Software Video Engineer, hybrid | 781956

Revel IT

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Our client is seeking an experienced Software Video Engineer to fulfill a direct hire need. The role will join the Video Engineering – Live team delivering high-quality live video at scale within the Playback Services team. You will become part of a strong engineering culture, where the engineers work with client-side software developers, broadcast engineers, project managers, and technical architects to build and support live video workflows.

**Location: Hybrid – LA, NY or Stamford, Conn**


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the software engineering workspace.  
  • Experience with scripting in Bash, Python, Perl, PHP or Java.
  • Proficiency with languages such as JavaScript, NodeJS, Go, HTML
  • Technical experience with cloud-based technologies, specifically within architecture/infrastructure (AWS)  
  • Understanding of containerization as it relates it Cloud (Kubernetes, Docker)
  • Key understanding of technology principles and work methods (Agile, Scrum, etc.)

Role Details:

  • The team builds and manages systems and workflows that deliver all live content, including 24×7 linear streams and major live events.
  • Reliability, quality, interoperability, and security of the content is of utmost importance. 
  • Standards-based engineering practices focus the team to deliver quality streaming solutions at scale. 
  • You’ll be involved from ingest to captions to encoding to packaging to origin delivery.
  • You will play a key role in building tools which help operators and engineers to monitor, receive alerts and automate health-checks of video workflows, along with quality and consistency of the streams. 
  • In addition, you will be integrating 3rd party monitoring solutions via custom dashboard developed from API’s and/or scripts to define metric visualization and alerts. 
  • You will develop solutions, test integrations, document workflows and assist in deployments, working with the operations group to ensure consistent 24×7 monitoring.
  • You will work closely with key vendors, developing solutions side by side, and you will embrace diversity as part of an inclusive and flexible workplace.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Using in-house and third-party tools, participate in efforts to design, build and support the live and linear pipeline for streaming video, optimizing video encoding, packaging, and delivery
  • Serve as a technology expert when working with technology partners, engineers, and vendors, implementing smart technology solutions and tools which help video engineering teams deliver, support and monitor live streams.
  • Develop solutions from scratch, from open source or integrate vendor solutions in-house to build out a highly automated monitoring, alerting and observability solution
  • Work close with the Site Reliability Engineering team to integrate solutions, define requirements and automate deliverables. 
  • Help coordinate and participate in testing new solutions and workflows working side by side with QA team.
  • Manage and maintain cloud-based content delivery and services
  • Collaborate with other team members to help create a team-centric culture
  • Continuously learn, improve and optimize processes and ways of working

Desired Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of OTT video delivery pipelines including basic networking concepts, source origination, video ingest & encoding, and packing including encryption and DRM 
  • Knowledge of OTT streaming protocols such as CMAF, HLS, DASH
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently under minimum supervision 
  • Team player with desire to collaborate and share ideas with other team members
  • Self-motivation and resourcefulness
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, debugging, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Likes to learn and apply new knowledge for overall benefit of the team
    • What’s in it for you?
      • Working for a well-known, globally leading Media Streaming organization 
      • Exposure to high-level business professionals in a variety of departments and geographic locations 
      • Opportunity and flexibility to grow your career in a dynamic company

Reference: 781956


Revel IT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Revel IT does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.


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