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Company AT&T

Job Title Professional, Field Engineer

Jobid att4-4757378

Location: Atlanta, GA, 30309, USA

Description **Regional Broadcast Engineer (Professional Field Engineer) – Atlanta, GA**


AT&T’s Field Engineering organization, is currently seeking a Field Engineer to support its operations throughout the Central Gulf Coast Region. The Field Engineer will work from a home office in either the Atlanta, GA area.

This position is considered 100% Travel and the Field Engineer will be responsible for the following:

+ Leading technical engineering support for all aspects of regional DIRECTV Local Collection Facilities and coordination/assistance with other technical departments as needed to support the same.

+ Author/Review/Approval of MOP's as needed

+ Perform RF signal surveys to FCC specifications and document the findings, investigate interference issues, provide and implement recommendations for resolution. Position requires inspection, validation and repair of baseband and SDI audio/video installations and drawings. Work with group as a whole to simplify signal delivery and associated documentation as applicable.

+ Troubleshoot video and audio impairments related to signal acquisition, have strong knowledge of ATSC & NTSC signal components and specifications, and various ANSI/SMPTE protocols.

+ Fabrication and labeling of cables is required. Installation of system devices as needed and general upkeep of LCF/LRF as a whole.

+ Perform field pre-commissioning, commissioning, maintenance of MPEG compression and pre-decommissioning as needed. Installation of baseband and IP multicast video transmission and multiplexing equipment. Position will assist in troubleshooting vendor owned connectivity up to and including optical transmission circuits.

+ Documentation of both work performed and any issues found or remaining is required on a timely basis.

Face to face communications with local TV stations engineering staff on technical issues


+ BS or AS Degree in an Engineering discipline.

+ Professional certifications will be considered in lieu of the Technical Degree requirement with a minimum of five (5) years technical experience in a Television Broadcast, Cable or Telco environment working on digital and analog broadcast & transmission systems, including RF, baseband, fiber, compression, networking, and satellite.

+ Proficiency in ATSC & NTSC terrestrial RF systems and their various components, MPEG compression systems, IP multicast knowledge, and Telco fiber systems

+ A general knowledge of baseband audio/video, digital audio/video, satellite transmission systems, computer networking systems (Ethernet, Serial, TCP/IP and Video Over IP), electrical power systems (AC/DC) and telco/data co-location protocols are necessary.

+ Strong oral and written communications and highly developed organizational skills required. Must have extensive range in lifting/carrying and be able to remove and install technical equipment.

+ Must have well developed interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as required.

+ Individual will be asked to provide verification of a valid U.S. driver's license, favorable motor vehicle record. An annual MVR audit will be pulled.

+ Position is considered to be full-time travel, working in a combination daytime and overnight maintenance support capacity with the ability to work outdoors on tall buildings in adverse weather conditions.

+ Must have Normal Color Vision (due to working on the above systems and for safety of the Field Engineer.

+ Requires hand/eye coordination, high manual dexterity and mechanical aptitude.


Video Operations / Infrastructure

**Primary Location**

Atlanta, GA



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