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Sr. Performance Engineer


San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

San Francisco

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from Paramount Global, 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 Paramount Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.



Brand Overview:

Are you an engineer interested in new media, social activities and television? Paramount+ is developing the next generation of multimedia and cross-platform entertainment! The team at Paramount+ values software which exemplifies simplicity of design, maintainability and foundational adaptability.

Role Details:

Paramount+ seeks a senior engineer in performance for online television and media focused web properties. In this role, you will support our diverse infrastructure and kubernetes platform that serves our streaming products within the cloud. This is a great opportunity for a seasoned engineer to manage a wide range of existing technology with an opportunity to improve scalability and reliability of our systems. You thrive on automation, self healing, performance, high availability & uptime. You love systems that are well run and thrive on creating systems that are reliable, documented and monitored across multiple metrics. You love CI/CD and think releases should happen multiple times a day. You have experience with being on-call and thrive on ownership and systems

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Lead the design & implementation of our public Cloud infrastructure including CI/CD, provisioning, sizing, and Infrastructure as code

  • Focus on leading performance technology stack

  • Build a sustainable and scalable capacity planning and performance tuning process

  • Support our development teams across multiple environments in an AGILE environment

  • Build and manage infrastructure at large scale

  • Additional other duties and responsibilities, as assigned

Key Projects:

  • Lead the build out of performance best-practices

  • Improve existing capacity planning and tuning practices

  • Work with our development teams on re-architecture of existing systems in the cloud


What you bring to the team:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years running benchmarks, capacity planning and anomaly detection

  • 2+ years using tools like, JMeter and others

  • 2+ years’ using profiling tools like wireshark, jvm profilers and others

  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects

  • Demonstrated ability to work with 3rd parties and collaborate on solutions

You may also have:

  • Past experience working on public clouds like AWS or GCP

  • Scripting or Programming experience

All candidates must successfully complete a background check prior to starting employment at Paramount+.



 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: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland