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Director, Advanced Technology

Culver City, CA, USA | Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The Director, Advanced Technology report to the CTO and EVP of Technology in the Sony Pictures Technology Development group. The Director, Advanced Technology will engage at an engineering level in a range of technology projects with Sony Japan, Sony R&D and 3rd party companies. Projects may encompass AI, Audio technology, Video technology, transducers, and software that operates on local equipment or virtual instances.


Requires the ability to explain technical projects and documentation to management which will guide resource investments in hardware, software, and workflows

Develop best practices for advancing workflows for production and post-production

Generate “white paper” level documents on technology related inventions and methodologies

Work with solutions vendors to explore and if needed, deploy new technologies at Sony Pictures with business unite

Work with departments within Sony Pictures and Sony Corp, as well as 3rd party vendors to continually improve production and distribution workflows

Setup and present technology demonstrations

Participate in standard bodies and consortiums to represent SPE interest

Work with Sony Japan on a range of technology initiatives which require ongoing direct communication

Work with 3rd party companies to evaluate technology solutions brought to the studio for evaluation

Participate in industry standards and consortium meetings

Set up, conduct, and demonstrate technologies to SPE members

Write documents/emails in industry accepted format for peer review and presentation/collaboration

Travel to and attend trade events, represent SPE’s technical interests and report in newly announced products

Travel to Sony Tokyo for technology specific project meetings


7-10 years of related experience

Expected to have authoritative experience and recognition in the industry for past contributions in the field of image and color science

Fiscal responsibility: $1M revenue and/or budget

Bachelor’s degree in related field

Knowledge of:

Feature and television production workflows

Video display, audio systems, and supporting technologies

Post-production systems and best practices


Linux, Mac, and Windows computer systems

Shared storage systems in a high-performance computing environment

Audio and video routing systems

Troubleshooting software systems

Using test equipment to perform tasks

Ability To:

Speak Japanese and English fluently

Work independently and with people to solve technical problems

Read and interpret technical manuals, documents, and theoretical papers

Communicate and present to an audience effectively

Lift 50 pounds

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