Position Summary: Supervise and provide local oversight for technical and personnel needs related to MLB Replay, MLB Broadcast Products and Services, and MLB Network Ballpark Cam.
Locations: We are seeking a Venue Tech Manager for each of the following ballparks. The Venue Tech Manager at each park will be required to work on site:
Boston Red Sox
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
Manage and support local Venue Technicians.
Troubleshoot issues in tandem with local Venue Technicians and Senior Engineers.
Support and maintain computer network and subsystems.
Support and maintain inbound/outbound Ballpark Camera transmission systems.
Support and maintain large networked intercom systems.
Support and maintain robotic camera controls and related mechanical systems.
Support and maintain small router and multi-viewer systems.
Support and maintain Baseball Game Operations gear. This includes, but is not limited to dugout phones, beacon testing, player/coach iPads, and BPS gear.
Interface with MLBN Operations, Replay Operations, BPS, BTC, and Infrastructure for specific park needs and communications with their respective staffs.
Oversee and organize maintenance of the equipment installed in the ballparks with the appropriate MLB Department and the venue.
Other such duties as required.
Skills & Experience: The ideal candidate must have most if not all of the following skills and experiences:
A minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in stadium preferred and remote production environment with digital video encoding required.
Previous experience with intercom systems is required.
In-depth knowledge of computer and IT network systems with proficiency in MS Project, Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and use of the Internet is required.
This position requires a highly organized, self-motivated individual who can interface with a diverse group of people and situations, while maintaining confidentiality.
Demonstrate the tact, diplomacy, decisiveness, and superior people skills required in the pressurized environment of live television.
Ability to create processes in a dynamic environment.
Basic understanding of encoding systems.
Basic understanding of fiber transmissions.
Must be proficient in use of troubleshooting devices such as video scopes and fiber meters.
Understand the effects of hostile environments on electronic systems and adjust each system accordingly.
Must be able to analyze complex electronic problems and make recommendations for corrective action.
Basic understanding of HD television systems and formats.
Strong oral, written and presentation skills.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
Must be able to regularly travel domestically and/or internationally, often on short notice.
Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.
Ability to climb stairs, sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time.
Ability to work effectively while exposed to varying and unpredictable weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, wind, etc.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in broadcast technology / engineering or equivalent related experience.
Note – As per Major League Baseball’s Covid-19 requirements, all employees working in MLB ballparks must be vaccinated for Covid-19.