Senior Media Systems Engineer


Washington, DC, US, 20036





Overview and Responsibilities: 

The Senior Lead Engineer is responsible for the continued improvement, optimization, and innovation of CBS News' post-production editing environment at our Washington DC Bureau.  Collaborating with the Senior Director of Production Technology, the Senior Lead Engineer will be responsible for critically important support and post-production technology in a live news environment.  The role will also play a key part in transitioning CBS News' post-production environment into the cloud. Candidates should have significant post-production technology experience, possess a cloud-first mentality, strive to be ahead of the curve' and challenge the status quo.

You have a keen spirit of innovation and understand that providing continued value is critical to our business.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Avid Certified Support Representative Certification – Elite level preferred 
  • Minimum of 5-7 years in a live broadcast television environment
  • Provide advanced support for Avid Media Composer, Avid Interplay, Avid Nexis, Avid Media Central Cloud UX and Adobe Creative Cloud



Additional Qualifications:

  • Open to relocation
  • Solid ability to collaborate and build rapport with peers, partners, and collaborators
  • Current Avid Certified Support Representative Certification – Elite level preferred
  • Knowledge of HD, UHD, HDR cameras, workflows, and trends
  • Knowledge of various audio and video containers, codecs, resolutions, and frame rates
  • Windows domain administration and Linux administration
  • Handle all media assets and metadata across on-premises and cloud post-production systems
  • Troubleshoot and implement corrective actions to overcome technical issues impacting all postproduction workflows
  • Train and develop documentation for editors and producers
  • Work with vendors, drive feature requests, and build bug reports
  • Initiate standard operating procedures and act as point of contact for the user community
  • Experience with file-transfer tools (Aspera, Signiant) and file-sharing tools (Sony Ci,
  • Experience with remote access tools such as Leostream, HP Remote Boost, Teradici or similar
  • Advanced knowledge of enterprise infrastructure (network switches, firewalls, TCP/IP, AD, DNS)
  • Knowledge of encoding and/or transcoding systems such as Telestream or similar
  • Experience with SRT and NDI protocols
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft image deployments using SCCM/MDT
  • Perform hardware, firmware, and software updates
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to support the needs of an on-air News environment


Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount's portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.


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Nearest Major Market: Washington DC