Senior Backend Engineer | Fast Growing TV Company

  • Location

    San Francisco

  • Sector:

    Software Engineering

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  • Salary:

    c$180,000, flexible on experience, bonus and benefits + Equity

  • Contact:

    Gary Tiller

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  • Consultant:

    Gary Tiller

A small, but very ambitous television startup Company are looking for experienced engineers to continue the development of their platform.  

The Company offer an entertainment-focused streaming service nationwide (US) created to build a better TV experience.  The company started in the college market as a laboratory for creating a next-generation TV platform and has progressed to allow intelligent search, insightful discovery, and sharing.  

They are HQ'd in SF, with a number of locations across the US.  Leadership includes one of the founders of the most successful tech Company around, plus many from the entertainment industry.  

The Role

  • Brainstorming, designing, implementing, and rolling out the next generation of their system to handle an order of magnitude more channels, users, and recordings.
  • Developing video pipeline: building a highly available transcoding, segmentation, and video hosting and storage system.
  • Automating system configuration: since we’re a small team, constantly deploying both new hardware systems and code in cloud infrastructure, we have no choice but to heavily automate our infrastructure.
  • Hacking on our monitoring and management system: we graph, track, and alert on all kinds of metrics up and down our stack, giving us important insight into performance trends and helping us catch issues before they impact our users.
  • Finding cheaper, faster, better solutions: both in our cloud environment and our hardware-based systems, we’re always trying to reduce costs and improve our product.

Experience we are looking for

  • Language relatively agnostic, Server side is Go, Node, Ruby (plus a little C++ and Python when needed) 
  • Infrastructure is Kubernetes, CI/CD across all platforms
Salary | Bonus | Equity | 
Full benefits, flexible working, great PTO and vacation amongst other bonuses.