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Project Engineer / Programmer

Orlando or Miami, FL Office or Remote in Las Vegas

Must be eligible to work in the US


A Project Engineer at Smart Monkeys, Inc. is considered the primary technical point of contact for the client and is responsible of ensuring that systems & solutions are deployed and programmed according to the project scope. A major role is to provide controlled solutions for Audio/Visual/Lighting installations. This is a cutting-edge position that provides the opportunity to work on project of all sizes at sites all around the world.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide the company and its clients with control solutions for Audio/Visual/Lighting installations.
  • Participate in the design, development, implementation, commissioning, and support of Control and Network systems.
  • Develop custom equipment drivers, control methodologies & architectures, monitoring dashboards and interfaces, and custom GUI’s.
  • Plan and lead overall projects, systems testing & validation procedures, programming & scripting, and documentation efforts.
  • Store, retrieve and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.
  • Monitor control systems to ensure systems operate reliably and within established performance criteria.
  • Train end users and clients.
  • Provide After Sales technical support.
  • Balance multiple projects/assignments with alacrity while aggressively meeting deadlines and expectations.
  • Self-manage assignments and work autonomously when necessary.
  • Be highly collaborative and focused on sharing details routinely and consistently with team members.
  • Demonstrate a persistent optimism and ability to navigate challenges in a way that produces value, exceeds expectations, and promotes company success.


  • Advanced Control Systems Programming and Operation (especially Node-RED and scripting environments, as well as Q-SYS, Medialon, Alcorn McBride, etc.)
  • Proficient scripting abilities (Lua, JavaScript, Node.JS, SQL, etc.)
  • Networking Management, Configuration, Deployment, and Operation including VLANs, routing, QoS, IGMP, PTP (certification a plus)
  • Q-SYS Audio & Control (certification preferred)Video and Presentation Systems Programming and Operation (Pixera, RealMotion, 7th Sense, Disguise, Touch Designer, etc.)
  • A/V systems, equipment, concepts, and technologies
  • User Interface development including some HTML and CSS knowledge
  • Office365 suite including Teams, Outlook, Word, and Excel


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibits a positive attitude and establishes professional relations with others
  • Good organizational, work management, and time management skills
  • Good problem solving and technical troubleshooting skills
  • Self-driven and takes initiative
  • Ability to handle high pressure situations
  • Desire to work on unique and challenging projects across different markets and locations
  • Enjoys traveling

Training / Education

  • 2 to 5 years of work experience within the Audio/Visual or Software Development industries
  • Experience scripting, developing software solutions, or building user interfaces that communicate with other systems, manipulate data, or leverage database back-ends
  • Demonstrated experience with electronic control systems and signal processing; familiarity with relays and Programmable Logic Controllers is a plus
  • Degree in one of the following areas of study is preferred:
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Engineering
    • Computer Programming
    • Electronics Engineering
    • Entertainment Technology/Theatre

Job Type

  • Full-Time Employee.
  • 90-day probationary period.

Working Conditions

  • Travel is to be expected on average 50% of the time due to the nature of the projects
  • Onsite environment will vary for each project. Employee may be asked to wear protective gear on building sites
  • Office environment at company premises


  • 15 days of paid time off, 20 days after 1 year
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance 100% covered by us
  • Short term disability
  • Retirement plan after one year with company matching
  • 11 federal holidays
  • Phone service provided
  • Hybrid office/remote work environment
  • Frequent travel (w/ Per Diem)

Equal opportunity employer

Smart Monkeys, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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