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Sr Software Engineer


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York

Brand Overview:
CBS Sports provides premium online and mobile content to the connected sports fan, including live and on-demand video, in-depth analysis, breaking news, and scores and statistics across high school, college, and pro sports. CBSSports.com is part of CBS Interactive's portfolio of multi-platform brands, which includes premier Fantasy offerings, high school sports leader MaxPreps, 247Sports, Scout and CBS Interactive Advanced Media producing more than 130 official collegiate athletic sites.

Role Details:
Do you have a passion for Sports? Do you love to solve problems and develop code? Do you have strong initiative, creative thinking and ability to work in a collaborative, innovative, flexible and team-oriented environment? Do you have the ability to discover the true requirements of underlying feature requests and recommend alternative technical and business approaches? Are you experienced with the Android platform and/or Over-The-Top video platforms? If you answered yes, then CBS Sports may be looking for you! CBSSports.com is looking for an experienced Software Engineer for our Video Engineering team.

The ideal candidate will have experience writing OTT applications and working with streaming video. As part of the Video team you will work with talented developers designing and building out the next generation of CBS Sports online video products. To be successful at this job, you need to bring a winning attitude, innovative coding skills and proven teamwork experience.

Your Day-to-Day:
Work with other engineers to maintain and evolve our video encoding platform.
Plan, Design and Build out cloud-based microservices to support video processing workflows.
Investigate and resolve video encoding issues.
Work with the Live streaming events team on configuring and managing live streaming events
Field questions and requests from site publishers regrading video encoding / playback.
Work with other developers and Operations team on streamlining CI/CD solution
Encourage an engineering culture that promotes test-driven development and code coverage
Additional other duties and responsibilities, as assigned
Key Projects:
Automating live streaming events workflow
Collaborate with a live encoding team to craft solutions for video streaming that reduce latency
Evolve and automate asset ingestion pipeline.
Work with development teams on re-architecture/modernizing of existing systems into the cloud.
What you bring to the team:
You have –
5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer
Experience with AVC, HEVC, VP9, AV1, AAC video and audio codec standards
Understanding of various multimedia transport protocols such as: RTP, RTMP, SRT, UDP, Zixi
Experienced in developing and maintaining cloud-based live video workflows.
Experience working with Cloud/SaaS services such as Amazon AWS, Google Cloud
Experience in programming languages such as GoLang, Python, & NodeJS
Drive issues to resolution and provide root cause analysis if needed and work with multiple teams to launch new services across ViacomCBS platforms
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
You might also have –
Strong experience with video broadcasting and streaming media standards
Video troubleshooting experience
Experience with Digital Rights Management Systems (DRM), including Playready, Widevine & FairPlay
Understanding of HLS/Dash and HLS/Dash based server-side ad stitching products
BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City