Live Stream Technician at FloSports

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FloSports has led the way in establishing a world-class digital streaming experience for millions of fans, families and athletes of over 25 different underserved sports. Imagine creating a digital platform that unites the casual fan with the most dedicated spectator, both experiencing thrilling live events from around the world with interactive features, real time analytics, powerful broadcast technology and more. Combine that with our unique original sports content ranging from breaking news and expert commentary to feature films, documentaries and multi-episodic series. That’s what FloSports is all about. We have successfully revolutionized the global sports media industry- the result of creating a diverse team of technologists and die-hard wrestlers, creators and devoted cheerleading experts, designers and hockey enthusiasts, communicators and motorsport fanatics, producers and casual sports fans… united by a shared passion to delight the underrepresented communities we serve. We are creating a home for underserved sports and we’re looking for people like you to help us!

THE ROLE:

FloSports is looking for a Live Stream Technician to join our Operations department. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, talented, highly-technical live broadcast professional with a passion for providing high-quality live event coverage. This role will remotely support and manage multiple events simultaneously in the racing and cheer vertical by helping camera operators to adjust camera settings, configuring various cellular backpack technologies such as LiveU and TVU, managing start and end times and in some cases, adding remote commentary, graphics, and other treatments. Ideal candidates will be strong communicators and have a keen eye for detail.

This position will be based in Austin, TX. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify and correct audio and video quality issues to ensure client satisfaction is achieved
  • Troubleshoot technology issues and production problems logically, calmly and efficiently.
  • Help direct camera operators and optimize the broadcast picture in a variety of settings
  • Implement graphics overlays on a broadcast
  • Communicate key information with other technicians, camera operators, supporting team members, and managers
  • Understand and respond to client concerns and issues with video streams
  • Commonly work weekends & evenings 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Background or education in video production
  • 2+ years of experience in broadcasting
  • 1+ years of experience in networking
  • Familiarity working with common encoders like vMix, OBS, LIveU, TVU, Livestream HD550 
  • Proficient in camera operation and settings (white balance, shutter speed, gain, etc.) 
  • Experience with graphics
  • Troubleshooting skills for solving problems using a methodical approach 
  • Tech-savvy, have an eye for quality, and be a sports enthusiast.
  • Basic understanding of mixing audio and managing audio level for a broadcast
  • Ability to lead, execute and deliver in a fast-paced environment
  • Process driven and detail oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Passion or understanding of Motorports Industry is beneficial

TECHNOLOGIES:

  • Encoders
  • Youbora
  • H.264/H.265
  • HLS/RTMP/SRT
  • TVU 
  • LiveU
  • vMix
  • Cameras
  • Live Stream

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

At FloSports, we are bonded by our passion for sports and our purpose to unite communities around experiences that finally give underserved sports the love they deserve. We recognize the need to build a company that seeks out, embraces, and celebrates our individual differences, ideas, and talent. FloSports is committed to the pursuit of a fair, equal and inclusive workplace where everyone is given the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential. As such, we are intentional in our hiring practices in an effort to overcome systemic biases we may be blind to. FloSports has adopted the “blind recruiting” process, which aims to open our opportunities up to more candidates, help us be more objective in how we review applicants and mitigate bias in our decision making processes.

OUR BENEFITS:

  • Recognized two years in a row as a Top Workplace by the Austin-American Statesman
  • Flexibility at work - you can take control of your profession and personal schedule
  • Strong remote work culture 
  • All-hands events hosted twice a year in beautiful Austin, Texas 
  • Annual equity awards for all top performers
  • Competitive and comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans
  • Peace of mind through company-paid short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance
  • Generous 401(K) company match 
  • Progressive parental leave policies
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Hack-a-thons and a full calendar of team-building and social events
  • Free laundry service for all positions that require travel
  • Company donation to youth teams and leagues that our employees coach
  • Bring your dog to work- everyday!
  • Stocked snack bar, catered lunch and breakfast tacos every week
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