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December 27, 2019


Princeton, New Jersey

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Information Technology

A/V Engineer-Technical Specialist


Job ID: 2019-11037

Type: Full-Time

# of Openings: 1

Category: Information Technology

Princeton University


Princeton University s Office of Information Technology is seeking a talented A/V Engineer/Technical Specialist to join its Instructional Support Services (ISS) team. The A/V engineer/technical specialist will assist with implementing the developed A/V standard to enhance teaching and learning in learning spaces across campus, and will also participate in the design and creation of AV documentation for multiple learning space renovations. This work includes document creation, design engineering, consultation, and lifecycle repair and maintenance of an active AV/IT environment with both innovative, cutting-edge technology, as well as legacy equipment and evolving infrastructure.


Provide technical expertise in the field of AV engineering and design, supporting integrated systems development, maintenance support, documentation and infrastructure architecture

Partner with the LSS manager to maintain A/V design stability and integrity by developing design schedules, proactively managing changes in project scope, identifying potential pitfalls and devising contingency plans

Create and update technical drawings, signal flow diagrams, and integrated systems designs using standard software, such as CAD, VidCAD, and Visio

Create drawings depicting layout, dimensions and requirements of AV systems, including comprehensive diagrams of the electrical and data infrastructure for bidding and construction of electrical and other related infrastructure to support the AV system

Along with the ISS team, collaborate with Facilities and consultants for the design and construction requirements to support the A/V systems

Work closely with the OIT Learning Spaces Support (LSS) team, providing field consultation on the repair, replacement, and creation of engineered solutions of equipment and infrastructure to keep systems and technology functional and performing to standard

Interact and work collaboratively with outside A/V consultants and contractors to ensure quality of work and organizational standards are met.

Apply troubleshooting best practices and root cause analysis to identify weaknesses, minimize recurrence of issues, and improve future design and integration

Working with the LSS manager, guide and support installation projects to ensure projects are completed on time, on budget, and within scope

Frequently collaborate with installers, electrical contractors, and network integration specialists

Train audiovisual technical staff on A/V engineering, systems troubleshooting, new equipment features, and other related A/V matters

Provide high-level technical support for faculty and events using classroom technology

Other duties as assigned


A minimum of 3 years of experience as an A/V engineer with responsibility for producing designs and AV-infrastructure drawings

3 to 5 years of A/V experience working in higher-education or equivalent industry experience

Ability to create, read and notate on high-level schematics, signal flow diagrams and construction/architectural drawings

In-depth knowledge of best-in-class and legacy A/V and multimedia systems and equipment used in higher-education

Familiar with all types of AV equipment and control systems, including Extron, Crestron, and Dante

Demonstrated expertise in analyzing and solving complex technical problems related to connectivity and A/V equipment, and an interest in developing new strategies

Strong strategic writing and engineering documentation skills

Proficient understanding of LAN/WAN hardware and software for switches, hubs, routers, bridges, point-to-point data circuits via copper, and fiber for audio and video and control

Experience maintaining high/low-end video projectors and displays such as Christie, Sony, NEC

Ability to liaise with manufacturers and integrators to install, test, and recalibrate new or repaired gear

Proficiency with AutoCAD and/or VidCAD; familiarity with Revit would be helpful

Strong interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively independently or in a team

Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple, competing assignments

Commitment to service excellence and to keeping abreast of trends in A/V design and engineering as it applies to enhancing teaching and learning

Candidates should be prepared to provide a portfolio of A/V flow diagrams and related construction and architectural drawings

Preferred Qualifications

Experience supporting A/V in a higher education environment

Experience with or certifications in architecture and electrical software systems, such as AutoCAD

InfoComm (CTS, CTS-D and/or CTS-I), or other related certifications preferred


Bachelor s degree in electronic engineering or a related field, or equivalent related industry experience

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW


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About Princeton University

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation s service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and ************** a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University s generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.


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