Streaming Operations Engineer

Job Locations USA-OR-Portland
ID
2022-4487
Category
Digital
Type
Regular

Overview

Audacy, Inc. is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with the country’s best radio broadcasting group, a leader in virtually every segment of audio, and America’s #1 creator of original, premium audio. Audacy engages over 170 million consumers each month, bringing people together around the news, sports, podcasts and music that matter to them.

 

We are looking for an innovative, results-oriented and passionate streaming engineer.  You will be working with a team of like-minded engineers to support and design cutting-edge audio streaming solutions for our desktop and mobile applications.

 

Audacy offers full time employees with a comprehensive benefits package to include:  health care coordinator, medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, disability, life insurance, critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, paid time off (sick, vacation, personal, parental, volunteer), 401(k) retirement plan, discounted employee stock purchase, student loan payment assistance program, legal assistance, life assistance program, identity theft protection, discounted home and auto insurance, and pet insurance.

 

Responsibilities

Roles And Responsibilities:

 

Perform operational and design support for the digital audio streaming environment.  The environment is distributed across 45+ cities in the United States.  Our team's first priority is to create a highly available streaming environment that starts with the station broadcast and ends at the consumer's listening device (desktop, mobile, and smart devices).  You will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining the audio encoding environment in each market
  • Diagnose and solve issues related to station programming and dynamic ad insertion
  • Create documentation for our level one support team so that they can diagnose and solve issues
  • Research, test and recommend new innovative ways to digitally stream audio 
  • Support station moves as it relates to the streaming environment
  • Provide rotational on-call support
  • Implement automation and monitoring that improves the availability and visibility

 

Qualifications

More About You:

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates broad experience in the design, build, and commissioning of audio systems
  • Understanding of broadcast automation and encoding technologies.  Knowledge of WideOrbit Automation, Telos,  AmperWave, StreamGuys, and Triton is a plus.
  • Understanding of HLS, AAC and MP3 encoding, decoding, and file structure and metadata
  • 2-4 years of experience in supporting audio or video streaming products, including encoding, content delivery networks, and mobile device/desktop player technologies 
  • 2 years working in radio or OTT operations 
  • Knowledge of cloud based streaming technologies
  • Experience with radio automation/playout systems a plus
  • Experience with digital audio signal processing a plus
  • Experience with digital (direct sold/programmatic) advertising and/or in-stream ad injection a plus 
  • Experience with issue tracking systems (preferably Jira, ZenDesk) 
  • Understanding of how to measure quality of experience (QoE) for audio streams 
  • Solid IT skills including TCP/IP networking concepts, Linux and Windows servers, redundant computer system concepts, administration, etc.

About Us

Audacy, Inc. (NYSE: AUD) is a leading multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with the country’s best collection of local music, news and sports brands, a premium podcast creator, major event producer, and digital innovator. Audacy engages 200 million consumers each month, bringing people together around content that matters to them. Learn more at www.audacyinc.com, Facebook (Audacy Corp) and Twitter (@AudacyCorp).

EEO

Audacy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Audacy affords equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion or religious creed, sex/ gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (over 40), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Consistent with our commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who need assistance in applying electronically for a position with Audacy, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship. To request a reasonable accommodation for this purpose, please call 1-610-660-5614. Please note that this phone number is to be used solely to request an accommodation with respect to the online application process. Calls for any other reason will not be returned. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.