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Sr Software Engineer (Remote)


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.


Division Overview

The Video Technology team develops industry-leading online and mobile video delivery systems and IP for Paramount+, PlutoTV,,, CBS News, ShowTime, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and the entire suite of ViacomCBS properties. Our team is responsible for the delivery of premium content to millions of people every day. We set company-wide video standards and help internal business units integrate the video delivery stack into their specific online products. Additionally, the team serves as the company’s information resource on current and future trends in digital video. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in doing high-visibility, mission-critical work!

The Video Technology Group oversees video processing, publishing, and delivery workflows. It focuses on building and maintaining video encoding platforms for on-demand and live streaming workflows, CDN & delivery automation, as well as integrations with CMS and publishing pipelines. The group works across the video ecosystem to enable all ViacomCBS business units to deliver high-quality video through the use of cutting-edge technologies for maximizing user engagement and revenues.


Role Details

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer who is passionate about enabling modern, high-quality media delivery using a combination of in house and off-the-shelf technologies. You’ll work closely with fellow engineers building and supporting our set of shared media services. You’ll be crucial in the team’s process when translating high-level requirements into maintainable, efficient, and scalable self-healing solutions. This role will have an extra focus on building software systems that support our internal live streaming platform.

Your Day-to-Day

  • Build out cloud-based microservices to support video processing workflows
  • Implement integrations and adapters for 3rd-party solutions
  • Set up, implement, and maintain continuous delivery and integration strategies across services and projects
  • Encourage an engineering culture that promotes test-driven development and code coverage
  • Key Project
    • Work with building our live streaming platform for the creation of cloud-based infrastructure for live events



What you bring to the team

You have -

  • Fluency in Python or similar high-level programming language
  • Familiarity with video protocols such as HLS, DASH, RTP, RTMP
  • Knowledge of microservices and distributed systems programming
  • Experience designing REST APIs
  • Experience with containers technology and management such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaS) tools such as Terraform and CloudFormation
  • Experience with technical writing and design documentation
  • Desire to constantly improve performance and stability, identify weaknesses and propose improvements
  • Innovative mindset to improve and extend our product portfolio

You might also have -

  • Fluency in modern systems programming languages such as Go and/or Rust
  • Experience with AWS Media Services (Medialive, MediaConnect, MediaPackage, MediaStore)
  • Familiarity with modern video codecs like H264, VP8, VP9, AV1;
  • Previous experience with video processing and ad insertion services such as Unified Streaming, Google DAI, Yospace
  • Experience with open source media processing technologies like ffmpeg, gstreamer
  • Experience with Digital Rights Management Systems (DRM), including Playready, Widevine & FairPlay


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.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.

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