Software Engineer, Backend

| Greater NYC Area

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

We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our rapidly growing Media Engineering team. Responsible for tasks related to our media Transcoding, Delivery and Live Streaming systems, the right candidate will relish the opportunity to be part of a highly talented continuous delivery organization. This means designing the processes and building the APIs, infrastructure, pipelines, testing, monitoring, and all other tooling you feel is necessary to ship code frequently of the highest possible caliber.

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

  • Contribute to the technology and architecture of a global production-scale service layer
  • Build features which serve customer-driven product goals
  • Code as part of a very technical team in a fast paced, agile environment
  • Prototype new ideas and explore new solutions to the growing list of problems the platform solves

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

  • 5+ years of software development and engineering
  • Bachelor's degree (or more) in a Computer Science or related field; or equivalent experience
  • Proven track record of ownership of maintainable, stable and scalable software
  • Experience with microservices or SOA: designing, creating, deploying, testing and monitoring
  • Experience doing test-driven development (TDD) and/or behavior-driven development (BDD)
  • Strong understanding of source control management systems
  • Strong Unix/Linux skills
  • Strong coding skills in one or more of; Python, Java, C/C++, Go.

It is a plus if you have:

  • Database design and RDBMS concepts, experience doing domain-driven design
  • Contributed to existing open-source projects as well as your own
  • Experience building scalable systems with cloud infrastructures like AWS or Google Cloud
  • Experience with event-driven or message-driven architectures
  • Knowledge of video encoding, ad networks, content management platforms, and/or streaming protocols
  • Experience with web video (HTML5 and/or Flash)
  • Experience with Docker and/or Linux Containers

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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2 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016
2 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016

What are JW Player Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits

Additional Perks + Benefits

Work From Home option

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