Disguise sits at the heart of the most inspiring live and virtual experiences in the world, leading the market in building a software and hardware solution that designs, sequences and controls the most spectacular productions across film and TV, broadcast, live and corporate events.

Senior Systems Designer - Meptik

Role:                      Senior Systems Designer
Department:          Technical Services
Location:               Atlanta
Reports into:         Director of Technical Operations
Contract:                Full Time/Fixed Term Contract

The Role:

Meptik is looking for an experienced, full-time Senior Systems Designer to join our expanding team.

The Sr. Systems Designer works with key internal departments, external companies and strategic partners to design complex technical projects, specifically related to virtual production stage builds, LED stages, and other immersive technologies. 

The Sr. Systems Designer works with the Technical Solutions Manger to design complex systems according to a client's needs and scope. They aid in generating quotes and sourcing needed hardware and equipment. Once the design is completed, they also help facilitate the installation process and ensure it is done to specifications and within budget. This role also manages additional system designers. 

Based on global project demand, interaction across other regions and time zones may be required to support the global team.

A successful candidate will be a confident self-starter with excellent communication skills and proven prior technical experience.  They will need to be confident in managing projects, enforcing processes and raising issues.

The Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of system design and procurement for all technical projects
  • Design system topology, wiring diagrams, CAD drawings, and other deliverables
  • Interact with the sales team and clients to determine their needs and draft them into actual project deliverables. 
  • Manage the system design team and help train and grow new talent.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with vendors and rental companies to advise and obtain on the appropriate equipment required for system designs
  • Ensure strong & clear communication between all parties in a given project.
  • Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement.
  • Make decisions within given tolerance.
  • Aid in developing processes related to system design.

The requirements

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, to budget, on time and to a high quality.
  • Proven technical skills required to plan projects utilizing technical design and procurement software
  • Experience working in video system design and system integration
  • Experience with a wide range of technical gear related to video production, LED walls, networking, screen control systems, media servers, and pixel-canvas management.
  • Previous experience working in virtual production is a plus
  • Self starter with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • First class communication, analytical, problem solving and team management abilities
  • Create and sustain a positive and productive team culture to ensure success
  • Someone who is flexible, innovative and forward thinking
  • Ability to present formally to senior staff

Notes:

  • This is a position within not just Meptik, but also the global disguise business. Creative, Technical, Project Management, Sales, and Marketing services are a growing part of the overall disguise group, and some experience, leadership and insight is needed from this position to help shape the future of media and entertainment. 

About Meptik:

Meptik is the one-stop shop for bridging realities.

We help our clients build their next virtual production powerhouse, fuel it with stunning virtual sets, deliver in-camera visual effects on set, and create immersive audience experiences.

As one of the most experienced teams in the industry, we have the creative vision and, as part of Disguise, access to the latest Emmy-award-winning tech to help clients Upset Reality™. We’ve done it for big and small productions, corporate clients, major film studios, broadcasts, and live events.

Clients can work with us throughout their entire creative journey, or let us be part of their next visual masterpiece.

About Disguise

Building on our two-decade legacy in the live event space, where our workflow has powered global concert tours for artists like U2 and Beyoncé, festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury and theatre productions like Frozen and Harry Potter, we are also now leading the way in Extended Reality (xR) for remote Virtual Production.

Our award-winning xR workflow has enabled over 300 productions in the past 12 months, for music artists such as Katy Perry and Billie Eilish, broadcast TV channels like ITV and Eurosport, enterprise businesses like SAP and Siemens, educational institutions like the University of Michigan and notable VFX studios like Framestore and DNEG.

We partner closely with Epic Games, NVIDIA, Netflix and many more to further develop and democratize our virtual production solution and enable teams anywhere to create their best story with the most innovative tools.

With offices in London, LA, Auckland, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo, we are a fast-growing company that hires bright, creative, talented individuals across the world to push the boundaries of visual experiences and build lasting relationships with our community.

We were delighted to be recognized as one of the Financial Times’ top 1000 fastest growing businesses for 2021. Watch  our showreel to see just some of the incredible work of how disguise products are used

Our values

  • Honest. Transparency and integrity are core to how we approach each other and our work at disguise. Our culture relies on clear, courageous conversations and proactively sharing feedback with the intent to help each other and the business to grow.
  • Evolutionary. We are always seeking to be even better. We push the limits of what is possible so both our technology and our disguisers stay ahead of the game.
  • Fearless. Innovation and a pioneering attitude are key to our success. Disguisers are empowered to experiment, work autonomously and grow from their experiences.
  • Resilient. Disguisers are determined to succeed and will not give up when things get tough. We are committed to doing what is right, rather than what is easy, and will adapt to finding the best path forward.
  • Belong.  We are committed to being the difference. Every disguiser has a role to play in creating an inclusive environment where people belong and can do their best work every day.

Our benefits

We want to make sure we attract and retain the best talent out there. For permanent disguisers globally, some of our benefits and perks include:

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off - with minimum time you must take set at 20% above statutory
  • Gig Allowance - £400 or local equivalent to spend on tickets every year, to immerse yourself in our industries
  • Flexible hours - some people start work at 10am, and others begin at 7am and finish earlier. Create a pattern that works for your team and for you
  • Hybrid working between home and our offices (dependent on role and location)
  • Long Service Awards (3, 5, 10+ years)
  • Belonging policies -  including (but not limited to) support for Parental, Fertility, Miscarriage, Menopause and Transitioning
  • Mental health and wellbeing support - subscription to the Calm app, weekly desk-yoga, mental health first-aid buddies, Employee Assistance Programmes
  • Training, coaching & mentoring

Health and pension benefits vary based on local requirements.

Don’t disguise your differences.

Innovation comes from everyone. We strive to create a workplace that reflects our diverse audience. We celebrate our people for their full authentic selves, and embrace uniqueness. Inclusion and Equity matter at disguise. We create together and we create everywhere

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