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Backend Engineer, Video Player

| Greater NYC Area

JW Player is the world's most widely-adopted web video player and is touted as the most powerful and flexible video platform on the web. Our technology powers upwards of 15 billion plays on a monthly basis for some of the world’s top publishers and broadcasters like Fox, Fast Company, Univision, and more.

As a Backend Engineer on our Video Player team, you will join a highly collaborative group of engineers who enjoy autonomy and a strong sense of ownership to maintain and innovate on the most cutting-edge video player technology out there.

It is JW Player’s mission to provide the type of video experience that helps our customers grow audiences and monetize their content, and we’re looking for passionate and motivated engineers to help us do it!

As a backend engineer working on the APIs that power the video player, you will:

  • Play a major role in migrating RESTful APIs to a service oriented architecture
  • Write maintainable JavaScript/TypeScript (Node.js) and Python code with a TDD approach
  • Build and improve features that enable and optimize the video player (asset delivery, media playback, advertising,)
  • Improve instrumentation, monitoring and alerting for critical services
  • Design, evolve and scale application architecture and services in an agile environment

You have the skills to be successful in this role if you have:

  • 3+ years of software engineering and development experience
  • Strong coding skills in one or more of: JavaScript, Python, Java, C#, Go.
  • Owned features, epics, projects from envisioning to delivery
  • Experience with microservices or SOA: designing, creating, deploying, testing and monitoring
  • Skill in test-driven development (TDD) and/or behavior-driven development (BDD)

It’s a bonus if you have experience in the following:

  • Docker and/or Linux Containers
  • Building scalable systems with cloud infrastructures like AWS or Google Cloud
  • Caching and CDN technologies
  • Web video (HTML5 and/or Flash)
  • Ad-tech (Vast, VPaid, IMA, header-bidding)
  • Event-driven or message-driven architectures

About JW Player

JW Player pioneered video on the web over a decade ago and continues to innovate as the world’s largest network-independent platform for video delivery and intelligence. Media companies including Fox, VICE, Business Insider, and Univision, in addition to hundreds of thousands of creators of all types and sizes, rely on JW Player to deliver and monetize their content across all devices. JW Player’s massive global footprint of over 2 billion unique devices creates a powerful data graph of unique consumer insights and generates billions of incremental video views. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in London and Eindhoven, and was named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ in 2017. For more information, visit http://www.jwplayer.com.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

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Location

JW Player is located off the 33rd St. 6 stop in the heart of it all in midtown Manhattan.

What are JW Player Perks + Benefits

JW Player Benefits Overview

JW Player boasts a number of perks -- from our flexible work schedules and casual dress code to the Employee Professional Development program and generous Employee Referral Program, we strive to make sure all of our team members feel supported and appreciated.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
For many of our roles, hitting goals and surpassing expectations net rewards!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
JW Player makes every effort to create a diverse and inclusive environment for our team members, including company sponsored events like our annual Inspire: Women in Tech & monthly Fireside Chats!

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flexibility is the name of the game for us. We have leadership that understands the myriad needs of a diverse workforce and what it takes to maintain a happy, healthy, inclusive culture.

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