Audiovisual Infrastructure Engineer

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique travel experiences around the world. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb allows people to Belong Anywhere through unique travel experiences at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and over 190 countries. We promote a culture of curiosity, humanity, and creativity through our product, brand, and, most importantly, our people.
 

Role & Responsibilities

  • Design and build of our global video broadcast systems and our assembly-space audiovisual systems to ensure 99.9% uptime and ease of use
  • Work with AV system design consultant during the spec, design, vendor selection and build processes
  • Help with design and selection of services for global streaming platform
  • New technology research and proof-of-concept testing
  • Rapidly troubleshoot and fix global system and equipment issues for tier 3 support (including remote troubleshooting over network)
  • Commission, test and debug new system builds
  • Research to understand issues or functionality
  • Championing cross-functional projects through the IT engineering process
  • Working with IT security and network teams on assessment of risks with new AV infrastructure designs 

Requirements

  • 8+ years in corporate AV or broadcast engineering
  • Experience with design and implementation of broadcast AV systems (video cameras, video switchers and SDI/IP backbone infrastructures)
  • Experience with video streaming encoders and platforms
  • Experience with live video engineering (including Engineer in Charge seat)
  • Working knowledge of IP networking design and troubleshooting
  • Working knowledge of digital signal processing systems (Biamp, QSC, Yamaha, Mediamatrix, Clearone etc..)
  • Excellent proven troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Thorough comprehension of AV schematics
  • AV system design skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and take ownership of projects
  • Ability to concisely and succinctly gather information and communicate issues to others
  • Demonstrable detail-oriented working style
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Pluses:

  • Infocomm (Avixa) or NAB certifications
  • Experience with IP video (SMPTE, NDI etc…)
  • Experience with Cisco videoconferencing
  • Experience working with external AV integrators and consultants
  • Experience with drafting/CAD
  • Crestron programming certification
  • Crestron Fusion experience
  • Jira or similar technical project tracking experience

Employee Value Proposition 

Our team owns Airbnb’s global video production and live streaming, and we operate video-enabled event spaces and broadcast control rooms at major offices around the world. We are seeking an outstanding audiovisual engineer to build, test and improve our global AV and streaming infrastructure.

As an AV Engineer you will be trusted with the build and commissioning of our global broadcast infrastructure, keeping our systems up and running and testing new technologies to implement in our facilities. If you enjoy designing and implementing large, complex AV systems and would like to work in a fast-paced and supportive environment we’d love to hear from you.


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