Video Encoding Engineer Brightcove
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Video Encoding Engineer
Zencoder | San Francisco, CA, United States
Req ID: NRQ
Zencoder offers awesome, API-driven video tools in the cloud. Our users range from small startups to major broadcasters. Customers love us and we're growing quickly, now as a part of the Brightcove product line. Come be a part of the future of web video.
We're looking for a Video Encoding Engineer to help expand and improve our transcoding engine. This requires a productive engineer who can solve problems quickly and efficiently, but who also understands video compression at a deep level. Our transcoding engine is among the best in the world for web and mobile video - fast, miniscule error rates, excellent compression and correctness. Help us make it better, and make it as good for major media customers as it is for technology companies.
What you'll do:
- You understand video at a deep level. You understand YUV, macroblocks, bitstreams, and hex editors.
- You have real-world experience with C, programming on Linux, and a high-level language like Ruby (slightly preferred) or Python.
- You prefer hard problems to easy ones.
- You understand the principles of software craftsmanship. You write clean code, even when working on extremely hard problems. You unit test everything.
Bonus points if:
- Work on Zencoder's transcoding team. Improve and expand our transcoding engine.
- Work directly with transcoding tools like ffmpeg, x264, and commercial SDKs.
- Develop custom transcoding technology from scratch, including innovative approaches to parallelization, performance, and compression quality.
- Bring cloud encoding goodness to the major media market, working on broadcast-grade encoding.
- You've committed to open source projects like ffmpeg and x264 in the past.
- You understand the professional/broadcast media world. You've worked with TS and PS, captioning and subtitles, MXF and J2K.
- You have experience with operations and infrastructure, like Linux, EC2, security, and file transfer.
- You've been on the publishing/playback side of the video world, dealing with things like CDNs, players, security.
What we look for in all employees:
- Salary and full benefits
- Stock options in a growing company
- Catered lunches every day
- Aeron chair and a Mac setup of your choice
- Commuter benefits
- Relocation help to the Bay Area
How to apply:
- Ambition to make things awesome, not just good enough
- Excitement about Zencoder and what we're building
- Positive attitude and desire to work with great people
- Send us a cover letter explaining why you think you would be a good fit for this position. Include your resume, plus links to your github profile, projects you've worked on, talks you given, etc.
- Show us what you can do. Download this movie trailer and see how small you can compress the file with it still looking great. Use Zencoder or another tool of your choice.
- Review the Zencoder API and let us know one or two things you would do to make it better.
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Brightcove empowers content ownersfrom independent producers to major broadcast networksto reach their audiences directly through the Internet. At the same time, we help web publishers enrich their sites with syndicated video programming, and we give marketers more ways to communicate and engage with their consumers.
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