NOC Video Engineer

Champaign, IL

Position Summary:

The NOC Video Engineer is responsible for the distribution of video to Pavlov Media customers.

NOC Video Engineers will coordinate upgrades of equipment including installation, construction, operation, and maintenance of equipment associated with the video headend and signal transmission network. This role will also assist in maintaining all network elements including router and switches utilized to provide IPTV signal to our customers. Additionally, this role must follow up with customers after installations or service additions to ensure quality service. Lastly, NOC Video Engineers may be asked to represent Pavlov Media at conferences and trade shows or other applicable gatherings.

  • Pavlov Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.

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    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Train and mentor new Pavlov Media field technicians
    • Train and mentor new Pavlov Media NOC technicians
    • Lead and manage internal Video project initiatives
    • Share information and provide feedback to internal teams on a consistent basis
    • Assist with upkeep on network documentation and product training materials
    • Ensure that network quality meets Pavlov Media standards
    • Serve as an escalation point for all Video related issues
    Customer Service
    • Maintain a customer first attitude to ensure customer satisfaction
    • Maintains personal relationships and good communication with property staff, clients, other sub-contractors or any other important point of contact
    • Helps identify and coordinate local contract labor for work orders in their region
    • Field all calls, emails, and work orders from Pavlov Media HQ
    Technical Ability
    • Provides technical, procedural, and product guidance to our field technicians and contractors
    • Travel to each assigned site as needed to perform low-voltage cabling work, outside plant work, electronics work, and Video troubleshooting.
    • Work with Pavlov Media construction teams to deploy Video headend and infrastructure solutions
    • Demonstrate effective Video troubleshooting skills and the ability to use them
    • Understand network diagrams and other technical manuals

    Desired Skills:

    • “Customer First” service-oriented approach
    • Ability to work under aggressive deadlines and shift priorities as required to meet business requirements and deadlines
    • High-level communication skills: professional communication, demeanor, and appearance
    • Time management and multitasking abilities
    • Reliable and responsible team player
    • Extensive leadership, tasking, and delegation skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and writte
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Adaptable and participative in positive, continual changes in process or procedures
    • Proficient with LVC cabling installation and troubleshooting
    • Understanding of network standards, such as TCP/IP
    • Strong knowledge of routers, switches, hubs, wireless, fiber optics and other technical components used in networks
    • Strong knowledge of video solutions from DISH Network and DirectTV
    • Strong knowledge of hardline video distribution plants
    • Ability to install and troubleshoot fiber optic transmitters
    • Ability to install and troubleshoot EDFAs
    • Strong knowledge of video encryption protocols
    • Strong knowledge of RFoG architectures
    • Strong knowledge of IPTV architectures
    • Ability to install a satellite dish and associated peripherals
    • Ability to install video taps and splitters
    • Proven ability to design Video headend systems
    • Proven ability to design Video distribution systems
    • Ability to troubleshoot RF issues on a video network
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows (7, 8 or 10) Macintosh, Adobe Acrobat. PC hardware and Microsoft Office Suite applications

    Experience Requirements and Positives:

    • Desired Majors: Bachelor’s degree in related field is desired but not required
    • Four (5) years of experience with the techniques, application and installation of grounding, RG6, RG11, splitters, taps, optical nodes, and fiber optics
    • Five (5) years of successful deployment and project management experience with video installations
    • Five (5) years of experience with experience in troubleshooting video issues
    • Five (5) years of experience with the video techniques, application and installation of hardline distribution, satellite installations, RF distribution, CATV, QAM, HDTV, SMATV, IPTV, or other video technologies
    •  Actual field experience may be considered equivalent to and possibly more important than formal education.
    • Travel 10% of the time
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds
    • Ability to use hand tools
    • Current driver license