage are also available. Riot will support your retirement benefits with a company match, and double down on your donations of time and money to non-profit charitable organizations. Balance between work and personal life is encouraged with open paid time off, and flexible benefits fund.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

Let's Thrive Together:

Because together we are better

It's our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and members of Riot Games. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with a disability and does not unlawfully discriminate based on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy, medical condition, political affiliation or activity, genetic information, religion, trade union membership or activity, age, sexual orientation, family status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil status, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status or characteristics. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses. We know that fresh and varied perspectives will make us better at what we do, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, we’re excited to hear from you. Don’t be discouraged if you feel you don’t fully meet every single one of the requirements for a particular role, there’s always room for growth at Riot. If you spot a role that will make you want to jump out of bed in the morning, we are waiting to hear from you!

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