Digital Archiving Technician

Los Angeles

Position Summary:

Uses technical knowledgeto ensure that all LTO tapes are completed in a timely manner and that all LTO’s are QC’ed in accordance with LTO quality control procedures. May also be involved in cloud-based archiving solutions, using quality control procedures to ensure accurate data backups are made.  Communicate with direct supervisor on a daily basis to ensure that all relevant tapes and hard drives received or created are logged, tracked, and shipped to clients or client storage facilities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

LTO Creation

  • Participate in ongoing training of LTO procedures with Digital Archiving Technician in all offices worldwide.
  • Communicate with workflow supervisors and dailies technicians and manage any drivescontaining Master media and/or dailies to be Archived.
  • Responsible for verifying all media before writing the LTO.
  • Create LTO’s for any and all long format shows or features that require archiving.
  • Maintain system for producing and delivering LTO and all necessary elements, and ensure clients are receiving these items in a timely manner.
  • Oversee the master database of all dailies LTO created during the course of production.
  • Ensure that all LTO’s are properly stored in a LTO safe.
  • Maintain LTO safe inventory database and documentation
  • Be the primary point of contact for clients that are using our a la carte LTO’ing services.
  • Manage LTO tape library system via hardware and software
  • Continuously research new ways to improve the company’s system of LTO creation and tracking.

Cloud Based Archiving

  • Initiate upload of requested media, following all studio specifications regarding naming, folder structure, required checksums, etc.
  • Communicate with client regarding the tier of archival required.
  • Perform MHL checksums on all assets to be uploaded.
  • Confirm receipt of media assets to client/studio upon delivery.
  • Oversee SAN/terrablock management in order to facilitate efficient completion of jobs in queue.
  • Maintain consistent bandwidth speeds for all uploads/downloads

Administration

  • Create manifests of LTO contents and LTO labels for each tape
  • Shipping of LTO’s to clients.
  • Use the company’s strict Archive tracking paperwork to ensure accurate delivery and tracking is maintained and accounted for.
  • Track and report the status of all LTO supplies and stock at the lab
  • Answering calls from clients and providing customer support.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the mission, vision, and values of the company.

Clients and Technical Service:

  • Ensure 24/7 technical support
  • Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner
  • Provide assistance and technical information to clients, potential clients and staff members when required

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • College Diploma from a recognized Audio/Video/Film Production Course or relevant work experience
  • Proficiency working with AVID and/or Premiere
  • Work and practical experience in Audio/Video/Film Production Industry
  • Ability to use, learn and implement new software and hardware.

Other Attributes

  • Decision Making / Problem Solving– Identifies an issue and processes relevant information coming up with possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements them
  • Customer Service Focus– Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with the company
  • Teamwork– Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness
  • Communication– Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company
  • Innovation – Develops new ways and adapts existing products or processes to help the company achieve its Mission and Vision
  • Quality/Attention to Detail Focus– Ensures that standards for self, equipment and services are met to provide excellent service delivery
  • Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relies upon to achieve results with little need for oversight
  • Stress Tolerance– Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous or adverse situations

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Some physical effort required as everyone on the team is asked from time to time to pitch in and help share the load.
  • Some exposure to physical risk

How to apply
Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com