Chief Engineer
HITN - Brooklyn, NY

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POSITION SUMMARY:
HITN is seeking an experienced IT and broadcasting engineering management professional to join its staff as Chief Engineer. The successful candidate will need to be a hands-on leader possessing strong skills in all areas of Data/digital broadcasting center, maintenance, including encoding and distribution platforms, post production/studio/master control functions, computer internet/telecommunication mobile platforms, network infrastructure and design, as well as, building management.

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:
•Ensuring compliance with all FCC rules and regulations.
•Managing the technical integration of the network brand and promotional strategy.
•Evaluating and recommending equipment purchases for information technology, engineering and telecommunications
•Overseeing technology/network operations center (NOC), equipment maintenance and distribution and associated staff.
•Content ingest and Digital Asset Archive (DAMS) with associated staff.
•Manage the transition to tapeless HD and MPED-4 AVC to studio operation, NOC and program feeds to affiliates.
•Coordinate and participate with IT department on projects and technical infrastructure needs.
•Knowledge of industry standard media convergence techniques and systems preferred (MPEG-4), streaming media, VOD, DVR †s, portable media devices and mobile phone applications.).
•Responsible for the management & maintenance of uplink and downlink practices.
•Manage and implement the networks disaster recovery solution for information technology, engineering and telecommunication systems.
•Participate in the preparation of capital and operating budgets.
•Keep management apprised of strategic advances in technology and ensure that technology standards and best practices are maintained across the organization
•Improve and maintain a standard project management methodology and best practice. Initiate and implement new methodologies, process and procedures that will support HITN†s short and long-term goals.
•Maintain current processes and make recommendations for improvement.
•Collaborate with functional areas in the supervision of project personnel, including work allocation, training, and problem resolution.
•Serve as key liaison between the functional groups within IT, IP & Broadcast Engineering and other HITN business units