For this specific role we prefer someone to be based in NYC Tri-State area or the USA, although we are open to someone who is located outside of the USA.
At Animoto, we believe video is the most powerful form of communication. That’s why we make best-in-class, easy-to-use online and mobile video creation apps. Our customers use our apps, along with our pre-built narrative templates, to customize their own engaging video stories to share on social media and beyond.
Over the next two years, we have a mission to make video creation faster, easier, and more fun in ways that have never been done before.
We are a small team, with a broad range of technical challenges, from rendering to audio mixing, infrastructure, text, animation, optimization, video encoding, testing, tooling and AI. You will help our art team and customers realize what is creatively possible with video across multiple platforms and markets.

What you'll do:

  • You are not isolated from the customer and how your work impacts them. You won't be pigeonholed into one part of the process
  • Be part of the business problem and have exposure to company leaders and help shape product direction
  • Develop and maintain the multi platform video rendering engine (Linux, MacOS, iOS, Web)
  • Solve the challenges to bring the video rendering engine to a new platform and market, Android!
  • Level up our content pipeline. Collaborating with a talented Motion Design team to bring new ideas and capabilities to the product
  • Develop and maintain the surrounding internal tools and pipeline
  • Improve, simplify, and strengthen existing code, driving the technical architecture of the whole system
  • Decompose complex problems then implement solutions that fit the unique constraints for each platform
  • Work with creative teams to prototype motion and interaction design into something that can be described and implemented
  • Work with experienced and talented team members from across the globe

What we're looking for:

  • Strong C++ skills
  • Solid understanding of GPUs, rendering, algorithms, debugging, profiling, and optimizing
  • Knowledge of a system level graphics API
  • You can see how something can be designed or changed to be robust and tolerant to changes
  • You have a sense of accomplishment delivering tools and collaborating with content creators to deliver more than anyone expected
  • The ability to own and enjoy features from design to release
  • Strong sense of quality
  • Your solutions are customer oriented
  • You can clearly and concisely communicate your viewpoint and knowledge to others on the team. You like to do so. You're not afraid to challenge ideas and approaches
  • You have a can-do, positive attitude, and are a curious self learner. You're not afraid to get your hands dirty and dive into something new
  • Resourceful, creative, self driven problem solver

Why join Animoto:

  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • Bi-annual company events and hackathons
  • 100% covered health insurance, equity, 401k, and corporate discounts with AT&T and Crunch
  • Upgraded subscriptions for Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Spotify
  • Bi-weekly Product Demos, Social Fridays, weekly catered lunch, fully stocked kitchen

We embrace the differences of our team members and seek diversity of beliefs, backgrounds, education, and all the other things that make us unique. It is our inherent belief that diverse teams build better products. We aim to create a space where employees can bring their true selves to work every day. Animoto is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. We welcome you to be a part of it.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
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    • OptimizelyAnalytics
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    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Adobe Premiere ProDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • ContentfulCMS
    • ResponsysEmail

Location

We are located in NoHo with R/W/6 trains around the corner and a short walk from Union Square as well as Broadway-Lafayette stops

What are Animoto Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Team workouts
We have something we call Insanimoto where everyone is welcomed to join the workout session in our open space.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Monday.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We offer employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
We host lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Cross-department program, Career mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

We also offer upgraded Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify subscriptions.

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