The AV Engineer II provides consulting, design, engineering, and drafting of digital audio/digital video/digital control systems used in learning spaces, public assembly spaces, research spaces, and social spaces. The AV Engineer II provides subject matter expertise to leadership to inform AV ervice strategy.
System design, engineering, drafting, equipment specification, and cost analysis
As AV engineer of record, provides engineering services for major projects including consulting on program development/basis of design and coordination with other design professionals.
Creates and regularly updates standard AV designs and build packages for consistent campus wide deployment
Programs, configures, and tests control systems, computer controlled digital signal processors, routers and mixers
Provides engineering expertise to leadership for the purposes of building strategic roadmaps and budgets. Percentage of Time 40%
Research and Development
Maintains expertise in digital imaging, signal routing, remote management, and professional integration practice and workmanship.
Conducts general and project-specific technology research to ensure best choice of available solutions for the performance
required of a given project or service.
Develops and maintains relationships with technology manufacturers, channel partners, and campus partners.
Percentage of Time 30% Service Continuity
Reconfigures and rebuilds system software and hardware. Demostrated subject matter expertise in AV systems and design. (Level 3 support)
Mentors Classroom Technology team members and students to resolve novel issues and provides workarounds that may require modest hardware modifications to the AV system (Level 2 support).
Restores service using defined troubleshooting and repair methods. Provides subject matter expertise in AV system operations (Level 1 support).
Analyzes logs and status reports to predict and mitigate downtime risk.
Designs AV System alerts and develops appropriate escalation processes.
Develops and manages the AV systems design and lifecycle documentation.
Builds and protects Dartmouth College intellectual property related to proprietary AV system designs.
Percentage of Time 25% Other duties as assigned Percentage of Time 5%
Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications - Education and Years Experience
Bachelor’s or equivalent combination of education and experience
Required Qualifications-Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Bachelor’s degree in IT, Electronics, or Engineering, or equivalent technical certifications, plus 4-6 years of large scale AV project implementation or equivalent level of work experience.
Demonstrated conceptual, design, engineering, and drafting skills.
Innovative; excellent problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize, plan, and effectively contribute to multiple projects or initiatives on different schedules, staffed by different teams
Expert knowledge of network and server system operations,A/V streaming, collaboration and remote connection technologies expertise.
Strong background in applied electronics.
Strong interpersonal and communications skills and ability to interact positively with faculty, students, and staff.
Enjoys and values mentoring others
Requires frequent lifting, bending, and twisting. Frequent work on ladders or scaffolding.
A valid driver’s license is required and the ability to maintain a good standing on the College approved driver’s list.
Experience as a Lead Project Engineer at a major renovation level.
IT Programming skills (PHP, JSON, GO, HTML5)
Experience with CAD, Stardraw, or REVIT
Advanced Audio DSP knowledge and skills
Advanced AV manufacturer and industry certifications (eg: QSC Level II, Dante Level 3, AVIXA CTS , CTS-D or CTS-I etc.)
Data network skills certification (eg: CompTIA Network+; AVIXA AV Networking)
Location of Position
37 Dewey Field Rd rm 10. This position offers a hybrid opportunity to work both remotely and onsite and therefore requires that the incumbent reside within a commutable distance to Hanover, NH.
Special Instructions to Applicants Please note that Dartmouth has a COVID vaccination requirement for all employees; visit https://www.dartmouth.edu/hrs/ for details and information on requesting an exemption and/or reasonable accommodation. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment.
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Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment.
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Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.