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Events Manager, Engineer in Charge (EIC) – Sony Electronics

Company Name: Sony Electronics
Location: San Jose, CA
Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Sony Electronics Inc. is looking for the risk-takers, the collaborators, the inspired and the inspirational. We want the people who are brave enough to work at the cutting edge and create solutions that will enrich and improve the lives of people across the globe. In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we offer an environment and culture that promotes Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In addition, our team members enjoy innovative work-life balance opportunities including a hybrid home/office workplace, monthly “Free Fridays”, and early shutdowns on Fridays throughout the year (including half-days during the summer).

Sony Electronics is seeking an Events Manager, Engineer in Charge (EIC) for our San Jose location. This opportunity is a 12 month fixed term role, with potential to transition to full time regular employee in future.


You’ll serve as the primary point of contact for Event Engineering; which may include video, audio, lighting, network, and communications systems before, during, and after events, working remotely and onsite, including the following:

  • Design, build, manage complex multi-tiered, video and audio production systems and operational teams that support the company’s marketing initiatives at its events, such as trade shows, press, internal and public facing events, throughout North America
  • Planning, identifying system requirements with the management and/or client, preparing diagrams, product prep/configuration, pre-build, and system test.
  • Build and maintain relationships with vendors, partners, and external agencies, strategically negotiate contracts and agreements to ensure cost-effectiveness and efficient event execution.
  • Monitor, analyze, and solve problems with Radio Frequency (RF), video, audio, cameras, wired and wireless intercom systems, digital switchers, digital routers, digital video servers, graphics, automation, post-production, lighting, webcasting and networking.
  • Be a thought partner and leader for requesters requiring technical expertise to guide the AV aspects of their events or programs (including post-production)
  • Projects include but are not limited to tradeshows, musical productions, internal company events, experiential events (large and small scale) and product launches

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3+ years of managing and leading technical event production teams, including third party resources, with a deep understanding of roles and responsibilities required in a crew, based on the vision and production needs
  • In depth understanding of the technical infrastructure of the requirements for complex live event production; space layout, audio, video, power, IT, lighting, streaming, recording, broadcasting
  • Excellent negotiation and vendor leadership skills, with a clear focus on cost control and efficiency
  • Proficiency in working with both Mac OS and Windows Operating Systems, as well as computer skills and the ability to work with Microsoft Suite
  • Familiarity with Vectorworks, AutoCAD, SketchUp
  • This role requires 30-40% travel to venues, occasionally working long hours, weekends, or company holidays
  • Extended periods of being on your feet and ability to lift 50 pounds is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of people and job functions
  • Professionalism and ability to be helpful and maintain composure under pressure, including tight deadlines
  • Be committed to operational excellence and drive continuous process improvement

The anticipated base pay range for this position is $109,000 to $146,000. 

Sony Electronics is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values employees with a broad cross-cultural perspective. We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond. All applicants will receive fair and impartial treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information or on any other basis which is protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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