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JW Player // open source video player
Engineering, Full Time    New York City, NY    Posted: Saturday, November 07, 2020
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JW Player is a technology platform which boasts the worlds most widely-adopted web video player, generating billions of video streams a month.  We're looking for a senior full-stack engineer who will develop frontend applications that drive monetization for our customers across billions of devices monthly.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will:

  • Work on innovative products that help our customers grow & monetize their audience
  • Work in a collaborative, cross-functional team that enjoys a high level of autonomy
  • Build full stack applications that are optimized for all major browsers across desktop & mobile devices.
  • Work in an iterative, agile environment
  • Lead the execution of major product initiatives
  • Participate in planning activities, code review, providing feedback & mentorship to your peers
  • Participate in bi-annual hackathons where you will have the opportunity to innovate with engineers beyond your team

Who You Are:

  • You are a full-stack engineer with an emphasis on front-end development
  • You have 4+ years of experience developing web applications using modern frameworks (Eg. React, Vue, Angular)
  • You have experience with test-driven development & behavior-driven development
  • You are adept at using developer tools for debugging web applications
  • You have knowledge of modern web development best practices & experience using a functional programming paradigm.
  • You have experience working with continuous integration & continuous deployment (CI/CD) technologies (eg. Jenkins, Buildkite)
  • You have experience building applications using scripting languages (eg. Python, Javascript)
  • You have experience working with relational datastores (eg. PostgresQL, MySQL, MSSQL)

Bonus Points:

  • Strong Github profile
  • Experience with containerization (e.g. Docker)
  • Experience building scalable distributed systems with cloud infrastructures such as AWS or Google Cloud Platform
  • Experience with event-driven or message-driven architecture & datastores such as Aurora MySQL & Elasticsearch

About the Boost Team:

  • Our applications are containerized with docker & deployed using Kubernetes
  • We deploy multiple times per day
  • We use Python for (most) backend development
  • We use Postgres for our relational databases, Kafka for data change capture, RabbitMQ for our message broker, Redis for caching, Snowflake for analytics
  • We use Typescript, React & Angular for frontend development
  • We do CI/CD with Jenkins & Buildkite
  • We use AWS infrastructure, leveraging EC2, S3, CloudFront, Route53, & much more
  • Our video delivery APIs scale to tens of thousands of requests per second at petabyte scale
  • We have a Log-based architecture using Kafka
  • We have a data science/machine learning pipeline using Airflow & Tensorflow
  • We have a search API powered by Elasticsearch
  • We maintain a distributed framework for video metadata extraction

About JW Player

JW Player pioneered video on the web over a decade ago & continues to innovate as the worlds largest network-independent platform for video delivery & intelligence. Media companies including Fox, VICE, Business Insider, & Univision, in addition to hundreds of thousands of creators of all types & sizes, rely on JW Player to deliver & monetize their content across all devices. JW Players massive global footprint of over 2 billion unique devices creates a powerful data graph of unique consumer insights & generates billions of incremental video views. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in London & Eindhoven, & was named to Deloittes Technology Fast 500 in 2018. For more information, visit

Our Perks

When you join JW Player, you are not just joining a company or a team but a family. Our goal is to take care of you & ensure you will be successful in your new role. Your success is our success. When you join us, your benefits kick in from day one! 

  • Medical, Vision & Dental Coverage through Empire BlueCross
  • Open PTO Policy - Self care is IMPORTANT! 
  • Development Program
  • An opportunity to make an impact in a fast paced environment
  • Bi - Annual Hack Weeks
  • AMA (Ask Me Anything) & Fireside chats with Executives & JW Player family

We are an equal opportunity employer & value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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