Audiovisual Engineer, Events

About the Team

OpenAI’s mission is to ensure that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity.

Our Communications team is composed of PR/Media Relations, Events, Design, and other external-facing functions. The team’s ethos is to support OpenAI's mission and goals by clearly and authentically explaining our technology, values, and approach to safely building powerful AI.

The Events team is a dynamic group dedicated to crafting extraordinary experiences that encompass our company's values and mission. Our team is driven by a passion for bringing people together to connect in meaningful ways. 

About the Role

The Audiovisual Engineer will report to the Senior Technical Producer, Events, and will be responsible for ensuring the availability, reliability, and exceptional ease-of use of our most critical AV assembly spaces, presentation spaces, studios, and stage-demo kits. The ideal candidate will have expert-level experience in audiovisual design, programming and implementation of enterprise AV systems, advanced-level experience in use and troubleshooting of video streaming and broadcast systems, and moderate but demonstrable live video production experience. 

This is an onsite role and will require 5 days a week in our San Francisco office.

In this role, you will:

  • Ensure the demo, presentation, and broadcast systems we use for company-wide and public-facing events are stable and reliable, and always available.
  • Rapidly troubleshoot and real-time repair AV systems during critical events in order to prevent impact to brand integrity (external events) or productivity (large-scale internal events).
  • Implement and maintain user-friendly self-service functionality of our most complex spaces so that internal events can scale without being tied to growth in staffing.
  • Standardize design and oversee upgrades of in-house production spaces, control rooms, studios, and remote production kits.
  • Create build standards for audiovisual assembly/presentation spaces, and support internal and external build teams during office build-outs to ensure standards are understood and met
  • Implement and maintain global AV break/fix service plans 
  • Research, design, and build device connectivity kits for live demos, and portable production kits for remote live productions
  • Assume Engineer In Charge (EIC) role during critical live productions
  • Staff and manage various production roles during live events (Technical Director, Camera Operator, Graphics, Audio Engineer, Stream Engineer)

You might thrive in this role if you have:

  • 8+ years experience in design, installation, and troubleshooting of enterprise AV including direct experience implementing and using live video switching and streaming systems.
  • Experience and fluency with production equipment (Ross, Blackmagic, Shure, Yamaha, BiAmp, Panasonic, ClearCom, Elgato, etc.) as well as experience and fluency with enterprise AV (Cisco, Q-SYS, Crestron, Extron, etc)
  • Knowledge of video switchers, keyed graphics, audio mixing and EQ, signal flow routing and distribution, live streaming encoders and streaming protocols, PTZ camera systems.
  • Familiarity with video web conferencing platforms (Zoom, Meet, Teams), online video platforms (Youtube, Vimeo, Brightcove, Panopto, Kaltura, etc.).
  • Experience with AV over IP (SMPTE 2110, HDBaseT, Dante, NDI).
  • Deep networking knowledge and in-room production design knowledge (conference rooms, event spaces, studios, training rooms) are a plus.
  • Experience working with audiovisual build standards. Direct experience authoring such standards is a plus.

About OpenAI

OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company dedicated to ensuring that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. We push the boundaries of the capabilities of AI systems and seek to safely deploy them to the world through our products. AI is an extremely powerful tool that must be created with safety and human needs at its core, and to achieve our mission, we must encompass and value the many different perspectives, voices, and experiences that form the full spectrum of humanity. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. 

For US Based Candidates: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, and requests can be made via this link.

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