• Automation Engineer - Media

    Locations US-CA-Hollywood
    Paramount Pictures
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.


    This position is responsible for maintaining the highest quality standards and performing various automation implementation and maintenance.


    Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

    • Work closely with Client Services and Distribution staff to satisfy client’s needs
    • Complete work assignments in a timely and accurate manner
    • Create operations toolsets for automation
    • Program in C# for all automated workflows
    • Program in various languages, such as C#, HTML 5, Java Script
    • Verification of automated asset reports
    • Automated compliance checks against client specification
    • Automate metadata entry for asset ingest into archive system

    Basic Qualifications

    • 2+ years experience in various programming languages and scripting.
    • Familiarity with the following coding languages: C#, C++, HTML 5, Pearl, API commands
    • Familiarity with the following subtitle formats, SRT, CAP, SCC, Lamda CAP, Rhozet, FCP Image Based subs, STL, SMPTE TT, TTML.
    • Familiarity with the following video codecs: MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WM9, QuickTime, ProRes, H.264.
    • Familiarity with the following audio codecs: WMA, AAC, MP3, MPEG, AC-3
    • Familiarity with the following uncompressed digital formats: AVI, YUV, TARGA, TIFF, BMP, WAV, AIF

    Additional Qualifications

    Desired skills:

    • Knowledge of various database types
    • Knowledge of digital content creation workflows, processes, techniques, and distribution processes
    • Knowledge of subtitle formats and limitations (Character and language limitations)
    • Strong oral and written communication skills are required to effectively communicate with Company personnel and outside parties
    • Detail and Process oriented
    • General understanding of Digital Workflows and related Media Management
    • Subtitling software (Mac Captions, Lemony, Wincaps)
    • Familiarity with subtitle formats (SRT, CAP, SCC, Lamda, CAP, Rhozet/FCP image based, STL)
    • MAC & PC Operating Systems, MS Office programs


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