Audiovisual Design Engineer - Boston, MA Region

Concord, MA 01742

Category: Other Area(s), Pre-Sales Engineering Job Number: 7250 Industry: 0 Level of Experience: Mid-Senior

Design Engineer Audiovisual - Videoconferencing - Boston, MA Region

Our client, a leading integrator of video, voice and data systems is seeking a Design Engineer, located in the Boston region. This is an onsite position and requires presence in local sales office as well as limited travel to client sites (5-10%).  

This is a customer facing role requiring strong communication skills. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a current expert knowledge of the Audiovisual, Streaming Video and  Content Management provided by the firm
  • Maintain a working knowledge of competitor products and services and of emerging trends in the audiovisual, conferencing and collaboration industry as a whole
  • Provide consultation to Project Management team to support installation activities
  • Initiate sales proposals
  • Manage and Execute sales and project documentation, such as Bill of Materials
  • (BOM), RFP Responses, Pricing Documents and Scopes of Works (SOW)
  • Responsible for Site Surveys, Systems Design, Line Drawings, Detail Engineering plans, and other sales and design related materials
  • Develop and maintain communications with all levels of staff and customers, ranging from line managers to corporate presidents
  • Using a consultative style, advise customers on how to best utilize company products
  • Manage technical relationships between the client, firm, technology vendors and distributors
  • Assist clients with feasibility studies, equipment budgets, systems requirements and specifications
  • Work effectively across cross-functional lines, in coordination with others involved in marketing, sales, logistics, technical services
  • Manage projects, including setting objectives, budgeting and observing deadlines

Education, Experience and Skills Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in electrical, computer or telecommunications engineering desired
  • In the absence of a formal degree, 7 years of progressively responsible, directly applicable experience in which incumbent learned to perform the requirements of the position may be substituted
  • 5-7+ years of experience in a sales support and design/ project engineering, preferably with a leading Systems Integrator of Audiovisual , Videoconferencing and Unified Communications Systems; candidates with similar skills and experience in technology vendor or end-user environment should apply
  • Demonstrate technical writing responses and formal documentation in a written and graphic format
  • Excellent analytical, diagnostic and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding people skills, High ethical standards and work ethic, and solid communications skills
  • Must be able to present technical and non-technical information clearly and in a compelling manner
  • Technical knowledge of 3 of more of the following required: Audiovisual Equipment, Videoconferencing Endpoints, Network Equipment, Network Services, Hardware, Software, and Managed Services offerings
  • Candidates with InfoComm (ICIA) CTS, CTS-I or CTS-D certifications preferred.  Other industry certification such as DMC-E, EAVA,CVE, ACE also helpful
  • Knowledge of drawing programs (AutoCAD/Visio) Required
  • Knowledge of AV Signal Flow Required
  • Some control systems DSP programming helpful:  AMX, Crestron, Extron
  • Knowledge of some of the following manufacturers' equipment strongly preferred: Polycom, cisco, Tandberg, LifeSize, AMX, Crestron, Biamp, Extron, Barco, Christie Digital
  • Experience with project development design and documentation experience is preferred.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the use and integration of AV equipment, as well as in the installation of said equipment
  • Some Knowledge of IP Networking, including routing protocols and VoIP, SIP, H.323, videoconferencing applications
AV Design Engineer, CTS, CTS-D, AutoCad, Crestron, Extron, AMX, Cisco, Ploycom, LifeSize, Barco, Christie Digital
Established in 1991, J. Patrick & Associates, Inc is an Executive Recruiting firm that focuses on Executive Management, Sales, Marketing and Technical roles within Information Technology markets. We have over 20 years of experience recruiting in every aspect of AV/VTC/UC, Application, Storage, Information/Network Security, Mobile Technologies and Telecommunications. We handle Contingency and Retained search, as well as contract staffing. Our clients include industry-leading Technology Vendors, Systems Integrators, Telecommunications Service Providers and End User organizations.

Daniel Lehman

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