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Software Engineer, 5, Live Streaming Pipeline

Remote position, United States only

$100k - $400k

Overview

Are you a Live Streaming Software Engineer with a passion for developing and supervising signal acquisition and audio/video/text processing workflows? Join our Live Streaming Pipeline team and help enhance the efficiency of live event operations and our live pipeline management. We're looking for someone knowledgeable in video infrastructure and tooling to support live video streaming at scale. As part of the role, you'll be responsible for developing and supporting media encoding pipelines, collaborating with the Live Broadcast Operations team, building tools for real-time monitoring, and maintaining high quality throughout the broadcast chain. If you have 4+ years of back-end systems development experience, 3+ years of live streaming workflow experience, and expertise in Java/Go, scripting languages, and automation tools, we want to hear from you. Bonus points if you have experience with video transport protocols, audio/video codecs, and DRM technologies. Get ready to join our unique culture and enjoy competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. Apply now!

Job Description

About the role

Our team is searching for a Live Streaming Software Engineer to join the Live Streaming Pipeline team, assisting in developing and supervising our signal acquisition and audio/video/text processing workflows. The position will involve the execution and maintenance of solutions aimed at enhancing the efficiency of live event operations and our live pipeline management. We're seeking someone knowledgeable in video infrastructure and tooling to support live video streaming at scale.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing and supporting media encoding pipelines, streaming media workflows, and workflow coordination layers for on-premise and cloud media processing components.
  • Partner with the Live Broadcast Operations team to collaborate and create services and standards enabling live operations at scale.
  • Implement infrastructure, tools, and applications to monitor critical operational workflows in the live video space in real-time, including the building of tools for the Live Broadcast Operations team to manage and troubleshoot live video streams.
  • Build automation and quality control checks to alert operators of any ongoing issues with existing live streams.
  • Support live streams and events, maintaining high quality throughout the broadcast chain.
  • Be able to work with flexible hours based on the live events schedule.

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of hands-on professional experience with back-end systems development and 3+ years of experience in live streaming workflows.
  • Robust programming skills and strong experience with Java/Go.
  • Strong experience with scripting languages and automation tools.
  • Desirable experience in operation, metrics, dashboard, and alerting.
  • Strong understanding of digital audio/video fundamentals, compression technologies, distribution formats, and associated technologies such as Multicast and Unicast video distribution, MPEG Video (2,4, HEVC), MPEG-2 TS, AVC/HEVC/DD+, Atmos, HDR, SCTE-35 ESNI signaling, closed-captions, satellite video distribution, and ad-splicing.
  • Experience with video transport protocols such as RTP, RTMP, SRT, UDP, Zixi, RIST, HLS, MPEG-DASH
  • Expertise with audio/video codecs, HDR (HDR10/Dolby Vision), and DRM technologies (Fairplay, Playready, Widevine).
  • Expertise in client-side and server-side dynamic ad insertion, including technical architecture and design implications.
  • Comfort with the software development lifecycle and software-based tools and workflows.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, problem-solving, debugging, and decision-making skills.

Nice-to-have

  • Expertise in encoding profiles, bitrate ladders, and video compression technologies.
  • Expertise in AWS, command line operations (Linux/Windows), and open-source multimedia frameworks.
  • Experience with feed contribution and conditioning hardware, including encoders, decoders, format converters, and similar in either baseband or ST 2110 domains

Our compensation structure consists solely of an annual salary; we do not have bonuses. You choose each year how much of your compensation you want in salary versus stock options. To determine your personal top of market compensation, we rely on market indicators and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to determine your compensation in the market range. The range for this role is $100,000 - $400,000.

Netflix provides comprehensive benefits including Health Plans, Mental Health support, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match, Stock Option Program, Disability Programs, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, Family-forming benefits, and Life and Serious Injury Benefits. We also offer paid leave of absence programs. Full-time hourly employees accrue 35 days annually for paid time off to be used for vacation, holidays, and sick paid time off. Full-time salaried employees are immediately entitled to flexible time off. See more detail about our Benefits here.

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