This is a seasonal position working directly with National Hockey League broadcasts. If hired for this position, training will begin in late August/early September. The NHL season runs from October into June.
SportsMEDIA Technology – (SMT) is the pioneer in sports technology, having re-imagined the fan experience 30 years ago. Since then, we’ve revolutionized how sports fans watch their favorite events, whether in the stands, livestreaming or on television. Through innovative real-time and wireless data and display systems, SMT’s impact is evident in every major international sport on the world’s stage, from football and soccer to tennis and golf. Along the way, SMT has grown to become the premier technology provider for pinnacle world-renowned events, including the tennis Grand Slams, golf majors, the Olympics, NHL, NBA, the New York City Marathon and CrossFit Games. SMT designed and developed the official scoring, statistics, and onsite live presentation systems for the NBA, the NHL, the PGA TOUR, NASCAR, the CrossFit Games, all four golf majors, and the four tennis slams.
SMT services hundreds of major U.S and international sports events, as well as major sports broadcasters, teams and organizing bodies, resulting in a sports technology powerhouse unequaled in the industry. SMT continues to blaze the trail in sports technology with innovative biometrics and player and object tracking, mobile apps, analytics, video production services, wireless information systems, and on-site services. SMT’s products have become a regular part of the viewing experience for fans and an invaluable asset for clients. SMT's growth has led to the creation of several divisions, with divisions in Durham, NC, Fremont, CA, Jacksonville, FL, and Toronto, Canada.
For over 20 years, SMT has been the NHL’s technology partner, and today provides the league with the most comprehensive, end-to-end, technology solution in sports with our NHL OASIS HITS scoring system, OASIS and OPTICS platforms, puck- and player-tracking system and virtual insertion technology. We are seeking sports lovers to operate NHL OPTICS, our graphics insertion system for NHL games. This position must be able to work nights and weekends in our Durham, N.C.-based studios.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Verify all system components are in working order before and during games
- Communicate to SMT staff before games to verify system setup
- Operate our VirtualFX or OPTICS Pro system during games
- Relay system issues to support staff for repair or replacement
- Quickly process feedback from the system and adjust in real-time
- Communicate post-game data as needed nightly.
- Work well under pressure and complete tasks on time
- Follow daily checklists and other written procedures
Some technical experience, comfortability with Windows-based machines, monitoring multiple computer applications simultaneously
Live sports experience is a plus
Hockey experience is a plus
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Knowledge of computer hardware, software, and Windows OS
Extensive PC gaming skills (use of hotkeys and gaming mice) is a plus
Basic understanding of hockey terminology, NHL rules and game play. Advanced knowledge of the hockey terminology is a plus.
Basic network troubleshooting knowledge
Open availability (must be available to night, weekend, and holiday games)
Strong communication skills
Excellent attention to detail
$18 per hour
industry experience in live sports broadcast environment
Opportunities for growth
Are you ready to join the SMT Team and be a Game Changer?
SMT is an equal opportunity employer.
Final candidates are subject to criminal background checks.
SMT participates in E-Verify.