CBS Corporation Sr Technical Engineer (Post Production) in Burbank, California

Sr Technical Engineer (Post Production)

REF#: 30418


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand - "the Eye" - one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia.


Position Overview

Senior Technical Engineer, Production Services position is primarily concerned with the installation, support and maintenance of production systems that provide CTD and CBSi day of air productions the ability to deliver their shows on schedule. These systems include Avid Interplay media asset management, Nexis shared storage, INEWS newsroom automation, Media Central, and post production systems as well as production systems including on-air graphics, teleprompter, transcoding farm, LiveU, SnapStream, Aspera, NL Tek.

This position may require working late or on the weekend to perform essential routine maintenance outside of broadcast hours

This position also performs research and evaluation of new technologies that might benefit productions.

The employee reports to the Director of Production Services and is dedicated to the production, but may be called on to assist with associated productions as and when the need arises . The employee takes daily direction from the Executive in Charge of the production and works collaboratively with the production staff and Corporate IT departments to use technology and include technology applications as an integral part of the total technology plan for the productions.


Primary responsibility is to ensure technical systems are in working order to ensure that the productions can deliver their product (show) on schedule

Responsible for installation and on-going support, maintenance of production and post-production systems for an on-air daily production including Avid Interplay and Avid Media Composer

Responsible for maintaining accurate records of physical and software assets

Ability to prioritize tasks and be responsive to demands from multiple users whilst ensuring the shows are delivered

Routine help-desk duties as needed to fill voids



Avid ASCR certification or 5+ years supporting an Avid based post production facility

Extensive experience with all forms of broadcast systems

Need 5+ years experience as a senior-level engineer/technician of IT systems involving TV broadcast media architecture

Extensive experience with networking environments blending emerging wireless technologies, video broadcast systems, and post production digital asset management systems.

Expert understanding of interaction between all core systems essential to a post-production facility.

Must have in depth knowledge of network servers from design to implementation and maintenance.

Expert level knowledge of Microsoft Server and Desktop Operating Systems.

Expert level knowledge of Internetworking protocols, wired and wireless networking.

Expert level knowledge of Macintosh systems, including but not limited to Print/Graphic workstations.

Ability to analyze project requirements, draft project plans, milestones and delivery schedules.

Ability to establish evaluation strategies and implement formative and summative activities.

Expert knowledge of infrastructure requirements and components of local and wide area networks, Internet and intranets.

Working knowledge of Cisco Internetworking Operating System (CiscoIOS) for routers and switches.

Working knowledge of telecommunications systems and interoperation with Data Systems.

Understanding of security as it relates to data, infrastructure, and physical environment.

Understanding of architectural drawings, electrical plans and facilities planning.

Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff.

Ability to create, or assist in the creation of policies as required for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.


Ability to administer a hybrid Windows and Macintosh environment




Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled