Solutions Architect - Media Over IP

Sony, San Francisco, California, United States, 94199

Sony Electronics Inc. is looking for the risk-takers, the collaborators, the inspired and the inspirational. We want the people who are brave enough to work at the cutting edge and create solutions that will enrich and improve the lives of people across the globe. In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we offer an environment and culture that promotes Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In addition, our team members enjoy innovative work-life balance opportunities including a hybrid home/office workplace, monthly "Free Fridays", and early shutdowns on Fridays throughout the year (including half-days during the summer).

So, if you want to join a "Best Place to Work" company and make the world say wow, let's talk.

Sony Electronics is looking for an Expert Solutions Architect to join our Network Solutions team, remotely based in Central or Western US. You will be responsible for the technical lead in the entire sales process, from early business development and solution design to producing and presenting the final technical proposal. As part of this process, customers are guided through the varied choices of technology and solution designs. Hence, our solution architects have broad knowledge of applications and technologies used in broadcast new media, and transport workflows with the confidence and persuasiveness to deliver the information effectively.

Our Solutions Architects are trusted advisors to our customers, while planning and designing their next generation IP solutions. This customer engagement provides valuable input from the market regarding current- and future requirements and trends. By relaying this information back to product management, the Solution Architect becomes an important link between customer needs and Sony's product development organization. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment and will be focused on results, well organized, detail oriented, with a proven track record for delivering on-time and with a high degree of customer satisfaction.

Job Description:

Serve as the field team's Technical Guru leading both pre-and post-sales design and planning sessions.Work hands-on with customers to demonstrate and communicate implementation best practices on Sony's Networked Solutions portfolio including IP Live, Nevion, and IP-enabled hardware.Perform a consultative role in understanding the customer workflow and separating what are requirements and what are wants and how best to position the solution portfolio.Present IP-based technologies and solutions to broadcasters, telecom operators and business partnersAct as the technical solution owner and engage in discussions with customers throughout the entire sales cycle.Analyze customer requirements for next generation IP-based broadcast solutions.Design high-level solutions that meet customer requirements.Develop detailed solution designs and Bill-of-Materials.Inform product management (and PPB) about requests for new features and applicationsResponsibilities:

Lead the technical definition, create solution proposals and support SOW development and executionLead and participate in remote or onsite Proof-of-Concepts at customer premisesAnalyze and data mine information provided by customers for structure and content validityAnalyze customer requirements during the pre-sales process and oversee the implementation of the solution during the delivery phaseDefine and validate Sony solutions to meet customer goals and objectivesWork with customers during the technical planning phase to integrate the Sony solutions into the customer's environment.Work with internal technical teams for product placement and feature improvements for reliability, availability, and serviceability.Document technical and commercial requirements to ensure continuity of communications both external and internal; externally towards customers, partners, and consultants, and internally with Product Management, Professional Services, Customer Support, and ManagementCapture customer feedback on product enhancements and challenge the organization through ongoing innovationFocus on product roadmaps to constantly improve the value of our service offerings for our customers and hold vendors accountable for deliverables, including by not limited to technical specifications, implementation specifications and service delivery standardsRequired Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in related technical field. Master's degree or higher preferred5-7 years of experience designing and deploying live production environments for broadcast television3+ years of experience with designing, deploying, and supporting complex SMPTE ST 2110 IP-based media environmentsA strong understanding of video contribution technologies including deep knowledge of modern compression algorithms such as JPEG2000, JPEG XS, H.264, H.265, and TICOExcellent verbal and written communicator in English (other language skills are a plus)High level of comfort communicating effectively across internal and external organizationStrong organization and time-management skillsStrong knowledge of IP networking and ideally also of broadcast technologiesProven track record in technical solution sellingComfortable in a virtual working environment and working from homeAbility to travel between 90 to 120 days per year

The anticipated base pay range for this position is $101,000 to $134,000. The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include as applicable, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for a bonus, and a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare benefits (medical, dental, and vision), paid medical leave after three months of employment, a 401k plan with matching company contributions, vacation time, education assistance, student loan assistance program, eighty hours of paid sick leave time annually, and up to twelve weeks paid parental leave after six months of employment.

Sony Electronics is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values employees with a broad cross-cultural perspective. We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond. All applicants will receive fair and impartial treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information or on any other basis which is protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Disability Accommodation for Applicants to Sony Electronics Inc. and Sony of Canada ULC.

Sony Electronics Inc. and Sony of Canada Ltd. provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact us by email at talenthelp@am.sony.com, or you can mail your resume to: Sony Electronics, Human Resources Department, 16535 Via Esprillo, San Diego CA 92127. Please indicate the position you are applying for.

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