Sr. Backend Software Engineer



51-200 employees

Subscription-based online TV streaming service


Remote in USA

Required Skills
Microsoft Azure
Data Science
Data Analysis
  • 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 cloud video transcoding services such as AWS Elemental and Azure Media Services
  • Knowledge of FFmpeg is a plus
  • 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
  • Collaborate with content partners to engineer systems that deliver the best possible TV watching experience
  • Build scalable and resilient data pipelines for ingesting video and analytics events using distributed computing and micro-services principles
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders across video delivery, ad operations, and data science teams
  • 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 client engineering teams in testing and improving video streaming QoE for Philo apps on new platforms

Philo has successfully redefined the TV experience by offering over 60 top-rated channels, unlimited DVR, and multi-device streaming without the need for a traditional cable subscription. The company's competitive advantage lies in its cost-effective, user-friendly platform that includes popular channels like A&E, AMC, Discovery Channel, and Comedy Central. As an industry leader in the streaming service market, Philo's commitment to customer satisfaction is evident in its 7-day free trial offer, allowing potential subscribers to experience the service before making a commitment.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding



San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth