Technical Evaluator

Employer
HBO
Location
Hauppauge, New York
Salary
Technical Evaluator
Posted
Feb 11, 2019
Function
Production
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

Position Summary:

The Technical Evaluator is responsible for performing 100% technical review and analysis of all assets acquired for distribution across all HBO platforms.  This individual is expected to ensure only technically sound content is used for broadcast and/or distribution, guaranteeing all assets adhere to specific technical specifications and qualitative standards.  He/She must be able to perform an extensive and detailed assessment of all forms of recorded media, with specific proficiency in the file formats MXF, AS-O2, OP1a, ProRes, and IMF.  This requires review of internal technical evaluation reports, identifying any/all errors and anomalies, and recommending/executing solutions for correction.  He/She must also have a broad range of industry acquired experience and insight in all phases of production, post-production, and broadcast practices.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform detailed quality and technical evaluation for all product procured for use on all HBO platforms
  • Identify and report any deviations from technical standards, capture metadata, and prepare clear/concise written evaluations
  • Research internal reports and historical records to recommend viable solutions to correct technical anomalies and/or determine next steps
  • Operate equipment to measure, capture and qualify specific technical requirements during evaluation
  • Verify technical fixes, revise evaluation reports, and update departmental records and databases
  • Report equipment concerns/failures to appropriate parties including Management and Engineering

Requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience working in the television or film industry in a production and/or post-production capacity
  • Expertise in mastering and distribution workflows, techniques, and standards
  • Proficient with various file formats such as MXF, AS-O2, OP1a, ProRes, IMF, etc.
  • Experience with file playback software; AmberFin proficiency a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of television broadcast and broadband distribution technologies
  • Familiarity with next generation formats such as UHD, HDR, Dolby Atmos, etc. a plus
  • A motivated self-starter who expresses a willingness to learn new skills and stay current with broadcast technology trends
  • Superior time management/multi-tasking/leadership skills and the ability to thrive in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Aptitude to make autonomous decisions and use sound judgment consistently and effectively
  • Must be proficient in both Windows and Mac OS; Linux experience a plus

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