AV Solutions Architect


: $36,490.00 - $46,420.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Media

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SMP has been named a top or best workplace nine times in the past six years, including Inc. Magazines Best Workplaces, 2x Best Company to Work for in New York State, and 6x Rochester Top Workplace Award winner.

Position Overview:

Our Audio Visual Team is seeking to hire a Solutions Architect with at least five years of experience to join either our Albany, NY, Burlington, VT or Danbury, CT office. This position will be responsible for designing, scoping, planning and supporting complex audio/visual systems in a variety of customer environments.

As leaders in visual communications and collaboration, SMP helps set the standard for video conferencing, telepresence, audio visual integration and collaboration solutions. We help our clients to be more collaborative, efficient and effective. From project kickoff through training, SMP gives our clients a sense of reassurance with our efficiency, professionalism and AV installs.

We are looking for high performers who are forward-looking, innovative, enthusiastic and ambitious team players. Qualified candidates will be motivated self-starters with stellar academic credentials, superb judgment and communication skills, a commitment to excellence and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.


* Develop designs that meet customer functional and budgetary requirements.
* Generate functional and connection-level drawings for audio, video, control, and communications systems including scopes of work.
* Create Engineering Design Packages (to include A/V control, video, audio, and networking schematics).
* Generate and submit Bill of Materials (BOM) and assist with the ordering of A/V equipment and materials.
* Coordinate the requirements, integration, and installation of A/V control system programs.
* Define functional requirements for control systems programmer.
* Support the on-site installation efforts of the team, including troubleshoot and debug AV systems.
* Comply with company and customers safety programs.
* Complete training programs from manufacturers, industry associations, and company as required.
* Other duties as required or assigned by management.
* Maintain a professional attitude and delivering excellent customer service.


* Minimum of five years of designing AV systems experience.
* Experience conducting site surveys, designing and installing audio visual solutions.
* Experience with control systems, video-conferencing, switching hardware, audio DSP setup and calibration.
* Experience using CAD programs and Microsoft Visio.
* Knowledge of networking fundamentals such as: TCP/IP, addressing, firewalls, routers, vlans, and VPN.
* Strong knowledge of video switching and processing, audio DSP and control systems is also preferred.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

* This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers and phones. While a largely sedentary role, some lifting or carrying of items up to 50 pounds may occasionally be required.
* Must be available for some evening and weekend hours. Occasional overnight travel is possible.

Associated topics: audiovisual technician, examiner, gaffer, radio operator, sound editor, systems engineer, tech, teleprompter, tv, voip * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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