Media Systems Architect

Larkspur, California, United States


For over 25 years, Epic Games has been making award winning games and game engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that brings environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design.  As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

It is an exciting time to be at Epic. We are looking for a Media Systems Architect to join our brand new San Francisco studio and work with our team to create cutting edge solutions. This individual will be critical to the Studio’s success as we build our infrastructure from the ground up, support a team of world-class developers and redefine film, TV and games. This studio will become an Epic Center of Excellence in cinematic and graphics tools development and we’re searching for an especially strong IT Administrator. Someone who is up to the task of creating awesome solutions, able to support a growing team, and excited about helping us build amazing technology. If you’re committed to IT excellence and love supporting organically growing teams then we’d like to talk to you!

The person in this role will be responsible for the following:

  • Functioning as the technical lead and architect for Epic Games’ West Coast offices

  • Developing and supporting production workflows. Including real time presentations and global art reviews

  • Engineering support of all media systems related to production dailies, presentations, screenings, special events, presentation theaters, editorial systems, audio and video routers, automated control systems, motion capture setups, and remote collaboration tools

  • Driving infrastructural decisions for building and maintaining scalable, distributed, fault-tolerant systems in support of your site

  • Liaising with IT engineers to maximize system performance and reliability

  • Organizing and working with Epic stakeholders to test and prepare and maintain technology for shows, conventions, demos and events

The ideal candidate will have a mix of the qualifications below:

  • Up-to-Date knowledge and a passion for technology relating to media and post-production

  • Solid understanding and experience with various media file formats, and compression schemes

  • Solid understanding and practical experience with video and audio transport streams

  • Familiarity and practical experience with professional post production equipment such as DCI projectors, SAN and NAS file servers, network routers and switches, A/V control systems etc.

  • Experience maintaining and calibrating audio and video equipment

  • Linux, OS X, and Windows administration skills

  • Familiarity with AV networking and streaming technology

  • Experience troubleshooting TCP/IP, Ethernet, UDP, NFS & CIFS protocols, DNS, DHCP and familiar with basic network troubleshooting tools

  • Proficient using and supporting Source Control tools (Perforce and Git preferred)

  • Experience with configuration management and deployment automation

  • Experience writing code to create automated solutions (Bash, Ruby, Python, Javascript, Powershell)

Please submit your resume and we'll be in touch soon.

This is going to be Epic!