Web Services Engineer - Video Streaming

new york, New York

A prominent, data based global technology firm is currently seeking a Web Services Engineer who specializes in Video Streaming to join their team in New York. This tech company has multiple focuses, the main one being the creation of one of the world’s most widely utilized financial software applications. In this role you will work in a small, dynamic team with some of New York City’s top engineers, to solve very unique, large scale challenges.  Their systems are very large and highly distributed, and engineers are always looking for creative solutions to solve problems, including employing a variety of modern programming languages, open source and big data technologies, as well as Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.

Not only can you grow professionally in this company but they have an excellent engineering culture, work/life balance, and great benefits. The company is also very philanthropic; many employees give back to the community and the company also donates a significant portion of their profits to philanthropy. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone looking for the next step in their career and for a work place they can call home.

You will join a team that owns the full stack of the video experience that includes a custom video player, configurations and asset management, and the actual delivery of both VOD and LIVE streams. Besides hands-on development work on the player code and the backend services, the team works closely with multiple CDNs and global DNSs to manage stream delivery, balancing cost, quality, and availability. To do that, we work with the video producers, the frontend developers who are building the websites, and the content delivery networks. 

Responsibilities:

  • Engineer end-to-end multimedia infrastructure and delivery for web consumption
  • Make improvements to deliver reliable and flexible service to our internal and external users
  • Own our multimedia management and delivery

Skills:

  • 3 years of experience coding in JavaScript, Node.js, or Java building backend services
  • Experience with streaming protocols (RTMP, HDS, HLS, DASH)
  • Knowledge of encoding protocols (AAC, H.264, H.265)
  • An understanding of end-to-end video delivery on various clients
  • Experience with HTML5 Video
  • Familiarity with Spring Framework
  • Experience with a CDN for video streaming

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