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AV Systems Design Engineer

The Engineer will work closely with the sales staff to provide both general and specific recommendations on equipment, technologies and implementation. Upon sale, the AV Systems Design Engineer shall provide drawings, configuration and testing of equipment/systems. Alpha places a heavy emphasis on a collaborative work environment.

Responsibilities:
• Consult with the Sales team to establish customer needs and present solutions.
• Determine client expectations for system functionality through communication with the sales department and client
• With the sales department, recommend general and specific solutions to clients
• Design complete systems for quoting including equipment, parts, consumables and labor
• Write scopes of work to convey system expectations
• Respond to bids
• Diagram systems using AutoCAD and Visio
• Work with a project manager to manage proposals including coordination of installers with end client and tracking of time and materials
• Provide technical support to Alpha Video employees and clients in any areas of expertise
• Research new products to remain current on technology solutions
• All other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate

Requirements:
• Up to 30% travel, often on a last-minute basis
• Occasional evening and weekend work

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Comprehensive knowledge of system configurations, with an emphasis placed on client workflow
• Comprehensive knowledge of industry best practices
• Knowledge of system configurations
• Audio design and theory
• Video design and theory
• IT knowledge
• Self-motivated
• Resourceful
• Ability to solve unusual or unexpected technical and installation problems

Preferred:
• Crestron, AMX, Extron, Biamp, BSS, or similar programming experience
• RF design and theory

Education/Experience:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• A minimum of five (5) years relevant experience
• Bachelor’s degree preferred

Computer Skills:
• Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, and Excel
• AutoCAD and Visio experience required
• Microsoft Visio, Great Plains, and QuoteWerks experience preferred

Certificates and Licenses:
• Valid driver’s license
• InfoComm CTS certification required within one year of employment
• InfoComm CTS-D preferred

Physical Demands:
• Lift, push, or carry up to 40 lbs
• Sit, stand, bend, crouch, and kneel
• Walk on uneven surfaces
• Climb ladders up to 10’ tall