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Lead Mobile Software Engineer

| Greater NYC Area

As a Lead Mobile Software Engineer on our team, you will use your experience creating and shipping native Android and iOS applications to enhance our JW Player Mobile SDKs. Our mobile SDKs enable developers to easily build video and audio playback functionality into native mobile applications.

With over 2 million websites using our web player, we know a thing or two about making video easy for developers to work with. JW Player Mobile SDKs aim to provide those same world-class video tools to native app developers building Android and iOS applications.

We’re not looking to make the next cool app -- we’re looking to enable the next thousand cool apps (and beyond) to build engaging video experiences.

In this role you will:

  • Create innovative, flexible media APIs for developers using the latest technologies, including Android Lollipop, iOS 12, System WebView, Chromecast, HTML5, VAST advertising, Google IMA, MPEG-DASH, HLS, WebM and more.
  • Build and maintain JW Player SDK for Android and iOS deliverables (demo applications, API documentation, etc.)
  • Prototype new ideas and explore innovative new features in the SDK
  • Interact with our growing community of Android and iOS developers
  • Work on a cross-functional team to define business requirements and set product direction
  • Work as part of a Agile scrum team that is local and offshore
  • Lead and mentor mobile engineers, overseeing their work


  • 7+ years software engineering
  • 2+ years Android app and/or SDK development experience
  • 2+ years iOS app and/or SDK development experience
  • Commercial experience creating and shipping native iOS and Android applications
  • Experience working in a team of agile, collaborative, and resourceful engineers
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with modern software development tools such as Git, Jenkins, Gradle, etc.

Bonus Points:

  • Mobile video experience (Android MediaPlayer, ffmpeg, liba iOS media services)
  • 1+ years mobile web development experience (HTML/JavaScript/CSS)
  • Contributions to open-source media projects

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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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
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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