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RF‐Broadcast Transport Technician

WINCHESTER , Virginia

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AT&T- is more than entertainment – we are a technology company.  Our East Coast Uplink Facility Technical Services Department is seeking an Associate-Technical Services to work at the uplink facility located in Winchester, VA
Within the first 6 months, you will be working toward mastering the core competencies of our technicians.  You will work closely with the Technical Operations Center to identify problems in specific markets/channels and restore the broadcast.  Our customer satisfaction relies on keeping programming on-air and this can’t be done without you.
Our environment offers the best of both worlds – we are a strong team and rely on each other, but much of the work is performed independently. 
Responsibilities
  • Ensure consistent, high quality digital television signal transports and satellite transmissions.
  • Installation, diagnosis and maintenance of critical on-air video, audio, RF, baseband, signal processing, transport and transmission equipment.  This responsibility includes DirecTV’s Mpeg 2 and Mpeg 4 Broadcast transmissions streams and all associated Local Collection Facilities, Broadcast Centers, Ground station Equipment, and associated Monitor and Control hardware. 
  • Configure and troubleshoot a variety of television broadcast, transport, and transmission equipment.
  • Perform routine maintenance on various subsystems.
  • Summarize and Present Technical information in both verbal and written form
  • Assist in project research, design, planning, implementation, procedure documentation and training.
  • Training and development of new employees
  • Develop a base knowledge of site facility systems and assist with emergency building system repairs as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Associates degree, certificate or equivalent military training in electronics and/or related systems is preferred.
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills, good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Physical requirements:
    • Must have the ability to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
    • Ability to climb external antenna system ladders and work at heights up to 30 ft.
    • Dexterity to work in confined spaces down to 16 cubic ft.
    • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Associates degree, certificate or equivalent military experience with electronics, communication, television broadcast or Earth Station processes and equipment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in either RF Ground Station Antenna systems or MPEG Video Compression systems.
  • Previous experience with VMWare, V-Sphere, v-Center Virtualized environments or willingness to learn.

Special Requirements:

Must have a valid state driver’s license with no restrictions.

All candidates must be willing to carry a company provided on-call phone, participate in a cyclic on-call rotation, and must reside less than 45 minute drive time from the main uplink facility.

Must have a negative pre-employment drug test.

Criminal and MVR background must meet company hiring criteria.

The uplink facility is a 24x7 facility and requires the ability to work various shifts, including holidays and overtime as necessary to support the on-air mission.

Minimal travel via commercial airline required on occasion (<25% travel)


Job ID 1821303 Date posted 08/13/2018

Associate Director Technology Development

Pros

Opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies.
Support for women in technical leadership roles.
Pride in diversity & inclusion with 12 Employee Resource Groups with 40k+ members.
Great benefits including 4+ weeks vacation, 6% salary match of 401k, paid maternity/paternity leave, financial support for adoption.
Flexibility to work from home or office in newly renovated collaboration zones.
Lots of opportunity to move around the company & work on new products.

Cons

Process heavy with lots of administrative overhead.

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