Broadcast Field Engineer

72% Flex
Full Remote
Senior (5-10 years)
85 - 95 K yearly
Remote from:United States
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Broadcast Field Engineer

72% Flex
Remote: Full Remote
Salary: 85 - 95K yearly
Experience: Senior (5-10 years)
Work from: United States...

Offer summary


High school diploma or equivalent, 5+ years of relevant experience.

Key responsabilities:

  • Adjust, test, configure Broadcast IT systems
  • Provide recommendations on installation standards
  • Perform signal tests and employee training
  • Act as quality control on work performed
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51 - 200 Employees

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Job Location:    Eden Prairie OR Remote - Eden Prairie, MN
Position Type:    Full Time
Education Level:    High School
Salary Range:    $85,000.00 - $95,000.00 Salary/year
Travel Percentage:    Up to 70%
Job Shift:    Day
Job Category:    Installation - Maint - Repair

Job Title: Broadcast Field Engineer

Company Name: Alpha

Location: Eden Prairie, MN or Remote



The Broadcast Field Engineer is responsible for adjusting, testing, configuring and commissioning Broadcast & IT systems, bringing projects to completion and ensuring quality. They must understand design, as well as demonstrate installation and commissioning techniques. He or she must be able to understand large broadcast systems, break them into subsystems, and have a solid technical background and understanding of video, audio, control and data/networking. The Broadcast Field Engineer will work closely with the Field Manager, Engineers, Lead Installers, and Project Managers. He or she will provide both general and specific recommendations on installation standards, technologies, personnel, job specifics and implementation. For all types of systems, upon completion, the Engineer shall provide red lined drawings and a completed commissioning report. In some rare cases, he or she may act as Project Foreman.


The Broadcast Field Engineer will:

  • Uphold the Alpha Values.
  • Work with and advise design engineering during initial system design.
  • Seek to understand end-user functional requirements and configure systems in a way that reflects the intended system design, as well as the client’s best interests.
  • Attend drawing reviews.
  • Proactively identify areas of concern with system design, equipment integration and end-user functionality needs.
  • Work with the project manager and lead installer to create task lists for technicians.
  • Perform signal tests to certify all cabling and ensure proper functionality.
  • Program broadcast equipment (includes routers, switchers, mixers, CG, etc.) in our fabrication facility and at client sites.
  • Communicate with the client, project manager, salesperson and engineer to provide status updates, issues and potential solutions.
  • Work with on-site tech team to identify and finalize punch list items.
  • Compile system commissioning reports.
  • Act as the final point of quality control on work performed by Alpha staff and contractors, to ensure that all deliverables meet and conform to safety and quality requirements.
  • Perform employee and client training.
  • Serve as a role model for other technicians by exhibiting a high quality of work, an excellent work ethic, and a positive attitude.
  • Work directly with subcontractors and/or third parties as necessary.
  • Identify integration process inefficiencies and advocate for solutions.
  • Provide technical support to Alpha employees and clients in any areas of expertise.
  • Possess the ability to pull, terminate, and label all types of broadcast video, audio and control cabling.
  • All other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate.



  • Up to 70% travel, occasionally on a last-minute basis, for up to two weeks at a time.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must pass a background check.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of organization
  • Ability to create, manage, prioritize, and complete a task list
  • Familiarity with construction and corporate job sites
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in a team
  • Knowledge of broadcast A/V theory and IT networking
  • Ability to read and comprehend CAD drawings, blueprints and technical drawings
  • Demonstrated experience troubleshooting audio, video, and IP signal flows
  • Excellent soldering skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Solid knowledge of system configurations
  • Knowledge of audio & video design theory
  • Ability to solve unusual or unexpected problems



  • Experience deploying and configuring:
  • ST 2110 IP media networks, PTP synchronization, boundary clocks, IP gateways, IP video test and measurement equipment. Audio-over-IP signals as Dante, AES67, AVB and familiarity with IPTV Systems.
  • Broadcast equipment from Evertz, Ross, Imagine Communications, Sony, Grass Valley, Panasonic, JVC, EVS and AJA - including routers, switchers, cameras, servers, etc.
  • Displays, including LCD, direct view LED, monitor walls, etc.
  • Proficiency generating, testing, and measuring:
  • Video signals including baseband SDI, component, composite/VBS, 2110-20, NDI, etc.
  • Audio signals including balanced and unbalanced, line and mic, MADI, AES, Dante, AES67, etc.
  • Ethernet traffic using Wireshark, as well as general network troubleshooting.
  • Some engineering background preferred (production truck, sports venue, integrator, news media, manufacturer)



  • High school diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of five (5) years relevant experience
  • Additional advanced or product-specific certifications are preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (including Word, Outlook, and Excel)
  • AutoCAD, Visio, Bluebeam Revu experience preferred


Certificates and Licenses

  • SBE, CTS-I, or CTS-D
  • Additional broadcast and network certifications preferred


Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift, raise, lower, push or carry up to 50 lbs. from ground to waist, waist to overhead and from one surface to another at mid level.
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often sitting or standing for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to bend, crouch, kneel or crawl often in small or cramped spaces.
  • Ability to ascend or descend structures like ladders, scaffolding, ropes or poles that require the use of both upper and lower body to climb up to 25 feet tall.
  • Ability to work on equipment that is over individuals head and shoulders/at or below the shoulders while standing/sitting.


This position is not eligible for sponsorship.


Benefits We Offer:

As Alpha Video & Audio, Inc. strives to be a premiere provider of Audio and Video solutions for our clients, we also strive to be a premiere employer for our employees. We provide a full array of benefits including 401k, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short- & Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending accounts for medical and dependent child/elder care, and HSA.  All our new full-time employees are eligible the first day of employment.

In addition, we offer a competitive annual time off package including holidays, vacation days, personal/sick leave days, birthday holiday, volunteering time off, and paid bereavement leave.


Equal Opportunity:

At Alpha Video and Audio, Inc. we are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. Our policy is to recruit, hire, train, and reward employees for their individual abilities, achievements, and experience. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Level of experience:Senior (5-10 years)
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Soft Skills

  • Great written and verbal communication
  • High organizational ability
  • Strong teamwork and problem-solving skills

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