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Audio-Visual/Multimedia (AV/MM) Engineer


Applications Engineer


Annapolis Junction, Maryland, United States


Are you ready to work on projects that can potentially change the world? Join us at Leidos, where your most important work is ahead! You will enjoy great benefits such as generous Paid Time Off, Flexible Schedules, Discounted Stock Purchase Plans, Education and Training Support and more! If this sounds like the kind of place where you can thrive, keep reading!

The Leidos Intelligence Group has a career opportunity for a Senior Telecommunication Technical Analyst/Mission Manager in the Ft. Meade, MD area.

Program Summary

Leidos is a preferred subcontractor on a large, multi-year contract that develops, integrates deploys, and sustains large collection systems. The work is extremely important to the government and offers its team members the opportunity to work autonomously and explore new technologies. We provide exceptional service to our customer in an area in which we have deep incumbent knowledge.

Significant requirements include Mission Management, Operations, and Sustainment activities. The team will provide 24x7x365 support to multiple Operations Teams and will feature 1st/2nd/3rd Party Partner Engagement.

Job Summary

The AV/MM Engineer provides design, installation, and maintenance of Audio-Visual/Multimedia (AV/MM) systems. The AV/MM Engineer is also responsible for the programming and configuration management (CM) of developmental and operational AV/MM systems and must have a TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance.

The AV/MM Engineer will:

  • Prepare operational guides.
  • Train Government customers in proper use of AV/MM systems.
  • Provide system programming to support implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of Crestron based AV/MM systems.
  • Provide Tier 1 (Help Desk) problem identification, diagnosis and resolution of problems.
  • Manage the daily operation and configuration activities of AV/MM systems.
  • Provide assistance to users in accessing and using AV/MM systems.
  • Design a wide variety of AV/MM solutions including multi-level security VTC/PC systems, enterprise level VTC and collaboration systems, conference rooms, digital signage, and streaming.
  • Act as equipment custodian and performs inventory asset management and accountability functions. (U) Document hardware and software configuration management processes and procedures.
  • Coordinate hardware installations across multiple rooms.
  • Maintain and develop the environment for hardware and software product build, staging, testing and integration.
  • Apply concepts and define and implement hardware and software configuration management processes and procedures, such as creating product build scripts and procedures, and integrate those scripts with the hardware and software build process.
  • Conduct analysis on AV/MM systems by ensuring designs are cost efficient, able to be integrated, and reliable.
  • Communicate with the other engineering personnel to coordinate the interrelated design and assure project completion.
  • Design, document, and develop code for programmable devices.
  • Analyze complex hardware systems, hardware design, architecture, network design and other technical hardware issues.
  • Perform testing on equipment.
  • Provide hardware maintenance support, both preventative and remedial.
  • Deploy, install, and implement new AV/MM at Customer sites as needed.
  • Conduct site surveys.
  • Streamline control system interfaces to automate and maximize user experience.
  • Configure control systems, communication devices and peripheral equipment.
  • Develop costing proposals for the program manager.
  • Perform telecommunications punch block installation and maintenance for serial copper data paths.
  • Interpret drawings, specifications, and other related documents.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional AV/MM experience in the areas identified above may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree for a total of nine (9) years’ experience.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in VidCAD or other CAD programs within the past five (5) years.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience Crestron programming within the last nine (9) years.
  • Five (5) years’ experience as an AV/MM Engineer in a minimum of seven (7) skill sets below within the past seven (7) years:
    • Analog, SDI and HD SDI signal processing and conversion
    • Digital video filtering and scalable video coding
    • Compression and decompression techniques
    • Encoding and decoding of television standards such as ATSC, QAM, NTSC, PAL
    • Signal theory and analysis
    • Audio processing
    • Sound reinforcement and speaker placement
    • Sightlines, screen size and projection distances
    • AES/EBU or AES3 digital audio interlace standards
    • Cable termination (Fiber, copper, audio, etc.)
    • Set-up and maintenance of various HD/SD broadcast equipment
    • Integration of audio and video teleconferencing systems
    • Set-up of digital video effects systems
    • Operation and set-up of various production switchers
    • Operation and maintenance of audio mixers
    • Integration of wired/wireless microphone systems and configurations
    • Design and installation of audio support systems
    • System integration
    • Custom fabrication of parts and cables
    • Installation of low voltage wiring and cable; soldering and termination of connectors; wiring of equipment
  • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

Desired Qualifications

  • Certification as a Technology Specialist (CTS) and/or CTS-Installation and/or CTS-Design training certification is desired.
  • Programming CRESTRON AV systems
  • Programming and configuration of Cisco VTC Systems (SX-20/SX-80/Mini Room Kit/Room Kit Pro).
  • Knowledge of security protocols: SSL, TLS, encryption
  • Audio processing
  • Sound reinforcement and speaker placement
  • Sightlines, screen size and projection distances
  • Knowledge of AV-over IP
  • Integration of audio and video teleconferencing systems
  • Design and installation of audio support systems (microphones, amplifiers, and interfacing with Skype)

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.