Staff Software Engineer, Analytics at JW Player (Remote)

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About JW Player:

JW Player is the leading video software and data insights platform that gives our customers independence and control in today’s Digital Video Economy. Founded over a decade ago as an open source video player, JW Player’s technology platform now powers digital video for hundreds of thousands of businesses across NA, EMEA, APAC and LATAM. Each month, there are over 1 billion viewers across 2.7 billion unique devices consuming video on JW Player’s technology. 

The Engineering Team:

Our Engineering team plays a big part in the company's success through the development of innovative technologies. Engineers at JW Player are passionate about writing code and solving complex problems. Equipped with a modern tech stack, our engineers help drive monetization for our customers across billions of devices monthly.

Remote Work & Relocation:

JW Player Engineering is committed to offering location flexibility in relevant roles now and in the future. Candidates considered for this role may choose to work fully remote, fully office based, or somewhere in between (i.e flexible). 

The Opportunity: 

As a Staff Engineer for the Analytics team at JW Player, you’ll work with the JW product team to plan the path forward on the next generation of JW Player analytics products. You'll work with cutting-edge big data tools and technology, partnering closely with data engineers and other software teams to solve critical challenges for one of the largest and fastest-growing video companies in the world. 

As a Staff Engineer, Analytics you will: 

  • Lead the design and architecture of data products that allow customers to analyze their data in the JW Player product as well as within leading third party Analytics products
  • Coach and mentor team members to support their development and success
  • Work closely with product managers, analysts, and others to gather data needed to understand various products
  • Manage a team of engineers, including planning and execution of technical projects
  • Partner with product teams to improve existing analytics products and develop new ones 
  • Develop goals for the team aligned with the priorities of the company
  • Provide vision for the team’s technical and operational success

Requirements for this role:

  • 5+ years of engineering experience
  • Great organization skills, ability to lead multidisciplinary projects
  • Highly proficient in Python or Java and SQL
  • Humility, empathy, and a collaborative spirit
  • Experience building and maintaining an API stack

Bonus Points:

  • Experience in the Business Intelligence, Web Analytics or Video Analytics space, including one or more of the following: Looker, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Stitch, Segment, FiveTran, Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, Coniva, Npaw, Mux Data, Mixpanel, Amplitude and Pendo
  • Experience leading software engineering teams
  • Experience with data tools like Spark, Kafka, Flink, dbt 
  • Familiarity with AWS - in particular, EC2, S3, RDS, and EMR
  • Experience with Docker and  Kubernetes
  • Experience with building data products

Interview Process:

  1. Recruiter Screen
    • 15-30 minute conversation with a Recruiter to learn more about your background and interests
  2. Hiring Manager Screen
    • 30-60 minute conversation where the Hiring Manager or someone from the team deep dives into your experiences
  3. Team Interview
    • 2-4 hour interview where you meet with various team members across the organization

*The interview process may change at any given stage. 

Perks of being at JW Player, U.S.

When you join JW Player, you are not just joining a company or a team but a family. Our goal is to take care of you and ensure you will be successful in your new role. Your success is our success! 

As a full time employee, you are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Private Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage for you and your family
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Stock Options Purchase Program
  • Quarterly and Annual Team Events - because team building is important! 
  • Professional Career Development Program and Career Development Progression
  • New Employee Home Office Setup Stipend
  • Monthly Connectivity Stipend
  • Free and discounted perks through JW Player's benefit partners
  • Bi-Annual Hack Weeks for those who are interested in using their coding knowledge
  • Fireside chats with individuals in the JW Player family

*Benefits are subject to location and can change at the discretion of the Company. 

According to New York City local Council laws, local New York City applicants residing in and performing this role in New York City will receive an annual salary dependent on experience between $160,000.00 - $185,000.00. In addition, applicants qualify for the benefits listed above. 

The salary band is not applicable to applicants outside of New York City. Applicants located outside of the New York City area will have an adjusted rate equitable and competitive to their residing and surrounding area. 

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 two blocks behind Bryant Park. Close to the Bryant Park and Times Square subway stations.

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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.

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
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!
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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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