Video Platform Engineer

| Chicago

What You'll Do:

  • Contribute to all aspects of the video pipeline and services under the team's ownership, which includes design, implementation, refactoring, automated testing, deployment, and uptime of the services
  • Improve internal team processes by keeping what's working and throwing away what's not
  • Collaborate on the vision of the services under the team's ownership
  • Build technology the right way; for us, this means simple, well-tested services and tools that gradually grow over time, and that provide plenty of insight into production usage and performance
  • Help other team members grow as engineers through code review, pairing, and mentoring
  • Create unit and acceptance tests, in collaboration with the Quality Assurance team

    What You'll Need:

    • 5+ years' experience designing and implementing web and cloud-based media applications
    • Candidate must have experience programming with open-source media tools such as ffmpeg, gstreamer, CUDA or vlc, with detailed understanding of how these can be used in high-volume media architectures
    • Knowledge of media container formats (MP4, MKV), encoding schemes (AAC, AVC, HEVC, H.264, H.265), streaming protocols (http, HLS, DASH)
    • Candidate must be able to specify appropriate video encoding parameters and file formats based on product requirements
    • Candidate should also be familiar with cloud-based technologies and media solutions from providers such as Amazon and Microsoft
    • Programming and scripting languages required: Python, JavaScript, bash, and some familiarity with C++, C#, or Java
    • Good diagnostic, analytical, design and communication skills
    • Experience with networking protocols such as IP, TCP, UDP, HTTP, RTP, and/or RTMP
    • Ability to optimize smooth playback and streaming of video under varying network conditions
    • Ability to craft simple and elegant solutions to complex problems
    • Bachelor's or Post-graduate degree in Computer Science or related experience

     Who We Are:

    The values at STATS mirror those of foundationally great teams and franchises. Our objective is to win through effort, creativity, team-work and positive energy. Specifically, we look for candidates that embody the following: Be All-In, Put the Fan at the Center, Get Stuff Done, It's Your Team, Make an Impact, and Fearless Integrity. We want employees that crave responsibility, accountability and want to have fun working in a collaborative, Get Stuff Done environment.

    • Put Fan at the Center: You enjoy working with customers and have the strong communication skills to make those interactions a success.
    • It's Your Team: You embrace others' ideas (even if they conflict with your own) for the sake of the company and customer. You are a collaborator and relationship builder. 
    • Get Stuff Done: You are driven and your can-do attitude inspires others to elevate their performance in a fast-moving environment.
    • Make an Impact: You thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment and you're excited by the chance to play a large role.
    • Be All-In: You must be passionate about what you do and about our customers' success.
    • Fearless Integrity: You are self-motivated and capable of holding both yourself and others accountable to deliver on multiple tasks.

    STATS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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    Technology we use

    • Engineering
    • Product
    • Sales & Marketing
      • .NETLanguages
      • C#Languages
      • C++Languages
      • JavaLanguages
      • JavascriptLanguages
      • jQueryLibraries
      • ReactLibraries
      • ASP.NETFrameworks
      • Node.jsFrameworks
      • MongoDBDatabases
      • OracleDatabases
      • RedisDatabases
      • AxureDesign
      • BalsamiqDesign
      • IllustratorDesign
      • InVisionDesign
      • PhotoshopDesign
      • SketchDesign
      • ConfluenceManagement
      • JIRAManagement
      • WordpressCMS
      • SalesforceCRM
      • MarketoLead Gen

    Location

    We're in the heart of downtown Chicago, steps from the Riverwalk, bars/restaurants & cultural attractions, complete with a CTA stop in the building!

    What are STATS Perks + Benefits

    Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
    Disability Insurance
    Dental Benefits
    Vision Benefits
    Health Insurance Benefits
    Life Insurance
    Wellness Programs
    Onsite Gym
    Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
    401(K)
    401(K) Matching
    Performance Bonus
    Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
    Family Medical Leave
    Vacation & Time Off Benefits
    Generous PTO
    Paid Holidays
    Perks & Discounts
    Casual Dress
    Commuter Benefits
    Game Room
    Stocked Kitchen
    Happy Hours
    Professional Development Benefits
    Tuition Reimbursement

    Additional Perks + Benefits

    Competitive Compensation. Weekly Office Intramural Sports. Life and AD&D Insurance. 401(k) Match. Fitness Center Access and Onsite Fitness Classes. Subsidized Divvy Memberships. Company Provided Snacks.

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