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AV Engineer

Company: Workiva
Location: Ames
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary The AV Engineer helps ensure that individuals within the Workiva organization have the communication and presentation resources required to facilitate effective collaboration. Also assists in live productions such as webinars, all-company meetings, and off-site events. This position works with employees across all levels of the organization and helps serve as the conduit for both intra- and inter-office presentations and communication needs. Key responsibilities for the AV Engineer include the installation, monitoring, operation, and maintenance of presentation equipment and systems as well as conference and meeting rooms; technical specification discovery; and providing technical expertise for event production. The AV Engineer helps research and recommend equipment and technologies that would promote efficiencies and cost savings to the communications platforms within the company. Responsibilities Equipment / Systems Monitoring and Maintenance: * Actively maintains and monitors equipment and systems utilized for presentations and conferencing * Provides all in-room computer and AV support, including connectivity and wireless internet access. * Helps to create workflows and designs for daily operations of infrastructure technology * Installs, Maintains, upgrades, and provides operational support for video teleconferencing, video display systems, and peripheral equipment * Ensures conference rooms and their component conferencing and presentation systems and peripherals are checked regularly * Identifies when systems are working outside of expected parameters and takes action to restore proper operating functionality and escalates issues as needed. * Works with AV team and greater IT team to ensure the connectivity of interoffice communication systems. Event Production: * Assists with the production of live events such as webinars, all-company meetings, and off-site events * Creates and maintains daily operations of streaming broadcasts, including all technology, connectivity, and infrastructure/networking associated * Helps facilitate pre-production logistics to validate appropriate technical resources are available * Performs or facilitates setup and operation of audio-visual equipment at presentations, live broadcasts, on-demand recordings, training and off-site venues * Tests setup pre-event, anticipates failure points and develops and implements alternative solutions * Records, produces and stores presentation events Post-Production: * Edits basic motion video production footage, and sound recordings for the post-production process * Performs basic editing of recorded content on non-linear editing stations * Stores and delivers projects when complete Technical Specification Discovery and Support: * Assists stakeholders in identifying appropriate technical solutions for presentation events; provides technical support for audio-visual equipment as required * Receives feedback from internal stakeholders to assist in identifying technical needs, and facilitating production plans and redirecting action plans as needed * Helps identify technical requirements for presentation events * Assists with troubleshooting of audio-visual equipment * Helps research new equipment and technologies to recommend efficiencies and cost savings Vendor/Consultant Relationship Management: * Helps represent the company in working with audio-visual and multimedia vendors, while being a point of contact to assist with AV initiatives and priorities * Help analyze vendor/consultant documentation and provide modifications, recommendations, and design schematics as needed * Helps provide technical road maps for future scalability and provide documentation for enterprise impact * Works alongside senior team members and Information Technology to help manage vendor requests and quotes What You'll Need Skills * Working knowledge of industry standards and codes * Extensive knowledge of audio/visual solutions, such as boardrooms, projectors, digital signage, network systems, and audio DSP, required * Must have significant knowledge and experience with wired or wireless data networks required to support video conferencing, VOIP audio conferencing, streaming technology, and control system networking * Drafting experience using AutoCAD, or similar drafting software, desirable * Infrastructure cabling, ability to terminate and solder, and internal wiring understanding, desirable * Ability to connect and troubleshoot analog and digital audio visual equipment * Knowledge of visual and sound production software programs, including - among others: Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition, and Apple Final Cut Studio, preferred * Working knowledge of audio peripherals and the ability to connect and troubleshoot * Possess critical thinking and analytical skills with an ability to evaluate complex problems and issues quickly and accurately in order to recommend or take the most appropriate course of action * Ability to think strategically, make collaborative decisions and perform risk analysis * Ability to balance priorities in order to meet multiple requirements and deadlines while ensuring priority objectives receive proper emphasis * Ability to accept change and adapt to organizational change and shifting priorities * Ability to communicate quickly, clearly, concisely, appropriately, and intelligently; must foster open communication, speak with impact, and listen to others * Good interpersonal skills with an ability to work well with others in teams and collaborative work situations Education * High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field. Experience * Preferred 1-2 years of experience in audio-visual installation/production Working Conditions & Physical Requirements * There may be a requirement to work a flexible schedule, possible long hours, and various weather conditions * Ability to bend, stoop and lift 30 pounds on a regular basis and up to 70 pounds on an occasional basis * Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely, not in a Workiva office. Where You'll Work Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we've created. * Customer Success: Always delight our customers. * Trust: Rely on each other. * Integrity: Do the right thing, every time. * Collaboration: Share resources and work together. * Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways. * Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong. * Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure. We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need-backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought-to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today's most challenging problems. At Workiva, you'll enjoy: * Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available. * Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office. * Involvement: Ability to participate in Employee Resource Groups, (Women in Tech, Women in Sales, Ethnic Diversity, Veterans, Rainbow (LGBTQ), Remote Employees, Caregiving) Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more * Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work. Learn more about life at Workiva: Learn more about the company: Learn more about benefits: Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We believe that great minds think differently. We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation. Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic. Workiva is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. To request assistance with the application process, please email Workiva supports employees in working where they work best - either from an office or remotely from any location within their country of employment. Effective October 18, 2021, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to visit any Workiva office, attend in-person meetings, or travel for business purposes.

Keywords: Workiva, Ames , AV Engineer, Engineering , Ames, Iowa

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