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Senior Software Engineer, Media Engineering

| Greater NYC Area

Scale matters. And when it comes to our video platform, scale means ingesting tens of thousands of hours of video a day and thousands of videos served every second. 

JW Player is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Media Engineering team in our New York City headquarters. Our video platform serves thousands of videos every second. To support that much traffic, we design and build with an eye on speed, flexibility, high availability, and the mission of making sure our customers’ viewers can watch what they want, when they want it.

The right candidate will relish the opportunity to build well-designed elements of a service-oriented architecture. This means collaborating with other smart professionals to build the APIs, infrastructure, pipelines, testing, monitoring, and all other tooling you feel is necessary to ship code frequently and of the highest possible caliber.

As a member of the Media Engineering team, you will:

  • Contribute to the architecture of production-scale services
  • Code as part of a high-performing team in an Agile environment
  • Create reusable tools that can be used by other teams
  • Tackle architectural challenges around high availability of services and data
  • Prototype new ideas and explore new solutions to the growing list of problems the platform solves
  • Continue to learn and expand your knowledge and skillset

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

  • 7+ years of software development and engineering
  • Bachelor's in Science or greater in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field; or equivalent experience
  • Desire to join a highly technical team in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven track record of ownership of maintainable, stable and scalable software
  • Experience building scalable systems with cloud infrastructures like AWS or Google Cloud Platform
  • Strong Unix/Linux skills
  • Experience in Python or a similar language

It is a plus if you have:

  • Contributed to existing open-source projects as well as your own
  • Experience with Docker and/or Linux Containers
  • Experience with configuration management and provisioning servers (SaltStack, Consul)
  • Experience with service-oriented architecture
  • Experience with event-driven or message-driven architecture

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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