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Hardware Test & Validation Technician
Location: Boston, MA (US)
Do you love working with cutting edge computer technologies? Do you want to help test and validate new hardware for an industry-leading, high performance storage company that powers television, film and video production around the world?
At EditShare's Boston, Massachusetts facility, we have a constant need to evaluate the latest hardware RAID cards, the latest hard disks and SSD's, the latest in networking including 10-Gigabit, 40-Gigabit (and soon 100-Gigabit) switches and network cards, the newest motherboards and CPU's – really just about everything that goes into creating storage products that stay miles ahead of the competition.
This job, however, is NOT about sitting in a lab all day. In addition to playing a key role helping us select the coolest computer components, you will also help us coordinate the hardware that's needed for trade shows and demos. After all, you will be one of the main internal people who understands how to set up and hook up our products and so we will rely on you for making sure the right stuff is ready to go when we need to show it to customers. From time-to-time, you will surely even get to go on-site to set things up.
Skills & RequirementsWhat skills are required for this job?
- A passion for computer hardware
- Solid hands-on experience building computers, setting up and configuing networks
- Linux knowledge, the OS that runs on most of our products
- Solid organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
- Ability to work independently
- Must be able to move and lift heavy objects
- Non-linear video editing
- Shell scripting
- Command line proficiency
- Desinging tests to see “Is A or B better”
- Bug tracking systems
- Experience with manufacturing processes
- New or updated hardware and software approval testing
- Work with a ticketing system (Tiger CRM)
- Software beta testing
- Troubleshooting office hardware
EditShare is a leading developer of networked shared storage and tapeless end-to-end workflow solutions for the television and film industry. Our products include video capture and playout servers, high-performance central shared storage, archiving and backup software, database-backed media asset management, and even the world's first 3-platform (Windows/OS X/Linux) professional non-linear video editing application.
EditShare was founded in Boston in 2004. The principals all came from television and film production themselves and started the company with the idea that serious workflow improvements were needed in the industry. Today, EditShare has nearly 3500 customers worldwide, ranging from major broadcasters such as ION Networks in the USA and ITV in the UK; to high-end production companies such as PS 260, Atlas Media, and Sharp Entertainment in New York; and to the Oprah Winfrey Channel and Carson Daly in Los Angeles. We have installations at over 500 colleges and universities around the world. We are at cable television stations and corporate video departments large and small.
The spirit at EditShare is very much that of a high-tech upstart challenging the traditional players in the industry. We produce 5 product lines with a relatively modest number of developers. Everybody's opinion is valued and counts here. There are unlimited opportunities to have your good ideas incorporated into our products. Our release cycle is measured in months, not years.