Director of Technology Operations
Universal Pictures Group - Universal City, CA

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Role Summary:
The Director of Technology Operations will work in the Universal Pictures Technology office. The primary responsibilities will be to address immediate business risks related to digital content and implement proper management of digital assets, e.g., storage, labeling, redundancy, metadata, and archiving.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Setup Production Metadata and Labeling Process
  • Develop standards for labeling and metadata for digital assets.
  • Manage proper metadata creation across pre-production, production and post-production.
  • Implement tools to search for digital assets.
  • Develop inventory system to allow quick, convenient location of existing material.
  • Manage Redundancy of Digital Assets during Storage and Transfer
  • Develop policies and procedures for storage and transfer of digital content.
  • Ensure appropriate redundancy in all phases of creation, transfer, and storage of digital video.
  • Ensure multiple copies of digital data are created and stored.
  • Develop and implement disaster recovery plans for digital assets.
  • Coordinate Archival of Digital Materials
  • Establish procedures and best practices for archival of digital materials.
  • Coordinate with existing archive and vault group.
  • Manage Vendor Compliance
  • Ensure outside vendors implement Universal processes and procedures.
  • Develop appropriate contractual provisions for vendor contracts.

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in engineering, math/physics or computer science or equivalent technical experience.
  • At least 5 years managing media projects.
  • Substantial experience in technology for production, post-production, and content/media storage and delivery.
  • Experience with current video, distribution and computer technology.
  • Past experience working in a cross-functional groups with diverse interests. Proven ability to form clear viewpoints and promulgate them to others to build consensus.

    Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
  • Must be willing submit to a background investigation
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
  • Willingness to travel (15% of time) and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice.
  • Must be willing to work at the station in Universal City.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

    Desired Characteristics
  • Ability to form clear viewpoints and promulgate them to others to build consensus.
  • Superior intellectual and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable interacting with creative talent and senior management.