Requisition Number: 2021-10-03048-0160-002
Job Title: Audio Visual Technician
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday-Friday; 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Audio Visual Technician

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Description/Job Summary

The Audio Visual Technician is responsible for supporting the internal operations of the Firm’s complete audio visual system. 

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Setup all audio visual needs as coordinated through our Conference Service team to meet client requirements
  • Initiate audio and video conference calls, utilizing TMS and our multi-bridge infrastructure, dial audio bridge providers as requested
  • Operational knowledge of Cisco videoconference bridges including legacy and CMS
  • Ability to act as Videoconference bridge or Zoom moderator during hybrid meetings as needed
  • Establish content sharing as per client needs either via content sharing or web based platforms, Webex, Loopup, Zoom
  • Set up and operate video encoding hardware and software
  • Edit audio and video files using PowerDirector
  • Set up, properly align and configure projection equipment for PCs
  • Operate and troubleshoot all functions of multi-media equipped conference rooms
  • Capture web-based media
  • Perform routine A/V maintenance, i.e. lamp replacements, system-wide testing
  • Maximize the use of remote management tools to provide additional support
  • Provide 1st and 2nd level troubleshooting
  • Coordinate with vendors in identifying and resolving A/V system problems
  • Act as the point of contact during Manager’s absence
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Ability to work additional hours as assigned

Required Skills

  • 3 plus years of experience required
  • Basic knowledge of Cisco Videoconference Infrastructure and endpoints including VCS, TMS, MCU
  • Basic knowledge of Avid Pro Tools Audio Suite
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Motivated individual
  • Basic Knowledge of Sony Vegas NLE or similar
  • Intermediate Knowledge of Crestron Controllers and Fusion RV Software
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment and independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Knowledge of AV equipment, remote management tools, legacy networks web-based media
  • Ability to resolve systems problems, escalating according to Department guidelines, and offer viable alternatives to solve system failures

Preferred Skills

  • 2 years of electrical, electronic or audio visual maintenance and repair work experience
  • General CTS certification is a plus

Required Education

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required

Preferred Education

  • Associate’s degree or 2 years college coursework, trade or vocational school preferred
  • Technical Specialist or Video Conferencing Engineer Certification preferred
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