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Sr. Backend Software Engineer
Video Engineering, Cambridge
Posted on 1/21/2023
Cambridge, MA, USA • Remote
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Data Science
Microsoft Azure
  • 8+ years of software development experience
  • Experience building or integrating audio and video codecs such as AAC, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC and AV1
  • Experience with video quality assessment tools such as VMAF, SSIM, etc
  • Experience with video streaming protocols such as MPEG-DASH, HLS, MPEG TS, fMP4, CMAF, Zixi, and SRT
  • Experience with OTT video packaging and DRM
  • Familiarity with Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI)
  • Proven track record of building highly efficient and highly available software using Golang, Java, C++ or similar programming languages
  • Experience operating in cloud computing environments using modern software deployment technologies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience working with large amounts of data and making data-based decisions to prioritize projects, including familiarity with relational and non-relational databases and modern data warehousing and querying
  • Experience and aptitude for collaborating and communicating with internal and external stakeholders in both business and technical roles
  • Design, implement, deploy and monitor the next generation of Philo's video streaming pipeline, using a combination of in-house technology and open source software
  • Collaborate with content partners to engineer systems that deliver the best possible TV watching experience for Philo's users
  • Build scalable and resilient data pipelines for ingesting video and analytics events using distributed computing and micro-services architecture principles
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders across video delivery, ad operations, and data science teams to ensure we are measuring and optimizing every aspect of our video delivery process and our users' viewing experience
  • Drive continuous improvements to the reliability, performance, latency and security of Philo's video streaming platform
  • Drive evaluation, selection, and development of video encoding technologies to optimize video quality and reduce CDN delivery costs
  • Assist our client engineering teams in testing and improving video streaming QoE as we develop Philo apps for several new platforms
Desired Qualifications
  • Familiarity with cloud video transcoding services such as AWS Elemental and Azure Media Services. Knowledge of FFmpeg is a plus

51-200 employees