NBC Universal Lead Tech I, Show Control Programmer – Tech Entertainment in Orlando, Florida

Lead Tech I, Show Control Programmer – Tech Entertainment



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JOB SUMMARY : The Show Control Programmer is responsible for assisting in design, equipment selection and programming the entertainment show systems for Projects, Events and Entertainment Venues. In addition, responsibilities may include overseeing a crew to install, operate and strike of any show system as directed by the Show Control Supervisor.


  • Ability to design, draft and implement complex control systems.

  • Programming on several different platforms / languages (Lua, WinScript, Medialon, Qsys).

  • Troubleshoot Entertainment Systems for large scale concerts, stage shows, corporate meetings and themed events. Troubleshooting can be on equipment such as but not limited to consoles, audio/ video systems, effects system conventional fixtures, networking equipment, communication systems, power distribution equipment, protocol distribution systems.

  • Install permanent and semi-permanent networks and control system for various shows and productions.

  • Create and Read Logic and Flow Diagrams for program design, programming, simulation, testing and start-up.

  • Evaluate, read schematics and review technical documentation and design related to field asset instrumentation and automation.

  • Ensures proper completion of documentation such as network design, as-built information or operating S.O.P.’s as they pertain to the design. Performs maintenance, repairs and redesigns of outdated systems.

  • Communicate with management on daily update on crew and task completion.

  • Fabrication experience panel building and design.

  • Delegates work assignments among qualified crew-members. Communicates performance expectations in an effort to ensure proper completion of tasks; provides feedback for recognition and performance improvement.

  • Leading a crew on install, implementation, operation, repairs & supervisory direction inclusive of but not limited to live shows, projects, events, corporate convention and entertainment venues.

  • Performs job duties as described in non-lead job description. Maintains and shares job knowledge, assists in developing employees. Stays current with changing technology and growing developments in the field of Entertainment Integration.

  • Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: High school degree or GED is required. Technical school is required. Associate’s degree (AA) is preferred.

EXPERIENCE: 10 Years in the Control / Automation Field preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Programming abilities on various control systems (Medialon, Qsys , Winscript, Lua)

  • Drafting abilities in Nemetschek Vectorworks (Ver. 15 and newer)

  • Ability to lead crews of four and larger

  • Must have Excellent communication and presentation skills, (written, and verbal)

  • Understand signal flow and implementation of protocol ‘DMX E1.11, Entertainment Technology – USITT DMX512-A – Asynchronous Serial Digital Data Transmission Standard for Controlling Lighting Equipment and Accessories’

  • Read and understand a traditional Design Drafts and CAD’s

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

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