Production Engineer



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Production Engineer


About OceanX:

OceanX is a mission to support scientists to explore the ocean and to bring it back to the world through captivating media. Uniting leading media, science, and philanthropy partners, OceanX utilizes next-gen technology, fearless science, compelling storytelling, and immersive experiences to educate, inspire, and connect the world with the ocean and build a global community deeply engaged with understanding, enjoying, and protecting our oceans. OceanX is an initiative of Dalio Philanthropies, which furthers the diverse philanthropic interests of Dalio family members. For more information, visit and follow OceanX on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and LinkedIn.

Position Summary:

​The Production Engineer, part of the OceanX Media Pillar, will be responsible for overseeing, optimizing, and maintaining OceanX’s post-production infrastructure across our land and sea production offices in New York City, Singapore and onboard our research vessel R/V OceanXplorer. OceanX media captures a large quantity of high-quality underwater and topside media on our missions and this role will be in charge of developing and maintaining our infrastructure and workflows to effectively organize, store, backup, and access this media for all kinds of creative, documentary, new media and scientific needs. Our media pillar interacts and supports all kinds of internal and external partners, this role will manage the day-to-day needs by fulfilling media asset requests, and developing self-service options based on our asset library.

OceanX is an entrepreneurial environment which values team players who can manage priorities and workstreams simultaneously. To thrive and succeed within our unique culture and work environment, you must demonstrate humility, innate curiosity, and openness to new ideas/approaches. You also must be hard working, composed and goal oriented. All employees are expected to be honest, excited about providing and receiving objective feedback, constantly striving for self-improvement, and committed to the pursuit of excellence.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • ​Routine maintenance/health check of OceanX’s production technology infrastructure and asset storage (at NYC production office, Singapore production office and onboard R/V OceanXplorer)
  • Develop proactive solutions derived from routine maintenance on SNS EVO servers and LTO
  • Develop and execute a plan to optimize OceanX’s current infrastructure, and future proof it’s needs based on overall Media and Organizational long-term goals
  • Manage the ever-growing footage archive, including LTO backups and mezz file management in CatDV
  • Receive, Respond and Fulfill media asset requests from internal OceanX stakeholders (Marketing, Partnerships, Education,and Science)
  • Receive, Respond and Fulfill media asset requests from External stakeholders (Scientific Partners, Footage Licensing Requests)
  • Develop new workflows to make media asset request more turnkey for internal requests
  • Stay current and seek out new technology solutions that can optimize performance, lighten workload, and reduce costs
  • Oversee, catalog and future-proof OceanX’s physical production media kit inventory
  • Maintain third-party technology vendor relationships
  • Oversee OceanX media software subscriptions


  • Professional Experience:
    • 4+ years of experience in production engineering, video production, Information Technology, or in a scientific data management role
    • Demonstrated project management and analytical capabilities and experience
    • Familiarity with LTO tape management and workflows – OceanX’s current archive system is based on LTO tapes
    • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite – OceanX media produces its content using Adobe Creative Suite
    • Familiarity with CatDV or similar Media Asset Management Solution – OceanX’s current media asset management solution is CatDV
    • Ability to effectively communicate with senior leadership, staff, and external parties
    • Proficient/Advanced MS Office Suite (excel, word, ppt),
    • Bachelor’s degree
  • Personal Attributes:
    • Highly independent, self-starter, quick learner
    • Ability to think strategically and conceptually
    • Comfortable with ambiguity
    • Machine-like approach to design and planning
    • Determined, resourceful and practical
    • Strong work ethic
    • Low ego and team-player
    • Maintains high standards and is results oriented
    • Operates with high level of discretion and ethics
    • Passion/Familiarity with marine science/exploration

Illustrative Benefits:

  • Access to a World Class Exploration Vessel
  • 100% company paid medical premiums
  • 17 company paid holidays
  • Friday summer hours
  • Monthly community happy hours
  • Hybrid work environment
  • 2 One-Month Periods of Remote First Work
  • Free catered food services for in-office Thursdays
  • Generous PTO offering
  • Casual dress code
  • 150% 401(k) match up to $7,500 and 100% match above $7,500 ($15k match limit)
  • Gym reimbursement, back up childcare services, insurance, financial, and legal services, and much more!


Compensation for the role includes a competitive salary in the range from $95,000 - $135,000 (inclusive of a merit-based bonus, dependent on years of experience, level of education obtained, as well as applicable skillset), potentially a success-driven incentive payment and an excellent benefits package, including a comprehensive employer paid medical plan and generous employer match for 401k.

Please note that we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this position. OceanX is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All correspondence will remain confidential.