Senior Systems Engineer – Sound

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Name: Jasmine Barry

Phone: 0439103676


Location: Sydney, NSW

Job Status: Fulltime, Ongoing

Salary: Base salary of $97,122 annum, plus 10% superannuation contributions

Position No: SOH1860


Applications Close: Tuesday 29th March 2022 11:59pm

Role Enquiries:

Technical Enquiries: Jobs NSW Helpdesk on 1800 562 679


An organisation where diversity of thought & experience is valued, supported & respected.



At the Sydney Opera House you will be surrounded by supportive and hardworking teams who are filled with passion and creativity. You will be inspired to create value in everything you do and will be provided with opportunities to grow and achieve while making a positive contribution to our community. Our vision for diversity, inclusion and belonging (DI&B) is that the Sydney Opera House – who we are and everything we do – reflects and respects the diversity of the community. Our 2021-23 DI&B Strategy sets out the change we are driving in the lead up to our 50th anniversary in 2023. These commitments work hand in hand with the commitments in our longstanding Reconciliation, Accessibility and Environmental Action Plans.

As a place for the whole community, Sydney Opera House welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds, people with disability and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and that you might require some adjustments to ensure you have the best opportunity to apply and put your skills forward for consideration. If we can make some adjustments to the SOH recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, then please email us at or call us on 02 9250 7743 and let us know. Adjustments may include but are not limited to; alternate application methods, interview setup, physical requirements, guidance for trans or gender diverse applicants, interpreters or other access supports or specific interview availability times and more.

 For more information about the Sydney Opera House please refer to our website.



The position works collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure the smooth and effective delivery of audio systems and associated infrastructure including system design, engineering, and support for events. 

The position holder is responsible for leading the maintenance of the sound systems used throughout the Sydney Opera House Venues and Record and Broadcasting Audio facilities.  The role ensures that systems are kept in the optimal operating condition and proactively plans maintenance and upgrades accordingly. 

The position acts as a technical training facilitator for the Sound Department, planning and leading training that is relevant to both the individuals and the team as whole.

The position ensures that systems are being used as efficiently as possible and advises on the deployment of resources to support this accordingly.

 Further detailed information about the role and its requirements can be obtained from the role description.



We are looking for someone who:

  • Tertiary level qualifications in Sound Engineering.
  • Comprehensive skills and experience (minimum 5 years) in live the theatre/entertainment industry.
  • Flexibility and commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Comprehensive skills and experience in sound operation and design including.
    • Console programming for large scale events, across a variety of genres.
    • Sound system design for large scale events and installations utilising industry standard design tools.
    • RF systems co-ordination and design.
    • Record and broadcast systems.
    • Show playback and control systems.
  • Comprehensive system engineering and optimization experience
  • Competent in the use of Rational Acoustics SMAART software.
  • Strong knowledge of computer related technologies including design tools, networking protocols and Audio over IP implementation.
  • Experience in leading teams and facilitating training.
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and prioritise work.
  • Numerical ability and lateral thinking.
  • Physical fitness, agility and ability to work at heights, good hearing and vision.



Being Australia’s premier cultural institution, tourism destination & a celebrated community meeting place, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and dynamic working environment for all our staff. With values of Safety, Creativity, Excellence, Collaboration & Accountability your professional life is provided with every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen profession. Working with the Sydney Opera House gives you access to a great range of benefits including:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Access to a range of internal and external professional development programs and staff engagement initiatives
  • Staff community groups like SOH Pride, First Nations Staff Network, Sustainable Environmental Action Leaders (aka ‘SEALs’) and more.
  • Fitness Passport & complimentary wellbeing programs including pilates, yoga, circuit classes, physiotherapy sessions as well as other wellbeing initiatives
  • Working for an organisation with a 5 Star Green Star Performance Rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)
  • Working for an organisation who has committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • And many more!


Applicants are asked to include the following documents with their applications

  • Up to date resume of no more than five pages
  • Address their suitability in a cover letter of no more than one page

In addition, applicants will be prompted to answer the following two targeted questions in the online application platform.   


  1. Please describe examples in your career where you have utilised skillsets outlined in the essential requirements of the role description, outlining your experience in design, planning and delivery of events or installations for large scale productions.
  2. Tell us about a time you have successfully supported a team member or team in improving their knowledge on a system or workflow.


Applicants are required to create a profile and submit their application electronically for this position at Only applicants who apply online and include the requested documentation will be considered for this position, unless otherwise discussed.

The successful candidate will be required to comply with the NSW Public Health Orders and the applicable Sydney Opera House Trust COVID-19 policies relating to safety and vaccination.

To be eligible to apply for this position, applicants must have existing Australian work rights. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and Pre-Employment Health Assessment . The assessment seeks information only relevant to performing the inherent requirements of the job, it remains strictly confidential and applicants will be informed of the result.

Applications will not be accepted from recruitment agencies.

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