Full Job Description
SportsMEDIA Technology – (SMT) is the pioneer in sports technology, having re-imagined the fan experience 30 years ago. Since then, we’ve revolutionized how sports fans watch their favorite events, whether in the stands, livestreaming or on television. Through innovative real-time and wireless data and display systems, SMT’s impact is evident in every major international sport on the world’s stage, from football and soccer to tennis and golf. Along the way, SMT has grown to become the premier technology provider for pinnacle world-renowned events, including the tennis Grand Slams, golf majors, the Olympics, NHL, NBA, the New York City Marathon and CrossFit Games. SMT designed and developed the official scoring, statistics, and onsite live presentation systems for the NBA, the NHL, the PGA TOUR, NASCAR, the CrossFit Games, all four golf majors, and the four tennis slams.
SMT services hundreds of major U.S and international sports events, as well as major sports broadcasters, teams and organizing bodies, resulting in a sports technology powerhouse unequaled in the industry. SMT continues to blaze the trail in sports technology with innovative biometrics and player and object tracking, mobile apps, analytics, video production services, wireless information systems, and on-site services. SMT’s products have become a regular part of the viewing experience for fans and an invaluable asset for clients. SMT's growth has led to the creation of several divisions, with divisions in Durham, NC, Fremont, CA, Jacksonville, FL, and Toronto, Canada.
SUMMARY: Provides entry level on-site technical assistance and operation at events focusing on LED display and television graphics production. Responsible for equipment preparation, maintenance, inventory and operation associated with the delivery of SMT Video Production Services (primarily broadcast and LED). Duties include testing, configuration, troubleshooting, setup and operation, user acceptance testing, setup and breakdown of associated hardware.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
On-site technical and operational assistance for hardware and software setup focusing on video display production and television graphics – set up, maintain, and operate equipment in live broadcast environment.
Assists in SMT pre-event preparation for broadcast and video display equipment and services - coordinates with Business Development Managers, Event Project Managers, Development and the Creative Services Department to make sure all systems meet event requirements.
Focuses on all VPS equipment and becomes familiar with its function, the set up and operation, and troubleshooting of.
Successfully leads VPS service portion of SMT events utilizing 1-2 VPS services
Assists in equipment preparation and maintenance – pulls required equipment, assesses operational and repair status, manages inventory control and packaging of equipment.
Gains exposure and experience in basic scripting concepts and commands (Python)
Provides basic technical training and support for EPMs as it relates to VPS services and equipment
Helps maintain organization and cleanliness in the VPS department and associated hardware storage
Load and unload equipment to/from VPS storage
Contribute to the SMT-JAX Wiki page
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
BS/BA degree – ideally within Television, Broadcasting, IT, Communication
Minimum of 1-year technical experience as it relates to hardware, networking of video signals
Familiar with operational workflow of Video Production Switchers, OB truck and TV environment
Past experience as a Video Utility in an OB production would be helpful
SPECIAL SKILLS, REQUIREMENTS & POSSIBLE PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
International and Domestic Travel of 120-150 days required, often up to 30 days consecutively
Proficient in TVI + CG operation within first year of employment
Entry-level Computer skills: MS Office familiarity, PC Networking familiarity including TCP/IP & CAT5 crimping
Must be able to lift, move, and carry up to 75Lbs.
Strong Organizational & Interpersonal Skills
Must be a team-player, work well with others & also with solo projects
Sit for and work for extended periods of time
Two Medical Plans – Premier and Basic
Long-term and short-term Disability plans
Life & AD/D Insurance Plan
Ten Paid Holidays
Generous Paid Time Off/PTO plan.
Confidential employee assistance program
Are you ready to join the SMT Team and be a Game Changer?
SMT is an equal opportunity employer.
Final candidates are subject to criminal background checks and a pre-employment drug screen.