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Director, Advanced Technology

Culver City, California

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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

*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran, status, age, sexual, orientation, gender identity, o rother protected characteristics.


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