Node.js Software Engineer for Online TV Streaming Giant

Location: Remote

About the Client

The product is a free online television service broadcasting over 75 live channels full of the TV shows, movies and Internet videos, all on one dial. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Los Angeles, California. TechHive, a home technology review site, referred to the product as the best cord-cutting application. It runs as an app on AppleTV, Android TV, Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, and PlayStation. The company currently has around 75 content partners. The company also as of October 2016 has around 5 million monthly active users up from 500,000 in early 2015.  The company generates revenue from video advertisements between programming, and has a goal to continue to stay as free television.

About the Project

The company is led by a seasoned team of entrepreneurs, TV and technology executives, and top-of-class team members. $43M+ funding with investors like US Venture Partners, Sky, Chicago Ventures, Universal Music Group, United Talent Agency and Pritzker Group. Top app with millions of users across platforms like web, iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Vizio, Samsung, and more.

One of the hottest startups in Los Angeles and one of the leading video platforms in the industry – often covered in NY Times, Forbes, Techcrunch, Variety, USA Today, CNN, Mashable and more!

High energy culture. Passionate entrepreneurial team. Massive market. Employing the best of the best in the industry. We’re building the future of television.

About the Team

Our team is led by some of the best entrepreneurs and executives in media and technology. Our Executive Chairman was the Chief Content Officer of Spotify. Our co-founder and CEO was the CEO of Threadless and board member of Trunk Club and Smule. Our principal architect built the first Roku for Netflix. You’ll be joining a world-class startup team, with multiple exits under their belt, to build the future of television.

Our team solves business and technology problems. We run many experiments. We iterate on successful tests and turn them into products. We deploy those products across our apps to millions of users. We obsess over data. We run a lean, agile, vegan, non-gmo, all organic development process. Our team is aligned with company goals and KPIs. We have autonomy on how to solve problems. We bring out the entrepreneur in every engineer. We work together to build the future of TV.

Responsibilities and Skills

Responsibilities:

Your primary focus, as a Developer, will be on developing and decision making. You also will communicate with the rest of the team (US and Ukraine) working on creating the new functionality and maintaining of existing one. Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and quality product is important.

Detailed list of responsibilities:

  • Discuss business and technical/architectural solutions;
  • Build new features together with the client according to business requirements;
  • Build infrastructure for the new project from scratch, implement changes to the existing projects;
  • Team Leading;
  • Translate complex functional, technical and business requirements into architectural designs;
  • Communicate with the customer.
Skills:

We’re looking for a world-class senior engineer with strong computer science fundamentals, that can quickly pick up new technologies, that has a true passion for working on a fast-growing, consumer-facing product, that reaches millions of users. We don’t want engineers who just write great code, we want engineers that own and stand behind what they build. We won’t tell you how to solve the problem, we’ll give you clear goals and objectives, and you’ll work with our team to test, iterate, architect, build, and deploy solutions that directly impact our KPIs. We’re looking for someone that is passionate about what they do, eager to disrupt a massive market and isn’t just looking for another ‘job’.

  • 5-8 years Experience designing, implementing and running Node.js servers (or other languages) in demanding high traffic environments
  • Strong Node.js experience (our platform is Node-based)
  • Cloud experience: AWS and/or Google Cloud
  • Extremely technical hands-on server software experience
  • Experience working within a distributed team
  • Upper-Intermediate level of English

Bonus Points for Experience with the following:

  • Experience with video streaming: protocols (HLS, DASH), DRM Protection Systems (FairPlay, Widevine, PlayReady)
  • MongoDB
  • Redis
  • Typescript
  • GoLang
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