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Sr. Director of Video


New York, NY, US, 10036

New York

MTV is the leading global youth media brand in 180 countries,  reaching 450 million households in nearly 30 different languages across every platform. MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand,  the cultural home of the millennial generation and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects pop culture with award-winning content built around compelling storytelling,  music discovery and activism across TV,  the internet and other platforms. A unit of Paramount Global,  MTV operations span cable and mobile networks,  live events,  theatrical films and MTV Studios.




As a Sr. Director of Video on the Paramount engineering team, you will be responsible for the product development, delivery, and operational support of our digital products spanning multiple platforms including Web, Apple, Android, Roku, and web-connected devices.

The ideal candidate is a veteran software engineer working with either web or native application development technologies and methodologies. This role will be responsible for managing the direction of our video experience engineering teams. Coordinating across multiple cross-functional, global, agile development teams.

Your day-to-day

  • Empower, mentor, and lead talented engineers and engineering teams.
  • Estimation and decomposition of user stories into technical requirements, acceptance criteria, and concrete tasks.
  • Cultivating software quality. Defining and implementing processes related to the software development lifecycle, including style guidelines, code reviews, testing practices, build process, delivery, and deployment
  • Manage an engineering roadmap and partner with our product teams to evaluate new projects and collaborate on the product roadmap
  • Work with embedded QA teams to develop test plans for existing and new functionality and features.
  • Producing and maintaining technical documentation
  • Delivering high-quality, scalable, and maintainable code
  • Designing robust and scalable solutions in accordance with current industry standards
  • Production level support of our live applications, including incident response and performing root cause analysis
  • Keeping up to date with modern software development technologies and sharing the knowledge with other team members
  • Communicating with non-technical stakeholders
  • Collaborate with other engineering leaders across the company
  • Work with operations teams to coordinate plans for live events and to provide all necessary tools to monitor our live streaming infrastructure


What you bring to the team

  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience in software engineering
  • 2+ years of experience in leading and mentoring software engineers and agile teams.
  • Experience designing, building, testing, and deploying production-ready applications, scalable, apps, and websites.
  • Experience and expertise in agile methodologies including scrum and Kanban
  • Excellent communication with proven ability to work well within a team and across teams
  • Ability to contribute to both greenfield and existing products
  • Ability to choose appropriate technologies and strategies
  • Willingness to learn new languages, frameworks, and techniques
  • Passion for problem-solving and the ability to find solutions to difficult challenges
  • Curiosity, desire to learn, and contribute to, and improve our products, software development lifecycle, and engineering culture
  • Experience with CI/CD tools and processes
  • Fluency with at least one of the following languages: Javascript, Swift / Objective-C, Kotlin / Java
  • Proficient with related infrastructure, ecosystems, and/or app store deployments for your chosen platforms. Development environments, build tools, etc.
  • General understanding of our supported video delivery platforms: Web, Apple, Google, Roku, Web Connected
  • Strong experience with video broadcasting and streaming media standards preferred
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following: AVPlayer, Exoplayer, Media Source Extensions and Encrypted Media Extensions
  • Experience with AVC, HEVC, VP9, AV1, AAC video and audio codec standards
  • Experience with container formats, transmuting and streaming protocols (DASH/HLS)
  • Understanding of various DRM schemes like AES-128, Fairplay, Playready, Widevine.
  • Content Delivery Networks and their caching models (Fastly, Akamai, CloudFront, etc.)
  • Client and Server-side Ad Insertion


You may also have

  • Open-source development experience
  • Experience working with Cloud/SaaS services such as Amazon AWS, Google Cloud
  • Experience with video player analytics integrations and troubleshooting (Conviva, Mux, NPAW, CMCD)
  • Strong working knowledge of internet protocols and delivery methodologies (CDNs, HTTP, DNS, BGP)
  • Experience with containers technology and management such as Docker and Kubernetes


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


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Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

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